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One Small Flame

from The Great Deep by Ryan Calder

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Verse 1
Thought I was alone
As the night was getting colder
And the future seemed a darker shade of blue
As I drifted towards sleep
I heard a whisper on my shoulder:
"I could still go to war with you"

All the darkness in the world
Can't dim the light of one small flame

Rap 1
As we live in a world where we’re trying to fight
Trying to find out what we’re doing is wrong or right
Trying to burn the flame that will give us eternal life
The answer to all this darkness is simple:
just shine your light
So, I’m behind the mic, cause all the lyrics I write
Are not just to make a name
Or get some fame or get the reign
Not trying to entertain or rapping to get some change
I’m trying to make a change
While burning this one small flame

Verse 2
There's an echo in my soul
Of fire and rain from days gone by
And seasons where we'll never return
The truth is what we need
The test of time that will not die
Let it flow and let it burn

Rap 2
We’re the salt and the light
But there seems to be a fault in our light
And we’re seeking what’s sweetening
And that’s not the purpose of salt so it’s not right
What we’re living is not life it’s not like
We’re meant to be living a hard-knock life
What we define as greatness
Is not a portion of what He has in mind
There’s a Kingdom of comfort we need to leave behind
Through the eyes of the wise
We can audit of lives and find a way
To fan the flame and let it shine


from The Great Deep, track released September 1, 2020


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Ryan Calder Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Having toured and performed around the country over the past seven years, the RCB’s repertoire of music continues to enthrall audiences of all cultures and ages around South Africa.

The band’s music reaches across maskande, blues and jazz boundaries from its rock foundation, while the message in the lyrics consistently leans towards the positive side of life.
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