Thoughts,Songs,Writings,Rants,Encouragements, and Life

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A memory

One of the highlights from my year in India was the week spent with Jon Foreman, the lead singer and songwriter of Switchfoot. While Jon was visiting we got to meet some pretty big fighters of the caste system in India and major freedom fighters for the Dalits. While there Jon was asked by one of these men to play something on his guitar. The men wanted to hear some of his music. So appearing out of what seemed nowhere a out of tune guitar was placed in his hands. He didn't have a guitar pick on him at the time so he asked for one. One of the men in the room actually happened to have one and gifted it to Jon. After a quick tuning session, Jon began to play a song I had never heard before and to be completely honest neither had the rest of the world. The song he played that afternoon was "Let your love be strong". The song struck me hard. I fell in love immidiately with it. In those precious few moments and throughout that week, Jon proved to me why he has been somewhat of a hero and mentor (though I am only an observer) of mine. Enjoy the song.

In this world of news, I’ve found nothing new
I’ve found nothing pure
Maybe I’m just idealistic to assume that truth
Could be fact and form
That love could be a verb
Maybe I’m just a little misinformed

As the dead moon rises, and the freeways sigh
Let the trains watch over the tides and the mist
Spinning circles in our skies tonight
Let the trucks roll in from Los Angeles
Maybe our stars are unanimously tired

Let your love be strong, and I don’t care what goes down
Let your love be strong enough to weather through the thunder cloud
Fury and thunder clap like stealing the fire from your eyes
All of my world hanging on your love

Let the wars begin, let my strength wear thin
Let my fingers crack, let my world fall apart
Train the monkeys on my back to fight
Let it start tonight
When my world explodes, when my stars touch the ground
Falling down like broken satellites

All of my world resting on your love


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