Nick's Solo Album

nicholas jonas album cover

Title- Nicholas Jonas

Year- 2004

Label- INO/Daylight/Columbia Records

Genre- Christian/Pop/Adult Contemporary

 

In late 2003, after Nicholas recorded his demo CD of Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer), Mr. Jonas was showing it to one of the Jonas's doctors, who asked to give it to a friend. That friend just so happened to work at INO records, a small Christian recording label. He was impressed not only by Nick's voice, but by the songs message, and immediately starting giving it airplay on radio stations everywhere. By the beginning of 2004, Nick had been signed to INO Records, who partnered with Daylight and Columbia, and his album was in the works!

The first half of the year was probably spent writing songs. Nick worked with his family as well as the people at INO, including Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, to name a few. He wrote or co-wrote more than half the songs on his record, most notably Time For Me to Fly, Look Me in the Eyes, and Please Be Mine, all of which were re-recorded for Jonas Brothers albums. It is unknown when exactly Nicholas started recording, so his exact age is also unknown, but he was either 11 and/or 12, during the time the album was recorded.

Dear God, the first single off the album, was released in October of 2004, followed by the newly-recorded Joy to the World. Although Time For Me to Fly was also a single, it did not get much, if any, airplay.

Nick's album did not do well, as the label was unsure of how to market it. The original release date was November 23, 2004, but kept being pushed back. It was eventually released for a very short time in extremely limited number, and then pulled from stores altogether. People worldwide did buy his album in online stores at the time, but never received as the CD was never issued and the orders were cancelled. In 2005, Steve Greenburg, an executive at Columbia records who had not previously worked with Nick, hand-picked the album from a selection of music from dropped artists. He liked Nick's voice, and soon after created the Jonas Brothers.

 

Track Listing (as seen in the promo version):

1. Dear God

2. Time For Me to Fly

3. Appreciate

4. Look Me In the Eyes

5. Higher Love

6. Please Be Mine

7. I Will Be The Light

8. Don't Walk Away

9. Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)

10. Crazy Kind of Crush

11. Wrong Again

 

Lyrics:

Use ctrl + F to find the song

 

Dear God ↝ Karaoke video

Written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers

Sung by Nicholas Jonas**

 

Dear God,

I hate to be a bother, but I gotta say
This world is getting crazier with everyday
I hope You'll hear me out now as I stop and pray


Dear God,
People take Your words and try to twist 'em 'round
I know You can't be happy with what's goin' down
I'm searchin' for some answers but they can't be found
Can You help me out, dear God?


Dear God,
Just the other night I heard somebody say
What's the use believin' in You anyway?
I guess it was just heartache talkin' through the pain
It's a cryin' shame


Dear God,
I know You're disappointed in the things we've done
Can't they see the truth that they're all runnin' from?
Try to preach Your message with a loaded gun
What they thinkin' of, dear God?


Everybody's searchin' for an easy solution
They can't see beyond the selfish world they're livin' in
Your words of love get lost in all the confusion
But I still believe, someday You're gonna speak to me


Dear God,
I know You've got a million other calls to take
You're dealing with a lot of things that just won't wait
But there is one request that I just gotta make


Dear God
Won't You send a sign down, just to ease my doubt
I'm tryin' to hear You, but the silence is so loud
I think I see a rainbow from behind the clouds
And I hear You now, dear God

 

 

Time For Me to Fly Karaoke video

Written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas II, Kevin Jonas Sr., and PJ Bianco

Sung by Nicholas Jonas and Joseph Jonas

 
I've been wasting my time
I've been losing my mind
I've been running races, 
Still don't know what I've been chasing
But my eyes still can see
Bluer skies that wait for me
And I'm on my way

[CHORUS]


It's time for me to fly
It's time for me to soar
It's time for me to open up my heart and knock on heaven's door
It's time for me to live
It's time for me to sing
It's time for me to lay down all my worries and I'll spread my wings
Time for me to fly

The earth can be a heavy ride
When those clouds are in your eyes
But I feel a calling
I will rise I won't be falling
And I'll escape the gravity
And I'll reach my destiny
And I'll fly away

[CHORUS]

The gates of heaven will open wide
I will be
I will rise
There won't be compromise
As I take to the open skies

[CHORUS]


You know what time it is
It's time for me to fly
It's time to fly away
I will fly away

Lay down all my worries
Lay down all my troubles
Fly


I will fly away
I will fly away
I will fly away

 

 

Appreciate Karaoke video

Written by James Bourne, Savan Kotecha, Jake Schulze

Sung by Nicholas Jonas

 

There's a man dying on the side of the road
Won't make it home tonight
He was driving fast on his cellular phone
That's how he lived his life
And while he was hangin' by a thread
These were the final words he said

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
But I hope she keeps her faith (hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short so take the time and appreciate

There's a woman crying on the kitchen floor
She got a call tonight
Now she's trembling outside her daughter's door
Walks in and holds her tight
Wondering how and where to start
Is there a way to shield her heart?

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
But I hope she keeps her faith (hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short so take the time and appreciate

Anybody loving will
Get hurt along the way
Don't be afraid to open up
And use the time you have before it fades
Show your love today

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
But I hope she keeps her faith (hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short so take the time and appreciate
Life is too short so take the time and appreciate

 

 

Look Me In the Eyes

Written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas II, Kevin Jonas Sr., PJ Bianco and Raymond Boyd

Sung by Nicholas Jonas and Kevin Jonas II**

 

If the heart is always searching, can you ever find a home?
I've been looking for that someone, I can't make it on my own
Dreams can't take the place of loving you
There's gotta be a million reasons why it's true

[CHORUS]
When you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side
When you look me in the eyes
I catch a glimpse of heaven
I find my paradise
When you look me in the eyes

How long will I be waiting to become a better man?
Gonna tell you that I love you in the best way that I can
I can't take a day without you here
You're the light that makes my darkness disappear

[CHORUS]

Every day, I start to realize
I can reach my tomorrow, I can hold my head up high
And it's all because you're by my side

When you look me in the eyes
And tell me that you love me
Everything's alright
When you're right here by my side

When you look me in the eyes
I catch a glimpse of heaven
I find my paradise
When you look me in the eyes

[CHORUS]

 

 

Higher Love

Written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings

Sung by Nicholas Jonas and Joseph Jonas

 

Think about it

There must be higher love

Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above

Without it

Life is wasted time

Look inside your heart I'll look inside mine

 

Things look so bad everywhere

In this whole world, what is fair?

We walk blind

And we try to see

Fallin' behind

What can be

 

[CHORUS]

Bring me a higher love

Bring me a higher love, oh

Bring me a higher love

Where's that higher love, I keep thinkin' of?

 

Worlds are turning

And we're just hanging on

Facing our fear, standing out there alone
A yearnin'

And it's real to me
Must be someone who's feelin' for me

Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be

 

[CHORUS]

I will wait for it

I'm not too late for it
Until then, I'll sing my song
To cheer the night along

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love, oh
Bring me a higher love
Where's that higher love, I keep thinking of?

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love, oh
Bring me a higher love
Where's that higher love, I keep thinking of?

 

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love, oh
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love oh

 

 

Please Be Mine

Written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, and Kevin Jonas II

Sung by Nicholas Jonas and Joseph Jonas

 

They come and go
But they don't know
That you are my beautiful
I try to come
Closer with you
But they all say we won't make it through

[CHORUS]
But I'll be there forever
You will see that it's better
All our hopes and our dreams will come true
I will not disappoint you
I will be right there for you
Till the end, the end of time
Please Be Mine

Oh oh ooh

I'm in and out
Of love with you
Tryin' to find
If it's really true
(na na na na)
How can I
Prove my love
If they all say
I'm not good enough?

[CHORUS]

Yeah! Oh oooh ohhh!

Can't stop the rain from falling'
Can't stop my heart from callin' you
It's callin' you!
(x 3)

But I'll be there forever
You will see that it's better (much better)
All our hopes and our dreams
They will come true
I will not disappoint you (oh no)
I will be right there for you
'Till the end
The end of time
Please Be Mine

(ooh, ooh ooh. Ooh, ooh)
Can't stop the rain from fallin'
Can't stop my heart from calling you
It's callin' you!
(x3)

 

 

I Will Be The Light

Written by Nicholas Jonas*

Sung by Nicholas Jonas

 

I can see it in your eyes

Tell me what's on your mind

Don't keep it all inside

I am here for you

 

Did somebody bring you down?

Turn your smile into a frown?

I'll help you work it out

When the answers' hard to find

I will give you peace of mind

 

[CHORUS]

When you need a friend to call

I'll be right there beside you

To shout to you and guide you

On this you can rely (on this you can rely)

When the tear drops start to fall

I will be there to dry them

Before you can can cry them

And on the darkest night

I will be the light

I will be the light

Do-do-do-do-do-do

 

You can share your secrets here

There's no need to be afraid

My love will never change

It's unconditional

Life the doubt in your heart

Knocked down, and fall apart

I'll help you make a start

And build it up again

Help you shine the light within

 

[CHORUS]

 

Everybody's searchin' for somebody to belive in

Everybody needs someone to care

A shoulder you can cry on

A laugh you can rely on

Reach out and trust me if you can

Just take my hand

 

When you need a friend to call (Any time you need a friend)

I'll be right there beside you

To shout to you and guide you

On this you can rely (You can rely on me)

When the tear drops start to fall

I will be there to dry them (I'll be there to dry them)

Before you can can cry them

And on the darkest night

I will be the light

I will be the light

Do-do-do-do-do-do

 

No wind (No wind)

No rain (No rain)

No storm is ever gonna be in my way

No load (no load)

Is too great (too great)

Hold on, I'll be there to carry the weight

(x2)

 

 

Don't Walk Away

Written by Nicholas Jonas*

Sung by Nicholas Jonas

 

Feeling like you lost your way
Say that you've had better days
You don't know why (don't know why)
Everything seems way too hard
Start to wonder who you are and why you try (why you try)

I understand the way you feel (way you feel)
And I can help you keep it real (keep it real)
And help you see... (help you see)
Everything your missing here
Help you take away your fear and set you free (set you free)

Find a way back to your heart
That's the start
That's where the answers are
 

[CHORUS]

 

Don't walk away from what you once believed
Just call my name and and I will help you see..
Keep your head up, get your game on
You wanna fight and not run
Don't turn your back on your faith
Don't walk away

I know that life can be so hard
People then may tear you apart and turn you 'round (turn you 'round)
I will be here for you always
All you gotta do is call my name out loud (hey yeah)

Find a way back to your heart
That's the start
That's where the answers are

[CHORUS]

Don't you walk away
You will find a way
Don't you walk away
I know that life will test your faith
Don't you walk away
Find another day
I'll help you find a way
Don't walk away

Don't you walk away
You can call my name
I can help you, help you figure it out
Don't you walk away
You can call my name
I can help you, help you turn it around

In your heart is where the answers are
Don't turn your back on your faith

Don't walk away from what you once believed
Just call my name and and I will help you see..
Keep your head up, get your game on
You wanna fight and not run
Don't turn your back on your faith
Don't walk away

Don't walk away from what you once believed
Don't you walk away
(x3)

 

 

Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)

Written by Nicholas Jonas and Kevin Jonas Sr.

Sung by Nicholas Jonas, (Choir) Deidre Bermudez, Antonio Cotte, Luz Vasquez-Guzman, Joan Johnson, Ricardo Mercado, Elias Rivera, Evan Rogers, George Wozunk, Kimberly Wozunk, Lindey Wozunk, Deanna Wozunk 

 

Every year at Christmas, all I can see
Are pictures of the things I want around the tree
But this year's a little different, I'm not thinking of myself
So my prayer for this Christmas, is for somebody else

[CHORUS]
So I pray

  Joy to the world

Peace for every boy and girl
Hope when life is hard
Light when everything seems dark

God I know You're listening and You can hear
The need of every broken heart and all their tears
I don't have a lot to offer, just this one simple prayer
That this Christmas everyone would know
Somebody cares

[CHORUS]

 
I pray that every hungry soul
Will be fed and will be warm
That not a single, solitary child would suffer harm
And wars would find their ending
As we take another view
My hope is that this Christmas Prayer
Would some how come true

 

[bridge]
I pray humanity
Would rise and join with me
And together we'll sing

Hoo whoa whoa

Joy
(Joy to the world) 
To all the world
Peace for every boy and girl
Talkin' 'bout hope
(When life is hard)
When life
Is hard
(When everything seems dark)

(I pray that every)
I pray yeah
(will be fed and will be warm)
Every single child
(that not a single solitary child would suffer harm)
Never suffer harm, ooh whoa
(And wars would find their ending)
(as we take another view)
Can we take another view?
(My hope is that this Christmas Prayer)
(would somehow come) True

Joy...
To the world...
Peace...
For every boy and girl

 

 

Crazy Kind of Crush

Written by Nicholas Jonas*

Sung by Nicholas Jonas

 

Woo!

Come on!

Are you ready?

Here we go!

 

First day at school

I was tryin' to play it cool

Chillin' with my friends tryin' to pretend

That I didn't notice you

Three rows down, second to the left

With your big brown eyes and your brand new dress

Right then I saw my dream come true yeah

 

'Cause my knees got weak, knocked off my feet

I tried but I couldn't find the words to speak

Can't let go, my heart says "Whoa"

Girl I gotta let you know

 

[CHORUS]

I got this awesome, amazing, crazy kinda crush on you

And though I try to forget you it doens't matter what I do

On my mind all the time it's a crime I can't deny it's true

'Cause I got this awesome, amazing, crazy kinda crush on you

Crazy, crazy

Crush on you

 

On the bus ride home

Finally saw you were alone 
So I took my chance, asked you to the dance 
And I prayed you wouldn't say no 
Now I just can't wait for Friday night 
Gonna hold your hand when the time is right 
Can't help but let my feelings show, yeah 

Gonna walk you home, talk on the phone 
Tell you how I'm feelin' when we're all alone 
I wanna jump and shout, sing it out loud 
Girl you know there ain't no doubt

 

[CHORUS]

 

Woo!

Hey He-yeah

Crazy kinda crush on you (crush on you)

 

'Cause my knees got weak, knocked off my feet

I tried but I couldn't find the words to speak

Can't let go, my heart says "Whoa"

Girl I gotta let you know

 

I got this awesome, amazing, crazy kinda crush on you (crazy kinda crush on you)

And though I try to forget you it doens't matter what I do (doesn't matter what I do yeah)

On my mind all the time it's a crime I can't deny it's true (can't deny it's true)

'Cause I got this awesome, amazing, crazy kinda crush on you (hoo hoo ooh)

Crazy, crazy

Crush on you

Crazy, crazy

Crush on you

 

 

Wrong Again

Written by Nicholas Jonas*

Sung by Nicholas Jonas, Choir**

 

Wrong again
Father I hate to tell you this
You taught me how to hit the mark
And once again I've missed
Touched the fire
You always said that I'd get burned
Why is it so hard to remember
All the lessons I have learned?

[CHORUS]

How can you look at me that way
When I have failed so many times?
Showing me love you tell the world
"This child is mine" (this child is mine)
How can you walk that extra mile?
I see forgiveness in your smile
So sure you'd reject/desert me
Wrong Again

 

Ohh oh oh oh

Once again
Lord I have wandered from your path
Thought I knew a better way
Fallen short of what you've asked
Standin' here (Standin' here)
I don't deserve a second chance
And I can't conceal
The shame I feel;
It's more than I can stand

[CHORUS]

When I look into your face
And see the power of your grace
I find it so hard to believe (to believe)
Forgiveness that you're showing me
I see the answer in your eyes
Love and mercy realized
And finally the truth has set me free

 
[CHORUS] 

I thought you would scold me
Instead you just hold me
Thought you would judge me
Instead you just love me
So sure you'd reject me
Wrong Again

 

*Author/authors of song are unknown, but Nicholas most likely wrote or co-wrote song.

**Choir members (and/or singer) are unknown and/or names may be spelled wrong.

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