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Strangely Normal

Strangely Normal

Tracklist
1. U-Turn 03:31
2. Ashamed 03:01
3. Hope 03:39
4. Escape 04:58
5. Back Road 03:32
6. I Love You Anyway 04:19
7. Faith 03:31
8. A Life Beautiful 03:32
9. Mercy 03:31
10. Inspiration 03:23
11. A New Day will Dawn 05:08
About album
Publisher: fhL Music | fhlmusic.com
Release Date: 06/09/2018
Label: fhL Music
Lyrics:

U-Turn

U-Turn
By: Steve Tempest
April 2018

[Verse 1]
How long should I stand here
Staring straight at this wall?
Everytime I start, then I stall.
I can count the inches
I have moved since last fall.

[Chorus 1]
Come on and sing it now,
KJIHGFE
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So that you don’t crash and burn,
Maybe it’s time for a U-Turn.

[Verse 2]
If I take to 90s
I’ll put the past behind me.
Anybody for some geometry?
It took a half circle
And some faith, now I’m free.

[Chorus 2]
Let me hear you sing,
KJIHGFE
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So that you don’t crash and burn,
It’s time to take a U-Turn.

[Bridge]
It’s the weight of the world that dragged me down.
Everywhere I looked, no hope was found.
Sometimes simple things are so profound.
Like what I needed was simply to turn around.

[Chorus 3]
Everybody’s singing,
EFGHIJK (Turn around, turn around now.) X2
345678 (Come on let me show you how.) X2
EFGHIJK (Hey, you need to turn around now.)
345678 (Hey, I’m gonna show you how.)
If you go with the flow,
It’s popular you should know.
But the end’s my concern.
So that you don’t crash and burn,
Maybe it’s time that you took a U-turn.

Ashamed

Ashamed
By: Steve Tempest
August 2012

[Verse 1]
I’m ashamed to say I fell for you.
My shattered heart screams that my love was true.
I can’t believe I believed you loved me.
I couldn’t see it, I loved you blindly.

[Chorus]
All that I want,
You offered me.
Why is it I,
Am still empty?

[Verse 2]
Everything about you was disguised.
Behind your beauty and sweet tasting lies.
I gave my best to you only to find,
You’ve polluted my heart and mind.

[Bridge A]
I stand here alone.
I wish I had known.
That you’re incapable of love.
Lies are all you dream of.
If only we had never met.

[Bridge B]
My wisdom is foolishness,
I’m full of emptiness.
I’ve built up brokenness,
What’s left of me?

[Final Chorus]
All that I want,
You offered me,
All that I lack,
Is what I need.

Hope

Hope
By: Steve Tempest
May 2018

[Verse 1]
Is it crazy that I grieve in the dark days but I never despair?
Am I weird because I don’t lose my song when nobody else cares?
All I know is when I look at this hopeless world around me,
I know exactly what I don’t want to be.

[Chorus]
Hope is what I reach for,
In my darkest days and my hardest times.
My hope is a promise I believe.

[Verse 2]
So when it comes to trusting in a promise you have to look at its source.
And when it comes to trust, it must be earned, it cannot be forced.
The reason that I have hope in my life, is ‘cause I believe,
In the living God who is real as the air that I breathe.

[Bridge]
Hope is for those who hurt,
Hope is for those who doubt,
Hope is for this who seek,
Hope is for those without.



Escape

Escape
By: Steve Tempest
September 2017

[Verse 1]
Fury is raging out of control,
And yet you fight to cage anger inside.
There is a fire consuming your soul,
Why do you watch as it intensifies?

[Chorus A]
Unleash all your rage on me.
Angers burning, set it free.
Loose your tongue, express your soul.
Bring your worst, I’ll make you whole.

[Verse 2]
You feed the beast that seeks to destroy you,
It thrives on your misery.
The cage you’ve created has you incarcerated.
All but gone is your liberty.

[Chorus A]
Unleash all your rage on me.
Angers burning, set it free.
Loose your tongue, express your soul.
Bring your worst, I’ll make you whole.

[Bridge]
Still were the angels at heaven’s door.
Fierce was the fire of wrath outpoured.
I consumed the bitter cup of hate.
Cursed is the thought that I can’t relate.

[Chorus B]
Rage; it festers in your soul.
Bitterness; it waxes control.
Misery; it leads you to despair.
Heavy is the weight you bear.

[Chorus A]
Unleash all your rage on me.
Angers burning, set it free.
Loose your tongue, express your soul.
Bring your worst, I’ll make you whole.

Back Road

Back Road
By: Steve Tempest
November 2017

[Verse 1]
Cruise is locked in, yeah
Engine’s purrin’, oh
There’s plenty of lanes
To waste on my power train.
Asphalt to the skyline.
Brake lights all align.
This trips so mundane,
I could turn off my brain.

[Chorus]
Show me the exit,
Get me off this highway,
I need a byway.
Show me a back road,
That’s brings me higher,
Something to inspire.
The wide road’s my rear view and it’s narrow before.

[Verse 2]
So much of life is,
Just doing time, yeah,
I’m driving here
Hoping to make it where?
Is there another way,
A better road to take?
The road that’s less travelled,
In the end could be gold.

[Bridge]
I feel freedom every mile every mile I drive.
Off the main road, I’m finally alive.
I feel like I’m driving for the 1st time again.
I’ve left behind the trivial and the mundane.

I Love You Anyway

I Love You Anyway
By: Steve Tempest
August 2012

[Verse 1]
You are selfish and vain,
I love you anyway.
You dishonor my name,
I love you anyway.
Your pleasure’s my pain,
I love you anyway.
You covet my shame,
I love you anyway.

[Chorus]
It hurts so bad to love you,
Still my heart burns for you.
You don’t know the pain you’ve caused me.
I took nothing from you,
But one thing I wanted,
Just to have your heart.

[Verse 2]
You lie to my face,
I love you anyway.
You reject my embrace,
I love you anyway.
You’re atrocities reek,
I love you anyway.
It’s another you seek.
I love you anyway.

[Bridge]
I gave you the best of me,
And now I will carry these scars for eternity.
You don’t know what you have ‘till it gone,
But I knew you all along and I loved you anyway.

[Final Chorus]
It hurts so bad to love you,
Still my heart burns for you.
You don’t know the pain you’ve caused me.
I took nothing from you,
But one thing I wanted,
Just to have your heart.
But you loved you.

Faith

Faith
By: Steve Tempest
May 2018

[Verse 1]
Everything I hope for in life,
Lives outside of today.
I feel helpless against tomorrow,
So I look up and pray.

[Chorus]
Even though I’ve never seen you,
Everywhere I look I see.
Faith will lead me to the answers,
And give me strength to believe.

[Verse 2]
Is it a paradox if I say,
That I can’t touch what I feel?
Sometimes faith is the only answer,
When I can’t see what is real.

[Bridge]
Every time I inhale I put my faith in the air.
Every time I look up, I have faith that you are there.
I’ll keep it simple, my prayer, I’ll keep it brief,
“Oh Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.”

A Life Beautiful

A Life, Beautiful
By: Steve Tempest
May 2018

An instrumental song
written for my mother.

I played it at her funeral
following her 3 year battle with cancer.

The song describes in sound,
The life that I saw her live,
her battle with cancer,
and the hope that carried her beyond death.

Mercy

Mercy
By: Steve Tempest
September 2018

[Verse 1]
I warned you.
Yet you paid no mind to what you knew.
My actions they should not be a surprise,
Here’s why,
‘Cause I told you exactly what I’d do.

[Chorus]
You pushed me so hard I finally broke.
Now vengeance gives life to words I spoke.

[Verse 2]
Why test me.
I’ll confirm that justice waits ready.
If you knew who I am is who I am,
Then you’d know that I must do what I will do.

[Bridge]
Mercy flows abundantly.
But you had to push harder and the cup has finally run empty.
Why do you mock restraint?
Now you’re feeding hate.

[Quiet Chorus]
Don’t place your hope in my mercy.
Grace through faith will give you what you need.

[Final Chorus]
You pushed me so hard I finally broke.
Now vengeance gives life to words I spoke.
Don’t trust in mercy.

Inspiration

Inspiration
By: Steve Tempest
May 2014

[Verse 1 & 3]
You gotta be friendly,
If you want to have friends.
You gotta be the kind of person that will love somebody to the end.
To put it to the test,
Your friendliness,
You have to look at all the people helping you when you are in distress.

[Chorus]
You're a friend, wife, mother,
You're a sister to another,
You're an aunt, you're a grandma,
And your life in panorama,
Is an inspiration to everyone you know.
It's when times are uneasy,
That your character shines clearly,
When its easier to fall,
You stand firm through it all,
You're an inspiration to everyone you know!

[Verse 2]
If you want to be loved,
You gotta love someone.
You gotta put your selfishness aside and make somebody else your number one.
And I've got to say,
This is how you love.
You are the tie that binds, the bonding glue, and you're the reason we love you!

[Final Chorus]
You are an inspiration,
When life seems hopeless, you do not lose hope.
You live by your faith in God
You're an inspiration to everyone you know.

A New Day will Dawn

A New Day Will Dawn
By: Steve Tempest
August 2012

[Verse 1]
From the dawning of each day
I make this wish, “That it would go away.”
I refuse to move or to open up my eyes and realize that
Hopelessness takes refuge in my soul.
There’s no point to me, I don’t want to be.

[Chorus A]
Take my life, set me free.
I’m discontent and uneasy.
Depression suppresses me.
I’m laid to waste and so empty.
It overtakes me, it consumes my mind.

[Verse 2]
Every time I take a look at myself
I hate everything that I see.
Every chance I get,
I love to dwell on my mistakes and my regrets.
I sit alone with pills in hand and wonder why
I should live and not just die.

[Chorus A]
Take my life, set me free.
I’m discontent and uneasy.
Depression suppresses me.
I’m laid to waste and so empty.
It overtakes me, it consumes my mind.

[Bridge]
In a moment when dark turn black.
It could have ended nothing held me back.
Instead I crumbled to the ground.
I cried out to God, anger was my sound.
How could you have forsaken me
In the darkest hour of my need.
If it’s true that you’re everywhere,
Then where are you because God I am right here.
I challenged God and He reached down,
I didn’t know it but love was His sound.
His rays of light shone to give me hope
In a still small voice this is what He spoke,

You’re precious I love you, I want to free you.
Stay strong for the light of a new day will dawn.

Reviews:

"Yet another great album by fhL. I like Escape and Hope but to be clear, I like the entire album !!"

- Gerian Sloetjes
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