Derrick Ferree

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Derrick Ferree

What do you want from life?
Is it a husband or a wife?
All you need without a fight?
Loved ones safe every night?

Yeah, I guess, that'd be nice.

I tell you, there is more.
Ask Jesus what's in store.
Don't worry about pushing in.
His Kingdom is there for you to win.
No darkness formed can bring us harm.
This is God, this ain't no lucky charm.
It's all waiting to be revealed.
Move now! You have the perfect shield!

Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Drop your playbook.
He has a greater plan.
Seek and be scared.
On the narrow path,
he leaves a trace.
If hard to follow,
Try a leap of faith.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Don't look too deep
into the world's confusion.
They'll laugh hard
from the depths of delusion.
The command is to love them
just the same.
If it doesn't make sense,
it's just part of the game.
A storm is coming.
So pick up your cross.
Then when they need you,
you'll have a lifeline to toss.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
The doubt and the shame
is all a trick of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
until you're walking
with Him all alone.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Chances are the message is blurry,
you'll feel nervous and start to hurry,
But love is patient,
and fools rush in.
His path to glory
has no sin.
It takes errors,
and prayers on your knees,
to break your ego
and see the unseen.

You'll be called to attention
once the lessons add up.
He'll see your good work,
and overflow your cup!

You have to seek so that you might find.
Love one another. Forgive and be kind.
Start today, let the journey begin.
But it only works if you go all in.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
It's you He wants to use
to thwart the plans of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Hidden is the path
leading to the Promised land.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

All I'm trying to say:
Walk with him.
He'll always know the way.

Through the valley of death,
and when you get the call,
as long as He knows you,
He'll never let you fall.

Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
that you'll never find
face down in your phone.
Seek and be scared.
The faithful swim in the deep,
Because they understand
the waves obey his feet.
Seek and be scared.
Know the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

You'll know you're forgiven.
So, to find your destiny...
Push in.

Join the mystery...

Seek and begin.

"Seek and Be Scared"

It's something you won't know
until it's revealed in God's plan.
That moment when a woman
walks into the life of a man.
You'll think about it often,
and dream of her at night.
Even before you meet her,
you'll long for that "first sight".
And the angels will whisper letters
so you can formulate some names.
Nothing will quite fit.
So you'll stop and rearrange.
But then you'll hear her speaking,
and every word she'll sing.
That smile, those eyes, her laugh, her soul:
She's your everything.

Chorus:

So when she sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When she sees you...
Don't pull on the brake.
When she sees you...
It's a move you must make.
When she sees you...
Let love overtake.
[End Chorus]

The timelines are fickle
when we talk of fate.
They go on forever,
but they're no figure eight.
Chase that smile, comb that hair,
and go and ask her on a date.
The next time might be never.
Things change. Then, it's too late.

[Chorus]

Now, she's afraid of him;
his strength and his poise.
In him, she sees the man.
All others seem like boys.
It's a flirt and a scheme
that she's figuring out.
Thinking if she whispers
he might hear it as a shout.
Never an answer.
She's not getting through.
Waiting on Heaven
to send her a clue.
One day, there will be a place and a time.
Their lives will entangle. They'll both get a sign.
Maybe she'll ask him, if that isn't a crime.
God, can't you make anything turn on a dime?

So she starts to move.

But their eyes meet.
Deaf to his speaking...
She's soon swept off her feet.

And when he sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When he sees you...
It could be your move to make.
When he sees you...
Be genuine, not fake.
When he sees you...
Let love overtake.

[Bridge]

It's never been bought or sold.
It never leaves you in the cold.
It's the best you've ever seen.
Only a few know what I mean.
It's all together wonderful,
but an incurable disease.
It's a spiritual lift
that drops you to your knees.

When God hears your pleas,
and you find...
...Your "You and Me".
...Your Love, eternally.
...For those who make it be.
[End Bridge]

Now, together, they go walking,
hand in hand.
Just like all the others looking
for the Promised Land.
He's the Adam and she the Eve,
walking away from that forsaken tree,
projecting all its terror and sin.
Its fruit still poisons what's within.
They wait with each other, lucky and blessed.
A happy team surviving the ultimate test.
They'll battle and do all that they can,
But in the end, they call on one man.

(Spoken)
Too bad some think that he's hard to approach.
Don't worry.
He loves you.

(Crescendo back to singing)
He's your Heavenly host!


And when He sees you...
He'll forgive your mistakes.
When He sees you...
No more heartbreak.
And when you feel Him...
Do much more than quake.
(Feel Him, Seek Him, Praise Him, Serve Him.)
'Cause when He sees you...
It's a move you must make...
...Let love overtake.
...Let love overtake.
...Let the love overtake.

[The rest is written as if a live band would be playing a longer version to a live audience, repeating the melody and hook to the following lyrics. However, I think the ending lyrics could work in a studio cut as well.]

Seek it like your bride,
to see what's inside
the kingdom of Heaven
waiting on the other side.

When He sees you...
Don't walk, run.
When He sees you...
Tell everyone!
When you feel Him...
Joyful tears fill your eyes.
'Cause when He loves you...
from death you'll arise!

Run to your groom, Church,
as he rushes to you.
(Call) To love and honor forever,
(Response) We say, "I do".

A soulmate's devotion
can move the ocean.
In Him, it's greater.
So connect now, not later!

For when He sees you...
He holds your fate...
There's no more heartbreak.
Satan's back will break. (Yeah!)
Choose him, now, for Heaven's sake!
You'll gain it all, a whole new fate!
Come on, everybody!
Be the light!
Bring a date!

So when they see you...
Go ahead, celebrate...
Reveal your greatest trait...
And let love overtake... (Yeah.)

And let love overtake.


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What do you want from life?
Is it a husband or a wife?
All you need without a fight?
Loved ones safe every night?

Yeah, I guess, that'd be nice.

I tell you, there is more.
Ask Jesus what's in store.
Don't worry about pushing in.
His Kingdom is there for you to win.
No darkness formed can bring us harm.
This is God, this ain't no lucky charm.
It's all waiting to be revealed.
Move now! You have the perfect shield!

Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Drop your playbook.
He has a greater plan.
Seek and be scared.
On the narrow path,
he leaves a trace.
If hard to follow,
Try a leap of faith.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Don't look too deep
into the world's confusion.
They'll laugh hard
from the depths of delusion.
The command is to love them
just the same.
If it doesn't make sense,
it's just part of the game.
A storm is coming.
So pick up your cross.
Then when they need you,
you'll have a lifeline to toss.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
The doubt and the shame
is all a trick of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
until you're walking
with Him all alone.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Chances are the message is blurry,
you'll feel nervous and start to hurry,
But love is patient,
and fools rush in.
His path to glory
has no sin.
It takes errors,
and prayers on your knees,
to break your ego
and see the unseen.

You'll be called to attention
once the lessons add up.
He'll see your good work,
and overflow your cup!

You have to seek so that you might find.
Love one another. Forgive and be kind.
Start today, let the journey begin.
But it only works if you go all in.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
It's you He wants to use
to thwart the plans of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Hidden is the path
leading to the Promised land.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

All I'm trying to say:
Walk with him.
He'll always know the way.

Through the valley of death,
and when you get the call,
as long as He knows you,
He'll never let you fall.

Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
that you'll never find
face down in your phone.
Seek and be scared.
The faithful swim in the deep,
Because they understand
the waves obey his feet.
Seek and be scared.
Know the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

You'll know you're forgiven.
So, to find your destiny...
Push in.

Join the mystery...

Seek and begin.

"Seek and Be Scared"

It's something you won't know
until it's revealed in God's plan.
That moment when a woman
walks into the life of a man.
You'll think about it often,
and dream of her at night.
Even before you meet her,
you'll long for that "first sight".
And the angels will whisper letters
so you can formulate some names.
Nothing will quite fit.
So you'll stop and rearrange.
But then you'll hear her speaking,
and every word she'll sing.
That smile, those eyes, her laugh, her soul:
She's your everything.

Chorus:

So when she sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When she sees you...
Don't pull on the brake.
When she sees you...
It's a move you must make.
When she sees you...
Let love overtake.
[End Chorus]

The timelines are fickle
when we talk of fate.
They go on forever,
but they're no figure eight.
Chase that smile, comb that hair,
and go and ask her on a date.
The next time might be never.
Things change. Then, it's too late.

[Chorus]

Now, she's afraid of him;
his strength and his poise.
In him, she sees the man.
All others seem like boys.
It's a flirt and a scheme
that she's figuring out.
Thinking if she whispers
he might hear it as a shout.
Never an answer.
She's not getting through.
Waiting on Heaven
to send her a clue.
One day, there will be a place and a time.
Their lives will entangle. They'll both get a sign.
Maybe she'll ask him, if that isn't a crime.
God, can't you make anything turn on a dime?

So she starts to move.

But their eyes meet.
Deaf to his speaking...
She's soon swept off her feet.

And when he sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When he sees you...
It could be your move to make.
When he sees you...
Be genuine, not fake.
When he sees you...
Let love overtake.

[Bridge]

It's never been bought or sold.
It never leaves you in the cold.
It's the best you've ever seen.
Only a few know what I mean.
It's all together wonderful,
but an incurable disease.
It's a spiritual lift
that drops you to your knees.

When God hears your pleas,
and you find...
...Your "You and Me".
...Your Love, eternally.
...For those who make it be.
[End Bridge]

Now, together, they go walking,
hand in hand.
Just like all the others looking
for the Promised Land.
He's the Adam and she the Eve,
walking away from that forsaken tree,
projecting all its terror and sin.
Its fruit still poisons what's within.
They wait with each other, lucky and blessed.
A happy team surviving the ultimate test.
They'll battle and do all that they can,
But in the end, they call on one man.

(Spoken)
Too bad some think that he's hard to approach.
Don't worry.
He loves you.

(Crescendo back to singing)
He's your Heavenly host!


And when He sees you...
He'll forgive your mistakes.
When He sees you...
No more heartbreak.
And when you feel Him...
Do much more than quake.
(Feel Him, Seek Him, Praise Him, Serve Him.)
'Cause when He sees you...
It's a move you must make...
...Let love overtake.
...Let love overtake.
...Let the love overtake.

[The rest is written as if a live band would be playing a longer version to a live audience, repeating the melody and hook to the following lyrics. However, I think the ending lyrics could work in a studio cut as well.]

Seek it like your bride,
to see what's inside
the kingdom of Heaven
waiting on the other side.

When He sees you...
Don't walk, run.
When He sees you...
Tell everyone!
When you feel Him...
Joyful tears fill your eyes.
'Cause when He loves you...
from death you'll arise!

Run to your groom, Church,
as he rushes to you.
(Call) To love and honor forever,
(Response) We say, "I do".

A soulmate's devotion
can move the ocean.
In Him, it's greater.
So connect now, not later!

For when He sees you...
He holds your fate...
There's no more heartbreak.
Satan's back will break. (Yeah!)
Choose him, now, for Heaven's sake!
You'll gain it all, a whole new fate!
Come on, everybody!
Be the light!
Bring a date!

So when they see you...
Go ahead, celebrate...
Reveal your greatest trait...
And let love overtake... (Yeah.)

And let love overtake.

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What do you want from life?
Is it a husband or a wife?
All you need without a fight?
Loved ones safe every night?

Yeah, I guess, that'd be nice.

I tell you, there is more.
Ask Jesus what's in store.
Don't worry about pushing in.
His Kingdom is there for you to win.
No darkness formed can bring us harm.
This is God, this ain't no lucky charm.
It's all waiting to be revealed.
Move now! You have the perfect shield!

Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Drop your playbook.
He has a greater plan.
Seek and be scared.
On the narrow path,
he leaves a trace.
If hard to follow,
Try a leap of faith.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Don't look too deep
into the world's confusion.
They'll laugh hard
from the depths of delusion.
The command is to love them
just the same.
If it doesn't make sense,
it's just part of the game.
A storm is coming.
So pick up your cross.
Then when they need you,
you'll have a lifeline to toss.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
The doubt and the shame
is all a trick of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
until you're walking
with Him all alone.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

Chances are the message is blurry,
you'll feel nervous and start to hurry,
But love is patient,
and fools rush in.
His path to glory
has no sin.
It takes errors,
and prayers on your knees,
to break your ego
and see the unseen.

You'll be called to attention
once the lessons add up.
He'll see your good work,
and overflow your cup!

You have to seek so that you might find.
Love one another. Forgive and be kind.
Start today, let the journey begin.
But it only works if you go all in.

Seek and be scared.
The journey is waitin'.
It's you He wants to use
to thwart the plans of Satan.
Seek and be scared.
Let the fires singe your hand.
Hidden is the path
leading to the Promised land.
Seek and be scared.
Call out for the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

All I'm trying to say:
Walk with him.
He'll always know the way.

Through the valley of death,
and when you get the call,
as long as He knows you,
He'll never let you fall.

Seek and be scared.
There's so much unknown
that you'll never find
face down in your phone.
Seek and be scared.
The faithful swim in the deep,
Because they understand
the waves obey his feet.
Seek and be scared.
Know the Father's voice.
It's not given. It's received.
It's your choice.
All worries subside once you're prepared...
Seek and be scared.

You'll know you're forgiven.
So, to find your destiny...
Push in.

Join the mystery...

Seek and begin.

"Seek and Be Scared"

It's something you won't know
until it's revealed in God's plan.
That moment when a woman
walks into the life of a man.
You'll think about it often,
and dream of her at night.
Even before you meet her,
you'll long for that "first sight".
And the angels will whisper letters
so you can formulate some names.
Nothing will quite fit.
So you'll stop and rearrange.
But then you'll hear her speaking,
and every word she'll sing.
That smile, those eyes, her laugh, her soul:
She's your everything.

Chorus:

So when she sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When she sees you...
Don't pull on the brake.
When she sees you...
It's a move you must make.
When she sees you...
Let love overtake.
[End Chorus]

The timelines are fickle
when we talk of fate.
They go on forever,
but they're no figure eight.
Chase that smile, comb that hair,
and go and ask her on a date.
The next time might be never.
Things change. Then, it's too late.

[Chorus]

Now, she's afraid of him;
his strength and his poise.
In him, she sees the man.
All others seem like boys.
It's a flirt and a scheme
that she's figuring out.
Thinking if she whispers
he might hear it as a shout.
Never an answer.
She's not getting through.
Waiting on Heaven
to send her a clue.
One day, there will be a place and a time.
Their lives will entangle. They'll both get a sign.
Maybe she'll ask him, if that isn't a crime.
God, can't you make anything turn on a dime?

So she starts to move.

But their eyes meet.
Deaf to his speaking...
She's soon swept off her feet.

And when he sees you...
It's OK to shake.
When he sees you...
It could be your move to make.
When he sees you...
Be genuine, not fake.
When he sees you...
Let love overtake.

[Bridge]

It's never been bought or sold.
It never leaves you in the cold.
It's the best you've ever seen.
Only a few know what I mean.
It's all together wonderful,
but an incurable disease.
It's a spiritual lift
that drops you to your knees.

When God hears your pleas,
and you find...
...Your "You and Me".
...Your Love, eternally.
...For those who make it be.
[End Bridge]

Now, together, they go walking,
hand in hand.
Just like all the others looking
for the Promised Land.
He's the Adam and she the Eve,
walking away from that forsaken tree,
projecting all its terror and sin.
Its fruit still poisons what's within.
They wait with each other, lucky and blessed.
A happy team surviving the ultimate test.
They'll battle and do all that they can,
But in the end, they call on one man.

(Spoken)
Too bad some think that he's hard to approach.
Don't worry.
He loves you.

(Crescendo back to singing)
He's your Heavenly host!


And when He sees you...
He'll forgive your mistakes.
When He sees you...
No more heartbreak.
And when you feel Him...
Do much more than quake.
(Feel Him, Seek Him, Praise Him, Serve Him.)
'Cause when He sees you...
It's a move you must make...
...Let love overtake.
...Let love overtake.
...Let the love overtake.

[The rest is written as if a live band would be playing a longer version to a live audience, repeating the melody and hook to the following lyrics. However, I think the ending lyrics could work in a studio cut as well.]

Seek it like your bride,
to see what's inside
the kingdom of Heaven
waiting on the other side.

When He sees you...
Don't walk, run.
When He sees you...
Tell everyone!
When you feel Him...
Joyful tears fill your eyes.
'Cause when He loves you...
from death you'll arise!

Run to your groom, Church,
as he rushes to you.
(Call) To love and honor forever,
(Response) We say, "I do".

A soulmate's devotion
can move the ocean.
In Him, it's greater.
So connect now, not later!

For when He sees you...
He holds your fate...
There's no more heartbreak.
Satan's back will break. (Yeah!)
Choose him, now, for Heaven's sake!
You'll gain it all, a whole new fate!
Come on, everybody!
Be the light!
Bring a date!

So when they see you...
Go ahead, celebrate...
Reveal your greatest trait...
And let love overtake... (Yeah.)

And let love overtake.


About Me

Bio

I graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Film and Video Production, and I added on a Minor in Business Administration to round out the resume. I've spent the last fifteen years writing screenplays, pilots, novels, short stories, poems and now lyrics. I've yet to be published, but if truth be told, I've done a bad job at putting myself out there. Health and money issues have made sending my pieces to contests and publishers fall by the wayside. That being said, the journey has made my work more informed, intimate, and nuanced. I believe it is ready to blossom in the hands of anyone who might see potential in it.

Putting in the time has sharpened my poetry and prose.
My desire to spread hope continuously grows.
Maybe you think this rhyming is a bit on the nose.
If not, we should work together and ignite some shows.

Sorry, I can be a little corny...

But I can get deep. I've written on or lived through issues of faith, mental illness, comedy, horror, drama, sci-fi and mystery. While my current collection is based solely on the Christian music genre, I have notebooks to go through on more secular subjects as well. Right now, faith-based music is radiating from me with little hesitation. It is my intention to use my personal experience to heighten understanding of forgiveness, redemption, faith, trust, and praise. I may sprinkle in a couple of messages of warning, but I feel it fits the times we're in, and provides an invitation to those who may have been lost like me.

You might find that I'm a very liberal Christian (politically speaking). I hope this isn't a problem. I believe in a non-violent, help the needy, aid the stranger, fight corruption, and protect the Earth kind of politics, but realize that the Word cuts across the political spectrum. I hope to work with people who can respect that.

CV/History

I worked in Television Production from 2007 to 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.

After that, I moved to Pennsylvania and worked as a Court Reporter and a Teacher. I currently babysit children under 10 while writing when I can.

I have also
iefly worked in retail, grocery, sales, and sports throughout my career. My experience is diverse and spans all classes, races, and religions. I spent nearly seven years working for the TV show called "The Amazing Race". This reality show coordinates a race around the world twice a year. That experience provided me contact with people from all over the globe. Not too shabby for someone seeking inspiration.

Key Dates

I can sing karaoke like an animal, but I'm pretty sure no one would really pay to see or hear that. (Think Jack Black but without the ability to play the guitar.)

I played Alto Saxophone in high school, so I can read music and have a general understanding of pianos, although I lack the dexterity to play one.

I'm a wordsmith through and through, but I can hum lyrics for you to mix a beat to.

I'm short on funds for a lot of blogs and social media, but here's a link to my pinterest page where I feature a lot of quotes from longer pieces that I match to photos: s://.pinterest.com/ferreed/boards/

Contact

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