The New Normal EP

by Sunday Afternoons

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Our debut project! It's not perfect, but neither are we. Nevertheless, we are excited to share this with you. Clocking in at approximately 41 minutes, it contains more awesomeness than 6 tracks can contain and we hope you enjoy every note!

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released September 1, 2012

Sunday Afternoons is:
Luke Folkerts- guitars, programming
Jacob Shaffer- keytar, bgvs
Nathan Eckley- lead vocals, guitars
John-William Bowling- bass
Timothy Kolker- drums, guitars

“New Normal” rap performed by Will Howard.

Lyrics written by Timothy Kolker except for:
“Brighter” written by Jacob Shaffer
“Go” written by Timothy Kolker and Luke Folkerts
“New Normal” rap written by Jacob Shaffer
All music composed by Sunday Afternoons

Mastered by Luke Folkerts.

Sunday Afternoons would like to thank:
Jesus! The reason we write and play and breathe. Steve Jones for the loaning of practically all the equipment we used to record and still borrow when we perform. The Kolker family for putting up with our practices, which must sound like nonsense at times. All of you, of course! Thanks for listening, coming to our shows, suggesting us to friends, encouraging us and supporting us by purchasing this EP. Glory to God, always and forever.

Album art by Tara Kolker.
5x5 Rubiks Cube solved by Jacob Shaffer, who insists that he appears too much in these credits.

©2012 Sunday Afternoons

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Track Name: Brighter
wondering, what i'm any good for anymore,
everything, i pride myself in crashes down,
think there's no more, sense in ever trying again, but,
God, You remind me who i am, and You tell me

"get up, and trust in Me a little more
remember what I made you for
You're not useless, you're Mine
I didn't make you just to sit there
no, I made you to shine"

moving ahead, and giving my all
forget where i'm going, trip and lose it all
back where i started, beat down on the floor
settle in to defeat, complacent and bored
but You begin to speak into my life again

"get up, and trust in Me a little more
remember what I made you for
you're not useless, you're mine
i didn't make you just to sit there, no I made you to shine"

all this time I've wasted
diving into defeat like a cannonball
every time I brand myself as worthless
You pick me up, embrace me, and dust me off

cuz I need to
get up, and trust in You, and a little more
cuz now I know what I'm here for
i'm never going back to my folly
and I'm never going back to my fear
You tell me
"get up, and trust in Me a little more
remember what I made you for
you're not useless, you're Mine
I didn't make you just to sit there
no, I made you to shine"
Track Name: Choice
when I made you I knew
everything that you'd do
every step that you'd take
and every promise you would break
I chose to give you a choice
a chance to follow another voice
even though you'd turn away
and need to be saved

so I'll stand with My arms open wide
waiting for your return even though
I know if it won't come

I knew you wouldn't understand
My allowing you to chose
and that you'd say for the longest time
that it wasn't true
true, you are predestined
but the choices are your own
so throughout all your life
just know that I have known

so I'll stand with My arms open wide
waiting for your return even though
I know if it won't come

I didn't make you mindless machines
but so you could choose to love Me

so I'll stand with My arms open wide
waiting for your return even though
I know if it won't come
Track Name: Direction
right now i hope that you see what i see
is not what declares if you’re who you are meant to be
wish i could tell you that what i thought mattered
but you are you are in the eyes of the Father

right now i pray that you see what i say
cannot tell you if you’re where you’re supposed to be
wish i could tell you a yes or to go
but you are where you are till He tells you you’re home

right now you have to see what i think
does not define you and never could
sometimes i wish my opinion mattered
but then God steps in and shows His is better

right now i hope that you see by His light
that people may fade and our false love will fail
that’s to be expected among the imperfect fallen
but perfect love is always there and always right

sometimes God might use what I say
to convey a message that you need to hear

right now i’ll trust that you’ll walk in this hope
that though we are tired and full of dispair
the plan is still in motion, the work is not complete
so run on and pray and wait and obey

it is not for me to judge or condemn
or even approve or tell you God’s plan
but I can encourage that which we know is good
and pray as you walk that you’d be steadfast
Track Name: New Normal (feat. Will Howard)
too much, too fast but any speed would have hurt the same
now it's in the past, feeling feelings i don't think have a name
life's changed, the world's been rocked, but glory to God, always
knowing these things don't go backwards, it's time to live today

we're looking at a whole new normal
praise God, make the best of it
never got a briefing but now it's final
everything is different but it's a new normal

no one's asking us to pretend it never happened or forget
no suggestions to shrug off the hurt or ignore the effects
God's at work, He is moving, He's unfolding His perfection
we trust and stand in Him finding our purpose and direction

we're looking at a whole new normal
praise God, make the best of it
never got a briefing but now it's final
everything is different but it's a new normal

never a moment going by when something ain't changing
with the tik-tok of time ringing in our ears, clanging,
like a cymbal never stoppin' with the world in a whirl
every minute, every second goin' by like a blur
there's a change, a difference, something going by we're missing
never stop to think ahead we just look back reminiscin'
with our heads in the clouds, won'drin' why it's all this way
all this sadness, all this doubt, why we feel this pain
but there's never not a reason and God's bringing us through it
this new normal isn't easy, but then, when ever is it?

today's a day that's not occurred before, different than the last
the beginning to the rest of your life, looking ahead from the past
so each day holds a new normal, though it might go unnoticed
these catalysts just accelerate so we wonder what we missed

we're looking at a whole new normal
praise God, make the best of it
never got a briefing but now it's final
everything is different but it's a new normal
Track Name: Go
live the life to which you've been called
a life this world's not worthy of
when you don't feel like shining as a star
press on, press on
to the One who is able to hold you from falling
who invites you to love and fear and live

remember how a spark bursts into flame
and fans on into a blaze
when you forget your first love
ignite, ignite
consume the fleeting to expose the lasting
and reflect all that still shines into shadow

oh, the places you'll go
just let Him show you
and when He does you'll know

stand and speak up for the weak and quiet
sharpen and uphold friends
when it seems the day wasn't made for your praises
look up, look up
the enemy takes no rests and is always moving
take up the armor and charge

oh, the places you'll go
just let Him take you
He could take you miles from home
oh, are you looking for another chance, a better break
that first gust to send you on your way
the mountains moved by faith are waiting
Track Name: Remembering You
i don't know why and i guess i don't need to
but i'll keep on living, remembering you

hey friend, do you know how you hurt the people that you left?
hey friend, do you have any clue how many lives you blessed?
hey friend, i know you're gone but i'll see you when Jesus returns
hey friend, didn't know that you were hurting; you never said a word

i don't know why and i guess i don't need to
but i'll keep on living, remembering you

you could have opened up a little, after all we're on your side
looking back, now that you've passed, wondering if we were blind
i know that God is moving here, but not how or why it's this way
but i'm certain He is working and we'll never be the same

i taught you much, you taught me more, looking for what God had in store
ignoring your own pain, that was your game, only God knew there was more
it's hard not to be mad at you, i wish you would have thought this through
at least you finally have your peace, while we're here not knowing what to do

i don't know why and i guess i don't need to
but i'll keep on living, remembering you

i guess you were impatient to be home, well now you're there, now you're there
now you're in the best of places, at least we know where
you've begun the rest of life, probably singin' "glory to God forever"
knowing that though life may be good, eternal life is always better


i don't know why and i guess i don't need to
but i'll keep on living, remembering you