I've been notified I'm first up for our new broader focus but more brief format Weekly Magazine topic, so as well as wishing all a Happy New year, I bring you a comparison of two versions of one song by the same artist(s).
I'd like to highlight one of my go-to bands for Contemporary Christian/inspirational music when I look for a heavier sound.
The band is Fireflight, and one of their best songs IMO, Forever.
The first is the standard album version I'm used to, the second is from a studio "unplugged" album I discovered they had released.
REALLY like that song, Platypus, 5 out of 5. Great, thoroughly melodic expression of a universal yearning to feel secure in God's keeping forever. Both versions are fantastic, guess I will give the nod to the unplugged version if I had to pick one over the other.
Below are the lyrics for anyone else who plays it.
"Forever" by Firfeflight
Sometimes I feel so cold Like I'm waiting around all by myself Loneliness gets so old I'm in the lost and found sitting on the shelf Been stuck for way too long But I hear Your voice You're who I'm counting on
[Chorus:] Oh, tell me You're here That You will watch over me forever Oh, take hold of my heart Show me You'll love me forever
I know that You can tell When I start to let my hope fade away I need to catch myself Open my ears to hear You calling my name Been fighting way too long But I hear Your voice You had me all along
When I'm starting to drown You jump in to save me When my world's upside down Your hands, they shake me and wake me
Timeblue: Quiet in here tonight....
Aug 14, 2021 21:38:06 GMT
BSJ: Horacewimp. Was that you who stole Tommy Cruise's car? ::49::
Aug 27, 2021 23:49:41 GMT
Horacewimp: ……maybe. Every time I heard a helicopter in the last few days I said it was Tom doing his filming. Apparently he liked the Brum chicken tikka masala he ordered an extra portion.
Aug 28, 2021 8:01:31 GMT
BSJ: Is this a restaurant you visit?
Aug 28, 2021 17:29:04 GMT
Horacewimp: No…too posh for me
Aug 28, 2021 18:00:13 GMT
eloneen: Just got my booster shot (high risk of exposure as a teacher)! I hope it doesn't hit me as hard as dose #2 did, but it would still be worth it!
Sept 24, 2021 23:48:17 GMT
eloneen: So happy about my booster shot! Still feeling good. I had expectations of curling up in bed, taking Tylenol, and just pushing my way through some unpleasant side effects. What a nice surprise! I have only very mild soreness at the injection site.
Sept 25, 2021 12:50:43 GMT
Horacewimp: That’s good to hear eloneen, Mrs Wimp has had a message while we were on holiday regarding booking her booster, I’m somewhat further down the list.
Sept 25, 2021 15:05:23 GMT
eloneen: Horacewimp I hope her experience is as uneventful as mine!
Sept 25, 2021 16:13:52 GMT
orioles70: we're spending the weekend on a 1000m mountain in the Blue Ridge in Virginia, Fall has arrived with 70 mph gusts and a 25 degree drop in temps, if we're lucky a tree will blow down and make us stay an extra day
Oct 16, 2021 22:54:26 GMT
Horacewimp: Have a great and safe trip.
Oct 17, 2021 7:48:37 GMT
eloneen: Enjoy the fall colors! We've said many times that we want to take a "fall colors" trip to the mountains here in NC to take in the breathtaking scenery, but we have mainly gone out that way in spring or summer. Please share photos with us orioles70!
Oct 17, 2021 12:45:50 GMT
Timeblue: Are you on the trail of the lonesome pine?
Oct 18, 2021 16:14:32 GMT
eloneen: I'm not. I'm in the central part of NC, but there are soooo many pines, so they're not lonesome ...but maybe your question was for orioles70?
Oct 18, 2021 22:58:55 GMT