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Wounded Man (a song of testimony)

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  • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for well - being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.
  • Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, and He was crushed for our iniquities, and the punishment that made us whole was upon Him, and by His bruises we are healed.
  • Lyrics

    [chorus]

    Hello wounded man, fellow wounded man

    I’m no stranger to the road you’re on my friend

    See the shoes you’re standing in? Guess Who broke ‘em in?

    You’re not the first purposely wounded man

    And you probably won’t be the last… perfectly wounded man

    [verse]

    It was a day just like this when I felt the weight of my sin

    And it brought what I thought was a strong man to the ground

    The life I claimed as mine alone

    Was fought and paid for long ago

    With Someone Else’s Blood, it was Someone Else’s Blood

    It took Someone Else’s Blood to rescue me

    [chorus]

    Hello wounded man, my fellow wounded man

    I’m no stranger to the road you’re on my friend

    See the shoes you’re standing in? I know Who broke ‘em in?

    You’re not the first purposely wounded man

    And you probably won’t be the last… perfectly wounded man

    [verse]

    Jesus walked to Calvary where they hung Him on a tree

    And GOD sacrificed Himself

    It had to be a perfect Lamb

    Our only means of righteousness

    Is Someone Else’s Blood, it’s Someone Else’s Blood

    It takes Someone Else’s Blood, to set us free

    (testimony)

    Thank You, Jesus, thank You, LORD

    I’ve been purposely wounded to be more like You

    I’ve been perfectly wounded

    I think I finally understand, There is a hope and a plan

    For every wounded man

    Time: 3:25

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Kirk Willie at Ohana Music Group Mayfield, KY USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Los Angeles, CA USA

    Artwork: Designed and drawn by Sheryl Triplett

    Music and vocals: William Joshua Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett

    Copyright: 2015 100 Psalms Publishing (ASCAP)

    Written: 2014

    Released: 2015


    Wounded Man (the song story)

    100 Psalms Publishing

    Wounded Man started with a friend. It began with a broken heart and an attempt at consolation. I remember being told one afternoon of infidelity and how my friend was not able to sleep. He said he couldn’t concentrate. He didn’t even have an appetite. And he was thinking about asking his supervisor if he could go home from work. And that was the night I wrote the chorus, albeit a little differently, for Wounded Man. It went something like this:

    Hello wounded man, my fellow wounded man

    I’ve been down that road a time or two my friend

    See the shoes you’re standing in… well, I broke em in

    You’re not the only lonely wounded man

    There was an arm in arm, like a solder to soldier, kind of thought that I wanted to pass along to my friend. I wanted to tell him he’s not alone in his hurt, that I had been hurt before too. And I could relate to how he was feeling, to his pain. Where the song had common ground before it was only in pain and being wounded. And the solution to get his mind off his pain was to tell him about my pain and my being wounded.

    Now let me share why the song is different today and not just in lyric, but also in love. Today the song Wounded Man offers the listener not just my compassion or the good intentions of a friend. It reveals GOD’s love. It exposes His willingness of being wounded for our sake. And it brings a message of hope today that there can be purpose in our pain. There can even be such a thing as perfect wounding. Now, I didn’t understand this at first to be honest and I was asking, seeking… so I looked to the Scriptures and I saw promises from the LORD in Jeremiah:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for well - being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.
  • So, you see I was aware that there was a plan, and to me it looked like it shouldn’t involve pain, shouldn’t involve wounding, and I couldn’t understand why people suffered wounds. And that’s when I was led to one more Scripture that I’ll share with you today. You see there can be purpose in our wounds. And there can be perfect wounding. And we have to look no further not at a friend, not at ourselves, but at the cross and two open arms and two hands that have been pierced:

  • Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, and He was crushed for our iniquities, and the punishment that made us whole was upon Him, and by His bruises we are healed.
  • You see we have an incredible capacity for wounding each other. We have an amazing ability to hold on to hurts and pain for days on end, decades even. And like this soldier to soldier, shoulder to shoulder, idea today we walk in a throw away culture, “someone else can do that job… you can be replaced” friend I just want to speak that you were made for a purpose. And there is a place for you. There’s a plan for you. There’s no such thing as half a man in Christ! There is an opportunity for wholeness. There is an opportunity for healing today and it is in those wounds on Calvary. And those two hands that are waiting, open arms, for us just to seek Him and take His forgiveness. So let’s pray Father we thank You for this day. We thank You for opening our hearts and our minds to the idea of being wounded for a reason. And thank You, LORD, that we don’t have to look very far to see that You sent Your Son. There was purpose in His wounding. As a matter of fact there was perfectness in His wounding. Not a bone wound be broken You said… and that’s exactly how He was wounded. That’s what was required. So in our wounded place today. In our hurt and in our pain Father we turn to You and we thank You for Your gift. We thank You for showing us that it’s not for no reason. And it is in Jesus’ Name that we pray.

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Kirk Willie at Ohana Music Group Mayfield, KY USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Los Angeles, CA USA

    Artwork: Designed and drawn by Sheryl Triplett

    Music and vocals: William Joshua Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett

    Copyright: 2015 100 Psalms Publishing (ASCAP)

    Written: 2014

    Released: 2015


    Send Me (a song of commission)

    William Joshua Triplett

  • Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the LORD as He was asking, "Whom will I send? Who will go for Us?" "Here I am!" I replied. "Send me."
  • Song Story - Each one of us has a gift, something to give, something precious that the LORD has uniquely and purposefully placed in the very fabric of who we are. When that gift from GOD is shared hearts are moved, and lives are touched. LORD let the ears that hear this recording know it is from You, may their eyes be opened to see the commission You have for them and the gift they have to give. Thank You, LORD, for Edward Dillon. He shared the Truth of eternal life in Jesus Christ with me. I occupied a pew for some thirty years before being asked, “Will, if for some reason you did not survive the night, are you sure you would go to heaven?” I thought I knew, but I had no immediate answer for him. For many nights I searched GOD’s Word and I sought the LORD personally in prayer and He showed me Ed was right. I could know with absolute certainty that I was going to heaven. Did I believe Jesus was the Son of GOD? Yes. Did I believe that the shed blood of Jesus covered my sins (all of them-past, present, and future)? Yes. Had I been baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Yes. Had there been a heart transplant? Yes!

    You see friends, it had only been a very short time since I had suffered a job loss. I’ll never forget the feeling of “worthless” that just overtook my soul. Unknown to me at the time my identity was defined by my job, success in music and at work, and how much money I was making per hour. Boy, was I in for a pretty rude awakening when Jesus ministered to me in that time of despair… He showed my true identity was in Him, when He became sin for me, so that I wouldn’t have to live a life under the control of my flesh or my pride. I had confessed Jesus many years earlier, actually at age ten. I thought that was enough. I didn’t realize until opening GOD’s Word and seeing for myself that demons do the very same thing… they confess Jesus of Nazareth, the Holy One of GOD! (Luke 4:34) And yet there was never a marked change in my life. I never followed Him like one of His disciples. I continued to live my life with “me in charge” and just blamed GOD when things didn’t’ go my way. Boy, was Satan ever winning that fight in my life. I took communion, I made confession before GOD and men… I had done all these things that I thought guaranteed that I was a Christian. And suddenly I realized I had never done them from a new heart and a new Spirit. I had always done those things because it’s what others expected me to do or because I was looking forward to getting a reward in return. (for example: I would go to church with my mom because she promised if I would go she would take me out to breakfast and I knew that was special because we didn’t have much money, going out for food was not a common occurrence at our house) Oh, but friends I was never looking at GOD’s sacrifice. I was looking at my parent’s sacrifice, focusing on what they were giving and not what Jesus was offering in and on the cross, amen: total forgiveness of sin and redeeming love.

    Today my eternal salvation is secure, so secure that Jesus says I can’t be snatched from His hand or His Father’s hand, amen. He is waiting... Are you being stirred to seek GOD’s Word or His voice in prayer?

  • Revelation 3:20 Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with Me
  • If you do not know with absolute certainty that you are going to heaven please consider GOD's Word and His voice in the following verses: 1 John 5:13, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:15-18, Hebrews 6:19-20, Romans 1:16, Galatians 2:20, Luke 3:16, Habakkuk 3:18, Matthew 25:46, John 10:28-29. And talk to someone that will explain GOD’s gift of dying and rising so you can spend eternal life with Him.

    Lyrics

    [verse]

    I’ve heard Your Word before, never like today

    It’s reaching me, teaching me I need You

    Father hold my hand, Spirit mold this man

    Let me live like Jesus, here I am

    [chorus]

    Send me singing praises

    Send me filled with wonder

    Send me praying for the day

    Your kingdom come, Your will be done

    I go faithfully, send me

    [verse]

    I’m thankful You can take a heart like mine

    Full of pride, once denied I need You

    Father hold my hand, Spirit mold this man

    Let me live like Jesus, here I am

    [chorus]

    Send me singing praises

    Send me filled with wonder

    Send me praying for the day

    Your kingdom come, Your will be done

    I go faithfully, send me

    [commission]

    Testify the Truth, magnify the love, glorify Your Holy Name

    Shine the light of peace, let the whole world see

    Your kingdom come, Your will be done

    I go faithfully, send me

    [response]

    Let Your kingdom come, Your will be done

    I go faithfully, send me

    Here I am, send me

    Time: 3:50

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at West Wind Studio USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering USA

    Artwork Concept: sharefaith media

    Artwork Design: The Design Studio at Disc Makers USA

    Musicians: Perri Morris, Cello; William Joshua Triplett, Piano, et al.

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 2014 100 Psalms Publishing (ASCAP)

    Written: 2012

    Released: 2014


    I'll Be Home For Christmas

    Merry Christmas From Alaska 2

    Song Story - Kurt Riemann & Surreal Studios produced an amazing series of albums (Merry Christmas from Alaska volumes 1-7) highlighting the majesty of the season and the bounty of artists Alaska has to offer. What a grandscape of beauty and diversity he spends his life still capturing today! It was a privilege and blessing to be a part of such an amazing project! Thank you, Kurt!

    *hard fact: I celebrated many a December 25th not worshipping Him… not knowing my Savior, my King, my Creator, and my Redeemer. It may not really be the day He was born, but what a reason to celebrate… He loves us so much!!!

    Thank You, LORD Jesus.

  • Matthew 2:2 and asked, "Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    I'll be home for Christmas

    You can count on me

    Please have snow and mistletoe

    And presents under the tree

    (I like little presents)

    [chorus]

    Christmas eve will find me

    Where the love light gleams

    I'll be home for Christmas

    If only in my dreams

    [solo – steel]

    [chorus]

    Christmas eve will find me

    Where the love light gleams

    I'll be home for Christmas

    If only in, in my dreams

    [exit]

    If only in, in my dream

    [solo – fiddle]

    Time: 3:26

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Kurt Riemann at Surreal Studios USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Kurt Riemann at Surreal Studios USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Kurt Riemann

    Musicians: Greg Holloway - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Keith Junot – Fiddle; Tom Bargelski - Piano

    Vocalists: Will Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1953 Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram (MCA Music)

    Released: 2000 Nightworks Records


    Undiscovered Country

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Undiscovered Country was the name of the band and it fit the bill for describing an unknown independent country artist from Alaska. It’s what we called the project when mailing out requests for album reviews. It’s the publishing account name we set up with ASCAP and it eventually became the last song written for the record of the same name. We knew we liked the concept, but the words and rhythm never were settled until hearing an old song on the radio one day… (part of me wants to say it was an old Marty Stewart song, but like fiddlin’ Keith Junot always says… “It’s hard tellin’ not knowin!’” I do remember including a definition and a prayer in the Limited Edition CD jacket about undiscovered country: Definition - new territory, unbroken ground, where no one has gone before, tomorrow; Prayer - “May GOD grant you fair skies as you travel through your tomorrows (undiscovered country) and the strength and courage to break new ground.”

    *hard fact: I had no problem asking GOD for help, but in no way wanted to offer Him my life in daily service thinking that was reserved for only priests or preachers or nuns…

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for calling a man like me to follow You.

  • Luke 5:27 After that, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax collector's desk. He told him, "Follow me!"
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    A young man is waiting for the next plane

    Thirsting for knowledge the first year of college is sure to bring

    He kisses his mother, shakes hands with his father

    He’s not the only one thinking

    [1/2 chorus]

    Undiscovered here I come

    Here I come

    [verse]

    A young girl is holding a diamond ring

    It takes a moment for the words to really sink in

    Her knees get weak, she catches her breath

    She’s not the only one saying

    [chorus]

    Undiscovered here I come

    5-4-3-2-1 ready or not

    Here I come, here I come

    [solo]

    [verse]

    There’s a good band playing downtown tonight

    I like the songs they sing and I sure do like their style

    I think they’re on their way to Nashville

    They’re not the only one singing

    [chorus]

    Undiscovered here I come

    5-4-3-2-1 ready or not

    Here I come, here I come

    Time: 2:49

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Electric Guitars; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Ian Cameron - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, Betty Akin

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 2000 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    Paved The Way

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - One night I was visiting my older brother and he said hold on.. hold on.. He left the room and came back with his guitar and proceeded to play a song for me he called “Paved The Way.” He was so excited to share and passionate about the lyrics I could tell it was all very fresh on his heart. I think it surprised him when I didn’t really respond with the same enthusiasm. I remember walking away thinking the only thing that made sense to me was the title. So, I borrowed my brother’s song title and gave it different chords, melody, rhythm and words and it made the final cut for the Undiscovered Country album.

    *hard fact: Growing up without a father affected my brother and me in ways that we are still discovering today. We became experts at long distance relationship, even guarding ourselves from the very love of GOD.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for setting this captive free.

  • Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me; He has anointed Me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set oppressed people free,
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    She tried to tell me what was wrong

    But I refused to hear

    The path that we were on

    Was about to disappear

    Open up your eyes is what she used to say

    But I didn’t’ see she was leaving me and I had paved the way

    [verse]

    It was a Sunday afternoon

    I never will forget

    How she walked into the room

    And the last word she said

    Goodbye as tears rolled down her face

    I could not believe she was leaving me and I had paved the way

    [chorus]

    I had paved the way with miles of heartache

    I had paved the way there was only so much she could take

    Before I had paved the way

    [solo]

    [exit]

    Open up your eyes is what she used to say

    But I didn’t’ see she was leaving me and I had paved the way

    No I didn’t’ see she was leaving me and I had paved the way

    Time: 3:51

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Electric Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Frank Solivan - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, MJ Riemann

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery, Words by Larry Vernon Neill III

    Copyright: 2000 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    I Like The Old You

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - I Like The Old You was always an absolute blast to play! Between the banjo and the fiddle there is a great pulse and drive to the song. The idea was “honey you don’t need to change… I like you just the way you are.” In making Undiscovered Country we literally set the material in front of three sets of musicians and three different studios before we felt like the music was getting what it needed. Giant thanks to Dennis Lind Beery for his continual pouring into the project as producer and friend.

    *hard fact: The world still tells me I need the latest gadgets & gizmos. My flesh still tells me I like the old you, Will.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for the new heart and new Spirit!

  • Ezekiel 36:26 "I'm going to give you a new heart, and I'm going to give you a new Spirit within all of your deepest parts. I'll remove that rock-hard heart of yours and replace it with one that's sensitive to Me.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    There’s a brand new dress on your chest of drawers

    A new pair of shoes by the bed

    Tell me what’s turning this new leaf of yours

    Let me inside of your head

    [chorus tease]

    I like the old you

    [verse]

    Cosmo says changes are coming your way

    A makeover’s long overdue

    I understand what they’re trying to say

    But what are they trying to do

    [chorus]

    I like the old you, I like the one who

    Dances around in an old flannel gown anytime she strikes the mood

    I like the old you

    (I like the old you)

    [solo]

    [pickup]

    When our children have gone and we’re still goin’ strong

    I know the reason will be

    [chorus]

    I like the old you, I like the one who

    Dances around in an old flannel gown anytime she strikes the mood

    I like the old you, I like the one who

    Still holds the hand of a simple man

    I like the old you

    (I like the old you)

    (I like the old you)

    (I like the old you)

    Time: 2:56

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic Guitar; Greg Booth - Banjo; Frank Solivan - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Released: 2001


    Trouble In Paradise

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - There’s a book, a school book, I remembered reading about titled “The New England Primer.” It was an educational textbook used for the early colonies in 18th century America. It had been my mindset in generating country music to be creating something like a “Honky-Tonk Primer:” A textbook for the troubled, an instruction manual for the injured, that would be filled with music that might speak to lonely hearts in watering holes the world over. “Honky-Tonk Primer” was in consideration as the name for the sophomore project to Undiscovered Country. The song Trouble in Paradise seemed to fit that mold perfectly; offering advice and opinion for the down and out soul.

    *hard fact: I sought truth for so many years in so many places… never considering it could be in a Person…

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for speaking to me like You did to Thomas the disciple.

  • John 14:6 Jesus told him, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  • Lyrics

    Uh oh, looks like trouble

    [verse]

    I got home last Friday later than I had planned

    There was a note on the door that said what kind of fool do you think I am?

    So, I called up my old man for some father-son advice

    He said boy I got a remedy for trouble in paradise

    [chorus]

    You gotta call if you are runnin’ late, tell her when you can

    She still means the world to you, she will understand

    If you take the time to do these things you’ll be alright

    Take it from a man that knows first hand

    Trouble in paradise

    [verse]

    I know that my daddy is an educated man

    But when it comes to romance I don’t think he understands

    So I went down to the honky-tonk lookin’ for some more advice

    I said hey barkeep what’s the word on the street for trouble in paradise?

    [chorus]

    He said call if you are runnin’ late, tell her when you can

    She still means the world to you, she will understand

    If you take the time to do these things you’ll be alright

    Take it from a man that knows first hand

    Trouble in paradise (take it trouble)

    [solo]

    [verse]

    If you get home one Friday later than you had planned

    And there’s a note on the door ‘says what kind of fool do you think I am

    Come on down to the honky-tonk I’ll be there all night

    We can warn everybody about trouble in paradise

    [chorus]

    You gotta call if you are runnin’ late, tell her when you can

    She still means the world to you, she will understand

    If you take the time to do these things you’ll be alright

    Take it from a man that knows first hand

    Trouble in paradise

    [exit]

    You can Take it from a man that knows first hand

    Trouble in paradise

    (lookout trouble)

    Time: 4:13

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman -Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Jimmy Weber - Electric Guitar; Greg Booth - Steel Guitar

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1999 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    The Little Things

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Cowboy’s Prayer (from Undiscovered Country CD jacket insert 2001)

    Our heavenly Father, we pause, ever mindful of the many blessings You have bestowed upon us. We ask that You be with us at this rodeo, and we pray that You will guide us in the arena of life. We don’t ask for special favors, we don’t ask to draw around a chute fighting horse, or to never break a barrier nor do we ask for all daylight runs, or not to draw a steer that won’t lay. Help us o LORD, to live our lives in such a manner, that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush and green and stirrup high, and the water runs clear, cool, and deep, that You, as our last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid, amen.

    Song Story - The Undiscovered Country project had such a large and wonderful impact on so many lives. I wouldn't know what else to call it except a blessing. Thank You, LORD! The band had the honor of working with Pam Tillis, Trace Adkins, John Michael Montgomery, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Bob Thane Productions, Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics, Armed Services YMCA, and many more. Bringing in the millennium on the Atwood Stage in Alaska’s Performing Arts Center was unforgettable but a real standout, heart grabbing, moment for the project came when we received a letter from a program director of a radio station in New York who shared that the song The Little Things was playing a role in the healing process of his listening audience following nine-eleven 2001.

    *hard fact: I never had a baby girl. While it is a beautiful lyric and thought every time I sang it I was exercising imagination and not sharing real life experience. There was no true witness or testimony in it, just art.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for showing me and so many others how to be a faithful witness.

  • John 1:7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    Sittin’ in the backseat of all we could afford

    I saw mama reach across and unlock daddy’s door

    When he got in she turned around and looked me in the eye

    She said, “It’s not much, but you would be surprised...

    [chorus]

    It’s the little things that make life worth while

    A goodnight kiss and a birthday card

    Saying I love you just because

    The little things can turn your life around

    It might take some time, but someday you will find

    It’s the little things"

    [verse]

    My baby girl was born on a Thursday afternoon

    When I saw her mama’s face from that day on I knew

    [chorus]

    It’s the little things that make life worth while

    Long walks and late night talks

    Saying I love you just because

    The little things can turn your life around

    It might take some time, but someday you will find

    It’s the little things

    [exit]

    They make life worth while

    I’ve still got a lot to learn about

    My little girl is growing so fast now

    I don’t know what I would do without

    The little things

    Without the little things

    Thank GOD for the little things

    (the little things)

    (the little things, GOD bless them one and all)

    (the little things)

    Thank GOD, thank GOD for the little things

    Time: 4:13

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman -Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Keith Junot - Fiddle; Will Triplett - Piano.

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, Dennis Lind

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery, Words by Steve Emley

    Copyright: 1999 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    Closin Time

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Whether it was being performed for thousands in packed arenas or handfuls at songwriter circles the song Closin' Time always seemed to leave a mark on the audience. The full band version was never released. We chose to publish this more intimate acoustic version on Undiscovered Country. It's how we ended every show.

    *hard fact: At the very core of all of my country ballads was loneliness, a deep loneliness.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for Your filling love.

  • Job 15:31 Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    The lights are on and the band is done

    But I don’t want to go

    It took all night and I found someone

    I’d like to get to know

    Hey mister would you mind

    We sure could use a little more time

    There are some things I need to say

    Before this woman walks away

    [chorus]

    Whatever I do

    Wherever I go

    From this day on I hope you know

    You’ll be in my heart

    You’ll be on my mind

    Wherever I am come closin’ time

    [verse]

    It’s been so long since I held someone

    One request before you go

    If you don’t mind could I have just one?

    Slow dance for the road

    [chorus]

    Whatever I do

    Wherever I go

    From this day on I hope you know

    You’ll be in my heart

    You’ll be on my mind

    Wherever I am come closin’ time

    [exit]

    You’ll be in my heart

    You’ll be on my mind

    Come closin’ time

    Time: 3:22

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Musicians: Will Triplett - Piano

    Vocalists: Will Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1999 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    I Remember The Rain

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - I Remember The Rain was a song for a friend. Honestly I didn’t remember the day we met, so there may or may not have been rain. It does seem people come into our lives for a season, a reason, or a lifetime.

    *hard fact: Contemplating missed opportunities in my past kept my mind from knowing the certainty of the hope and future that GOD had for me… and what a blessing indeed He had in store for me in Sheryl Lynn Triplett! Thank You, LORD!!

    Thank You, Father GOD, for having a plan for me.

  • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    I remember the rain the day that we met

    The sound of your voice I must confess

    I don’t recall what your name was and yet I remember the Rain

    [verse]

    The smile on your face, the look in your eye

    The touch of your hand took me by surprise

    It seems every hour every day that goes by it’s always the same

    [chorus]

    I remember the rain the day that we met

    Remember the rain, strange isn’t it

    Some things in this life we just can’t forget I remember the rain

    [verse]

    Maybe you know just how I feel

    You face the same kind of ordeal

    You don’t recall what my name was and still

    You remember the rain

    [chorus]

    Do you remember the rain the day that we met?

    Remember the rain, strange isn’t it

    Some things in this life we just can’t forget I remember the rain

    [solo]

    [verse]

    If I could bring back a moment in time

    A table for two with you would be mine

    Given the chance I know this time I’d remember your name

    [chorus]

    But I remember the rain the day that we met

    Remember the rain, strange isn’t it

    Some things in this life we just can’t forget I remember the rain

    Do you remember the rain the day that we met?

    Remember the rain, strange isn’t it

    Some things in this life we just can’t forget I remember the rain

    [exit]

    Do you remember the rain?

    I remember the rain

    Remember the rain

    Time: 3:49

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic Guitar; Jimmy Weber - Electric Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Ian Cameron - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, MJ Riemann

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery, Van Horn Ely III

    Copyright: 1997 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    Jenny

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Something really interesting occurred when I moved to Alaska in 1996… I went to a concert and saw an opening act performing cover songs, someone else’s music, instead of sharing original music before the national or international act took the stage. My background had just been opening shows for major recording artists on the East Coast with an amazing band of musicians that is still performing today. And from that moment my mind seemed to take it as a challenge to present the fine folks in Alaska with a suite of original music as an opening act. I had been writing for ten years at that point and even had some material that had already seen arena attention, but had never made it to a recorded product. The funny thing is that everything that was released on both Alaska projects, Limited Edition and Undiscovered Country, contained no music written prior to 1996. All of the music we recorded in Alaska was written in Alaska. Many of the songs I thought would make the records didn’t and many that weren’t even penned yet came to be favorites. Jenny was the first song written in Alaska.

    *hard fact: Jenny was written as fiction; me trying to put myself in the perspective of being a little girl. There’s enough awe in Truth in each of our lives to keep any one of us busy writing for our remaining days. Continually writing fiction was one way I avoided facing some pretty tough truths about who I was.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for standing, knocking, waiting…

  • Revelation 3:20 Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with Me.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    Jenny turned 18 today

    Put on that old dress her mama made

    It don’t fit the way it did this time last year

    Mama’s little girl has disappeared

    [chorus]

    She’s growin’ up, goin’ out

    Learnin’ what life’s all about

    It’s easy to forget

    She’s gonna be a woman soon

    If she ain’t one yet

    [verse]

    Her daddy thinks of how it used to be

    Jenny loved to sit up on his knee

    They would talk for hours and watch the sun go down

    Now it seems they have no common ground

    [chorus]

    She’s growin’ up, goin’ out

    Learnin’ what life’s all about

    It’s easy to forget

    She’s gonna be a woman soon

    If she ain’t one yet

    [solo]

    (If she ain’t one yet) she’s growin’ up and goin’ out

    She’s gonna be a woman soon

    [verse]

    Jenny wonders how the time has flown

    Now that she’s got children of her own

    She don’t want to let go, but the time is near

    Her youngest daughter graduates this year

    [chorus]

    She’s growin’ up, goin’ out

    Learnin’ what life’s all about

    It’s easy to forget

    She’s gonna be a woman soon

    If she ain’t one yet

    [exit]

    (If she ain’t one yet ) she’s growin’ up and goin’ out

    (If she ain’t one yet ) she’s gonna be a woman soon

    Time: 3:25

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin; Jimmy Weber - Electric Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Ian Cameron - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, Betty Akin, Jimmy Weber

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1997 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2001


    Highway Nights And Interstate Days

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Highway Nights And Interstate Days was written because I felt like I was following in my biological father's footsteps. He had opened shows for Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, and shared the stage with Doc Watson among others. At the time I really had no grasp of or experience with truck driving. It was simply a way to tell the story of a father and son sharing a common love of their work. The funny thing is that two years after this song was published I actually did learn to drive a truck and spent the course of the next ten years behind one of those giant steering wheels. Who says GOD doesn't have an awesome sense of humor!

    *Hard fact: I barely knew my biological father. He left when I was three years old. And yet I still wanted to be loved by him even more than I wanted to know GOD's love.

    Thank You, Father GOD, for Your amazing love.

  • John 3:16 "For this is how GOD loved the world: He gave His unique Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not be lost but have eternal life.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    Big city lights caught my eye

    In the summer of 1975

    I rolled the window down just to hear the sound

    [chorus]

    Highway nights and interstate days

    Eighteen on the blacktop and the wind in our face

    Daddy put that pedal down and we raced to the next big town

    Highway nights and interstate days

    [verse]

    He made a good name for himself

    No words could tell the amount of pride I felt

    When he said, “son you’re old enough... take the wheel.”

    [chorus]

    Highway nights and interstate days

    Eighteen on the blacktop and the wind in my face

    I put that pedal down and raced to the next big town

    Highway nights and interstate days

    [solo]

    [verse]

    I pulled off the road in Santa Fe

    And I called him just to say

    You know the best times of my life are on

    [chorus]

    Highway nights and interstate days

    Eighteen on the blacktop and the wind in my face

    I put that pedal down and race to the next big town

    Highway nights and interstate days

    [exit]

    Daddy put that pedal down I’ll race you to the next big town

    Highway nights and interstate days

    Time: 3:14

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic & Electric Guitars; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar, Dobro

    Vocalists: Will Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 2000 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2000, 2001


    The Woman I Knew

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - The Woman I Knew was originally written "The Man That I Knew” and was going to be sung by a woman. You see, I thought it was men that were the chronic drifters from relationships. We may have had three or four different female singers in the studio to sing this song, but they never expressed the heartbreak or remorse on tape that we were looking for in the song. Every time we performed the song live we always sang it as a duet between a woman and a man.

    *Hard fact: People drift from not being anchored. I may have been quick to use the Name Jesus, but I was never anchored in His love.

    Father GOD thank You for the hope available to all in Your Son, Jesus.

  • Hebrews 6:19 That hope, firm and secure like an anchor for our souls, reaches behind the curtain
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    I can tell by the look in your eyes

    You would give anything

    To be anywhere else, anywhere else but here

    [verse]

    You know it’s not just me our friends see it too

    Tonight the woman I knew

    Is anywhere else, anywhere else but here

    [chorus]

    Where is the woman I knew?

    Who is this stranger I’m talking to?

    The face looks familiar, but what did you do?

    With the woman I knew

    [verse]

    As you raise your voice

    In a crowded room I whisper darlin’ please, oh please

    Anywhere else, anywhere else but here

    [chorus]

    Where is the woman I knew?

    Who is this stranger I’m talking to?

    The face looks familiar, but what did you do?

    With the woman I knew

    [solo]

    [chorus]

    Where is the woman I knew?

    Who is this stranger I’m talking to?

    The face looks familiar, but what did you do?

    With the woman I knew

    [exit]

    Your face looks familiar, but what did you do?

    With the woman I knew

    Time: 4:11

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Acoustic Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, MJ Riemann

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 2000 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2000


    Brothers And Friends

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Life as a kid in the mountains of North Carolina was pretty sweet, well maybe more like semi-sweet… I remember one afternoon my older brother convincing me that I could jump anything on my Evel Knievel signature bicycle (with training wheels still attached mind you) So peddling as hard and as fast as little 15” legs can peddle I never successfully made it over that mud puddle at the end of our sidewalk… instead I was left drenched from head to toe in shock and my older brother was left to give account for all my scrapes and bruises that day to our mother.

    *hard fact: over and over again in my life I would rely on my family when the LORD was repeatedly asking me to trust in Him.

    Thank You, LORD Jesus.

  • Isaiah 45:22 Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth. For I am GOD, and there is no other.
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    Kickin’ Cans down an old dirt road

    Doin’ chores ‘cause mama said so

    Doesn’t seem that long ago these days

    [verse]

    When we were racin’ down to the Christmas tree

    I was tellin’ on you while you were tellin’ on me

    And now we look back, look back and laugh

    [1/2 chorus]

    We were brothers, brothers and friends

    We fought every day and somehow we made amends

    [verse]

    Red rover red rover was our favorite game

    We held on tight, nobody broke that chain

    Two brothers on top, on top of the world

    [chorus]

    We were brothers, brothers and friends

    We fought every day and somehow we made amends

    We were brothers, brothers and friends

    We made a promise to always protect and defend

    Brothers and friends

    [solo]

    [chorus]

    We were brothers, brothers and friends

    We fought every day and somehow we made amends

    We were brothers, brothers and friends

    We made a promise to always protect and defend

    Brothers and friends

    [exit]

    (brothers and friends we were brothers and friends) brothers and friends

    (brothers and friends we were brothers and friends) we were brothers and friends

    (brothers and friends we were brothers and friends)

    Time: 3:16

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Dennis Lind - Electric Guitar; Stu Schulman - Steel Guitar; Frank Solivan - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett, Collette Weber, Betty Akin

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1999 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2000, 2001


    Boy's Night Out (The Whiskey Song)

    Will Triplett & Undiscovered Country

    Song Story - Boy’s Night Out would be considered by industry standards the most successful song from the country project to date. It received more radio play in more markets than any other (6 of the 11 songs form the Undiscovered Country album made it to commercial radio, a few even receiving what’s called “heavy rotation”) We used to give away a free drink to anyone who could list how many alcoholic beverages were listed in the song lyrics.

    *hard fact: People would have told you I was a good guy. Newspapers called me genuine. I would have told you alcohol is harmless unless consumed in excess. I can’t think of any major careless action in my life that didn’t involve alcohol. I thought it was necessary for having fun, for writing music…

    Thank You, LORD Jesus, for giving me the power to set the bottle down.

  • Ephesians 3:16 I pray that He would give you, according to His glorious riches, strength in your inner being and power through His Spirit,
  • Lyrics

    [verse]

    I see old Johnny Walker’s on the front row

    Jim Beam’s belly up at the bar

    Jack Daniels sittin’ in on the drums tonight

    Waitress, don’t ya go too far

    With money to burn baby can you tell

    Me and the boys wanna raise some well

    [chorus]

    Kick it up, party down,

    We’re gonna have us a ball

    Live it up, whiskey down

    It’s a late night, fist fight

    Down right, outta sight

    Boy’s night out on the town

    [verse]

    Old Grandad’s on the dance floor

    He’s a two-steppin’ son of a gun

    George Dickel’s in the corner on the telephone

    I think he’s callin’ 911

    With money to burn baby can you tell

    Me and the boys wanna raise some well

    [chorus]

    Kick it up, party down,

    We’re gonna have us a ball

    Live it up, whiskey down

    It’s a late night, fist fight

    Down right, outta sight

    Boy’s night out on the town, kick it up now

    [solo]

    [chorus]

    Well, kick it up, party down,

    We’re gonna have us a ball

    Live it up, whiskey down

    It’s a late night, fist fight

    Down right, outta sight

    Boy’s night out on the town

    [exit]

    It’s a late night, fist fight underneath the moonlight

    Down right, outta sight, lookin’ for a miss right

    Boy’s night out on the town

    Time: 2:52

    Production: Recorded and mixed by Dennis Lind at Alaska Hit Factory USA

    Engineering: Mastered by Hank Williams at Mastermix USA

    Artwork Concept & Design: Will Triplett

    Musicians: Chuck Henman - Drums; Dave Arrowsmith - Bass; Jimmy Weber - Electric Guitar; Frank Solivan - Fiddle

    Vocalists: Will Triplett

    Composers: Words & Music by William Joshua Triplett, Dennis Lind Beery

    Copyright: 1998 Undiscovered Country Music (ASCAP)

    Released: 2000, 2001


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