The End Of Faith

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The End Of Faith?

A provocative title I think you will agree, one which I coined and later discovered shares it's name with a book by the neuroscientist and outspoken atheist, Sam Harris. One quote found in the book states:

'Faith is the mortar that fills the cracks in the evidence and the gaps in
the logic, and thus it is faith that keeps the whole terrible edifice of
religious certainty still looming dangerously over our world.'

Interesting. Sam's motivation for writing the book is obvious; to persuade people of his own certainty; that the world would be a better place, more rational, more moral even, without religious faith of any kind. Of course, this mission has been attempted for hundreds of years and yet faith is as strong as ever. Like the mortar in Harris' analogy, it appears faith is as real a substance as the 'bricks' of logic and evidence. In actual fact, like it or not, everyone has faith in something or someone, whether that be in science, God or oneself. One dictionary defines faith as:

'complete trust or confidence in someone or something'.

Who do you put your trust in? Like Neo in the film 'The Matrix', at seventeen I decided to take the 'red pill' and see a world which had been completely invisible to me up to that day. Putting my trust in Jesus Christ was the best decision I have ever made. I have found Him to be the only one completely trustworthy, the one constant among all the trials and changes of life.

So why the title of this album? Well, whilst I believe faith to be one of life's treasures, I am looking forward to the glorious day when it will no longer be needed; when my faith will become my sight, in the words of the apostle Paul:

'Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known'.

If you enjoy my music, would you consider making a donation (directly or via me) to either (or both) of the following charities I am currently involved with:

Boaz Trust (www.boaztrust.org.uk) and Salford Food Parcels (you can find them on facebook)

Both charities are helping destitute asylum seekers, individuals who have no access to benefits, are not allowed to work and have usually faced persecution in both their home countries and even here in the UK.

Thanks alot

Ian :)

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released October 22, 2012

Artwork by John Barlow (barlow-art@hotmail.co.uk)

Executive Producer: Frank Walsh (www.tvaproductionsonline.co.uk)

All songs written and produced by Ian Peacock, except track 1 (Ian Peacock & Aden Faulkner), tracks 6 & 7 (Ian Peacock & Dan Ross).

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Ian Peacock & Shed Records 2012.

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Ian Peacock Manchester, UK

Ian has played in bands for over 20 years, most notably headlining the UK Play stage at Leeds Carling Festival in 2000 with a former band, ‘Coasta’. He has written, produced and self released five albums: 'Life and After' (2009), 'The End of Faith' (2012) and 'This Time Tomorrow' (2014), 'Still Human' (2015), 'Ordinary People' (2016) in addition to several E.P's. ... more

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Track Name: This Ship's For Turning
Run the risk of being hurt when we throw, like a child, to the pigs, precious pearls

We all have to feel a little rejection as we walk along the open road
But would you prefer a little protection of your deep and fragile soul?

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, I join with the choir up above

Lend an ear, take the time to understand,
Share the joys, calm the fears with open hands

We all my find a touch of happiness as we open up the door
But if we could shine like stars in the universe,
I believe there’s so much more

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, my greatest desire is up above

Where your treasure is, well there is your heart,
so set your mind on things above

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, I join with the choir up above
This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire,
my greatest desire is up above, up above
Track Name: The Sword or The Spirit
If you live by the sword, you will certainly die by it too
With the weight of the world on your shoulders
now what would you do?

Would you kill for gold and leave the dead to die in the cold?

Would you live by the sword, would you live by the sword?
Will you live by the sword, the sword or the Spirit?

Will they do unto you just as you would have done to them too?
Cos an eye for an eye would make everyone blind, black and blue
If you wear your heart on your sleeve don’t be surprised if you bleed

If you live by the sword, if you live by the sword?
Will you live by the sword, the sword or the Spirit?

Everyone wants to be free but such a high price liberty
Everyone wants to be free
As we learn to be all we can be and conquer all adversaries
Is anyone really free?

If they live by the sword, if you live by the sword?
Will you live by the sword, the sword or the Spirit?
Live by the Spirit
Track Name: Where's The Justice
When men's hearts are hard and they love themselves
and hate their neighbours
When a child abused can be ignored
When the masses starve
while their government recline at the table
Another family made of refugees

'where's the justice?'
where's the justice?'

How the media is more concerned
with the rich and famous
than with the persecution of the church
When a precious soul, is sold for gold into slavery
While the criminals are walking free

Are we too cold to even care
or just consumed with our affairs?
To think of those whose only pray
Night and day, they're asking where

Where's the justice?, Will we cry: 'where's the justice?'

God of justice, send your justice

But soon enough, there'll come a time
A judgement call for every crime
The light will dawn, the Son appear
The darkest clouds of sin will clear

God of justice, will send His justice
God of justice, speed your justice!
Track Name: Stories and Stones
How you remember your trial, A way to mark every mile
A monument to a time, an uphill struggle you climb

Share it with stories and stones, tales of strength in dry bones
In every journey there's hope shared through stories and stones

A sacred place you can go, the pain that caused you to grow
with those you've chosen to share, the joys and sorrows you bear

Share them with stories and stones, tales of strength in dry bones
In every season there's hope shared through stories and stones

Though the memory fades the stone still remains
a lesson the next generation can save
And each time we build on the one laid before
the bigger the structure, the stronger the force

The power of stories and stones that speak to flesh and dry bones
In every journey there's hope, share it with stories and stones
Share with stories and stones, share with stories and stones
Track Name: Omnipresent
I wanna feel you all around - omnipresent God
I wanna see you all around - all as holy ground

And as the elders cast down their crowns
Just as the angels, your throne surround
I wanna look in your eyes of fire
Oh Jesus you are my one desire

To follow you, follow you, want to follow you where you lead
I fall down before you, in awe, adore the only God of glory

And if you came back again tonight
Would you find a bride in whom to delight
Would you see people in love with You
Willing to lay down thier lives as a sacrifice

I want to feel you all around
I want to see you al around
Track Name: You Can't Stop Me
You’ve been holding yourself down far too long
Believe you me, it’s up to you to carry on
You’ve dealt your cards,
you’ve wrote your name in the sand
It’ll wash away when you’re playing someone else’s hand

You can’t stop me from where I’m going
Not now

Don’t look too deep into the picture on your wall
The meaning of the dreaming’s what you make it
– it’s your call
The waves of the water pull you down
Listen to good voices, just wake up and hear the sound

You can’t stop me from where I’m going
Not now
Track Name: Where's The Summer Gone
Where’s The Summer Gone
Where’s the summer gone? When life was golden.
Where’s the summer gone? To the memories hold on.

Sand in between our toes, taking off our clothes
Starting to feel like summer.
Another lazy day, I love to feel this way
But nothing lasts forever.

‘Till the rain comes down, I wanna have a good time, no rain.
Keep my head in the clouds until the weather man brings me down.

Where’s The Summer Gone
Where’s the summer gone? When life was golden.
Where’s the summer gone? To the memories hold on.

It’s not over, not over, not over for me
Not over, not over, not over for me.
Track Name: No Beauty In The World
We’re lost souls in black holes, living every single day
Never see a beautiful sunrise
So cold, we’d grow old, hard of heart and sad of face
Never see the children laugh or smile

If there was no beauty, If there was no beauty,
If there was no beauty...in the world

Ooh…. no beauty in the world

If just cells and nowt else but chemicals and DNA
Share our genes and pass our memes, no meaning

There would be no beauty, There would be no beauty,
There would be no beauty in the world

Ooh…. no beauty in the world

But I know that my soul is singing every single day
Living in the beautiful Son’s eyes
Track Name: We All Need A Friend
There was a man all alone, he had no son, he had no brother.
There was no end to his toil and his eyes weren’t satisfied, though in riches and in pride.

Two hands are better than one,
they will reap a great reward.
When one falls one will pick him up.
When they lie down they will be warm,
defend together in the wars.

Ooh, we all need a friend,
Ooh, we all need a friend
We all need a friend.

A man may have many companions,
where will they be in times of trouble?
Better to be wounded by a friend than to be kissed by enemies.
Even brothers can deceive.
Track Name: Give Them Heaven
When they put a gun in your hand,
tell them you understand
When they tell you to fight for the cause,
tell them love is your weapon of war
May the goodness you've received
reflect in the life that you lead

When you're tempted to run with the crowd
and your conscience is screaming out loud
When they curse you and spit in your face,
time to show them the meaning of grace

Give them Heaven, don't give them hell,
give them heaven.

When they ask you to walk for a while,
keep on going the extra mile
When they take what they didn't work for,
go ahead and give them some more
May your beauty and your peace
leave a trail in the dust from your feet'
Track Name: The End Of Faith
No more waiting, no need for hope
Questions answered or just forgotten
When temporary becomes eternity
Where love and peace are truly universal

The end of faith, the end of faith, the end of faith

Life's in plaster, who knows what's after?
So kamikaze or fear the reaper
Walking on tightrope, zero or a hero: what you gonna be?
Life is a matrix - so much we never see

The end of faith, the end of faith, the end of faith
When all is seen perfectly and every man is free

What a glorious day, the end of faith, a glorious day
What a glorious day when we finish the race and see you face to face

The end of faith, the end of faith, the end of faith
When all is seen perfectly and every man receives
The end of faith, the end of faith, the end of faith
when all is seen perfectly and every man believes

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