almost ready

almost ready

words and music by tim suttle

verse one

the air was blue, my heart was lead

came to love and fought instead

and turning circles in the room

the smell of salt and your perfume


and we were flying, and we were almost ready

we were climbing out on a limb

we were crying, we were almost ready

but something pulled us back again

verse two

seeing voices, hearing time

in yellow pictures floating by

in other houses music plays

they all perform their happy plays

verse three

a reaching finger toward the door

a hand goes out then to the floor

the walls they raise their eyes to say

their softly begging you to stay


I can’t make you feel what you did before

and I can’t stop, I can’t stop the slamming door

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About Tim Suttle

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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • Anthony

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  • Anthony

    Is this song going to be on your new record?

  • Tim Suttle

    yep, we’re working hard on it when we can find the time. i think it’ll be out early next year.


  • Anthony

    You’re not still with Ardent, are you? Based upon some of your recent writings, I could see you fitting in better at a place like Lost Highway Records.