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Audio

  1. Video Messiah New Jerusalem 5:34
  2. When The Angels Come New Jerusalem 3:59
  3. In The Light New Jerusalem 5:29
  4. Find Your Parade New Jerusalem 4:28
  5. World-Go-Round New Jerusalem 5:10
  6. Out Of The Ashes New Jerusalem 4:54
  7. Lavender And Lace New Jerusalem 6:16

Lyrics

Woh Ho Woh Woh Woh Woh
Ooo Wee Hoo Na Na Na Na Na Na Na 
Woh Woh Woh Woh Woo  
Woo Wee Hoo
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Woh

They’ll Lead You For A Price
Take You Down The Wrong Road
No Soul Was Saved Tonight
Bad Medicine For A Cure

A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
They Stain The Very Fabric Of Our System
In Darkness Or In Daylight
They’ll Betray You And Seduce You
If You Let Them

Blessed Are The Pour In Heart
For They Shall See The Face Of Our Redeemed

So Watch Out For The One
Who Claims To Be The Son
And Don’t Be Led Astray
When He Tells You He Has The Way
No No No

He’s Just A Video Messiah
A Technicolor King
Woh Woh Woh

Pay No Heed To The Wisdom Of A Blind Man
For Jesus Is The Only Way To See

Door To Door Deceivers
Trying To Disguise The True Reality
But We Are The Believers
In Jesus Christ Our King
Woh Woh Woh

So Listen Now Good People
To The Rhythm Of Eternity
Some Sing The Songs Of Evil
But Jesus Is The Only True Harmony

So Follow Christ To Heaven’s Door
And Don’t Be Led Astray By The Wicked Man
No No No No No

And You Can Take This Word Of Warning
To The Puppet On The Run
We Know What His Intentions Are
Cause When All Is Said And Done
No No No

He’s Just A Video Messiah
A Technicolor King
Woh Woh Woh

Pay No Heed To The Wisdom Of A Blind Man
For Jesus Is The Only Way To See

Solo

Waaaaaah
Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
For They Such Touch The Hand Of Our Creator

So Remember What You’ve Heard
It’s Written In His Word
And There Will Come A Day
When The Wicked Ones Will Say
And They’re Gonna Say
No No No

He’s Just A Video Messiah
A Technicolor King
Woh Woh Woh

Pay No Heed To The Wisdom Of A Blind Man
For Jesus Is The Only Way To See

Solo

Oh A Technicolor King

Solo

For Jesus Is The Only Way To See
He’s The Only Way To See
So Follow Christ To Heave’s Door
Remember What You’ve Heard

Jesus Is The Only Way
Jesus Is The Only Way
Jesus Christ Is The Only
To See
To See
To See

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

As I Watched The News Today
I Prayed The Lord
Would Come And Rescue Me

Then He Spoke To Me
He Said Oh Son
Do You Know Where I’m Taking You

Cause When The Angels Come
We’re Gonna Sing Our Praises To The Lord

No Time To Waist The Hour
The Son Of Man
Is Coming Back To Take Us Home

Jesus Said To His Disciples
He Who Follows Me
Will Truly Never Die

In My Father House
Are Many Rooms
And I’ll Prepared
A Place For You

Cause When The Angels Come
We’re Gonna Sing Our Praises
To One And Mighty Lord

No Time To Waist The Hour
Jesus Christ Is Coming Back
To Take Us Home

We’re In The Final Hour
The Signs Are All Around Us
Heavens Not That Far Way

They’ll Find That They We’re Wrong
So All You Unbelievers Hear His Call

As I Watched The News Today
I Knew That God
Had Given Us The Victory

It’s The Love Of Jesus Christ
That We Must Share
With All Of Those
Who’ve Never Seen

Cause When The Angels Come
We’re Gonna Sing Our Praises To The Lord

No Time To Waist The Hour
The Son Of Man Is Coming Back
To Take Us Home 

Take Us Home
Yeah Yeah Yeah He’s Come Back
To Take Us Home

When The Angels Come
We’re Gonna Sing Our Praises
To The Lord
To The Lord
To The Lord
Yeah Yeah Yeah

No Time To Waist The Hour
The Son Of Man Is Coming Back
To Take Us Home

Written By
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez

Too Many Walk In The Darkness
Not Knowing Right From Wrong
Sometimes You Feel So Unwanted
When You’ve Been Wanting
And Waiting So Long

Some People Try To Ignore It
Others Would Like To Be Free
But Now I’ve Made My Decision
To Where I Want To Be

Taking You In My Heart
Deep In My Soul
And I Will Follow You
Into The Light

I Will Turn And Follow
In The Light
I Will Walk With My Jesus
In The Light

Who Are The Real Believers
Are They On My Tv
They Seem To Know All The Answers
Are They Just Fooling Me

I’m Taking Out My Cross
To Show What I Believe
Jesus Christ Is My Savior
And He Will Walk With Me

Taking You In My Heart
Deep In My Soul
And I Will Follow You
Into The Light

I Will Turn And Follow
In The Light
I Will Walk With My Jesus
In The Light

I Will Turn And Follow
In The Light
In The Light

Solo

Oh You Can Go Your Own Way
But You’d Never Find It Better
The Only Way Is Through Jesus Christ
So You Can Live Forever

In The Light
I Will Turn And Follow
In The Light
I Will Walk With My Jesus
In The Light
I Will Turn And Follow
In The Light
In The Light

Solo

Written By
David Perrigan

She Was The Princess
Of A North London Town
Sheltered By All
Who Were Around Her

Feeling Alone
Just A Face In The Crowd
And Wishing Her Destiny
Had Found Her

And She Was Passed By A Man
And The Music He Played
And He Told Her These Words
As He Walked Away
He Walked Away

He Said
Don’t Be Afraid
To Find Your Parade
Or It’s Gonna Fade In Time

Scared And Alone
She Was Lost In The Night
Not Knowing Which Road To Follow
Hoping To Find
What Was Lost From Her Heart
To Make It Though One More Tomorrow

And Then We Met In A Dram
And I Begged Her To Stay
And She Told Me These Words
As She Walked Away
She Walked Away

She Said
Don’t Be Afraid
To Find Your Parade
Or It’s Gonna Fade In Time

Solo

Take All The Dreams
From The Palm Of Your Hand
Make All Your Wished Come True
You Make The Choice
And I’ll Leave The Rest Up To You

So Don’t Be Afraid
To Find Your Parade
Or It’s Gonna Fade

In Time
Oh In Time
In Time Oh

Don’t Be Afraid
To Find Your Parade
Or It’s Gonna Fade
In Time
In Time

Written By
Ed Melendez

My I Help You Mister
Let Me Show You What Is Real
Hidden In Confusing
Now It’s Time For How You Feel

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round

I Can See You Laughing
Smiling Faces On The Wall
Now You Think You’ve Got It
When You Really Don’t At All

Cause When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round
When I Look Into Your Eyes
I Can See The World-Go-Round And Round

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Solo

World-Go-Round And Round
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh

World-Go-Round And Round
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh Woh

World-Go-Round And Round
Ooo Woh Woh Woh
World-Go-Round And Round
Woh Woh 

Take The Time And You Will See
What Happens Now And What Will Be
Look At Me Is This A Dream Or Reality

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Arisen From The Grave
A Savior To A World
He Was The Messiah
That Was Foreseen

Let’s Rejoice The Day
For A King Has Arrived
And He Will Be
The Savior To Us All

Out Of The Ashes
Out Of The Ashes

The Father Sent His Son
To Die For Our Sins
He Would Be The Sacrifice For All

He Walked Upon The Land
In A World Of Unbelievers
But Only He Could Save Us
Form Ourselves

From Out Of The Ashes
Out Of The Ashes He Rose

Wake Up To The Son
For His Is The One
Who Died On The Cross For You
All Disbelieves Misguided Deceivers
He Died For Your Sins Too

He’s The One True Power
The Man Of The Hour
Who Was Nailed To A Tree
But He Rose From Your Ashes
In All His Glory For Everyone To See 
Out Of The Ashes He Rose

So Find What You Believe
Your Heart Will Lead The Way
And You Can Find Eternal Life In Heaven

God So Love The World
He Gave His Only Son
So We Could Have Eternal Life Above

From Out Of The Ashes
Out Of The Ashes
Out Of The Ashes
Jesus Rose

And All The Children Will Rejoice
Oh When The Savior Comes Again
Woh Woh Woh Woh

You Know That You All Have A Choice
So Won’t You Let Your Savior In
Won’t You Let Your Savior In
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes
He Rose

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes
He Rose

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes
He Rose

He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

He Rose
He Rose
He Rose
Out Of The Ashes

Written By
Ed Melendez

Hear The Trumpets Sounding
For The Battles Underway
Unsee Fallen Angels
Are Calling Us Astray

Vanity Of Vanities
Grasping For The Wind
Finding Your Possessions
Never Greet You At The End

So I I’ll Comply
For Your Love
Will Get Me Through The Fight

Are You Puppets On A String
A Toy On Satan’s Hand
You Know Not Where You’re Going
Now It’s Time To Take A Stand

So Take The Gifts They’ve Given You
And Throw Them All Away
For Heaven’s Door’s Have Opened Up
And Called You Hear To Stay

So I I’ll Say Goodbye
To A World That
Knows No Wrong From Right

And I I Won’t Cry
For The Road I’m On
Will Take Me To The Light

Solo

Frighten Little Child
Standing All Alone
With Fragments Of
Your Broken Little World

But There Upon The Thrown
Is The King Who Stand Alone
With A Plan To Mend The Pieces
Of Your Heart

Woh Yeah Yeah
Ooo Ooo Ooo

Walk Into The Light
You Know Now
What Is Wrong And Right
Let His Might Power
Pull You In

The Battle Has Been Won
Turn From The Darkness
To The Son
And You Will Be The Victor
In The End
Ooo hoo Ooo

Written By
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan

Musicians

Bass
David Perrigan, Rob Trujillo 
Mike Jones

Drums
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez

Guitar
David Perrigan
Keyboards
Ed Melendez
Vocals
David Perrigan, Ed Melendez 

Details

Release Date
June 11, 1992
Artist/Band
New Jerusalem
Album Title
Holy Ghost Stories
Sound Engineer
Ed Melendez
Music Producer
Ed Melendez, David Perrigan
Album Design
Ed Melendez, William Perrigan
Music Genre
Christian Rock
Catalog Ref#
GT-1004
Audio Format
Cassette, Digital Download
Music Label
Glittertown Records ©1992

The Album

Recorded in the summer of 1992 on a small Fostex 4-track, this seven-song album was the first official collaboration of David Perrigan on lead/rhythm guitar and me on the keyboard and as lead vocalist since the demise of our previous band, Fable.

It was the tail end of New Day’s second stint when Dave and I got our musical juices flowing again as collaborators. The experience was highly creative and productive. As the New Day chapter closed, Dave revealed he had been experiencing a spiritual awakening. He expressed that it must be a Christian-focused endeavor if he were ever involved in another musical project. Though I was not a Christian, I was open to the idea.

Dave had been sharing his faith with me. I began attending the same church through Dave extended an invitation to me. I would ultimately give my life to Christ and become a Christian myself. These events lay the foundation for the spiritual awakening and the undertones found in the Holy Ghost Stories album.

These events now set the stage—our seasoned songwriting and lyric writing skills, guided by a new spiritual muse, renewed a partnership that would craft a unique alternative, edgy, progressive rock sound heard throughout the album. Another addition to our bag of tricks would be my newly polished vocals, which quickly moved me toward taking on the lead vocalist position this time.

I had taken criticisms about my abilities as a singer and lead vocalist for the band Fable to heart. After the demise of the band Fable, I centered all of my energy on shaping and perfecting my vocal artistry and strengthening my control and range as a vocalist. New Jerusalem’s first album would be the first test of my efforts. I would add multiple harmonies to my lead vocals for the album, often in a single take. The opening song was sure to leave no doubt that my newly garnered abilities, which I hoped would silence any doubters.

Our first collaborative effort would be the album’s opening song, “Video Messiah.” The song’s chorus and concept were Dave’s contributions. I crafted and arranged a chord progression to become the song’s signature sound.
The song’s subject was the exploitation of Christians by unethical TV evangelists looking to make a quick buck. In addition, some come as false prophets proclaiming a false gospel. The song’s strong message, dynamic chorus, and powerful lyrics would be a standard for the rest of the album’s collaborations.

Having sequenced most of the album, we would look to other session players to help complete the recording, which included Bassist Robert Trujillo on the song “Find Your Parade” and Bassist Mike Jones on the song “Lavender and Lace.”

You can also hear many influences from vocalists like Fish and Steve Hogarth of the progressive rock band Marillion, as they heavily influenced my performance throughout the album.

After the album’s completion and a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a chance meeting would move us musically to the next level and bring about the need to change the band’s name from New Jerusalem to Fair Exchange.

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