Thursday, April 16, 2009

Switchfoot Love

Over the weekend, I reconnected with my top most band switch foot. Their latest album "The Best Yet" a collection of their top songs from past albums is just too Ballistic. It does lack a few personal faves like 'Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)' & 'Adding To The Noise' but I also feel in love with 'Concrete Girl' and 'Gone' which have been inspiring and added me some more ounces of a positive attitude.

I thought I'd share the lyrics of 'Gone" which has so far been played 214 times from Saturday.

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Hope you are also blown away like me!!

Gone
Switchfoot

She told him she'd rather fix her makeup
than try and fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
even with the cell phone gone.

She told him that she believes in living
bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upside down.

Don't say so long, and throw yourself wrong.
Don't spin today away, 'cause today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
Just try and prove me wrong and
pretend like you're immortal.

She said, he said, live like no tomorrow
Everyday we borrow brings us
one step closer to the edge. Infinity.
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
if you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal.

Don't say so long, you're not that far gone.
This could be your big chance to make-up
Today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going
Gone, like summer break is gone,
Like Saturday is gone
Just try and prove me wrong and
pretend like you're immortal (you're immortal)
You're immortal (you're immortal)

Ha-ah

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
We are so confident in our accomplishments.
Look at our decadence.

Gone, like Frank Sinatra, like Elvis and his mom,
Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life.
My High School dreams are gone,
my childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long.

Life is more than money, time was never money.
Time was never cash, life is still more than girls.
Life is more than hundred dollar bills and roto-tom fills.
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills,
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We've got information in the information age
but do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow brings us closer
to a God who's not short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked.
Life is still worth living, Life is still worth living.
Life is more than you are.

16 comments:

Robyn said...

nice lyrics.
ive done my share of moving.
ive done wat i can here.
am targetting spoken word poetry
ill need your prayers hopefully ill be in New jersey sometime next year- i think ill also travel to New york to visit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe,,,,,,,
How have you been?

walkonby said...

Robyn is on a roll, nice
Emi, that song is the bomdigidy :-)
never heard of Switchfoot, still trying to have a listen,
easy does it,
and thanks

Be silent said...

I don't know this song but it has nice lyrics... Hmm you should have heard me try to sing it...

Ugandan girl said...

i thought it was just me who when i read lyrics i sing along even if i dont know the lyrics.....how you be ..my dear

King said...

I love that song! Especially the part about Elvis and his mom. Kills me everytime.

Sup dude.

Mjay said...

I like Switchfoot, dig their music seriously. These lyrics are awesome, I like the message. Life is more than these bu things, it's bigger, it's about God and Him living in us.
Thanks for sharing.

Mjay said...

Hey Emi, I got you tagged - check this out.
http://mamamich-mjay.blogspot.com/

Emi's said...

Robyn, great stuff but I must warn you, I've heard New Jersey sucks but good thing is that it's a stones throw away from NY. You are in my prayers.

Walkonby, Glad you liked. Switchfoot is like the coolest christian rock band. Most of their songs are movie soundtracks.

Be silent, This song's from their album 'The Beautiful Letdown' and included in their latest release The Best Yet. Think it's on You tube

Ug girl, It's been a while, but am good

King I liked that part too and the bit of Time was never money

Mjay, Thanks for tagging. I so love switch foot hope I get time for their NY concert

jny23 said...

I just tagged u at mine. I can see its the 2nd tag but i cinsider yu one of ma' best bloggers.

Otherwise how are yu doing?

Oyin said...

hey sorry about not visiting much...been away from the internet for some time...but how are you?



will go to hear the song!

lulu said...

iam so in love with switch foot, oh and i have that particular song gone on my phone, play it alllll the time, its a good album, though i have oh gravity

Anonymous said...

Apr9.......

I tagged u too.

Emi's said...

Jny, Thanks!! I enjoy your prowls too.

Oyin, it's okays...at least you dropped in. Hardly get enough net time meself

Lulu, I love the Gravity song to..As an Ultimate fan, I have all of switchfoot

Apr9, Thanks Let me check out

TRP said...

Jus saw a group on FB: Jon Foreman should come to Africa.. :)

Yeah Switchfoot Rules!!

Tairebabs said...

I had never heard of Switchfoot until I saw the movie "A Walk to Remember". They had a couple of songs as part of the soundtrack ~ only hope~ dare you to move~ really lovely song.

Emi's said...

Yeah Switchfoot Rules!!

TRP, I've already joined that group and hopefully the can come..some time this year they'll have something in NY

Tairebabs, Switchfoot rocks you should check out their other songs