[ORIGINAL] Giants (with WIP bass)

Well, with the release of my new song Giants…it is probably going to be one of the first songs to be re-done in the near future…so to help my bassist out, and to possibly get a preview to everyone, I recorded a bass part to Giants.

The quality has worsened because of the extra feedback picked up in the “bass” recording, which is just me finger picking my classical guitar. Elite pro?! No. Haha… Anyway, there’s still a lot of work to be done to this, especially if I want to personally re-do the bass part…and leave a fuller version to be done later.

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[ORIGINAL] Giants

Finished another song today, titled Giants. It could sound cool with electrified everything and drums, but I didn’t take that route — MAYBE I’ll do it after a snack or something…haha.

Anyway, about this song…I was thinking last night about how we have giants (Goliaths) in our lives, and the biggest Goliath we will always face is the sin that continues to dwell in our hearts and minds even though we know that we are free from it. One thing I hate about these “giants”/”Goliaths” in our lives is that they lie to us, saying there is nothing after death. But that is wrong, because we as Christians believe in our redemption by Jesus, allowing us to enter the pearly gates when we acknowledge our salvation by Him.

In the “second part” of the chorus, I talk about how a little light in darkness is able to illuminate, and that is true — even with just a mere candle in a room of darkness, light will still prevail. Darkness hides from light!

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Here’s the lyrics:

The giant’s in my view,
the giant also appears to you.
The giant starts to grin,
bears down with eyes so dark,
you lose your soul within…

We all have our giants,
we all fight this war;
We all get deceived that at the end there’s no more.
Even a little light in darkness,
burns a path so bright…
so get back on your feet and continue the fight!

The giant towers over me,
puts his hand down, suffocating —
help me I can’t breathe!
I start to kick and scream,
someone save me from this endless death in slavery…

We have overcome.
We are free from endless death.
We have overcome.
We’re redeemed by the Savior’s death.

[ORIGINAL] The Return

On June 27 of this year, I had written down John 16:20-23 [show] [20]Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. [21]When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. [22]So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. [23]In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. (ESV)
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
and titled a song called “The Happy World”. This song was meant to show how the world rejoiced at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but actually should have been mourning the loss (of course, we now have to be thankful because of the sacrifice, which redeemed all of us). Perhaps I worded that sentence incorrectly…

Today I’ve finished off that song, with complete lyrics, a different goal of the song and a different title. I first show how the world had rejoiced in the crucifixion, but those who had rejoiced and did not believe in the resurrection were actually fools. I then go on to show how only those who are alive can dream…and for sure, God is not dead.

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But anyway, interpret it yourself…here are the lyrics:

(Verse 1)
And the final hour has passed
and the world rejoices while we all grieve.
It’s only the fools who were deceived
that you’d never walk again.

(Chorus)
Dreams are for the living,
and surely you’re not dead.
You mend my broken bones
and soothe my aching head.
My heart, you have proven,
can be raised from the dead.

(Verse 2)
And the final chords were played
from Your voice, oh so beautiful.
And we never understood just who you were,
’til we saw Your flowing mercy.

(Bridge)
I held the rusty nails.
I held the heavy hammer.
I heard Your piercing wails,
forgive me Abba Father.

(End)
And the final hour will come,
along with righteous judgment.
Woe to these, who could not believe
that You had walked again.