Monday, June 20, 2011

Songs You Will (maybe) Love Series!


This choral piece, composed by Eric Whitacre, is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The words flow easily along with the dissonant tension between the chords.



The Lyrics:
The evening hangs beneath the moon
A silver thread on darkened dune
With closing eyes and resting head
I know that sleep is coming soon

Upon my pillow, safe in bed
A thousand pictures fill my head
I cannot sleep my minds a flight
And yet my limbs seem made of lead

If there are noises in the night
A frighting shadow, flickering light
Then I surrender unto sleep

Where clouds of dreams give second sight
What dreams may come both dark and deep
Of flying wings and soaring leap

As I surrender unto sleep
As I surrender onto sleep




Listen to the second installment of the Songs You Will (Maybe) Love Series here:


Friday, June 17, 2011

Songs You Will (maybe) Love Series!







Describing this song is difficult, because it’s so profound and simple. I wish every Christian could listen to this, and plumb the depths of truth that are found here.

We can be pointed to the grace and comfort we find in Jesus Christ, who loves us despite our frailness, stupidity, and doubt.

The lyrics are so... complete.


Listen to the first installment of the Songs You Will (maybe) Love Series! here:
http://musicwithmark.blogspot.com/2011/06/songs-you-will-maybe-love-series.html

Monday, June 13, 2011

Songs You Will (maybe) Love Series!



This summer I want to share some songs I love, that you might have never heard of! I'm calling it the "Songs You Will (maybe) Love Series!" There's really no reason for anyone to care about the music that I like, but I think I'm really going to enjoy this, and I think you will (maybe) too!

So here's the first post!







No one (Peter Pan excluded) has ever been able to catch a shadow. So let’s all stop trying! This song by Morcheeba has been a long favorite of mine since the high school years, and I wish that everyone (me, most of all) would take some of the advice I believe the song is giving:

1. Life is tough: “But oh the road is long…”
2. We don’t know the direction we’re going: “The stones that you are walking on have gone…”
3. We run after (or fret about) stupid things (but we shouldn’t): “Stop chasing shadows…”
4. Instead we should: “Feel the joy of being alive…” and “Just enjoy the ride…”

So even though life is a tough journey, we should enjoy the ride.

A great summer track!

Please comment and tell me if you love this song too!

The music video is kind of a trip (just a warning)...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dear, Love,





Dear,
I’ve never been good at sitting around, or settling down.
I get tired of a place, and most of the people there, and I want to move on.
I need new scenery every now and again… Some new beginnings.
Like a little seed sprouting and popping out from crusty earth.
Something different, something changed, new faces. Something…
I am restless. But why?
Happy one day.
Then the next all the air’s let out.
Now I’m being honest when I say that you’re the one thing that’s never been dull.
Love,