Soundtrack to My Life

So, I just realized the irony of my last post, about child labor, during labor day weekend. That wasn’t planned, I promise.

Sometimes music can embody a season of life better than just words on their own. Now that summer has officially passed, I’m reflecting on the interesting season it was. I finished college in May, and spent the summer wrestling with myself and searching, searching for purpose and a plan going forward, asking myself the question, What’s next? This song played on the radio multiple times a day, and even though I’m not a big Thousand Foot Krutch fan, I do really love this song.

Lyrics:

Vs 1/ I’m just the boy inside the man,
Not exactly who you think I am,
Tryin’ to trace my steps back here
Again, so many times/
I’m just a speck inside your hand,
You came and made me who I am,
I remember where it all began,
So clearly/
I feel a million miles away,
Still you connect me in your way,
And you create in me,
Somethin’ I would have never seen,
When I could only see the floor,
You made my window a door,
So when they say they don’t believe,
I hope that they see you in me/

Pre Ch/ After all the lights go down,
I’m just the words, you are the Sound, …
A strange type of chemistry,
How you’ve become a part of me/
And when I, sit alone at night,
Your thoughts burn through me,
Like a fire, …you’re the only one,
Who knows, who, I really am/

Ch/ We all want to be somebody,
We just need a taste of who we are,
We all want to be somebody,
We’re willing to go, but not that far/

Vs 2/ We’re all see through, just like glass,
And we can shatter just as fast,
That light’s been burned out for a while,
I still see it every time I pass/
It was lost in the corners of my mind,
Behind a box of reasons why,
I never doubted it was there,
It just took a little time to find/
And even when/

Pre Ch/ After all the lights go down,
I’m just the words, you are the Sound, …
A strange type of chemistry,
How you’ve become a part of me/
And when I, sit alone at night,
Your thoughts burn through me,
Like a fire, …you’re the only one,
Who knows, who, I really am/

Ch/ We all want to be somebody,
We just need a taste of who we are,
We all want to be somebody,
We’re willing to go, but not that far/(X2)

Outro/ I’m just the boy inside the man,
Not exactly who you think I am,
Tryin’ to trace my steps back here
Again, so many times/
When I could only see the floor,
You made my window a door,
So when they say they don’t believe,
I hope that they see you in me/

And now, for fall I’m already claiming this Switchfoot song. There’s a tension building inside me, and I strongly feel that something is coming. God is doing something, I’m just not sure what my role is.

Lyrics:
I am the sea on a moonless night
Calling falling, slipping tides
I am the leaky, dripping pipes
The endless, aching drops of light
I am the raindrop falling down
Always longing for the deeper ground
I am the broken, breaking seas
Even my blood finds ways to bleed

Even the rivers ways to run
Even the rain to reach the sun
Even my thirsty streams
Even in my dreams

I am restless
I’m looking lor you

I am restless
I run like the ocean to lind your shore
I’m looking for you

I am the thorn stuck in your side
I am the one that you left behind
I am the dried doubt in eyes
Looking for the well that won’t run dry

Running for the other side
The world that I’ve always been denied
Running hard for the infinite
With the tears of saints and hypocrites

Oh, blood of black and white and grey
Death in life and night in day
One by one by one
We let our rivers run

I can hear you breathing
I can hear you leading
More than just a feeling

I can feel you you reaching
Pushing through the ceiling
Til’ the final healing
I’m looking for you

Until the sea of glass we meet
At last completed and complete
Where tide and tear and pain subside
Laughter drinks them dry

I’ll be waiting
Anticipating
All that I aim for
What I was made for

With every heartbeat
All of my blood bleeds
Running inside me
Looking for you

I can feel you breathing
I can feel you leading
More than just a feeling

Mmmhmm. I love that song.

So, what songs have been inspiring you lately?