Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Love this Band


It could be the dormant, sentimental, protestant side of me, but the music of Christian alt/rock group, Downhere, inevitably brings me to tears. My blogging/homeschool buddy, Amy, at Together for a Reason, posted her current favorite Downhere song on her blog over the weekend. I have so many favorites from this group. Their lyrics are inspiring, and their vocals are soaring. I have several of their songs on my ipod: "How Many Kings", "Great are You", "Little is Much", "Here I Am", but my current favorite is "Not About Wings" from Thunder after Lightening.

The lyrics to this song go so very well with the reflection I posted Sunday on the gift of Faith:

Wake dove, stretch your feathers,
Worry not love, how far you could fall.
Fly now, darling find how;
A broken wing can feel the best to soar on.

It's not the perch you've climbed to reach,
But the broken wing that's made you meek;
that's when He lifts you high.

Believing is not about seeing,
Faith is not about reaching,
and on this journey I keep learning,
Flying is not about wings.

Sparrow trapped by a window,
every resource spent for just one goal.

It's not by work you find your escape,6
but in your defeat when you seek his face;
that's when He lifts you high.

Believing is not about seeing,
Faith is not about reaching,
and on this journey I keep learning,
Flying is not about wings.


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7 comments:

Your Bro said...

Way to go Mau...going all My Space on us and quoting deep lyrics from one of your favorite bands. What's next???? black and white photos of your left eye and random quotes from a laffy taffy wrapper? Why broken wings? Why doesn't someone write a song about a broken beak or missing tail feathers? Why can't those parts of the bird be used to reflect faith, hope or some other deep spiritual truth? Just think of that Mr. Mister song from a new light... "So take this broken beak and learn to peck again, learn to eat more seed...when we hear the rooster crow the book of love will open up and let us in...take this broken beak" That has a cool ring to it. I can smell a big hit brewing!!!!

Love Ya Mau!

Your Bro

PS 8 days and counting

Maurisa said...

Ok. bro. I got it. I'm Queen of the Dorks. Thanks for mocking me. At least I have a full head of hair!

Sarah said...

I may be checking them out. Cool! I love uplifting lyrics and good vocatls . . .

Katie said...

I really like them too!

Your Bro said...

Nice comeback Mau...picking on the bald headed guy. YOU ARE SOOOOO ORGINAL!

Maurisa said...

Pftttt!

Party of Eight said...

Love those lyrics! I just hear these songs on the radio, but I will definitely need to get the CD's now! I hope you all are having a fun summer. Maybe we can get together when you get back from your big trip??? ~~A