Lyrically Speaking

Sometimes a song is really special and it hits me right where I am both musically and lyrically and I can just get lost in it.  But sometimes it's more the music of a song that envelopes me.  And sometimes it's the lyrics in a song that speak more to me than the music.

I’d heard this first song before, but I honestly hadn’t paid much attention to it. The music just hadn’t grabbed my attention. But, the other day when it came on Air1 I started listening to the lyrics for the first time and I found that they resonated with me.



Hello, My Name Is 
by Matthew West 

Hello, my name is regret
I'm pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I'm the whisper inside
That won't let you forget

Hello, my name is defeat
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I'll drag you right back down again
‘Til you've lost all belief

These are the voices, these are the lies
And I have believed them, for the very last time

Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I've been saved, I've been changed, 
And I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King

I am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it's true
Just take a look at my life

Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I've been saved, I've been changed, 
And I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King

What love the Father has lavished upon us
That we should be called His children
I am a child of the one true King 

What love the Father has lavished upon us
That we should be called His children

Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I've been saved, I've been changed, 
And I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King

I am the child of the one true King

The story behind the song is interesting too.  If you want to check it out, Matthew West talked about it in an interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI37B0Jw5_0


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The second song I want to share with you is another one that really resonates with me lyrically speaking. It makes me think of where we were in our marriage before we started doing ttwd in comparison to where we started out and where we are now. Wherever you are now in your relationship, don’t give up hope.



Heal This Home 
by Luminate 

It's the only thing she ever wanted all of her life 
To fall in love and be a good wife 
They said a vow and she took his name, fifteen years ago today 
But now they're living separate lives in the same old house 
They used to be in love, but they've forgotten how 
It's been so long, the flame is gone 
Their hearts are beating but they're barely hanging on 

When you feel like something's missing 
And your world is crashing down 
When the house you've built is falling into pieces on the ground 
When it feels like there's no way to fix what's wrong 
Love is strong, and God can heal this home 

They used to have dinner by candlelight 
They used to hold hands and dance in the moonlight 
And like a picture in a frame, they thought that it would stay that way 
Yeah, they were living in a world of make believe 
And they couldn't see the cracks growing underneath
But God restores and opens doors to the love, to the life they're looking for 

When you feel like something's missing 
And your world is crashing down 
When the house you've built is falling into pieces on the ground 
When it feels like there's no way to fix what's wrong 
Love is strong, and God can heal this home 

Sometimes you gotta let go
That's when love can grow 
So let the tears fall down 
Oh, in your weakness God is strong 
He's been there all along
and He's holding you right now 

When you feel like something's missing 
And your world is crashing down 
When the house you've built is falling into pieces on the ground 
When it feels like there's no way to fix what's wrong 
Love is strong, and God can heal this home


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