Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Switchfoot lyrics

Over the past year I was exposed to a band called Swtichfoot and their recent album “The Beautiful Letdown”. While I don’t entirely agree with their underlying ethos, I can appreciate many of their lyrics. I thought I’d put up some excerpts, the *’s represent the ones I like listening to.

Meant to Live *
Maybe we've been livin with our eyes half open
Maybe we're bent and broken, broken

We want more than the wars of our fathers

This Is Your Life
This is your life and today is all you've got now

This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be

Look what a mess we've made
We've got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we made of love

Dare you to move *
Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everybody's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next

Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

Life is more than money
Time was never money
Time was never cash,
Life is still more than girls
Life is more than hundred dollar bills
And roto-tom fills
Life's more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
All the riches of the kings
End up in wills we got information in the information age
But do we know what life is
Outside of our convenient Lexus cages

On Fire *

But everything inside you knows
There's more than what you've heard
There's so much more than empty conversations
Filled with empty words

And you're on fire
When He's near you
You're on fire
When He speaks
You're on fire
Burning at these mysteries

Adding to the Noise

I dont know
what they're gonna think of next
genetic engineers of the most high tech
A couple new ways
to fall into debt
I'm a nervous wreck but I'll bet
that that T.V. set
tells us what we've wanted to hear
But none of these sound bites
are coming in clear
From the third world to the corporate ear
we are the symphony of modern humanity.

24 *

I want to see miracles, see the world change

Twenty four voices
With twenty four hearts
With all of my symphonies
In twenty four parts.
I'm not copping out. Not copping out.

(of course, now I can't help but think I should have done this first for bands that have had a greater impact upon me... ah well, that'll be for the future I guess)


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