Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music and Lyrics

I love music! Really, I do.  I'm one of those people that has to have music on all the time--while getting ready in the morning, in the car, etc.  Totally drives my husband crazy.

J has my dad to thank for all of this.  Dad's a big music buff.  I recieved quite the education from him growing up (listening to and identifying music, not playing it.  We're not musically inclined in that way-- we just appreciate it).  When we go out to eat, we can say, "Hey, Dad, what song is this?" and as long as it's pre-2000, he can identify it.  It's super-impressive.

Now, I'm not quite that advanced, but I did grow up listening to a wide variety of artists that most kids my age did not.  Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Palmer, Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Black Sabbath...well, you get the idea.

So, when I saw C's post and Scott's post both using song lyrics to express life with D, I decided to copy them (sorry guys) and write one too.

Here's the problem though--I can't decide what song to pick! There are so many! I spent a while going through my iTunes library, and I think I've narrowed it down to two.

Ok, so the band Needtobreathe is one of my new obsessions.  I absolutely ADORE them!  Their song Won't Turn Back has been an anthem for me lately (full lyrics here).  I find the chorus especially moving:

So tell me why I should run for cover
At the sound of the coming thunder
All I hear is the cry of my lover
So take your shot
I won't turn back

Ok, so I know it talks about a lover and such, but go with me here.  This song helps me keep going when I feel like giving up--both D and non-D related.  I may feel like running for cover when the thunder comes, whether that's being stuck on the glucoaster or being totally and completely stressed out at work, but I won't give up.  Bring it.  I won't turn back.

Ok, song number 2, also from one of my faves, Jars of Clay.  The song is called The Shelter, and this one's for you, my friends.  Both those in real life, and DOCers.  Yesterday was terrible (more on that later) and I could feel everyone's love and support--it means so much to me.  'Scuse me while I go get some tissues--this one gets me every time!

Holding onto hearts still wounding
For those who’ve yet to find it
The places near where love is moving

Cast off the robes you’re wearing
Set aside the names that you’ve been given
May this place of rest in the fold of your journey
Bind you to hope, you will never walk alone

In the shelter of each other, we will live, we will live
In the shelter of each other, we will live, we will live
Your arms are all around us

If our hearts have turned to stone
There is hope, we know the rocks will cry out
And the tears aren’t ours alone
Let them fall into the hands that hold us

Come away from where you’re hiding
Set aside the lies that you’ve been living
May this place of rest in the fold of your journey
Bind you to hope that we will never walk alone

If there is any peace, if there is any hope
We must all believe, our lives are not our own
We all belong
God has given us each other
And we will never walk alone.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! My dad was the same with us growing up, in the car he was always quizzing us 'who sings this?' so I know lots of songs too! I am always amazed when friends don't know 'old' songs.

    I might steal this idea later ;)