"Holding The Key" as written by and Jason Jeffrey Gray Andy Gullahorn....
I came here tonight with a mission
To confess what I'm trying to hide
But here in the hour of decision
I'd rather give you the company line

There are secrets I don't want to tell you
And wounds you might not want to see
But they keep me bound to my sorrow
And I really want to be free
And you're the one holding the key

You don't have to give me an answer
An answer is the last thing I need
There's no magical cure for this cancer
I just need you to listen me
'Cause you're the one holding the key

We were made with these hearts
Meant to be open
Then we locked them away
Afraid of being broken
But we're given each other to set it free
And you're the one holding the key

This dark room is perfect for hiding
But I don't want to hide anymore
You can't force the light here inside it
But you can help me open the door
You're the one holding the key

We were made with these hearts
Meant to be open
Then we locked them away
Afraid of being broken
But we're given each other to set it free
And you're the one holding
The key to the truth
Of what's really going on
Your listening ear
Is the grace of God
Love will take the shackles off
But you're the one holding the key

We all need it sooner or later
A safe place for telling the truth
I'm happy returning the favor
'Cause I'm holding the key for you


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    General CommentJason Gray is an awesome artist, and his lyrics are especially amazing. This song, in particular, is a gem. I can't believe no one has commented on it yet.

    "We were made with these hearts,
    meant to be open.
    Then we locked them away,
    afraid of being broken."

    This is definitely my favorite part of the song; it's too true. From my own experience, I find it's hard to open up with people to share what's on my mind...what's heavy on my heart or my soul. It's hard to step down and make ourselves vulnerable. Society always praises people for their strength, but rarely ever do I see someone being affirmed for their weakness--their brokenness. We can't all be the 'golden boys (or girls)", however much we try to be.
    FreedomIsDominationon February 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"There's no magical cure for this cancer"
    Jason's son has cancer.
    calebarledgeon January 10, 2012   Link

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