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July 15, 2014

When Lyrics Are Just Perfect

So it’s no secret that I love music. And clearly I love good writing. Soooo putting those two things together in the form of great lyrics just totally makes my day. It’s like that photo that’s been in my head for a while, and I finally get the chance to take it, only to realize later that it’s even better than I had imagined.

The amazing Dave Barnes has a beautiful song that hit me just like that. If you haven’t heard “Good” – take a few minutes and watch this. You’ll thank me.

Seriously. So. Good.

And the old videos and photos in the music video? I mean for real… Don’t think I could have thought of a more perfect video for this song that speaks straight to my heart. The visuals these words bring are so clear for me, and I always have that sweet feeling of contentment as I listen. These words capture this stage of my life so well…

As the sun slowly rises above the river
I look out over all that God has made
Listen as the day starts to awaken
I thank God for things that never change

I can hear her laughing in the kitchen
And the sounds of little footsteps on the stairs
I’ve got all I’ll ever need: a wife, a home, a family
And I thank God for all those answered prayers

And it’s good
I got more than I ever thought I would
I can finally see how all the wrong turns and the heartaches
The lessons in the mistakes
Help me count these blessings like I should
And it’s so good

Every day’s a gift that I’ve been given
Every breath feels like a second chance
And everything I’ve done heaven has seen
And God just keeps on forgiving me, and I
Do my best to change what I can

And it’s so good
I got more than I ever thought I would
I can finally see how all the wrong turns and the heartaches
The lessons in the mistakes
Help me count these blessings like I should

And it’s good to know that I have been forgiven
Good to have her laying by my side
I’ve been given more than I deserve
For a past so full of bridges burned
I couldn’t make this better if I tried

And it’s so good
I got more than I ever thought I would
I can finally see how all the wrong turns and the heartaches
The lessons in the mistakes
Help me count these blessings like I should
And it’s so good

What songs have just gotten right to your heart? Why? 

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