Saturday, March 21, 2009

new words

Over The Rhine: Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler

March has been 'new music' month for me, mostly due to birthday presents, gift certificates, and 25 free downloads from eMusic. Here are some of my favorite lyrics from a couple of the albums I've gotten this month. (I made myself pick no more than one song per artist... very hard for a few of these.)

Over The Rhine

I won’t pray this prayer with you
Unless we both kneel down
I don’t wanna waste good wine
If you won’t stick around
Come on lighten up
Let me fill your cup
I’m just trying to imagine a situation
Where we might have a real conversation
But I don’t wanna waste the words
That you don’t seem to need
When it comes to wanting what’s real
There’s no such thing as greed
I hope this night puts down deep roots
I hope we plant a seed
‘Cause I don’t wanna waste your time
With music you don’t need
(I Don't Want To Waste Your Time)

Andrew Osenga
I'm easily distracted
Easily distrac-
By the pixels of lies and promises
There are too many punishments
I haven't given to myself thirty-nine lashes
For the easy distractions
You break the bread
You pour me wine
Here's my confession
I'm more than what I let you see
There's something burning deep inside you won't believe
There's a song you've never heard from me
It's beautiful
It's time I let the caged bird sing
(Staring Out A Window (My Confession))

Sara Groves
I can't just fight when I think I'll win
That's the end of all belief
And nothing has provoked it more
Than a possible defeat
We walk a while, we sit and rest
We lay it on the altar
I won't pretend to know what's next
But what I have I've offered
(The Long Defeat)

Derek Webb
You are the anti-curse
Death going in reverse
(The End)

Welcome Wagon
We nailed him to a tree
But he never said a mumblin' word
Not a word
Not a word
Not a word
(He Never Said A Mumblin' Word)


Sabrina said...

I loooooove Sara Groves.

Deborah said...

A+ for Over the Rhine!