Don’t Be Talkin’ ‘Bout Friends – Platinum Accapella
Of all the things to do to a friend You hurt them by your tongue. Relationships will fatally end Without a knife or gun.
Waitin’ till you ‘re back behind them, Then you put them down How could you be talkin’ ’bout them When they’re not around?
Chorus: Don’t be talkin’ ’bout friends when they’re not around Don’t be cuttin’ their hearts and puttin’ them down. Don’t be temptin’ the Lord and makin’ Him frown, Don’t be talkin’ ’bout your friends when they’re not around.
How all the gossip falls on our ears It doesn’t make much sense, How we can cause the innocent tears, Not helping their defense.
Listening, we all should fear it, Listening is wrong. If there were no one to hear it It could not go on.
Too many friendships have been broken By just a simple, careless word spoken.
Repeat Chorus (x2)
Don’t be talkin’ down, throwin’ down, cuttin’ down friends Why not treat them more like friends (when they’re not around)? Don’t be saying lots of things, overlook the hurt it brings Don’t be talkin’ bout your friends (when they’re not around).
I can walk! I can walk! Since the day that I was born I had been lame. I can walk! I can walk! I’ve been healed by the powr’ of His precious holy name.
I can see! I can see! When the Savior touched my heart He lifted me. I can see! My eyes can see! I’ve been changed by His powr’ to be all that I can be.
In the grave. In the grave. I was bounded by the shackles of the grave. In the grave, In the grave. I was dead in sin without his hand to save.
I’m alive! I’m alive! When He spoke my name from death I came alive I’m alive! I’m alive! With His healing hand I know I will survive
I never thought that such a brighter day could ever be. My eyes were blinded with darkness but right now I can see! To know that the Father could care for me the way that He does. The world can’t conceive (though how hard it tries) The way that He loves
“Piper Song was written for Piper Northen, a girl who was desperately in need of a liver transplant. Many people lovingly responded to this urgent need and helped to raise the necessary funding for the expensive, live-saving operation. Consequently, a foundation was established through which other children can be helped as Piper was blessed. You can help by giving to the American Childrens’s Transplant Foundation, 2810 Meadowlark, Ft. Collins, Colorado 80526.”
I have a daughter who’s five years old, She’s got a lot of energy. We have some dreams for her you see. She’s puttin’ on Momma’s shoes ’cause she wants to be a lady And that’s just what we want for her to be.
Chorus: I wanna grow older, I wanna feel the rays of the morning light. I wanna grow older, I wanna see the shades of the evening light.
Piper’s a girl who’s five years old, She’s a joy to her family. They have some dreams for her you see. She’s puttin’ on Momma’s shoes ’cause she wants to be a lady And that’s just what we want for her to be.
Why not be part of this prayer too? You can help Piper’s dream come true
I wanna grow older, I wanna feel the rays of the morning light I wanna grow older, I wanna feel the light I wanna grow older
From the albums “Growing up in the Lord” and ” Platinum”.
Original Release: 1994 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Creative Direction: Buddy Jackson and Cindy Sargent of Jackson Design
Design: Karinne Miller
Illustration: Jimmy Abegg
Group members vary by song- All recordings are the same as the Growin’ Up in the Lord album except Humble Thyself and Peace Be Still