Song Stories, part one
*disclaimer* My desire in sharing a bit about some of our songs is to engage you with the song-writing process and shed a little light onto some of inspiration of our music. I am hesitant in giving too much about certain songs away, because there is a beauty in lyric that allows the listener to find what means most to them, and make it their own based upon their life-experiences. I don't want to take away any of that but rather, just give you a glimpse into my own head and heart. Take it or leave it, I hope you decide to make these songs yours still.
Track three :: DESPERATE FOR LOVE
"It was April 15, 2013, when two homemade bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs." (referenced from Wikipedia)
The Boston Bombing. It was yet another act of seemingly senseless violence. When these events occur — all to often it seems here in the US – they send out shock waves, abruptly and forcefully into our lives. We are undulated with media pictures and reports. We see the horror, the pain on peoples faces, the injustice in the aftermath.
The bombing was five years ago, and since then we have had the Paris shooting, the killings at the Florida night club, and most recently the shooting in Las Vegas. I am missing some I know, but the fact of the world is -- this senseless brokenness exists, and sometimes now I feel like we accept it. It has become life, our new-normal. W
e have become numb to the horror and sadness of it all. In a way, you have to be, for I don't think we are meant to experience the amount of heart-ache that is so easy to find in this day and age of technology. My friends, this is not how it's supposed to be.
So, I found myself sitting at my piano in the studio and I began to write, scribble in fact and ask God why, and cry out to Him in deep sorrow and also reflection. I believe that in the deepness of our souls exists the capacity for great good, and great evil. To see this choice played out on the worlds stage, in these large acts, or smaller ones, calls us to turn inward and examine ourselves.
This song is the cry of my heart and a reflection on the brokenness of the world. It is a prayer, that the God of the Universe would come and breath new life into all these broken places.
I think we are all Desperate for Love in our own ways. My prayer is that we find what we are looking for, and make peace with the Author of our days.
Till Next Blog ~ love, a.