Words matter. It doesn't matter where you hear, see or read them. They affect us in so many different ways. These days with the negative pull of the world around me, I choose to find those words that breathe life into me, not suck it out of me. I find myself pulling further away from mainstream music and finding more music that lifts me up and gives me pause to think.
Anyone that truly knows me, knows that music isn't just what I talk about, it's who I am. I love everything about it but the thing I love the most is the power of a song, it's ability to stop me in my tracks and hear the message and it's ability to change lives. These days, those kind of songs seem to be a bit harder to find but they're out there if you listen beyond what radio is selling. If you search, you'll find them. The words matter. To me, a song isn't just background noise, it's much more than that.
Here are a few of the songs that made me rethink things, find a new perspective and realize my own strengths, weaknesses and my purpose. These had a part in making me who I am in this moment and these newer ones are helping build me into the person I want to be moving forward. Thank you to the artists and writers for putting the words on paper that connect with hearts and will be here making a difference long after they have left the world.
“God Made Good” - Scotty Inman
Writers: Scotty Inman, Jimmy Yeary
"I thought I was finished
Surely He'd give up on me
But It was in those moments
He showed me what grace really means"
Brothers Osborne - "Roller Coaster"
Writers: TJ Osborne, John Osborne, Jamie Hartman, Jordan Lehning
"Where are all the songs for people who don't always get along
When breakin' up and makin' up is somethin' we all do
Couldn't find a lyric to describe this road we're on
So, I found a pen and paper and I wrote this song for you
When I am winter, you are summer
When I am autumn, you are spring
When I'm high and dry, you're my drop of rain
Sometimes fallin', sometimes flyin'
But in spite of everythin'
I could ride this rollercoaster for forever and a day"