5. Solo Album (with band Visible Faith)


IT'S UP TO YOU (Ken Hensley)

Twisted images and
Broken promises
One long crisis day after day
Hidden secrets and empty words
Without any truth to light the way

Is that what love is ...

You won't stop trying
But you can't stop crying
You say you're looking
But you still can't see
You throw the cards
And you read the stars
But only love can make it
What you want it to be because

You know what love is ...

It's up to you
Only you can make it grow
It's up to you
Hold on tight, don't let it go ... oh no!

You think you're somewhere
But you're going nowhere
It's all an illusion
Or that's what you say
There's always a risk
In an affair of the heart
If depends on the price
You're prepared to pay

I know what love is ...


MOVING IN (Ken Hensley)
(variation of IN FOR THE KILL (Ken Hensley/Rick Medlocke/Jackson Spires) 
from (1984) Blackfoot: Vertical Smiles)

I've been standing on the edge
For a little too long
Waiting for the door to be opened
I've been hanging on the brink
Biding my time
Wondering if the spell
Would be broken
I've seen a million words of wisdom
Lost in the wind
Heard the voices of
The desperate and the dreamers
And I knew that any moment
They'd be calling my name
To see if I was ready for the game

So I'm moving, moving in the for kill
Got a date with a man
Who says he'll watch me fall
Gonna take this chance
I'm moving in for the kill
This time I'm gonna have it all

I'm moving in
And I won't make no mistake
For the kill
I'm gonna see what I can take
I'm moving in
Now that my time's come around
For the kill
I'm going up and
I'm never coming down

Got the songs in my pocket
The ideas in my head
I'm looking for a little inspiration
It isn't just the money
That gets me out of bed
I've got to have a little motivation
I ain't got no grand illusion
I'm better than the rest
But there's a fire in my heart
That makes me wanna be the best
I've got my finger on the trigger
I know where I wanna be
And everything is ready
As far as I can see

So I'm moving, moving in the for kill ...



Well you can do what you wanna do
And you can say what you wanna say
And you can be what you wanna be
On any given day
You can see what you choose to see
And you can be who you wanna be
But I'm gonna be the first in line
When you give your heart away

That's how you came to me
Out of the blue
Into my hurting heart

For one tender moment
You came into my life
And showed me how good it feels
To be alive when
Love is in my heart

For one tender moment
I knew that you loved me
But now I'm alone
With just the emptiness
I feel when we're apart
For one tender moment

I never spent any time alone
Though I had felt like
I was on my own
I never wanted to let go
I had too much to loose
I never felt like my life was mine
I was so tired out of killing time
I felt so lost, so totally lost
So completely confused



I can look in your eyes
And tell that there's pain deep inside
It's something that you
Can't disguise from me
You see, I've had my share
Of pain and sorrow to bear
We always believed we're the only one

But there's a voice deep inside
That says don't give up
Keep on tryin', you gotta... 

Guard your heart
It is a treasure so treat it that way
You've gotta guard your heart
No need to hurry
Before you give it away

I know the way that you feel
You're thinking that this love is real
And without her, life just can't go on
I know this feeling is strong
But you'll find that life still goes on
True love is a treasure
Worth waiting for

So don't give up faith
You must remember to
Always pray and it will...



Another victim lying in the street
Just another statistic on the news
Tonight another mother
Cries herself to sleep
How many more must she lose?
You know he was her
First born baby boy
Yes, he was her pride and joy
But now all that's left is a memory
Of the pain and sorrow

Where's the value of the human life?
Lord, no one knows now
What is wrong or right

And now you're standing
Standing on shakey ground
That's why we're standing
Standing on shakey ground

Politicians say they've got a plan
They know exactly what we need
But no amount of money can buy love
We need a reason to believe
How many children
Must die on the street?
Lord, before they start to understand?
What we need is
Some help from above
We must seek a higher plan

Heavenly father
I know you hear our cry
And I know you are listening
And it comes as no surprise

Now we're standing
Standing on shakey ground ...



He could have had most anything
He could have had it all
Put his hands on life and love
Let'em go and watched'em fall
But the spotlight never
Shone upon his heart
You got to know him on the stage
Where you watched him
Play his part

Soon, like him
The world was at your feet
Seemed it never had to end
You claim you gave him everything
But you forgot to be his friend
When you get so trapped inside it all
I wonder if you can
Find a way to separate
The music and the man

When the trouble comes
And you have to know it will
He'll be looking for
Much more than consolation
When the tide turns
And there's no place left to run
Something or someone
Is gonna have to take the blame

You'd better think twice
There's gonna have to be a sacrifice
What will be the first to go
Not the music, that I know
You'd better think twice
Or you'll have to pay a high price
Time to open up your eyes
Are you in love or are you hypnotized
Is it the music or the man?


GET A LINE (Ken Hensley)

Get a line, on the Lord
On his way and on his word
Get a line, 'cause when you do
You know his love and peace
Will fall upon you

Take a little time every morning
Such a perfect way to start your day
Hold him in your prayers
And say you love him
Then take him with you on your way

Some days are hard
Some days are easy
Sometimes we're bad
Sometimes we're good
But by calling on the name of Jesus
A Christian heart can rest assured

There'll be times of doubt
Times of trouble
'Cause the sin of man
Disturbs the peace
But, once you taste
The Lord's forgiveness
You'll know his love
Fills all your needs

Get a Line, on the Lord
On his way and on his word
Get a line, hold on tight
And may the peace of God
Be your delight
And may the love of God
Be yours tonight


BELIEVE IN ME (Ken Hensley)

Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me on your wings of love
Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me from here to there
Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me on your wings of peace
Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me from here to there
Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me on your wings of freedom
Carry me on your wings, Lord
Carry me from here to there
I opened up my heart today
And Jesus was inside
I thanked him for his presence there
And this was His reply

I am here, each and everyday
As you sleep and as you pray
I'll protect you and I'll love you
Just believe in me

I opened up my life today
And saw the highs and lows
And I prayed, my God
Forgive me for the wrong roads
That I chose

He said that's all behind you now
Through your faith in my own son
So believe in all that you will do
Don't repeat what you have done

For I'm with you each and every day
As you work and as you play
I'll protect you and I'll love you
Just believe in me

I opened up my eyes today
And Christ was all around
And I prayed, Oh Lord
Give me your song
And his voice came in a sound

I will give you words and melody
If you will give your life to me
And I heard this sweet reminder
Of his promise to me

I'll protect you and I love you
Just believe in me


WIN OR LOSE (Pat Liston)

You heard some people say
Love will find a way
But then they stab your back
The very next day
What's this all about?
You begin to have your doubts
But when they do you wrong
That's when you become strong

Everybody's got a part to play
I know
Everybody's got something to say
For sure
But when it comes to what
Part you play, you choose
Do you win or lose?

You say you've given up
You won't drink from that cup
Statistics say you're right
You've chosen not to fight
You're on a ship of fools
You're sailing out tonight
But deep in your heart
You know that I'm right

Sometimes I don't think we appreciate
What we've got until it is much to late



In the heat of the night
When my heart is burnin'
And I'm thinking out loud
Without too much to say
Gotta soul full of need
Passion and yearnin'
But there's always
A high price to pay

Why, when I need
A little understanding
Do I feel like I'm asking too much
To make you reach for your heart
I gotta reach in my pocket
When all that I need is your touch

It's the high ...
The high cost of lovin' you
It's the high ...
The high cost of lovin' you
High cost of lovin' you

I want a permanent place
In somebody's life
Not a high priced affair
That's all yours
I'm a man above all
I need someone to turn to
Got feelings that won't be ignored

Now there's no turning back
No running away
Don't they say that
Once bitten, twice shy
And there's no point in talking
You've got nothing to say
You've got nothing
That I want to buy

It's the high ...
The high cost of lovin' you
The price is too high ...
The high cost of lovin' you ... 


THE RETURN (Ken Hensley)

How low will you go
To be part of the show
Are you willing to leave God behind
Do you think you can ride
On your ego and pride
With your faith out of sight
And out of mind

I want you to know
I don't want you to wait
I want you to know
Before it's too late

Do you know who to trust
As you life turns to dust
Will it be the beginning or the end?
With eternity to loose
Be very careful as you chose
Whether God is your enemy
Or your friend

He's going to return
The tide is gonna turn
You can choose to live and learn
Or you can crash and burn
But he's going to return

Will you be ready when he comes
To feel the thunder of his drums
Will you be ready for the call
You can stand or you can fall
He's gonna take it all

Sure, you can hold
All your silver and gold
If you think it will do you any good
But on your judgement day
There is no price you can pay
For it was paid, not in gold
But in blood



There is nothing like
The joy of knowing Jesus
Believe in him
There's nothing he can't do
No, there's nothing like
The joy of knowing Jesus
So walk with him and
Let him walk with you

Once upon a time I thought I had it all
Everything a man's heart could desire
I didn't see the truth till I began to fall
And I prayed Lord save me from the fire
Now I know that there's no other way
Gotta turn from sin and give my heart to him
Oh, joy I'm saved by his sacrifice
And by the grace of God I can only win

Don't be concerned
You'll have to change your life
Believe in him, he'll do it for you
And don't wait for troubled times
To call on him
Through thick and thin
He won't ignore you

I only wonder why I waited so long
Precious time has come and gone
But I'm here now
'Cause he was watching me
He's holding me and I can't go wrong