• Matthew West - Next Thing You Know (Thirteen) Lyrics

    From the album History

    I remember when I was thirteen
    I saw a picture on my TV screen
    The Reverend Billy Graham and the people sing “Just As I Am”
    And I felt like You were talking to me

    And the whole world seemed to fade away
    Until I heard my mother say
    “Son, are you ok? Do you wanna pray?
    And that became the hour I first believed

    And next thing you know
    I'm high and flying, next thing you know
    My heart is in Your hands, next thing you know
    There is no denying, next thing you know
    I'm a brand new man

    Well I wish I could say I always stayed right there
    And I did until my freshman year
    But the world was pulling me along way from thirteen
    And You were calling but I didn't hear

    Still I knew there was something more
    So one day my knees hit the dorm room floor
    I said “If You're there and if You really care
    Come and talk to me like I was thirteen”


    I Got a picture in my head today
    Of how Heaven might look someday
    I see the people there so I pull up a chair
    And their stories they blew me away

    ‘Cause I can see it on every face
    Their evidence of grace
    And as I listen it occurs to me
    Everybody's got their own thirteen

    So what's your story about His glory?
    You gotta find your place in the history of grace

    Chorus: (2X's)