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Spiritual musings, prophetics, lessons, youth ministry, music, etc…by Dan Long

Slow Fade, modified lyrics

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I love this song by Casting Crowns and when I’d sing it with the radio I thought it was slow pain not slow fade. The former is very, very real in the process because in each step of the fade you have to cut yourself from your relationship with God, turn your back on Jesus and those you love. It is pain when you put aside that real love to dabble, and the dabble gets deeper and deeper until the house comes crashing down, and grace seems unreachable, and you live with the specter of alienating yourself from those you love, including Jesus. The pain is immense and if played too far, as it is written in Hebrews 6, there is no return because the pain is insurmountable.

So I modified the song for our youth, to make the point ( sorry that the chart doesn’t post correctly).

Slow Fade

    V1
    Am C
    Be careful little eyes what you see

    G Dm
    It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings

    Am C
    Be careful little feet where you go

    G Dm
    For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

    CH1 Am G
    It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away

    Am F
    It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray

    Am G/B
    And thoughts invade choices made

    C F
    A price is paid when you give yourself away

    Dm G ( continue to bridge on 2nd)
    People never crumble in a day

    Am C
    It’s a slow fade

    G F
    It’s a slow fade
    V2
    Am C
    Be careful little ears what you hear

    G Dm
    When flattery leads to compromise the end is always near

    Am C
    Be careful little lips what you say

    G Dm
    For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

    Bridge
    G dm F
    The journey from your mind to your hands

    Am7 G
    Is shorter than you’re thinking

    Dm F
    be careful if you think you stand
    C F (Am C G Dm (repeat buildup until))
    You just might be sinking

    CH2
    Am G
    And it’s a slow pain when you give yourself away

    Dm F
    It’s a slow pain when the Word and world are mixed for play

    Am G/B
    And thoughts invade choices made

    C F
    A price will be paid when you give yourself away

    Dm G
    People never crumble in a day

    Dm G
    Families never crumble in a day

    Dm F
    Christians never crumble in a day
    Am G
    It’s a slow fade/ ( pain )
    Am G
    It’s a slow fade/ ( pain )
    Am G
    It’s a slow fade/ ( pain )
    Am
    It’s a slow pain….

    (Optional)
    Am G/B C F
    Oh be careful little eyes what you see, Oh be careful little eyes what you see
    Dm F G C
    For the Father up above is looking down in love, Oh be careful little eyes what you see

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Author: godsfingers

I'm a musician and worship leader, intent on following wherever God leads and directs me, with His leading's in the Spirit and others bonking me on the head ( hopefully not much of the latter). My life experiences are in blue collar and white collar (engineering) employment, political office, lay ministries, national competition in track and cross country and most importantly marriage and raising a family. God has given me a unique set of skills and character to serve Him and a passion for doing it.

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