Friday, May 2, 2014

i'm feelin' it, Friday

We went to a Needtobreathe concert last night. Again. Third time in a year-and-a-half. We are a little obsessed. 

And since that experience is fresh in my memory, I will share a few of their lyrics that I would choose to marinate in for a while if I could.

But first, have I mentioned how PHENOMENAL they are in concert? I usually don't geek out over bands or anything, but suddenly I'm almost in full-on groupie mode. 

These are some special lyrical wonders from their music. I'm feeling it:

MULTIPLIED: 

God of mercy, sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to your design
May this offering stretch across the sky
These hallelujahs be multiplied


(...makes me think of Sweet C and God's design in our wait.)



SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: 


In your ocean I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashing on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be, but
I can't figure out, I can't figure out
Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
But will you let me drown
Will you let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire
'Cause I just want
Something beautiful to touch me
I know that I'm that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees
And waiting for
Something beautiful

(Yes, those lyrics will be on a wall in our house soon.)


BROTHER: 

Face down in the desert now there's a cage locked around my heart
I found a way to drop the keys where my failures were
Now my hands can't reach that far
I ain't made for a rivalry I could never take this world alone
I know that in my weakness I am stronger
It's your love that brings me home

Brother let me be your shelter
I'll never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you're low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home

(I hope the boys feel that for each other--if not now--later.)



MORE HEART, LESS ATTACK: 


Be the light in the crack
Be the one that's been there on a camel's back
Slow to anger quick to laugh
Be more heart and less attack

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that's coming back
Leave the past right where it's at
Be more heart and less attack

The more you take the less you have
Cuz it's you in the mirror staring back
Quick to let go slow to react
Be more heart and less attack

Ever growing steadfast
And if need be the one that's in the gap
Be the never turning back
Twice the heart any man could have

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that's coming back
Leave the past right where it's at
Be more heart and less attack
Be more heart and less attack
Be more heart and less attack

I stuck my hat out I caught the rain drops
I drank the water I felt my veins block
I'm nearly sanctified I'm nearly broken
I'm down the river I'm near the open

I stuck my hat out I caught the rain drops
I drank the water I felt my veins block
I'm near the sanctified I'm near broken
I'm down the river I'm near the open
I'm down the river to where I'm going

If you don't know Needtobreathe, you are missing out. Go here: http://www.needtobreathe.com/video to listen. And you MUST go to a concert. They are unbelievably amazing live.