Theodicy

by Wither

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Theodicy-

The vindication of divine goodness and providence in view of the existence of evil.

This album speaks on the issue, "If God is good, or if he even exists, then why is there so much evil around me?" While many questions still are left to be answered, we refuse to combat social injustice, hatred, and our problems by pointing the finger. We seek and offer a solution, and the solution we have found is in Christ alone.

Galatians 5:1

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released March 7, 2015

All music written and recorded by Wither
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Levi Miller
Front and Center Recordings www.facebook.com/frontandcenterrecordings
Additional vocals include Chris Bernstorf, Tyler Priola of Threads, and Abby King
Album artwork by Jose Rodriguez
www.narpldr.co

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Wither Silver Spring, Maryland

This band exists to spark thought, encourage conversation, and promote cultural and societal change.

Psalm 103:15

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Track Name: Wolves
Is this the falling apart that you were talking about?
Break me like you've said then feed me to the wolves.
I can't stand being around myself.
I really hate who I’ve become.

I face judgment. I face judgment,
Every time that I show my face.
Why won't they listen to a word that I say?
Yet they tell me the way I'm meant to live.

Equality is just misery.
Misery is all that I experience these days.
Words to the wise are all that I hear.
Criticism and judgment.

You inform me of your doctrine and your ways of joy.
Then you find your peace to just throw me away.
I'm not a piece of trash and I'm not some sick waste of space.
You never had the right to just throw me away.

Don't feed me with your false hope.
And let your God speak.
Track Name: Recess ft. Tyler Priola
Hate’s rising up from your hands.
I’m only here to help you.
I wish you’d hold on much longer.
Why are you letting go?
I didn’t mean to walk away.
I just couldn’t stand the games you’d play.
Stop and see, well, pardon me.
I wish you could see this truth that comforts me.

Fall free from all your hate.
It’s time to wash this filth away.
I’m sorry for preaching freedom, as you become this sick, disgusting breed.
Demons eat you alive. Hell watches you bleed.

You were an angel of light. You were some sense of free
Past tense, recess.
Let’s take a break from this sick mess.
I’m sick of watching you burning,
I wish you’d stand for this.

Rise up, stand up.
It’s time to take control of your own destiny.
Rise up, stand up.
It’s time to take control of your own destiny.
Selfishness has taken its toll.

Fall free from all your hate.
It’s time to wash this filth away.
I’m sorry for preaching freedom, as you become a disgusting breed.
Demons eat you alive. Hell watches you bleed.

It’s time to hold your head up high.
Stop turning back and look on the bright side,
It’s time to hold your head up high.
You'll surely make it through this mess.

Trust me, I’ve made it there before.
Track Name: Refrain ft. Chris Bernstorf
Fill the emptiness and the void in my heart.
This is the story of a broken man:
I've filled my life with hate, selfish lust, & jealousy.
I've seen a dark, dark earth where all I think about is me.
Can it be that I was wrong and God was just searching for me?
It's hard to believe when all I know is poverty.

Break me, break me if it is what it takes to be set free.
Break me, God, break me if that's what it takes to make me believe.

Like a sandbar rising when the water recedes, I find the straight and narrow path rising from the seas of my uncertainty. Daily I am consumed by my fears but doubt parts at the swing of Your hand, the sound of Your voice. Fear is only a feeling, You poured out Your passion in Blood. You pursued me to every end, every cave, every crevice, every place I sought to hide. Your Love more constant than time, Your Love is my gravity, disintegrating every wall I built to keep You out, to hide my shame. You paid in Blood and now Your Love guides me. You paid in Blood and now Your Love holds me.

I don't want to feel lost anymore

Time is running short on everything that we know.
Take a step to recognize the stitches that He sews.
You are not forgotten. The world has given up.
But your Father always sees and he will never get enough.

Break these chains off of me!
Track Name: Debt In Freedom
I no longer belong to myself, I am redeemed.
It was for freedom that he has set us free,
so I will not let these chains hold me.

If God has died than so have I,
I'm a witness through my very own eyes.
We are not screaming praise to an empty sky.
I see the world and all of its lies.
Take me, as the broken man that I am
Heal me because I don't understand who I am.

Can I be set free?
Can I live a life where I was meant to be?
I'm so sick of questioning.
Reality is all we make it out to be.

I no longer belong to myself, I am redeemed.
It was for freedom that he has set us free,
so I will not let these chains hold me.
Track Name: Theodicy
How can it be?
My hopes and dreams and everything
I know were ripped from me.
They call it God, I call it greed.
I judge them quickly and call it deceit.
With every breath that I take,
I know it's time to make a change.
My hopes, my thoughts, everything…
They must be rearranged.

God, can you hear me?
My hearts become unglued
from the place where I place my rage.
What is left to do? Can I smile? It's it okay to cry?
Can I admit that I feel broken?
My thoughts flows toward the sky.
God, please heal me. God, please save me.

I have nothing left to lose.

My friends and family have walked away.
They've abandoned me.
The story ends with nothing.
I have no hope. I've lost my faith.
I have no dreams.
Hate is building up inside of me.
Why is there so much anger growing inside of my head?
I'm starting to feel like a waste.
I fear I'm already dead.
Is there something wrong with me?
Is there more to life than this?

"Son there's redemption.
All creation fears my name.
Don't feel like you're too far-gone.
You've already been saved.
Pray another prayer.
Dream a better dream.
I will always be listening.

God, why do I feel so distant?
Why can't I stop and listen?
My patience is weak, I admit my defeat.
I will bow at Your feet.
I AM WORTH IT!