Archive for ‘John Mark McMillan’

January 18, 2014

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE FROM BORDERLAND

 

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. – January 14, 2014 –Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan has just released his first single, “Future / Past” from his upcoming independent release, Borderland, at iTunes. John Mark’s fourth studio album will release on March 4, 2014. Just hours after releasing, “Future / Past” jumped to No. 2 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Song chart. Click here to purchase this single.

Supporting today’s single release, John Mark’s music video for the song is also exclusively debuting at RELEVANT TV. Click on the image below to watch this video.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT Borderland:
Borderland speaks to the idea of the ‘place between places,’” says McMillan, “which is where I feel I’ve been living as a person, as an artist, and as a believer for a couple of years. While few things describe the Christian experience more than the ‘place between places,’ it is also a concept everyone can relate to. We all walk lines between work and family, love and responsibility, art and commerce, passion and business and so on. Many of these songs are my commentary from a life between the crevices and on the verge.”

This will be the first album released through John Mark’s recently launched record label, Lionhawk Records. Borderland was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 raising over $69,000 and backed by more than 1,500 contributors.

In addition to the anticipation around McMillan’s upcoming LP, the Charlotte, North Carolina native’s previous work continues with its success. In 2012, “Seen A Darkness,” from his last album Economy, was featured in the promo for the Grey’s Anatomy episode, “Hope for the Hopeless” (Season 8: Episode 12). His single “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years and still today ranks on CCLI’s Top 25 chart. John Mark is proud to be an ambassador for World Vision and an advocate for its work in Bahkari, India.

 

January 10, 2014

John Mark McMillan Set To Release Kickstarter Funded Album Borderland March 4, 2014

 

 

 

Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan is gearing up for the independent release of his fourth studio album titled Borderland on March 4, 2014. This will be the first album released through McMillan’s recently launched record label, Lionhawk Records. Borderland was funded by a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year raising over $69,000 and backed by more than 1,500 contributors.

Borderland speaks to the idea of the ‘place between places,’” says McMillan, “which is where I feel I’ve been living as a person, as an artist, and as a believer for a couple of years. While few things describe the Christian experience more than the ‘place between places,’ it is also a concept everyone can relate to. We all walk lines between work and family, love and responsibility, art and commerce, passion and business and so on. Many of these songs are my commentary from a life between the crevices and on the verge.”

Fresh off the heels of a Christmas tour, John Mark recently released an original Christmas single via Noisetrade titled “Baby Son,” which has been downloaded by over 10,000 listeners. All proceeds from this song will go to World Vision’s relief efforts in the Philippines. Click here to get “Baby Son.” In 2014, John Mark will begin his headlining tour to support Borderland. Information on the tour will be forthcoming.

In addition to the anticipation around McMillan’s upcoming LP, the Charlotte, North Carolina native’s previous work continues with its success. In 2012, “Seen A Darkness,” from his last album Economy, was featured in the promo for the Grey’s Anatomy episode, “Hope for the Hopeless” (Season 8: Episode 12). His single “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years and still today ranks on CCLI’s Top 25 chart. John Mark is proud to be an ambassador for World Vision and an advocate for its work in Bahkari, India.

September 7, 2011

HEART BLEEDS LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

We could be reveling
Forever in the love you bring
And we could be wasted on
You and not count it lost

Like fools in love
We’re bound to make a scene

Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed, our hearts bleed
For you

We could burn down the days
Inside the light of your face
And we could throw the years away
And not regret the price we paid

Like fools in love
We’re bound to make a scene

Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed, our hearts bleed
For you

You have loved alive the dead and gone
And filled our thirsty veins with blood and song

Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed for you, oh
Our hearts bleed, our hearts bleed
For you

September 7, 2011

SHEET OF NIGHT LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

 

The devil’s dealing dirty

In broken hearts and counterfeit currency

The living isn’t easy

When a heart’s regret can tax the air you breathe

 

But like diamonds we shine

Up against the sheet of night

The jet-black sheet of night

We overtake the cityscapes

We scale the heights

We break but we don’t die

 

Whoa we’ve got a blood

We’ve got a love that’ll brave the flood

Whoa we’ve got a blood

We’ve got a love that’ll brave…

 

The cold will leave you guilty

And the wind will shake you like a tambourine

The dogs will leave you hungry

And your superiors will tax the blood you bleed

 

But like diamonds we shine

Up against the sheet of night

The jet-black sheet of night

We overtake the cityscapes

We scale the heights

We break but we don’t die

 

Whoa we’ve got a blood

We’ve got a love that’ll brave the flood

Whoa we’ve got a blood

We’ve got a love that’ll brave the flood

 

But like diamonds we shine

Up against the sheet of night

The jet-black sheet of night

We overtake the cityscapes

We scale the heights

We break but we don’t die

 

The devil’s dealing dirty

In broken hearts and counterfeit…

 

August 8, 2011

SEEN A DARKNESS LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

We have seen a darkness
But we have seen a light
We have felt the love
Of a hope’s hot blood
In the machinery of night

We have seen a darkness
But we have seen the sun
We have come undone
To a love’s hot song
In a symphony of blood

The valley of the shadow knows our name
We have seen a night
But we have seen the day
Dressed in the blood of love’s hot veins
We have overcome
Yeah, we have overcome

Born into the grave
But born a second time
We’ve been born again
Into loves hot hands
On someone else’s dime

The valley of the shadow knows our name
We have seen a night
But we have seen the day
Dressed in the blood of loves hot veins
We have overcome
Yeah, we have overcome

You have called us loved
And you have called us wanted
One time we were bruised
We were bankrupt and haunted

August 8, 2011

ECONOMY LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

Raise your voice
Chase away the ghosts
The pain that haunts a heart
The things we fear the most
The entropy of life
The slow decay of time
that wars against our bones

All these sinking ships
Are ruled against the wave
The raging of the tide
The tyranny of days
And sleep would chase us down
Sleep would have its way
And night would fall upon us all

But I believe you can overcome my economy
You can dig me out of the grave
I believe you can overcome my economy
You can dig me out of the grave

The weight of love
It rests upon us all
The people we’ve become
The people that we’ve known
Longing for a day
Arrested by a hope
That death could not foreclose upon

I believe you can overcome my economy
You can dig me out of the grave
And I believe you can overcome my economy
You can dig me out of the grave

I believe you can over come my hearts economy
Yeah you can dig me out of the grave
And I believe you can over come my economy
Yeah you can dig me out of the grave

August 8, 2011

CHEMICALS LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

A room sometimes is a body
With the loneliest view
And the porch lights grow dim
With every on-setting hour
Where the stars seem so finite to you

But love it ain’t like the chemicals babe
Cause the chemicals don’t hang around
While everybody’s drilling for a fountain of youth
Losing years on the way down

A melody can be exhausted babe
Short of friend and fame
Cause the birds they don’t sing
In the winter short of spring
And, even then, they only sing in the day

But love, it ain’t like a melody babe
Cause the birds don’t hang around
Well, everybody’s drilling for a fountain of youth
But sometimes in these fountains they drown
Sometimes in these fountains they drown

But I want to love you
When the blood of my veins
Don’t know how to call out your name
Yeah I want to love you
When the birds don’t hang around

But love it ain’t like the chemicals babe
Cause the chemicals don’t hang around
While everybody’s drilling for a fountain of youth
But sometimes in these fountains they drown

August 8, 2011

SINS ARE STONES LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

All our sins are stones
At the bottom of your oceans
And all our filthy stains
Have been washed away

By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
The grave

Recompense is made for
The guilty and the shamed
For eternity is gained
In the arms of the slain

By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
The grave

Oh my soul
Praise him
Oh my soul

By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
By the blood of a son
I have overcome the grave
The grave
Oh my soul
Praise him
Oh my soul

August 8, 2011

WHO IS THIS LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

Who is this
The King of Glory
Who is This
The King of Glory
Who is this
The King of Glory

Open up your gates before him

Open up you doors
You everlasting doors
Open up you doors
You everlasting doors
Open up you doors
You everlasting doors
Open up your gates before him

August 8, 2011

MURDERED SON LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

You set us up above all the stars
You set us on a high place by where you are
While we were dead you made us your friends
And scattered our debt upon the wind

Glory to One
God’s murdered son
Who paid for my resurrection
Once from the dust, once from the grave
Daughters and sons from the ashes you’ve raised
And hidden our faults even from your own face
And scattered our debt upon the waves

Glory to one
God’s murdered son
Who paid for my resurrection
Glory to One
God’s murdered son
Who paid for my resurrection

Glory to the one who
Who overcame in death
Glory to the one
Who paid for my offenses
Glory to the one

Once from the dust
Once from the grave
Daughters and sons
From the ashes you’ve raised
And hidden our faults
Even from your own face
And scattered our debt upon the waves
And scattered our debt upon the waves

August 8, 2011

LOVE YOU SWORE LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

Chase me down like a lion
Like a bird of prey
Lift me up from the ashes
Of my hearts own shallow grave

Cause I know that I love you
But sometimes I’m afraid

Whoa oh…

Spare my body from the wolves, God
That crouch down at my door
Lift me up above the waters
And the sharks that guard your shore
Cause I know that I need you
But sometimes I know it more

Whoa oh…

Harbor me in the eye of the storm
I’m holding on to love you swore

August 7, 2011

DAYLIGHT LYRICS JOHN MARK MCMILLAN

Daylight comes to meet you on the road
Like a prodigal son, a prodigal hope
That you gave up on when you were young
Yeah, but daylight is coming on

We live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
We live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
But daylight is coming on

Heaven bends low for the naked and the poor
To settle up a debt, to settle up the score
To set up a table on the edge of a war
Cause we’ve been bleeding on the edge of a sword

We live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
We live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
But daylight is coming on

The boardwalk is painted red with the blood
Of a thousand prospective heroes but one
Still cries out beyond all the grave and the flood
Where the blackest abysses cannot overcome

Cause we live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
We live on the edge
On the edge of a darkness oh
But daylight is coming on