I Am The Loch Ness Monster

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This track stands apart from the rest of the songs. I chose to write from the perspective of the creature in question; the Loch Ness Monster. Assuming that "Nessy" is exactly the kind of creature we've always been led to believe, I began to feel sad for him/her. This magnificent creature is reduced to living in hiding. Wait, that sounds a lot like me...and you. We're all afraid to show who we really are below the surface.


bottom feeder, is that what I’ve become
this life in darkness, brief glimpses of the sun
I was once a mighty beast, ruler of the land and of the sea
now hiding here below, when can I come up to breathe

is this what they call living, here below the surface
maybe I deserve this
am I just watching time pass, so I can die alone here
we’ve all got our own fears, and mine is you

weary sinner, what have I become
secrets with secrets, living on the run

one step at a time, there’s a reason we hide
we’re all afraid of the monster inside
if I sink or I swim does it matter at all
what will they think when they finally see
I’m not everything that they hoped I would be
I’ll take my chances, I’m rising to the light

so this is living freely, breaking through the surface
knowing there’s a purpose
now I can walk in daylight, free from all the shadows
we all have our heroes, and mine is you


from Diversions, released October 31, 2015
Drums: Jeremy West



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JOEL Maryville, Illinois

Joel has lived in the same small midwest town his whole life. He is married with 5 kids. He writes and records music purely as a creative outlet. You won't likely see him playing shows, but we suppose he'd oblige if you ask him nicely. Joel is intrigued by unorthodox thinking regarding spirituality, as shown in his new EP "Diversions". Joel is the worship leader at Copper Creek Christian Church. ... more

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