The Sinner's Songbook

by The Insyderz

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Terin Stock, Matthew MIddleton, Wil Alarcon, Travis ervin, john balk, Clay jones, matthew guerrero, frank p garza, jonathan christian, joe winters, brendan jones, holly pangrazzi koslowski, david maloney, john mcmahon, joel rodriguez, matthew blackshear, Jörg luvelsmeyer, christopher williams, eric s okabayashi, Margaret Miller, steve koslowski, Matt rich, Javier Obregon, evan, Brett Wanamaker, Michael Colmenares, Adam, Zach Herring, James Stephen, Donny Hoover, Chris Moncus, Christopher W Feigles, Chris Morphew, Thereforus, Nils Neumann, Fred & Pam Plont, family, Dave Brown, Liberty, Andy Veldman, sean tompkins, scott nelson, Jonathan Nation, Joseph McCauley, Cody Van Ryn, Billy Snell, Kavin, C. Kevin Brennan, Edward Iandiorio, hwiens, Greg Woods, Scott Fryberger, Tricia, Hailey Jones, Kevin J. Ruhf, bdgoodwill, bill bode, Thomas R Echad, Colin, Andrew, kamakazimonkey, Cameron, Taylor Hinson, Stacey Erin, Bob Peck, Ronald Gilden, NJGR, Charlie Lathrum, Brittney, Phil R, will ledesma, Angelina Messner, Michael Harrison, Brian Anderson, Mathew McKendree, Joseph Fox, Pete Hutchinson, thejuydmug, billdoors, Ryan, alex, Joel, Grant Cox, Steve Clark, Ryan Harvey, Michelle Loretan, Duke Fox, Holly Langhorst, Ryan Wright, Travis William Austin, Victor Sanchez, Steve Presley, Chad and Lauren Verrill, charley, Raymond, Dubert, Holly Tiller, Kyle Hewitt, Jeremiah Holdsworth, Keith Pitner, Alex Arrants, Sergio Guerra, Rosanna Yuen, Joe Lalonde, Joseph Petrone Jr, Richard Schaefer, John Holcomb, Sheldon, Jason Fancher, Joshua Rainey, Tim Dickson, Ethan Gottfredsen, Andrew Teeter, Stewart Ball, Terin Stock, Erin Willis Gillette, Michael Canham, Steve and Shelby, Letner, Mark Minn, Nedther, Joshua R. Smith, Josh Walker, Jesse Cogar, Todd, Ryan Spelman, Tracy, Jason Daemon, Myron McMillin, Jacob Neff, Rob Leeds, BobSock, Josh Shoemaker, Kevin Jones, Joel Derrough, Alan Newbury, Jay Collman, Byron Nash, Kristofer jubinville, Kent Parks, Matthew Paul, John Cooper, Robert Walker, Kelly, Derrick, Ronny St, Autumn Hoibakk, Adam Sailer, Russell McQuestion, Japke, Dan Lister, Derek Sigmund, joshua firman, Michael Clark, Peter Coates, Andy Merrill, Craig Vinson, Chris Neyman, Caolon McNamee, Miles Wallio, Zack, Larry Barnes, Dennis Dixon. Craig Summerfield, mandy morrell, Kevin Wilson, Zack, Rachel, Joel, Nate Steinken, Sam J, Bryan McCord, Jason Stokes, Sean, Joshua Staab, Ben J Walker, Scott, Draheim, Corey Watson, Shawn Finch, Greg Collins, Jeremiah Jacobs, Brian Middleton, Felipe Trinchinato, Rebecca Wozniak, josh mclaughlin, Alex Melgosa, Andrew Freese, Adam Lee, Stephanie Evans, Matthew Middleton, Evan Burkey, Luke Miller, Kaler Carpenter, Adam. Jenni Marner, Juan David Irigoyen, Andy Bourgeois, Uplift777, Rae Miller, Chris Miller, Lloyd Plum, Brandon John Ivy, Jon & Kris Jomama, bmerrill, Justin Walker, stacy robinson, Jeff Bluem, Jon Gilmour, jake shaw, Ashley Marie Wright, Commanchero, MarkStewart, Aaron Clites, Ronnie Clites, Aaron Springsteen, Holly Koslowski, Brendan Jones, Robert Adams, Ray Wolfe, Billy Gibson, Randy Hermann, Timothy Jorgenson, Leslie Plum, Erika Carlson, Rebecca Wittmus, Jenette, Yocom, Shannon Yocom, Stacey Spress, teresa hermann, Nathan Wilson, Alexander Hermann, John Miller, Tom Mahas, Tyler Hagedoorn, Jonathan Faught, Devon Hermann, Peter Rollo, Filip Horvat, Joey Jensen


released September 3, 2012

Joe- Vocals
Nate Dogg- Drums
Tim- Trombone, mandolin, piano, organ, penny whistle, fiddle
Al- cornet, trumpet
John- Bass
Matt- Gutar

Reese sings on Sinner’s Songbook courtesy of Five Iron Frenzy
Mojo sings on Sinner’s Songbook courtesy of OC Supertones
Matt Baird sings on Angel of Death courtesy of Spoken
Steven Kachnowski tromboned on Nevermind Kids courtesy of Telegraph
Doug E tromboned on Tension Prayer/Like Drawing Blood/Darkest Hour courtesy of TSA
Douglas Roark screamed on Darkest Hour courtesy of Groundstate
Eric Hoegemeyer- synth, keys, timpani, B3

Gang Vocals: John Miller x2, John Christy, Amy Lewan, Phil Lewan, Melissa Ambrose-Edison, James (the merch man) Harper, Douglas (groundstate) Roark, Tommy Lubiski, Jonathan Faught, Alan (the drum major) Brown

All songs performed by The Insyderz
Produced by Eric (this is the single) Hoegemeyer and The Insyderz
Assistant Engineer: Steve (fresh pots) Lehane
Album Recorded and Mixed at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, MI
Mastered by Jim Kissling
Art Direction and Design by Peter Rollo
Copyright 2012


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The Insyderz Detroit, Michigan

Formed in 1995, The Insyderz are a Skacore band from Detroit. Still alive, playing and writing new songs. Just older and wiser than before... OK, just older.

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Track Name: The Nevermind Kids
They stand there staring like a pale faced choir
Their dreams held back by thieves and liars
Their silent chorus fills the air with fire
Their guts are burning with a holy desire
And we cast aside what they know as youth
And what we shove down their throat some call it truth
The sex, the highs, the money, the lies
This is the life of a nevermind kid

The nevermind kids
We have a voice, we have a voice
The nevermind kids
We have a choice we have a choice
The nevermind kids
We have our own lives to live
The nevermind kids
The nevermind kids

Who are you little kid, you’re still in school
If we listen to you we’d be considered fools
You don’t have a mistress or credit card debt
You’re not a closet drunk and you don’t beat your kids
We know what we’re doing, can’t you see by now
Our bad ideas would work if they weren’t all shot down
By our peers and politicians and the ones who count
So turn that smile on your face upside down

You don’t know nothing so don’t say a word
You’re too young to count your voice won’t be heard
To think about change is just absurd
Your broken traditions well they must be cured
And the strength of the youth will overcome
The world will hear the thunder from your lungs
The old and weak will be forced to choose
To get out of the way or just follow suit

I hear the gears of time starting to grind
I feel a rumble underfoot and it’s just in time
If you don’t have a voice feel free to use mine
We’ll tear the roof off this place and fight the good fight
Cause we are Marching towards the dawning of a brand new day
Where skin color doesn’t matter or the music you play
We’re all here together in unity
So throw a fist in the air and bring the noise today!
Track Name: Sinner's Songbook
Have you ever walked through hell
And there was no one you could tell
To help you through it all
When all else seemed to fail?
Why can’t we be honest
About our struggles and our pains
The skeletons we dance with
our secrets buried in their graves?

We all fight against the grain,
all of us circling the drain,
villainous, voodooed, star-crossed fools,
all of us equal in our pain.
We count our scars,
in any weather,
we are brothers, we are sisters,
now let’s sing together.

Sinner’s are the new holy
Before the throne I stand
Righteous by the Blood only
And that means that you don’t
got to live phony
Pretending that your fine smelling
while you die slowly
At the same time a righteous and a sinful man
that’s what I am
while I’m living this life span
i’m defeated and that was my last stand
no matter, man, i’ll grab my songbook
and I’ll sing it with the whole fam

And we stand side by side
Smiles on our faces with our broken lives
How would that look?
Everyone singing from the same Sinner’s Songbook?
And we’ll stand hand in hand
Grateful for the mercy that we can’t understand
But loving the freedom
That we get from the same Sinner’s Songbook!
Track Name: Our Darkest Hour
It’s in our Darkest Hour
When we stand alone
When the burning in your gut
Has you chilled to the bone
It’s in our darkest hour
When we feel the pain
And the weight of the world’s
Pouring down like rain

It’s in our darkest hour
When you’re in Death’s grip
And his cold dead hand
Takes a hold of your wrist
It’s in our darkest hour
When all hope seems gone
And that lonely road is
Way too long

And we scream
And we cry
And we bleed our fears dry
And we wretch
And we Fight
For our last breath of life

It’s in that darkest hour
When we stumble to our feet
And our dormant heart
Finally starts to beat
It’s in that darkest hour
We see the sun the come up
And a brand new fire
Burns deep in our lungs

It’s in that finest hour
We see it all comes clear
When we that thought you were gone
But you were always right there
It’s in that finest hour
When our blood runs true
and every fiber of our soul
cries out to you
Track Name: All Creatures
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing

O praise Him, alleluia

Thou burning sun with golden beam

Thou silver moon with softer gleam

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along
O praise Him, alleluia

Thou rising moon in praise rejoice

Ye lights of evening find a voice

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Let all things their Creator bless

And worship Him in humbleness

O praise Him, alleluia

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son

And praise the Spirit, three in One

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son

And praise the Spirit, three in One
O praise Him, O praise Him
alleluia, alleluia
O, alleluia, alleluia
Track Name: We Come in Peace
What’s the name of your group again?
Aren’t you that Christian band?
I can move to the groove cuz I think it’s smooth
But the words that you tell got me hot as hell.
You can do what you do and that’s fine by me
But don’t try to pry or baptize me
Life just sucks, then you die
So I wanna make sure I give it my best try

We’re not part of a crusade
Not waging Holy War
We don’t damn your soul to hell my friend
That’s not the plan or what we’re here for
We just offer a kind of hope that you don’t
hear on the radio
We’re not 100 proof we just wear suits
The only lines we do are the nice horn kind…so

Ladies and Gents
We wrote this song
Because I think you got
I think you got it all wrong
We just sing songs from the heart
So you can move your feet
And have a big smile on your face
Relax and know that we come in Peace

Can we flip the script one time?
Why is it that I can rhyme
So many 4 letter words and that’s all alright
But people get real pissed when I say Jesus Christ.
I can sell a tragic lifestyle
So dark and bleak
And people are okay with that my friends
But I can’t say Christ has brought me peace

I’m having trouble with my vision
I don’t think I’m seeing clear
Cuz it seems that drug abuse is fine
But the Bible doesn’t belong round here
I can drink my liver away,
I can cheat, lie and steal
I can do what I want long as I don’t get caught
But people feels weird when I bring up God

Ladies and Gents
You can sing along
Have a little fun tonight
I won’t let you sing alone
Just bounce to the upbeat
Have a good time and repeat
We can’t promise we’ll be discreet
But just know that we come in peace.
Ladies and Gents
We wrote this song
Because I think you got
I think you got us all wrong
We just sing songs from the heart
So you can move your feet
And have a big smile on your face
Relax and know that we come in Peace
Track Name: The Dirty Work
My wings you cannot see
If you could you might think twice
They aren’t very beautiful
They’ll never be snow white.
My hands are not pristine
My nails are all chewed off
But they’ve laid upon the sick and weak
While prayers were whispered soft

I’ll never be that golden crown
I’ll never be a story to tell
Like an angel with dirty wings
Caught between Heaven and Hell.

These eyes have seen things
No one should ever see
Death and Lust, Hate and Fear
Etched in memory

You see I’m very far from perfect
More like wretched if asking me
My debts are more than most I bet
But the truth still sets me free
Track Name: Like Drawing Blood From a Baby
My soul crashed down
with the poke of a pin
To drain the vein
of the life within
The tears streamed down
That precious skin
And I held you close
I soaked you in

All she’s praying for
Is some peace, a smile, a cure
Something we all know
All to well

That panicked scream
That stuttered cry
That gasp for air
Those bloodshot eyes
That tiny stab
That look of fear
That search for hope
Your daddy’s here

Dear God give me peace
As she battles this disease
All glory goes to you
And when we’ve walked through that Fire
With that hope that desire
Let the world see our faith in you

I’m standing there
I can’t do a thing
Praying to God
That He hears me
Please spare this child
From this pain
I’ve earned it all
Put the hurt on me!

Devil I know
that you are there
Better Listen up
Open up your ears
I vow today
That when I die
I’ll hunt you down
Kiss it all Goodbye!
Track Name: Insyderz Shuffle
You start by swinging those arms to beat
Feel the rhythm move through your body to your feet
Touch your elbow to the opposite knee
Add a little bounce and then repeat
Add a little jab two times to the left
Add a little jab two times to the right
Stack those fists build them up real high

Bring em back down, We can do it all night!

Ladies get a twist going in those hips
Roll those eyes and pout those lips
Bend the elbows but leave the wrists limp
Feel that groove moving and add a little dip
Every few times add a chicken wing or two
That’s all a rude girls got to do
To own the dance floor and have a good time
The Rude Girl Twist works every time.
Track Name: Jesus is a Friend of Mine
Jesus is a friend of mine.
Jesus is my friend.
Jesus is a friend of mine.
I have a friend in Jesus.
Jesus is a friend of mine.
Jesus is my friend.
Jesus is a friend of mine.

He taught me how to live, my life as it should be.
He taught me how to turn my cheek when people laugh at me.
I've had friends before, and I can tell you that, He's one who will never leave you flat.

He taught me how to pray, and how to save my soul.
He taught me how to praise my God and still play rock and roll.
The music may sound different but the message is the same.
It's just the instruments who praise His name.

Once I tried to run, I tried to run and hide.
But Jesus came and found me and He touched me down inside.
He is like mountie, He always gets His man, and He'll zap you any way he can.

He loves me when I'm right, He loves me when I'm wrong.
He loves me when I waste my time by writing silly songs.
He loves me when I'm quiet and I have nothing to say.
He'll love me when I'm perfect if I ever get that way.
Track Name: The Snake
Last night as I slept
I dreamt I met Macgowan
That poetic old drunk
Who consumes me with his words
The romantic lines of verse
He writes down without effort
I pray the angels catch him
If he should fall from the grace of God

Shane oh Shane
Oh God bless that name
You’ve sold your soul long ago
But we’ll buy it back someday
Oh Shane oh Shane
Oh God bless that name
May the heavens smile down upon
You, Shane oh Shane

As the time passes by
You defy the laws of nature
The hard life that you lived
Should have ended long ago
But there’s a reason that
you’re still Here and singing with us
So strike up the band and raise a glass
For Macgowan as we sing!

The Irishman in question
And his historic legend
I pray to God above
For the church of the Holy Spook
May the Grace and the mercy shown me
Be the life that’s breathed within you
So the heavens will rejoice
And Shane will lead the choir
Track Name: Patron Saints of Underdogs
We’re unprofessional, we’re the monkeywrench
From the burbs of the D a real rag tag bunch
We’re like the Boondock Saints, the chosen few
We know this game and what we have to do
Guided by God his words we grasp
As we walk with a smile through the valley of death
We’re ready to go for what comes our way
We’ll be the super heroes of today

We’re the Patron Saints of Underdogs
We start the fight when we’re against all odds
When you’re down and out one thing is true
We’ll be there for you

We exist on recordings and memories
We stand in the trench of insecurity
A new campaign in the same old war
With the same attitude as we had before
Ready and able when the call goes out
Mic in hand, ready to growl
So when it looks no good, it’s your lucky day
We’ll be the super heroes of today!

We’ve never been the best at what we do
You can check record sales I think we’ve sold a few
We’ve never played to a sold out show
We’ve never had them lined up out the door
But our mission is clear, we got a job to do
We’ve been given a gift and want to share it with you
So when life just sucks and everything's gone wrong
Just think of us and sing along!

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