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My Morning Jacket – Golden
Posted by on June 24th, 2006, at 1:51am

Band: My Morning Jacket
Song: Golden
Album: It Still Moves

Purpose for posting: Luebbe told me about this song. It relates.

Song lyrics:
Watchin’ a stretch of road,
miles of light explode.
Driftin’ off a thing I’d never done before
watchin’ a crowd roll in.
Out go the lights, it begins.

A feelin’ in my bones I never felt before…
mmm… people always told me
that bars are dark and lonely
and talk is often cheap and filled with air.
Sure, sometimes they thrill me,
but nothin’ could ever chill me
like the way they make time just disappear
feelin’ you are here again. Hot on my skin again.

Feelin’ good a thing I’d never known before.
What does it mean to feel?
Millions of dreams come real.
A feelin’ in my soul I’d never felt before… mmm…
and you always told me
no matter how long it holds me, if it falls apart
or makes us millonaires, you’ll be right here forever.
We’ll go through this thing together
and on heaven’s golden shore we’ll lay our heads.

My Buddy Walter
Posted by on February 15th, 2006, at 9:52am

My buddy Walter has a brief message about his new site:

Hey, folks! My name is Walter, and I just started up a new podcast (audio show for download) called Just An Alias. Basically, it’s a podcast featuring all kinds of rocking music that falls somewhere in the punk/indie/emo genres. If you’re into this kind of stuff at all, please check it out and throw up a link from your websites or blogs. Thanks for the love! — Walter

It’s hella good stuff and I hope to see this thing take off for him.

Understand the Dream is Over
Posted by on February 10th, 2006, at 9:46am

The Juliana Theory is dead. I’m sad. Like, seriously. They’re my favorite band ever, I own all of their albums (except the new greatest hits ’cause I have all the songs already), two t-shirts, and saw them live once. And they’re done. No final tour or anything.

If you want to get an idea of how many people loved them or were inspired by them or whatever, just read the comments in the AP.net forum (approaching 200 comments). I’m one of the many who enjoyed the music stylistically, and if you knew me in college you also know I listened to them a LOT. I remember sitting around listening to them while journaling in some of my darker moments and the music inspired me to.. well… think of something greater. It gave me something to grab on to.

I’m doing a horrible job describing what I’m feeling right now, but let me summarize:

THIS SUCKS!

Listen now – Ode to TJT:

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Artist: The Juliana Theory
Album: Love
Song: The Hardest Things

Lyrics:
They couldn’t have told me
That it would be like this
That it could be like this
For you

I wish I would have known
That it could be like this
That it would be like this
For you

I know you’re hurting
I know you’re reaching out
I’m sure you wonder what this is all about
You couldn’t sweat full, full words be known to you
I’m sure you feel it
You know I feel it too

Sometimes the hardest things in life
Are the things we have to do
And even when we feel it’s right
I never want to hurt you

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Letters Burned In My Mind
Posted by on January 31st, 2006, at 12:27pm

This is your daily dose of poison. I’ll spare you and not talk too much. The main content of this today will be a song titled “Embers and Envelopes” (Lyrics) by Mae from their 2003 debut album “Destination: Beautiful.”

Listen now or download:

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All About Mae:
What is Mae?
WikiPedia entry
The Everglow – Mae’s fantastic 2005 release
PureVolume: Mae
MySpace: Mae
AOL Music: Mae – watch their music video for “Suspension”

Sand Will Cover You
Posted by on January 26th, 2006, at 9:38am

“the towers that shoulder your pride
the words you’ve written in stone
sand will cover them, sand will cover you
the streets that suffer your name
your very flesh and your bones
sand will cover them, sand will cover you

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real

step out from time, see the dust of nations
step out from time, hear the stars ovation

Saturn will not sleep, until the sand has made us clean
still we stack our stones and bury what we can
but it all will be undone, and nothing built under the sun
will ever stand before the endless march of sand

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real (Source)”

Thrice – Of Dust and Nations

Sand will cover me, sand will cover you. So while we’re here, do something that matters. Find the real values — the treasures that will follow you beyond death.

Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” He also said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to [God] the Father except through me.” He is the true way to life. The only way to God. (John 14)

Forget whatever you believe that holds you back from investing all you have in this truth. Atheism doesn’t need or want you — your arguments may be interesting and well-constructed, but they serve nothing when you’re dust. Faith in God is not a manyfold path; Jesus says he’s the only way to God, and he meant it. Forget what the Christians say — our words matter not, but the words of God and the words of Christ will get you somewhere other than down-and-out, somewhere other than depressed, something better than despair. And for those of you holding back what you do have — let go of the dirt, the mud, your favorite sins. Let go and listen to truth, listen to God, listen and live.

Hope.

Sand will cover you, but sand is not the climax, it’s not the end — faith leads us beyond.