Thursday, 28 April 2016

Hope you haven't left without me


Last year I posted about my daughter introducing me to the music of Twenty One Pilots. At the time I wrote about how their music might be useful material for reflection at chapel. Since then I have listened to their album Blurryface a lot and their is gold in that album.

As I said last time their music will not be to everyone's taste but both the guys are Christian and their music doesn't fall into the genre of Christian music...whatever that is exactly. Recently some of their music has been playing on mainsteam radio here in Australia.

Last time I mentioned their songs HeavyDirtySoul and Car Radio. I would encourage you to listen to their album with the lyrics in front of you. The more I listened the more I was moved and inspired by what they were saying. They deal with their faith life in a real and gritty way.

Doubt is great song focusing on the struggle to maintain faith.It lays bare the cognitive dissonance of wanting to trust, feeling it uncontrollably slipping and reaching out to God for help in the midst,

Check out these lyrics:

Temperature is dropping, temperature is dropping,
I'm not sure if I can see this ever stopping,
Shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts, no,
You are all that I've got, no. 
 Don't forget about me,
Don't forget about me,
Even when I doubt you,
I'm no good without you, no, no, no, no, no
Gnawing on the bishops, claw our way up their system,
Repeating simple phrases, someone holy insisted,
I want the markings made on my skin,
To mean something to me again,
Hope you haven't left without me.
Hope you haven't left without me, please.

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