Friday, October 19, 2007

Surely We Can Change Something

I need to confess upfront after ripping on him in my last post, Phil Wickham wasn't too shabby. His live performance is much better then anything on either of his albums. BUT....

David Crowder Band pretty much rocked my socks. Amazing time of worship (the highlight being "O Praise Him"). He really challenged the audience to be a remedy (the title of his album/tour) to our broken world. He had been convicted that when his band comes to town and does a show, being followers of Christ, something should be different when they leave. Just before their last song he spoke to a flier that was handed out before their last song (Portland's flier isn't up yet, but you can see an example from previous cities online).

He closed with a song off his new album, though I had never realized the profound intricacy of the lyrics. Pay close attention to the minor shifts in the lyrics that cause major changes in the meaning.

And the problem is this
We were bought with a kiss
But the cheek still turned
Even when it wasn’t hit

And I don’t know
What to do with a love like that
And I don’t know
How to be a love like that

When all the love in the world
Is right here among us
And hatred too
And so we must choose
What our hands will do

Where there is pain
Let there be grace
Where there is suffering
Bring serenity
For those afraid
Help them be brave
Where there is misery
Bring expectancy
And surely we can change
Surely we can change
Something

And the problem it seems
Is with you and me
Not the Love who came
To repair everything

And I don’t know
What to do with a love like that
And I don’t know
How to be a love like that

When all the love in the world
Is right here among us
And hatred too
And so we must choose
What our hands will do

Where there is pain
Let us bring grace
Where there is suffering
Bring serenity
For those afraid
Let us be brave
Where there is misery
Let us bring them relief
And surely we can change
Surely we can change
Oh, surely we can change
Something

Oh, the world’s about to change
The whole world’s about to change

  • Track 10 of the David Crowder Band’s Remedy
  • Written by David Crowder

3 comments:

Mirranda said...

Thank you. I like David Crowder Band immensely, but you were a bit harsh. :)

~J.J. said...

David,
It was great to hang with everyone the other night at the DCB worship night. I loved the last song as well, so I was stoaked to see it posted on your blog. I copied and pasted the words so I could have them. Thanks for the prayers for my friends down in Cali and psting on my blog.
Catch ya later
~J

oso diablo said...

sorry to comment on such an old post, but i was looking for the lyrics to this great DCB song and ended up on your blog (very cool, btw). then saw that you were supporting Paul but open to Huckabee. so thought you might like this video set to "My Own Two Hands".

sorry i'm too dumb to know how to post a hyperlink correctly.

http://huck-the-system.blogspot.com/2008/01/my-own-two-hands.html