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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2009

wordy wisdom: inspirational lyrics

The part of a song I feel the majority - not all but a lot - of people overlook is the lyrics. To me they are a crucial part of any song and are one of the first things I look at or listen to. In fact, upon purchasing a new CD, I sit to listen through it while reading along with the words and if I start to like a song on the radio, I look up the lyrics on the Internet. Poetry is beautiful expression - and good poetry can invoke emotional responses. I feel that music - good music - is indeed poetry to a melody and I have been touched and inspired by many words written to music.

That said, I would like to share some of these lyrics which I would go so far as to label my favourite. The first of which I have declared my theme song and did so upon the first listen I had back in 1996 when I bought the CD. It is from the album which is arguably Audio Adrenaline's best, bloOm. The song is called Man of God and I feel as though it were written as the story of my life - even still I can relate.

Man of God / Audio Adrenaline // bloOm,1996

sometimes i'm a liar,
sometimes i'm a fake;
sometimes i'm a hypocrite
that everybody hates.
sometimes i'm a poet,
sometimes i'm a preacher;
sometimes i watch life go by
sitting on the bleachers.

but i've never been left alone
in any problem that i've known -
even though i'm to blame.
there were times when things were dark
and i've been known to miss the mark,
but someone fixed my aim.

sometimes i'm a man of God -
sometimes i'm alright.
sometimes i lay down and close my eyes
and pray to God.

sometimes i don't feel good,
it's hard to start the day,
it's hard to climb the obstacles
that sometimes come my way.
if i make it, i'm a good man -
am i a bad man if i fail?
i know i'm never good enough
so i let grace prevail.

no, i've never been left alone
in any problem that i've known -
even though i'm to blame.
there were times when things were dark
and i've been known to miss the mark,
but someone fixed my aim.

sometimes i'm a man of God -
sometimes i'm alright.
sometimes i lay down and close my eyes
and pray to God,
'i'm ready for the night.'

right now i'm alright.
right now i'm alright.
sometimes i'm alright.
i'm alright.
i'm alright.
thank God -
thank God!

and sometimes i'm a man of God -
and sometimes i'm alright.
yah, and sometimes i lay down and close my eyes
and pray to God.
and sometimes i'm a man of God -
and sometimes i'm alright.
yah, and sometimes i lay down and close my eyes
and pray to God,
'i'm ready for the night.'


[posted by ericjordan at 0955 hrs]
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