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Matthew West – Next Thing You Know lyrics
I remember when I was thirteen
I saw a picture on my T. V. Screen
The Reverend Billy Graham and the people singing
Just As I Am And it felt like
You were talking to me
And the whole world seemed to fade away
Until I heard my mother say
"Son, are you okay? Do you wanna pray?"
And that became the hour I first believed

Next thing you know I'm high and flyin'
Next thing you know My heart is in your hands
Next thing you know There's no denyin'
Next thing you know I'm a brand new man

Well, I wish I could say
I always stayed right there
And I did until my freshman year
But the world was pulling me a long way from thirteen
And you were calling but I didn't hear
Still I knew there was something more
So, one day my knees hit the dorm room floor
I said, "If you're there, and if you really care,
Come and talk to me like I was thirteen. "


Got a picture in my head today
Of how heaven might look someday
I see the people there,
So I pull up a chair
And their stories, they blow me away
'Cause I can see it on every face
The evidence of grace
And as I listen it occurs to me
Everybody's got their own thirteen

So, what's your story about His glory?
You gotta find your place in the history of grace
Yeah, what's your story about His glory?
Come on and find your place

Chorus (x2)

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    I remember when I was about the same age and the preacher and the choir was really talking to me. I thought that I was in some serious trouble, but come to find out it was just conviction from God on me so I gave into what I was feeling at the time. The next thing you know I was walking away from God to go and do my own thing, that didn't go over so good with God and my parents.
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