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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love Alone Is Worth the Fight

What started out as a simple conversation quickly turned in to a heated discussion.  He was hoping to move in one direction, I wanted to explore another, and we just weren't seeing each other's points.  Thankfully, we soon realized that we were both reacting out of fear of the "other option" and agreed to discuss both options.

A few hours later we found ourselves at a Switchfoot concert, watching a documentary of their time on the road and in the waves, and hearing an acoustic set of some new and old music.  Tears stung my eyes when they shared what is now their current radio hit.  In my peripheral vision, I saw him wiping a tear away, too.

Thus was born my song of the year.  Some people have a word or phrase of the year, I usually have a song.  When I hear that said song, it takes me back to the emotions of that year, the goals, the hopes, the dreams. When the calendar changed to January, I decided this song was my anthem.  Every time I hear it I get pumped up, I get excited, I remember.

Right now, there is a lot on my heart that this song represents, but I'm not ready to share it all here, just yet.  But I promise I won't forget it - I'll have this song to remind me of those things.

If you haven't had the privilege of hearing the latest Switchfoot release, check it out here, you'll be glad you did.

LOVE ALONE IS WORTH THE FIGHT

I'm trying to find where my place is, I'm looking for my own oasis
So close I can taste this, The fear that love alone erases

So I'm back to the basics, I figure it's time I face this
Time to take my own advice

Love alone is worth the fight 

And I never thought it'd come to this, but it seems like I'm finally feeling numb to this
The funny thing about a name is, You forget what the reason you were playing the game is

And it's all an illusion, a 21st century institution
So I'm headed down the open road unknown

And we find what we're made of through the open door
Is it fear you're afraid of? 
What are you waiting for? 

Love alone is worth the fight

We're only here for a season, I'm looking for the rhyme and reason
Why you're born, why you're leaving, what you fear and what you believe in

Why you're living and breathing, why you're fighting it and getting it even
Let's go headed down the open road unknown

Here we are, here we go where the road is our own
Hear it calling you home
Here we are, here we go!

Love alone is worth the fight 

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