“What If”

This is a song about simply believing, regardless of anything else, regardless of the odds against a situation, regardless of what you feel or think or hear (or don’t feel or think or hear). Simply believing. The chorus phrases it as a question, because that’s actually how I got the idea: by asking the question, “What if?” It’s a song written from the perspective of someone questioning and choosing to believe. Because that’s exactly what I was doing.

However, this song is also written with the intent that people who are of a different faith (or of no faith) could relate to it in their own personal lives. The listener could, for example, apply it to their relationship or friendships.

Lyrics are in the video. All music, lyrics, instruments, and vocals are done by me. And as always, I know I’m not a Grammy-quality vocalist, but I don’t aspire to be. My only aspiration is to follow my passion, worship my God, and share my journey with others along the way ;-)

To God be all the glory, always and forever and in all things!

“I’ll Wait”

I’ve been reading the Psalms lately, and my heart and mind have apparently soaked up what I’ve read, because most of these lyrics were inspired by various things I’ve read in the Psalms recently. The lyrics are also completely reflective of where I am in life right now: eager to take the next step, but needing to wait for God to direct that step. It’s a worship song, a song expressing my love for God and my desire to honor Him above all else.

Lyrics are in the video. All music, instruments, lyrics, and vocals are done by me. And as always, I know my vocals aren’t Grammy-quality, but that’s not my aspiration; my only aspiration is to follow my passion, worship my God, and share my journey with others along the way :-)

To God be all the glory, always and forever and in all things!

Instruments used: 12-string guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, Cajon (percussion), and my voice.

“Separate Me”

This is plain and simple a worship song, a prayer, and an expression of my love for God and His love for me. It’s a song that conveys who I am in Christ, and that everything is possible only by Him. The last line of the third verse (“You’ve made it my mission to be one with the One”) was inspired by the recent messages my pastor has been preaching at my church (LCIM – Life Changing International Ministry) about relationship with God and “being one with the One (God).”

Yes, my voice sounds deeper in this song lol, and girls usually aren’t supposed to sing deep, but I don’t care about those stereotypes or whatever…I wrote this song in this key because that’s the vision I had for it, and it’s the tone my voice naturally went to, so I didn’t want to try to force anything different.

Lyrics are in the video. All music, lyrics, instruments, and vocals are done by me. And as always, I know I’m not a Grammy-quality vocalist, but I don’t aspire to be; my only aspiration is to follow my passion, worship my God, and share my journey with others along the way ;-)

To God be all the glory, always and forever and in all things!

[instruments used: Epiphone 12 string guitar, Casio keyboard/piano, GarageBand violin synth]

“Here We Go Again” Lyrics and Chords

“Here We Go Again”
Music and Lyrics by Katie Woodward
(Capo 4, standard tuning)

G                      Cadd9
Here I am at the ocean’s edge,
G                                     Cadd9
Ready to run through the crashing waves,
D/F#                Am7
On the horizon, to the sun [Son].

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.
G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

G                                 Cadd9
Stepping swiftly on the battlefield,
G                                            Cadd9
Landmines surround me, but I won’t turn back,
D/F#               Am7
I’ll carry on…guide my steps.

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

C
Sometimes the road seems long,
G6add11
I wonder where we’re going.
C
Sometimes I hear You wrong,
G6add11                                  C  G6add11
Get turned around and lose my way.

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

G                                     Cadd9
You say the word, here we go again,
D/F#                          Am7                 C       Am7
One more turn on the narrow road we walk.

© 2012

Chord guide:
G             – 320033
Cadd9     – 032033
D/F#        – 200232
Am7        – 002010
G6add11 – 320010

“For You”

As with all my songs, this is a song relevant to my life and my relationship with God. It is essentially a prayer/praise song, about surrendering my heart to God, and praising Him for the new heart He created within me. It’s a prayer that I won’t get in the way, won’t put anything in my heart that doesn’t belong there, won’t put walls up around it, won’t do anything but honor Him with it and simply love.

It’s a rough recording, simple one-take with guitar and vocals recorded at the same time, and yes there are a few rough chords. I’m just trying to get music up as I write it, so don’t expect perfection ;-)

Lyrics are in the video. I didn’t use any fancy slide transitions this time though. All music, lyrics, instruments, and vocals are done by me. And as always, I know my vocals are not Grammy-quality, but that is not my aspiration. My only aspiration is to follow my passion, worship my God, and share my journey with others along the way :-)

To God be all the glory, always and forever and in all things!