Born Again

I came into the world, into the wild
No place for a child
Used my voice to howl 
With the ghouls of night
In the dying light

Had to learn to get what I need
In the dark, empty
Instincts are guiding me 
Like a beast to some blood
And I can’t get enough

I’m losing control; my body, my soul
Are slowly fading away
But I’m ready now 
To feel the power of change

I’m my mother’s child
I’m my father’s son
It took me awhile
But my time has come
To be born again

Running scared in between what I hate 
And what I need
Savior and enemy are both trying
To take my soul
And I can’t hide no more

Stumble out to the light
Raise my fist up to fight
Then I catch your eye 
So full of love
Lord, what have I done?

I cry at your feet, wounded for me 
And all of the monsters and men
But here in your light 
We can begin again

I’m my mother’s child
I’m my father’s son
It took me a while
But my time has come
To be born again

“Born Again” by Josh Garrels

Tell The Truth Tuesday: Music Edition

I don’t have very many interesting truths to tell this week. Actually, I have a number of burning topics that definitely fall into the realm of truth-telling, but they’re a little too long to be hashed out from my desk here at work. (Shh…I’m on break.)

So, here’s the quickie edition of Tell The Truth Tuesday, involving five songs that are getting the top plays on my ipod this week. These are in no particular order, and I apologize in advance for the ear-jarring whiplash one might receive from hearing this [very random] mix.

1. Hurts, “Somebody To Die For”

I finally got a hold of their latest album, ‘Exile’, and it’s getting just as many plays as their stellar debut, ‘Happiness’. Quickly becoming one of my favorite bands.

 

2. Queensryche, “Silent Lucidity”

I first heard this song in the Supernatural Season 2 episode, “Heart”, and it’s been one of my favorites lately. I don’t listen to this sort of music very much, but it’s a lovely change of pace from the relentless pop genre.

 

3. Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”

Speaking of relentless…I haven’t really watched the music video for this, but I may or may not be addicted to this song. Part pop, part punk, part rock and roll, and all completely awesome.

 

4. Tenth Avenue North, “Don’t Stop The Madness”

Another new album, and another favorite song. One of my favorite Christian bands, and one whose lyrics are always completely honest.

 

5. Kansas, “Carry On My Wayward Son”, lullaby version

Yes, one of my favorite songs as a lullaby. Somebody hold me.

Worn

“Worn” by Tenth Avenue North

I’m tired
I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes to keep on breathing

I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn

I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

I know I need
To lift my eyes up
But I’m too week
Life just won’t let up
And I know that You can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn

I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

And my prayers are wearing thin
I’m worn even before the day begins
I’m worn I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn so heaven so come and fluid my eyes

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn

I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Yes all that’s dead inside will be reborn
Though I’m worn
Yeah I’m worn

Writing Music: Imagine Dragons

Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons

“When the day has come
That I’ve lost my way around
And the seasons stop and hide beneath the ground
When the sky turns gray
And everything is screaming
I will reach inside
Just to find my heart is beating

You tell me to hold on
Oh you tell me to hold on
But innocence is gone
And what was right is wrong

‘Cause I’m bleeding out
So if the last thing that I do
Is to bring you down
I’ll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
And I’m bleeding out
I’m bleeding out for you (for you)”