EQUATOR

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
Light Of The World China
Big Ideas (In The Shrinking World) Cosmetic Fixation
Shut De Do Turning Thirty
Even The Best Of Friends Hide Them In Your Love
American Fast Food World Without Pain



LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill and
Wayne Berry

You who are the Light of the world
Shining like a diamond in the
   night
You put Your healing hand upon
   my pounding heart
And it's alright, it's alright

Oh, and you who are the Light
   within my soul
Shining out for everyone to see
You found me in the darkness
I was lost and cold
You rescued me
Ah yeah, you set me free

And I feel good about tomorrow
I feel good about today
And I'm thankful for the chance I
   have to say
Oh, Your precious love is more
   than just a part of me
I would gladly give my heart
   away to You for free

And You who are the Light for
   evermore
The One eternal flame that shines
   alone
You're coming like the dawn
   across the universe
To take us home
And I know You'll take us home

And I feel good about the future
I've been pardoned from the past
And I'm grateful for the wings to
   fly at last
Oh, Your precious love is more
   than just a part of me
I would gladly give my heart
   away to You for free
Oh, Your precious love is more
   than just the world to me
I would gladly give my life away
   to You for free

Copyright 1982, © 1983 by Stonehillian
Music & Word Music (a division of Word
Inc. (ASCAP); Roll It Music & Dayspring
Music (BMI)

Backing Vocals: Randy, Tom,
and Jerry Chamberlain



BIG IDEAS (IN THE
SHRINKING WORLD)
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

The economy is shrinking
Our money is a joke
We should go back to trading sea
   shells
And just admit that we're broke
And our food supply is shrinking
(yeah, yeah)
But we continue happily
(yeah, yeah)
Building condos on farm land
(yeah, yeah)
And dumping sewage in the sea
(yeah, yeah)

Someone's talking 'bout a big
   idea
Someone's talking 'bout a higher
   vision
Everybody's on the run
Lookin' out for number one
And your big ideas don't fit

Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Well you make us real nervous
   with your big ideas

Our water is shrinking
All the pipes are in decay
But don't think of it as water
It's more like "soup of the day"
And our air supply is shrinking
(yeah, yeah)
The sky is turning brown
(yeah, yeah)
We're getting cancer of the cancer
(yeah, yeah)
Just from walking around
(yeah, yeah)

Someone's talking 'bout a big
   idea
Someone’s pointing to the Savior
   of the Ages
Everybody's busy just takin' care
   of business
And your big ideas don't fit

Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Now we don't wanna hear about
   your big ideas

Our sanity is shrinking
From Argentina to Iran
It seems like everybody's itching
To get a nuclear tan
And our compassion is shrinking
(yeah, yeah)
It's the ultimate crime
(yeah, yeah)
'cause we could save the starving
   millions
(yeah, yeah)
But we can't seem to find the time

Someone's talking 'bout a big
   idea
Someone's pointing to a Light in
   the darkness
Everybody's trying to keep their
   heads above water
And your big ideas are rockin'
   the boat

Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Big ideas in the shrinking world
Well, you make us real angry with
   your big ideas

Now we don't wanna know about
   your big ideas
Uh, we're too busy to get cosmic
   with your big ideas

 © Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Lil' Background Vocals: Randy
and Jerry Chamberlain, alias:
"Kris Teeny and the Mid-jets"
Bagpipes, Vibes & Xylophone:
Doll (MacDougall) Gallienne
Man In The Audience: Terry
Taylor
Ethel Merman's Assailant: Jerry
Chamberlain



SHUT DE DÓ
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

(Chorus)

Shut de dó, keep out de debil
Shut de dó, keep de devil in
   de ni-eet
Shut de dó, keep out the debil
Light de candle everything's
   alright
Light de candle everything's
   alright

Oh, when I was a baby child
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
Good and bad was just a game
(Shut de dó, keep he debil in de
   ni-eet)
Many years and many trials
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
They proved to me they not the
   same
(Shut de dó, keep the debil in de
   ni-eet)

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh, Satan is an evil charmer
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
He's hungry for a soul to hurt
(Shut de dó, keep the debil in de
   ni-eet)
And without your holy armor
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
He will eat you for dessert
(Shut de dó, keep the debil in de
   ni-eet)

(Repeat chorus)

I said ahey, hey, hey
(Shut de dó)
Hey, hey, hey
(Keep out the debil)
Hey, hey, hey
(Shut de dó)
Say a prayer he won't be back no
   more

My momma used to sing this song
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
Oh poppa used to sing it, too
(Shut de dó, keep de debil in
   de ni-eet)
Jesus called and took them home
(Shut de dó, keep out de debil)
And so I sing this song for you
(Shut de dó, keep de debil in
   de ni-eet)

(Repeat Chorus)

Copyright 1982, © 1983 by Stonehillian
Music & Word Music (a division of Word,
Inc.) (ASCAP)

Jamaican Choir: Randy, Tom, & 
Dori Howard, Jerry
Chamberlain, Sharon McCall,
Regina Peoples, Shari Larson,
Jackie Gousbe, Terry Bradford
Female Soloist: Regina Peoples
Handclaps: Randy, Jerry
Chamberlain, Sharon McCall,
Tim Alderson



EVEN THE BEST OF
FRIENDS
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

Even the best of friends
Give in sometimes to their darker
   side
Put up a wall of stubborn pride
Not willing to make amends
Even the best of friends
Betray your trust in a moment of
   anger
And it's so easy to point a finger
And that's how it all begins
With even the best of friends

Even the best of friends
Don't always see things eye to eye
Won't always understand just
   why
But that's when they should try to
   bend
Even the best of friends
They need to cling to their
   common ground
Before the hurt starts coming
   down
And they can't turn around again
Even the best of friends

You and I
We paid so many dues
I still remember those happy,
   hungry days
Makes me cry
'cause I can't get through to you
What did I do to make you turn
   away

Even the best of friends
Have to speak though the truth
   might sting
Though it's hard it's the loving
   thing
The only way wounds will mend
Even the best of friends
They have to learn to forgive each
   other
Take all the faults that true love
   covers
And just let them go in the wind
Even the best of friends
Even the best of friends
Even the best of friends

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy
and Jerry Chamberlain
Saxophone: Adrian Tapia
Additional Keyboards: Mark
Cook & Rob Watson



AMERICAN FAST FOOD
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

American fast food, what a
   stupid way to die
American fast food, order me the
   jumbo fries
Oh, oh, it's easy
It's so easy and it's trouble free
It's quite and disposable, just
   like me
If I don't stop eating this greasey
   American fast food

Well, we're undernourished, but
   we're overfed
And we're munching on the 
   burger with the whitebread
And we're sucking up the sugar in
   a milkshake
Till we slip into depression with a
   big headache
And our arteries are crying out,
   "give us a break"

American fast food, what a
   stupid way to die
American fast food, you kiss your
   old age goodbye
Oh, oh, it's easy
It's so easy and it's trouble free
It's quick and disposable, just
   like me
If I don't stop eating this greasey
   American fast food

You won't have to embalm me
   when my life is through
There are so many preservatives
   in what I eat
The job's being done right now
   for you

"Can I take you order, please?"
"A cheeseburger, fries, and a big
   chocolate malted"

It's prefab junk at an exorbitant
   price
And it's bound to make you
   nauseous if you look at it twice
But they're selling you by telling
   you it's food that's fun
When it tastes like cardboard
It chews like sponge
'cause it's really only garbage on
   a sesame bun

American fast food, what a
   stupid way to die
American fast food, order me the
   chili-size
Oh, oh, it's easy
It's so easy and it's trouble free
It's quick and disposable, just
   like me
If I don't stop eating this greasey
   American
I don't stop eating this greasey
   American fast food

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy, Tom,
Jerry Chamberlain, Ed
McTaggart, Terry Taylor
Singing Waitresses: Shari Larson,
Jackie Gousbe, Dori Howard,
Sharon McCall
Additional Electric Rhythm
Guitar: Derald Daugherty
Saxophone: Adrian Tapia
Fast Food Patron: Jerry
Chamberlain
Handclaps: Randy, Terry Taylor,
Sharon McCall, Jerry
Chamberlain



CHINA
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

A billion hearts are beating
Far across the water
China...
And when the sun is shining
Their land is cloaked in darkness
China...

Silent eyes watching the western
   world
Guarded hearts hidden like
   precious pearls
Who can reach you, China

All the ancient wisdom
Passed down through the ages
China...
Still has left you thirsting
For something that can heal you
China...

Laboring under the crimson hand
Countless wheels turning at each
   command
Praying for you, China

Some recall the story
Told by distant strangers
China...
Whispered like a rumor
The King of Hearts is coming
China...

Hands of love knock at your
   mighty wall
All your tears Jesus has felt them
   fall
He's calling to you, China
Praying for you, China
Who can reach you, China

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy, Tom, 
Jerry Chamberlain, & Beau
MacDougall
Flute: Adrian Tapia
Lead Guitar: Jim "Nuclear"
Nicholson
Additional Electric Rhythm
Guitar: Derald Daugherty
Drums: Ed McTaggart & Terry
Taylor



COSMETIC FIXATION
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

Cosmetic fixation, it's overtaking
   the nation
Cosmetic fixation, it's such a sick
   situation
Is here hair real blonde
Are her legs real long
Does she look real foxy on the
   party lawn
You pretend your love is true
But she's just a symbol of success
   to you

Cosmetic fixation, we pursue it
   with dedication
Cosmetic fixation, you know we
   use it like medication
You got the foreign car
With the phone and bar
And the license plate says who
   you are
You pretend you're satisfied
Yes, but it's only there to stroke
   your pride

We're so concerned about
   keeping up appearances
And all the while we ravage our
   humanity
We're so annoyed with the Truth's
   interferences
And real values get sacrificed to
   vanity

Cosmetic fixation, it's overtaking
   the nation
Cosmetic fixation, you know we
   treat it like the great vocation
You got the house on the hill
Your jacuzzi's filled
And the Dom Perignon is nicely
   chilled
It's like all those magazines
But in the end it doesn't mean a 
   thing

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy, Tom,
Jerry Chamberlain, Janet
McTaggart
Lead Guitar: Jerry Chamberlain
Additional Keyboards: Rob
Watson



TURNING THIRTY
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

I've got a house down by the
   ocean
The rent is not too high
And I love to watch the ships come
   in
And hear the seagulls cry
And lately I've been taking stock
Of all that I've been through
Oh tomorrow is my birthday
Feels funny but it's true
I'm turning thirty

Now I've got a wife who really
   loves me
She makes my life so sweet
And a little baby daughter
Who plays games around my feet
And my world is very different
From those lazy bachelor years
But if I had the chance to go back
I'd rather stay right here
Turning thirty, I'm turning thirty

And I have friends that care
   about me
They're the best I've ever had
And they always stood behind me
Whenever times got bad
And I love to play my music
Through the road can be a trial
But every time I walk on stage
It's worth each dusty mile
Turning thirty

Now thirty ain't like fifteen
And it's not like twenty-five
My back's a little stiff
And there're some lines around
   my eyes
But I've still got my energy
And I've got most of my hair
And I'm not too old to rock 'n roll
And I'm not really scared
Of turning thirty

Oh, the eighties look like tough
   times
The world is turning sour
So I'll keep on serving Jesus
And await the final hour
And though I've often failed Him
In these thirty rocky years
His mercy brought me this far
And His love has dried my tears
I'm turning thirty
I'll treasure these years
I'm turning thirty
And that's alright
I'm turning thirty
I'm turning thirty

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy



HIDE THEM IN YOUR
LOVE
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill and
Gary Morris

I've been walkin' on the street
I've been tryin' hard to smile
But every lonely face I meet
Makes it harder all the while
You know the heartache is all
   around
But no one seems to care

(Chorus)

Won't You hide them
Hide them in Your love
Hide them in Your love

We've been dancin' on the razor's
   edge
You know we've got so much to
   lose
I get angry every time I see
The reckless things we do
You know we close our eyes
We live with lies
We trade in what is true

(Repeat Chorus)

Well, it seems so strange and sad
As I watch the world around me
   going mad
But I won't give up the fight
Won't give in to the night
I know it's going to be alright
Be alright with You

Won't You hide them
Hide them in Your love

The city seems so dead and gray
And all our dreams have turned
   to clay
Oh God, why did we let it get this
   way

(Repeat Chorus)

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.);
   Professional Tanning Music & Word
   Music (a division of Word, Inc.) (ASCAP)

Background Vocals: Randy, Tom,
Jerry Chamberlain, Terry Taylor
Lead Guitar: Jim "Nuclear"
Nicholson



WORLD WITHOUT PAIN
Words and Music by
Randy Stonehill

All the earth will watch in silence
When love banishes the night
Every heart will worship in His
   light

(Chorus)

And we'll all be together
In a world without pain
And we'll fly like eagles on the
   wind
His breath from which we came

All our longing will be over
Every secret shall be know
When His voice of thunder calls
   us home

(Repeat Chorus)

© Copyright 1983 by Stonehillian Music &
   Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
   (ASCAP)

"Star Trek" soprano solo: Janet
McTaggart
Background Vocals: Randy, Tom
& Dori Howard, Jerry
Chamberlain, Sharon McCall,
Leslie Phillips, Colleen Routh
Jason Kinsley, Moses Toth,
Shannon Berry, Rachel Anderson,
and Audrey Floyd
Lead Guitar: Tim Chandler


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