Reasons For Living

by Gerry O'Connell

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Reasons for Living is a collection of Gerry O'Connell's songs digitally remastered in 2010


released September 1, 2010

Guitar & Vocals - Gerry O'Connell
Bass - Les Moir
Drums - Dave Engels
Keyboards & Backing Vocals - Chris Eaton

All songs written by Gerry O'Connell
Engineering - Neil Costello
Produced by Les Moir
Recorded @ ICC studios
Digitally remastered 2010
Cover Art Joanna O'Connell


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Gerry O'Connell Edinburgh, UK

Gerry O'Connell is a British singer songwriter.
He is an evangelist and worship leader.
He has 3 albums of his own songs called:
They vary in musical style but all his songs reflect his joy in living and faith in Jesus Christ
and are annointed, refreshing and hopeful. Gerry is now a wheelchair user and expresses Christian hope in his lyrics.
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Track Name: Birdsong
When you wake up in the morning
The Bird is on the wing
You don't need no morning show
When you can listen to the birdie sing

All around us there's a wealth
Of beautiful things to see
But no one ever has the time
To look at something that is free
Track Name: Heard the story
People will often say
I don't understand
what's gone wrong with the world today
Well it makes me sad
And all the news I hear is bad

We talk about inflation
And the state of the Nation
How all the politicians lie
Industrial disruption
Greed & corruption
We always ask the question why?

At times we think we see
Just what is wrong with society
But when we look inside
The wrong within can't be denied.

Tell me have you ever heard the story
Bout the man who came from Gallilee
He set his face to take our place on Calvary
Died to set us free
Track Name: The Pearl
There once was a merchant
A dealer in pearls
Who was seeking the best he could find
Who one day came across a pearl of great price
And to buy this great pearl
All he had sacrificed
Track Name: Hole in my life
There's a hole in my life
A hole that tells me something isn't right
An empty space that's looking for some light

There's a voice in my heart
A voice that keeps on singing
Through the darkness and despair
A voice that tells me
Someone is out there...
Track Name: Crossroads
We're all travelling on highway
On a journey
All our lives
Do we know our destination
Or are we wondering in the night

On this journey you're
Really not quite sure
Which direction you're heading in
Let's stop awhile and think
Are you on the brink
Of the crossroads of your life
Track Name: In your life
The son is in your life
Yes you're his child
His cross has bridged that gap
You're reconciled
And this knowledge is too high for you
You just can't take it in
Track Name: Reason for Living
When I was young I thought I knew
What life was all about
I used to fill my life with things
I thought I was missing out
But all the things that filled my life just didn't satisfy
The answers I was searching for
Just seemed to pass me by


But now I, I, I
Have found the reason for living
Woa oh oh I, I , I
Have had my sins forgiven
I'm headed for heaven

I set my store
In getting more
I was aiming at success
Trying to succeed
I was breeding greed
Despair and loneliness

I didn't know it but I was going wrong
Then I met Jesus and now I'm singing
A brand new song
I'm singing....

Track Name: Everyday
There's a time every day
When I lock myself away
From the worries of the world
When I open up his book
And i take a thirsty look
At a cool refreshing brook...
Track Name: Always there
Once I was alone
Now I've got a friend
One who'll stick by me until the end
As I walk along the road
He is always there
To bear my load

And as I make this earthly voyage
and sail through all life's sea of care
He gives me strength and faith and courage
He answers prayer
He's always there
Track Name: Count it all joy
Count it all joy my brethren
When you meet various trials
Greet them with inner smiles
Knowing that the testing of your faith
Produces steadfastness
Track Name: Time Flies Away
TIME FLIES AWAY by Gerry O'Connell

When I was young my old grandfather
Would put his pocket watch to my ear
Tick-tock, tick-tock the ticking clock would sing out
Each minute seemed just like a year
I’d watch those hands closely to see if I could trace
Their steady movement round the face

Seconds, minutes, hours, days
Weeks, and months, and years...
Time Flies Away.....

Times like money in our pocket
One life is all that we possess
Though we may save some time
and have the best of times
Each day we spend
Is one day less
This life will soon be gone
And when this life is done
We will stand before his face

Seconds minutes hours days
Weeks and months and years
Time flies away, hey
Time flies away, hey

Well we woke up the other morning
And we were busy all day through
We worked so hard and got so weary
Yet looking back what did we do
Like Martha so busy so worried
We forget we should always
Seek your face

Time is passing, time is short
Time is precious and time
Time must be bought
You know my Lord he never hurried
He never tried to rush away
He made the time to talk to people
Listened to what they had to say
Old ladies young babies rich rulers
Poor outcasts they all met him
Face to face

SECONDS MINUTES…. Etc Time flies away
We must beware the evil one the time is short
the darkness comes
and time flies away and time flies away