Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Another Post Already!

I guess you could say I have a very eclectic taste in music. For example, last month I blogged about one of my favorite musical groups, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The past few days I’ve been listening to another of my favorite musicians, Josh Groban. His style of music could fall into what I like to call “contemporary operatic pop.” What I like about Groban’s music is the simplicity, yet richness of his style and voice. Some of my favorite songs that he does is You Raise Me Up (Selah did this song too, albeit not nearly as good, in my opinion), To Where You Are, and When You Say You Love Me.

There’s one song though that has really stuck out to me recently, “Remember When It Rained,” not just because it is a beautifully orchestrated piece, but because of the spiritual application that can be made behind the lyrics. I don’t know what the author’s original intent was, but in reading the lyrics you can’t help but put them in the context of our relationship with God. Our prayer should always be that our minds are constantly washed clean from anything that keeps our focus away from God. Our unceasing tears of hope (second verse) come in eager anticipation of when we are united eternally with our Savior. These tears don’t make us look good, but rather bring even more attention to the one for whom we cry. If you can, click the link and watch the music video of this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oDzDw4BV24. Here are the lyrics:

Wash away the thoughts inside
That keep my mind away from you.
No more love and no more pride
And thoughts are all I have to do.

Oh Remember when it rained.
Felt the ground and looked up high
And called your name.
Oh Remember when it rained.
In the darkness I remain.

Tears of hope run down my skin.
Tears for you that will not dry.
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die.

Oh Remember when it rained.
I felt the ground and looked up high
And called your name.
Oh Remember when it rained.
In the water I remain
Running down (7x)

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