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New Music (Tuesday!)

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Trying to get back on the bandwagon of sharing music as I find it, I’d like to post a song I found today. It’s been out for a couple of years. When I heard it today (I’ve been linking through Americana-Style music videos, wistfully imagining what life could be like if I was able to attend the Railroad Revival Tour I was struck by the honesty and simplicity of the lyrics. If you haven’t caught on yet. I’m a lyrics person.

There’s a darkness upon you that’s flooded in light
And in the fine print they tell you what’s wrong and what’s right
And it flies by day and it flies by night
And I’m frightened by those that don’t see it

There was a dream and one day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it
And there was a kid with a head full of doubt
So I’ll scream til I die and the last of those bad thoughts are finally out

I’m also really big on hope. What I believe is key to remember is that there are those who don’t see the darkness, those who are filled with doubt and see their dreams in cages. But there are also those who flood the darkness in light, demand the birds be free, and fight despair at all costs. There are two sides to every story. A battle is constantly being fought. It’s easy to forget that when you’re in the middle of one, but it is really, vitally true.

I present Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise, by The Avett Brothers:


Written by Taylor Webster

March 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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  1. I don’t usually leave comments even when I have thoughts and I was considering texting you but I couldn’t shorten it to 160 characters. So here it is:

    Last night I was reading Isaiah 58:10 where it says “Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” I had this profound sense that it isn’t even that He is getting rid of darkness – He is flooding darkness with new light! He is overwhelming it and creating goodness in every corner of darkness. Anyway, I was very excited and this song reminded me so I thought I would share. Even if it means breaking out of my shell and actually leaving a comment.


    March 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

  2. Oh I didn’t mean to post twice … I just didn’t think that my last one had gone through! This is what I get for never commenting on anything.


    March 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

  3. Ohhh, J-Fo. Tracing the interplay of darkness and light in the Bible is one of my favorite hobbies. Your reference reminded me of Psalm 139:11 “If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
    It’s the same idea. We can’t be hidden by darkness forever. Our own failings and shortcomings and darkest hearts will be made to shine like the day by the power of He who cannot be overwhelmed or intimidated or influenced by the darkness.
    In short.
    I’m glad you commented 🙂


    March 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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