Posts tagged "song"

Weighed Down by Grief Over She Who Is 'Weightless'

In the Name of God: The Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord I first heard it while listening (for the tenth time) to Disney’s “Pirate Fairy” movie in the car. Towards the end of the film, they play Natasha Bedingfield’s song “Weightless,” and it is a very catchy tune. I looked up the lyrics, and... Read more »

"The Piece of Me, I Wish I Didn't Need"

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Compassionate, Beautiful, and Merciful Beloved Lord There is something about the song, “Clarity,” by Zedd that has grabbed my soul…much more than the great music and beat. So much can be read into the lyrics: is it a song about forbidden love? Tragic love? Romeo and Juliet? It... Read more »

Sermon on "The Fox"

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I initially scoffed at the song due to its ridiculousness. Indeed, the song is ridiculous, but…there is something about this song that has not ceased to intrigue me. Yes, the music is catchy, but as I pondered over the song more deeply, I... Read more »
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Patheos: The Power and Warmth of God's Love

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I first heard the song “Feel So Close to You” (sung by Calvin Harris) during my daughters’ dance recital, and it had a very catchy tune. There are very few lyrics to the song: I feel so close to... Read more »

Don't Let Go of Your "First Love"

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved As I continue to listen to “Lullabies” by Muslim singer/songwriter Yuna, there is more to this song than is first revealed. Indeed, on the surface, she sings about a love that she could not have: I wanted to go away with you, and I... Read more »

"My First Love"

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I first heard the song on the MyJihad website, and I was completely captivated by it. Since then, I have been listening to it again and again. The lyrics are quite profound, taking about a deep love felt for someone: I wanted to go... Read more »
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Don't Let Me Go, Lord

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Time and again, songs by The Fray have captivated my mind and soul. “Never Say Never” is no different.¬†¬†Clearly, the song is about the ebb and flow of a relationship: Some things we don’t talk about Rather do without And just hold the smile... Read more »

His Love Never Hurts

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved As I continue to listen to Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know,” the beginning stanza struck me even more deeply than before: Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told... Read more »

"I'm Glad You Came"

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved My wife and daughters really like the song by the band “The Wanted” called “Glad You Came.” When I hear the song, it makes me think of all the wonderful people that I have been blessed with in my life: The sun goes down... Read more »
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"How to Save a Life"

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful One of the most popular songs by the American band, The Fray, is “How to save a life.” According to lead singer Isaac Slade, he wrote it in response to his difficulty reaching a troubled teen. When I first heard it, I thought it was... Read more »