new song..

here as i walk alone, i put myself in view
have i failed to be a mirror pointed back at You?
that You might see a glimpse of Your reflection in my life
here, as i walk alone, i try to look at me
am i still painted the way i’m supposed to be?
that You could still see Your brushstrokes marked in this canvas

i cant get enough of You.
where Your sun never fails to break this darkness
where Your love always stitches up these wounds
where i can just stop and hear “i love you”
that warmth i long to feel

here with my head bowed, i put myself in view
as if i was a storybook written by You
does it still read the way that you intended it to?
here with my head bowed, i try to look at me
if my life was a sculpture, could i still see
Your fingerprints marked, molding me the way i’m made to be

i cant get enough of You.
where Your sun never fails to break this darkness
where Your love always stitches up these wounds
where i can just stop and hear “i love you”
that warmth i long to feel

far beyond anything i could ever fathom
more complex than any words one could say
is the simplicity in the way You comfort me
letting me smile and know it’s okay



(feedback requested.)

okay if you’re bored you can read this..

01. I hurt: when i’ve hurt others
02. I love: Jesus
03. I hate: things getting in the way of Jesus
04. I cry: by myself
05. I fear: failing God
06. I hope: to teach people how amazing He is
07. I sadden: when people are blind to Him
08. I feel alone: seldomly
09. I kill: time by filling out surveys
10. I talk: to people and Him and my dog.
11. I listen: to people’s problems.. and music..and Jesus
12. I break: lots of things
13. I see: dead people.  (if youve ever heard reggie dabbs speak you would understand that better)
14. I smell: cheerios
15. I taste: cheerios
16. I work: on art
17. I remember: things i don’t care to remember and forget the things i want to remember
18. I hold: the mouse
19. I hide: things that i like to keep to myself
20. I pray: for all of you
21. I walk: a lot
22. I drive: my parents’ cars
23. I read: books
24. I burn: candles
25. I breathe: air
26: I play: guitar and piano
27. I miss: being a little kid
28. I touch: the keyboard
29. I want: to follow God’s will
30. I wish: for more wishes
31. I know: that it’s late
32. I said: goodnight to my mom
33. I dream: random things..really random things.
34. I have: more than i deserve
36. I fall: a lot
37. I wait: a lot
38. I need: You
39. I live: for You

When was the last time you …
Smiled?: just now
Laughed?: just now
Cried?: a few days ago…completely in awe of God
Bought something?: i had to pay for my transcript at school today..?
Danced?: idonevenoh
Were sarcastic?: i have never been sarcastic. ever.
Kissed someone?: i kissed my dog today
Talked to an ex?: i don’t have an ex
Watched your favorite movie?: mmm i dont know
Had a nightmare?: not for a while
Last book you read: the Bible
Last movie you saw: part of black sheep
Last song you heard: have yourself a merry little Christmas
Last thing you had to drink: apple juice
Last time you showered: this morning
Last thing you ate: a huge bowl of cheerios
1. What do you most like about your body?: my kneecaps for sure. haha j/k

2. And least?: ugh my hips are so fat.  haha or not
3. How many fillings do you have?: one
4. Do you think you’re good looking?: watch out
5. Do other people often tell you that you’re good-looking?: uhh, it’s happened a few times
6. Do you look like any celebrities?: jason says tyson from all american rejects. i don’t see it.

— Fashion —
1. Do you wear a watch?: yep
2. How many coats and jackets do you own?: 4 or 5 i think..i dont wear half of them though
3. Favorite pants/skirt color: jeans
4. Most expensive item of clothing?: i’m not sure
5. What kind of shoes do you wear?: ae or puma or skechers
6. Describe your style in one word: brandonish

— Your Friends —
1. Do your friends ‘know’ you?: yes, the majority of my good friends at least..and especially the ones that know me beyond or out of school
2. What do they tend to be like?: my friends are just cool kids that i love being around that i try to help and encourage as much as i can
3. Are there traits in you that are universally liked?: i donevenoh
4. How many people do you tell everything to?: there are several..most of you hopefully know who you are

— Music/TV/Film/Books —
1. Favorite band ever?: five iron frenzy. rest in peace.  i also am in love with switchfoot and copeland
2. Most listened to bands: switchfoot, copeland, chris tomlin, further seems forever, blindside, cool hand luke, larue, and lately i’ve been listening to relient k’s christmas cd a lot ’cause it just makes me happy.
3. Do you find any musicians good-looking?: mmm yeah
4. Can you play an instrument(s)?: yeah..i’m no instrumental genius though
5. Type of music most listened to?: God-filled, yay
6. Type never listened to?: country..eww
7. Favorite book?: the b-i-b-l-e, yes, thats the book for me.

— Religion —
1. Do you detest religion?: no.. but i’m not a fan of the religion over the relationship.
2. How do you think this universe was formed?: duh.
3. If you currently follow a religion, do you think people who belong to another religion are ignorant?: not so much ignorant, just misled and blind
4. If you were in a hostage situation, and you were given a choice, to either praise the demon they follow or die, what would you choose?: hmm, die and go to heaven, or die spiritually and eventually end up in hell anyways.. yeah, i pick heaven..

— Homosexuality —
1. What is the first thing you think when you see two gay guys or lesbians holding hands? “ohmuhgoodnessmakeitstop”
2. Do you detest homosexuality?: i personally think it’s disgusting..
3. Do you agree or disagree with gay or lesbian couples bringing up children?: disagree..that poor child.

— General Questions —
1. Whom do you believe is the smartest man alive at the moment? i dont know
2. What do you prefer, a sunny or rainy day?: sunny..or snowy.. i don’t like rain.
3. Do you consider yourself lucky?: yep
4. Do you feel pity for people who commit suicide?: yep
5. Choose one word to describe how you feel most often: hopeful

1. Do you own any plaid clothing?: yep
2. Do you own Converse shoes?: i used to
3. Do you own Saucony shoes?: no
4. Do you own old school Nikes?: nope
5. Do you wear tight pants? i wouldn’t call them tight
6. Is there more than one zipper in your pants?: nope
7. Do you know what a squatter flap is?: nope
8. Do you own a messenger bag?: nope
9. Do you wear your messenger bag across your chest?: nope
10. Do you own braces?: nope
11. Are braces worn anywhere besides the mouth?: nope
12. Do you have short, shaggy hair?: mm maybe
13. Does your hairstyle exceed a height of 3 inches?: it can if i wnat it to..haha but no
14. Would you classify your hair as a deadly weapon?: nope
15.Do you think mohawks are “neat”?: not really
16. Is your hair black or red?: nope
17. Do you have a favorite brand of hair dye?: nope
18. Do you own a bandana?: umm somewhere
19. Do you wear plugs in your ears?: nope
20. Are you amused by safety pins?: sometimes
21. Have you ever used duct tape as a sewing substitute?: yes
22. Do you own one or more objects with studs or spikes in them?: nope
23. Do you own one or more articles of clothing from Dogpile, Lip Service, or Tiger of London?: ummmmm nope
24. Do you enjoy leopard print?: hahahah no.

25. Are you disgruntled (having a general hate for everything)?: no..but people that seem to be need to get over themselves.
26. Are you an anarchist?: ahaha no
27. Does the American flag anger you?: no, and it shouldn’t bother people. if it does, get over yourself..
28. Are you “working class”?: not yet
29. Do you dislike “preps”?: not every “prep” is the same.  that’s dumb. some are cool, some are stupid.  just like every kind of person.
30. Do you dislike Hot Topic?: it can get a little annoying..but it’s fun.
31. Do you smoke cigarettes?: sick. no 
32. Do you smoke cloves?: ahhh no
33. Are you a thin waif?: haha what
34. Are you vegan/vegetarian?: beeeeefsteeeeak
35. Do you think meat is murder? beeeefsteeeeaaak
36. Do your nighttime activites usually involve drunken underage vomiting?: hmm..nope.
37. Have you ever slept in an alley or park?: nope
38. Do you wash your hair less than once a week?: no
39. Have you ever gone a week without a shower?: i think i have when i was little..i used to hate baths..
40. Have you ever been avoided due to your odor?: i hope not haha
41. Do you know who Jack Kerouac is?: yep.. yay for 9th grade english
43. Should Mumia Abu-jamal be freed from prison?: i dont know
44. Are you a member of the Makeout Club?: haha dumb
45. Do you say “rad”?: i used to when i was a little kid..i said “radical” a lot too.. but not anymore

Age: 18
Birthday: 7-26-85
Sign: leo
Location: jackson/canton/massillon, oh
School: jackson
Status: single
Crush: not at the moment
Natural hair color: dark brown
Current hair color: dark brown
Eye color: hazel
Height: 6’2″ish
Birthplace: canton, oh
Shoe size: 12
Parents: rick and jeannie
Siblings: jen, jon(inlaw), adam, bekkah(inlaw)

Number: 27 
Day: friday or saturday or wednesday
Month: december
Song: every new day – fif
Movie: too many to list
Food: tacos
Band: five iron frenzy
Season: summer
Sport: i dont know
Drink: sunny delight
Veggie: potatos
TV Show: i watch reality shows a lot..they entertain me
Radio Station:
Store: borders
Word: steak
Animal: my friends’ dogs always love me
Flower: snapdragons or hawthorns..ahaah
state: i really like colorado.. but yeah i dunno

–This or that–
Me/You: you
Coke/pepsi: pepsi
Day/night: depends
Aol/aim: aim
Cd/cassette: cd
Dvd/vhs: dvd
Jeans/khakis: jeans
Car/truck: car
Tall/short: i’m tall..but i dont care if someone’s short
Lunch/dinner: dinner
NSYNC/BSB: plus one (minus two)
Gap/Old Navy: gap
Lipstick/Lipgloss: uhh
Silver/Gold: silver
Alcohol/Weed: shut up

–Love and relationships–
Do you have a bf/gf?: no
Do you have a crush?: not currently
How long have you liked him/her: …
Why do you like this person?: …
If you’re single… why are you single?: it’s a long story. if you really want to know, ask me..
How long was your longest relationship?: …
How long was your shortest relationship?: …
Who was your first love?: Jesus


7 thoughts on “

  1. wow brando that is soooo awesome! seriously God has given you such a great talent. I can’t wait to hear it with music….I miss you guys so much! hope to see you all soon….tootles-Katir-


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