Raising kids is hard work. As a father of 5, I feel pretty qualified to make that statement. It means sleepless nights, desperate conversations, and the burden and weight of guiding them into adulthood. And still, most parents would say it’s the greatest joy of their lives. To hear my kids say “daddy” and to see them grow and mature is pure blessing to me.
Through this album, we want to make that same joy possible for families who are seeking adoption. These are the facts: there are well over 100 million orphans in the world. There are countless families who start in on the journey to adopt, only to find that they cannot afford it. Believing the Word of God, that we've been adopted and made family through Jesus, our goal is to help make these adoptions possible by raising $10,000 for the August Gate Adoption Fund.
We’re excited about this music. We’re ready for the world to hear it and enjoy it. But more than anything, it’s a vehicle for mission. It’s a means of living out the Gospel and placing a high importance on something that is close to the heart of God.
Whether it’s music, mission, or both for you, we hope you’ll take this journey with us.
August Gate Music
I had a girl, but I did not have a car.
So I won her heart with a beat up old guitar.
I don't know where most of my old friends are
But she's right here next to me
I would sing just to see of she would laugh
I would sing to make her smile if she was sad
It was a good old time and we're never gonna get it back
But It's a real good memory
And we rocked until the sun came up
We rocked until we'd had enough
We rocked when it was good and we rocked when it was rough.
Till the morning come.
Got me a girl, and I've got some little boys
The only thing that never changes is the noise
Every corner of this house is filled with toys
It's a big ol' family
We tried the lullabye, and we counted sheep
But tonight this child of mine won't go to sleep
She's daddy's girl and it's a love that runs real deep
To the bottom of the sea
So we'll rock until the sun comes up
We'll rock until she's had enough
We'll rock when nights are good and we'll rock when nights are rough
Til the morning come.
Tonight we're gonna sit around and sing
And reminisce about the way things used to be
Before old age caught up to you and me
Back when we were young
I plan to spend my last few days and nights
In this chair, just you and me and a porch light
We've come a long long way and we’ve lived a long long life
It's been a good run
And we're gonna rock until the sun comes up
We're gonna rock until we've had enough
We're gonna rock right here til the good Lord calls us up
And the morning comes.
released December 10, 2014
vocals, guitar, banjo, piano: Kevin Wright
shaker, snare: Dakota Morgan
Produced by Joel Sprenger / Studio A at Ambit Studios
Ben Martin / Ben's Studio
Assistant Engineers - Al Carretta, Dakota Morgan
Mixed and Mastered by Joel Sprenger at Ambit Studios - Maryville, IL
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