Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everything - Lifehouse

I am a big fan of Lifehouse but for some reason never bought their album, No name Face. I got the song Hanging by a moment on a compilation album, so just never had the urge to buy the whole album. Also, it was only Hanging by a moment that got any airplay here in SA, so I had no idea what the rest of the album was like.

Their self titled 2005 album is one of my favourites and I love listening to it. Quite a few songs from that album grace the Favourites folder on my Ipod.

I was doing my regular blog reading yesterday and happened upon a site where a video for the song Everything was added. The video is a skit done by a Christian Church with the song Everything as the soundtrack. It has more than 7, 000, 000 hits on Youtube. Very, very popular, to say the least.

I decided to have a look and was completely blown away. It is such an amazing song. I immediately did a search on the web and read as much as I could about it.

My first question was "Is this a Christian song?". So, I did the only logical thing and posed the question to WikiAnswers.

Q: Is the song everything by Lifehouse Christian?

A: Jason Wade, the lead singer and primary song writer for Lifehouse has said that the song was written in a Christian context. So yes, it is a was originally intended as a Christian song.


I think it would have taken a lot away from the song if it wasn`t a Christian song. I just needed to get that comforting tap on the shoulder, saying "It`s Christian, you may enjoy it". Don`t get me wrong, it would still have been an awesome song even if it was secular but it`s nice to know that this band, a mainstream band, wrote this awesome Christian song.

Here is a sample of the lyrics:

Find Me Here
Speak To Me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you

You are the light
That's leading me
To the place where I find peace again.
You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my're everything.

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms, and you give me rest.
You hold me in your hands, you won't let me fall.
You steal my heart, and you take my breath away.
Would you take me in? Take me deeper now?

How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause you're all I want,
You're all I need
You're everything,everything
You're all I want your all I need
You're everything, everything.
You're all I want you're all I need.
You're everything, everything
You're all I want you're all I need, you're everything, everything.

I have decided to add a video from the movie The Notebook, which is set to this song. It does not appear on the soundtrack but it`s a great song and a great movie and a perfect mix. I know the song is used in a different context in this video but I already told you that it is a song sung to the glory of God, so keep that in mind.

If you want to see the skit, which is done in a Christian context, you can view it on this blog. The accompanying post has a great testimony too, I suggest you go have a look at the video and read the post.


nessie said...

Hi Francois

Thanks so much for your kind comments, and thanks for visiting my blog. I am indeed nessie from durban :)

I was thrilled to see that you've posted about Lifehouse. They are also one of my favourite bands, and No Name Face is one of the best albums ever made (I believe). All their songs are so real, to me, about what it feels like to love God and be who we are. There's a song for every moment.
I saw that particular skit a while ago, and it moved me to tears, realising once again what Jesus actually did when he died on the cross, and what he offers us everyday. It's a gift unlike any other. Recently, my church performed the same skit at a service, to that song, and people were really touched and reminded themselves. Anyway, I've rambled on enough :)

Francois said...

Hi Nessie, thank you so much for the comment. I am now so keen to hear the rest of the album, it really sounds like my kind of music. I have been sitting listening to "everything" most of the afternoon. A song that reaches very deep places in the heart.

Thanks again for popping in, looking forward to keeping in touch.

Miller said...

Going back to their self titled album, my absolute favourite has to be "You and Me". It ia totally awesome!!!

Melissa said...

Hey Francois,
Thanks for reading my blog and also giving it a link in yours. Means alot to me. Have great day!