Sunday, February 27, 2011

Choosing a Song

Amanda has to choose a song and analyze it. I wanted to pick it, of course (because I am a control freak) but resisted. I asked her what was her favorite and she couldn't tell me.

We started talking about songs. Right away she chose Headphones by Britt Nicole. I printed the lyrics. Then she said "that song that you love the bridge". So I printed out the lyrics to Beautiful by MercyMe. Then she had her ipod and put on another song. Then another. Then another. I was talking notes. I wrote down seven different songs. Then we talked about the meanings. I wrote down whether the artist was a male or female. Most of the songs had the same theme...inner beauty.

A song or two made me cry. She asked me what song I would choose. I told her To Know You by Casting Crowns. I said that when I listen to it, it pulls me out of the pit. I love the lyrics. They make me want to be a better person.

Then Amanda put on Have Your Way by Britt Nicole. That song definitely makes me cry. After we listened to it, she said "I think this is the one". We listened to it again. This week, she will have to dissect it and write a paper which is due next Monday.

We had so much fun. We both share a love for music. She is my inner child, the child I wanted to be. You know, the one who can sing and dance. I thank God for that gift that many would take for granted.

I am also thankful for the fact that we listened to seven praise songs. Not once did she choose a Miley Cyrus song. And to that I say "Hallelujah"!


Click here to listen to Britt Nicole - Have Your Way:


Feels like I've been here forever,
Why can't you just intervene,
Do you see the tears are falling?
And I'm falling apart at the seams,
But you never said the road would be easy,
But you said that you would never leave.
And you never promised that
this life wasn't hard,
But you promised you'd take care of me,
So I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
I'll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way,
My friends and my family have left me
I feel so ashamed and so cold,
Remind you take broken
things and turn them into beautiful
So I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
I'll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way,
Even if my dreams have died,
Even if I don't survive,
I'll still worship you with all my life,
My life, yeah,
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh Whoa, oh
And I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
And I'll trust you God with where I am,
And believe you will have your way,
Just have your way,
Just have your way, yeah
I know you will,
don't forget,
Whoa, oh, oh
You love me,
Have your way, Yeah

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