[COVER] If

Today’s cover is of If by House of Heroes, which is on the same label as Relient K (ie. Goatee Records). I haven’t listened to them at all prior to a week or two ago, like all the new bands I’ve neglected to sample, but this was one of the first songs I’ve heard from them after some persuasion from a friend. Actually, here’s the actual video I watched/listened to (link), which isn’t as acoustic as I would have thought.

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I could be in love if you wore that dress every day
With your hair just so and your eyes of grey
You’d make a beautiful bird on a line
A beautiful bride of Frankenstein
A beautiful drop of iodine
If you were mine, if you were mine, if you were mine

I could be in love if the sun came out every day
Set the sky on fire and the city grey
I’d be there at the drop of a dime
If you were mine, if you were mine, if you were mine

If you were mine I’d tear the altar down of all that I’d lost to romance
If you were mine I’d risk my dignity if only to give love a chance
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine

And I could be in love if the sirens sang every day
You draw me closer to destiny
Give us this moment to shine
Me and my bride of Frankenstein
A beautiful bird on a line
If you were mine, if you were mine, if you were mine
Would you be mine? Would you be mine?

If you were mine I’d tear the altar down of all that I’d lost to romance
If you were mine I’d risk my dignity if only to give love a chance
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine

Ohh, if you were mine.

If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine

If you were mine I’d tear the altar down of all that I’d lost to romance
If you were mine I’d risk my dignity if only to give love a chance
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine

If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine
If you were mine, I’d have the world
I’d have the world if you were mine.

[COVER] Something to Say

Perhaps there are a few more recordings that can surface in anticipation of Weekend22? Like this one, which is a cover of Starfield’s Something To Say which is from their latest album The Saving One. I have still yet to perfect myself playing the keys and singing, mainly because I don’t have a telescopic boom mic stand…so I have to deal with the ghettoness and awkward quality for now.

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I’ve got something to say

It’s been one of those days

When I’m finding it hard to believe in You

I’ve got something to say

I’ve forgotten how to pray

And I’m finding it hard to believe the truth

I’ve got something to say

Right now it feels like You are slipping away

Like I am drowning in a crisis of faith

Like I’m alone

I’ve got something to say

What was black and white is grey

And I’m finding it hard to believe in You

And faith might mean there won’t be answers

And hope might mean enduring through the night

But help me not forget in darkness

The things that I believed in light

I’ve got something to say

Right now it feels like You are slipping away

Like I am drowning in a crisis of faith

Like I was found, but now I’m lost in the fray

[ORIGINAL] Hey! There’s The Good News!

Perhaps the final song for this upcoming Weekend22 (maybe apart from a cover or two?), this one started out with the most difficulty writing lyrics for. I started out just humming, and felt this should have been an instrumental/interlude/lyricsless song…but with encouragement and a mention of “sunshine”, the words began flowing. That, combined with a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon (to which I neglected posting my sermon notes until later)…resulted in a story about a beautiful day being met with the realization a storm is inevitable. This is continued with ascension to a high point bringing the storm into perspective, and finally an earthquake signifying the end of everything. The story concludes (or rather, truly begins) by meeting the one who kept you protected during this time, even taking all harm upon himself, telling you to spread the news…but alas, you admit that your meekness is the hindrance.

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I see the bright sunshine all around me, I feel the warmth on my skin; its surprising.
But it won’t always be so sunny, I know that there’s a storm a coming; can I still smile?

You take me up to a mountaintop to overlook the city.
The view, it takes my breath away; its mesmerizing.
But up ahead in the horizon, awfully close to Mount Zion, I see the churning clouds!

There’s lightning and thunder now, striking all around. Massive trembling in the ground — Earthquake!

I wake up to find your body protecting me.
There were scars on your hands and feet, they were bleeding.
You helped me up and told me to go back to the city, and tell everyone what has happened here on Calvary.
But I don’t know if I can do it, my tongue gets tied and I get so timid; can You still smile?