I’ve Moved

26 02 2009

Hey, I’ve moved to Tumblr. It’s going to be way easier for the type of blog I want to have. Posting videos and mp3  is way easier on Tumblr than WordPress. So…keep up with me there!

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Rock-“Believe” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

11 02 2009

This is a song from the album Lonely Road, which came out a little over a week ago. Quite different from their other songs, this track reminds me of the tunes of “Mo town” songs. To listen to it, click on the link below:

The lyrics are as follows:

Aren’t these some times?
It’s gotten bad, and it’s been
Pressin on my mind
Got me feelin sad

But I know you know
That we could do more
But we just don’t

Don’t worry world
I feel your pain, and it’s a shame
My shoulders are hurt
And stressed from the pain

And I know you know
That you could do more
But you

And I still believe
That there is more love than hate
There’s more heart than ache
And we are stuck in this great big world together

With a little bit of help from up above
And a sprinkling of love
We can break these chains
We will end these days

And I know you know
That you could do more
But you

And I still believe
That there is more love than hate
There’s more heart than ache
And we are stuck in this great big world together

And I still believe
That there is a lot at stake, there’s no time to wait
We can change the world if we try
We’re gonna change it forever

You should join us
You, let it be you

Who will join us?
You, let it be you

And I still believe
That there is more love than hate
There’s more heart than ache
And we are stuck in this great big world together

And I still believe
That there is a lot at stake
And there’s no time to wait
We can change the world if we try
We’re gonna change it forever

And I still believe
That there is more love than hate
There’s more heart than ache
And we are stuck in this great big world together

And I still believe

This song grabbed my curiosity the first time I heard it. How I interpret this song is that in a bad world, we could be doing more to make it better, with just a little help from above. Then, there’s the chorus, where there is this belief spoken of that even though we’re in bad times, there is more love than hate in the world, and we are stuck in this world together, so we might as well work at making it better. 

The lead singer of RJA, Ronnie, claims to be a Christian. I’m not sure whether or not, though, this song is really a very Christian perspective or not. Is there really more love than hate in this world? The world seems to do a lot of hateful things. After all, Christ said the world will hate us as Christians, as they hated Him (John 15:18). With only a “little help from above,” this world will never change for the better. God is the only one who can change this world, and let’s only hope He does something soon.





Plans

10 02 2009

Welcome to Gotta Have Music. During the past weeks, I’ve found that I have a great interest in studying different genres of music and uncovering the underlying message behind those genres. I think this is something that should be important to Christians. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a Christian listening to secular music, as long as the content, and particularly the message behind it, is pure. Anytime I do a study on the meaning of the song, which is quite often, I’ll try to post my results on here. I’ll be reviewing all kings of music, from emo rock to old Christian hymns. I hope you enjoy, and keep visiting!





My Faves

10 02 2009

To start things off, I made a list of my favorite music of all time.

Favorite…

worship song:  It’s a tie between All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin and “It Is Not Death to Die” by Bob Kauflin

 love song: It’s a tie between “Hey There Delilah” by The Plain White T’s and “Love Story” by Taylor Swift

 rock song: “Stars” by Switchfoot

R & B song: “Umbrella” by Rihanna

country song: “Love Story” by Taylor Swift

easy listening song: “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble

punk rock song: “Love Addict” by Family Force 5

rap song: “Hold On” by Flame

musical theatre song: “The Girl in 14G” by Kristin Chenoweth

movie song: “Only Hope” by Jon Foreman, from “A Walk to Remember”

pop song: “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles

If you feel like it, please comment with your favorites in these catagories.





Hello world!

10 02 2009

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