Friday, April 2, 2010

Jon Foreman debuts new songs in Tyler; "The Sound" impacting April 26; Sabotage summary

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Jon Foreman played a couple of new songs last night in his solo acoustic show in Tyler, Texas.

"My Coffin"

"Mercy's War"

^These songs prove once again why Jon Foreman is one of the most underrated lyricists in our modern age. Thanks to LOBH, here are the lyrics:

I was looking for excuses
And you offered me my soul
In the name of all my weakness
In the name of rock 'n roll

By His sickness I am healed
Cause they broke you I am whole
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus

I went looking for the fig leaves
And you asked me what they're for
I was building up a wall
And you offered me a door

I was hoping for silver spoons
But you handed me a sword
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus

Maker is unmade
Love succumbs to hate
Life Himself is slain
Is death the only way?
Is death the only way?

I went looking for religion
Absolutely not a friend
I went looking for ways out
And you showed me the way in

I went looking for a ghost
And instead I found a man
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus

Felt like I was at the end
Felt like giving up on life
I talked about your mother
And denied you once or twice

Yeah I plucked out your beard
Put a sword into your side
Oh the wonderful of Jesus

Life and love are torn
By the blades of earthly swords
We cut the final cord
This is mercy's war
It's mercy's war

I was just chasing after safety
When my world went up in flames
I saw my defenses
Washed my ashes down the drain

I thought mercy was a stranger
But you called me out by name
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus

Your wounds are gaping open
Couldn't recognize you at first
And all I had to offer you
Was an insult or a curse

Blood dripped down like poison
On the nauseated earth
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus

This is mercy's war
This is mercy's war
Oh the wonderful blood of Jesus
^ I will be checking with the guys to make sure these lyrics are accurate, but if anyone has any corrections please feel free to make them in the comments!

(The ???? symbolize the lines I'm not sure of... again please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments!)
Dear blue sky
Are you afraid to die
Do you fear you'll never see the morning?

And the twilight comes
And you lose your sun
Does it come to you without a warning?

When the ???????
How will I know
When the carbon bonds that hold me
Start to let go

Is there someone buried
Beneath this skin?
And is he free when I am lost
In my coffin

Dear moonlight
When you shine at night
Do you fear you'll use up your resources?

With the sun as king
Do you feel for it's string
When the higher powers run their courses

When the rain falls down
What brings it back?
Opens the resurrected cloud
From white to black
It's a second birth
Under this skin
My coffin
My coffin


Resurrection comes
But death comes first
All of our entitlements and rights
Will drive the hearse
I'm bleeding death
Death is unmade
The minute I lose myself I'm saved
From my coffin

Also, "Vice Verses" from the same show:

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Oh, new DrewCast episode, featuring friends from Mute Math and Eisley!



Now, for some Switchfoot news!

Harmonix/MTV announced that there will be a new Switchfoot songs added to the Rock Band Music Store and LEGO Rock Band Music Store for XBOX 360, Playstation 3, and Wii!

Rock Band is answering fans’ requests for more alternative rock with six singles from a range of artists. Next week’s Rock Band Music Store additions include “Feel Good Drag” from Florida alternative rockers Anberlin’s 2008 album New Surrender, “Live Life Loud” from Canadian punk rockers Hawk Nelson’s 2009 album of the same name, “Monster” from Grammy Award-nominated hard rockers Skillet, “Stand in the Rain” from American pop rockers Superchick’s 2008 album Rock What You Got, “Meant to Live” from alternative rockers Switchfoot’s 2003 album The Beautiful Letdown, and “Fire It Up” from Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch’s 2009 album, Welcome to the Masquerade. All of these songs will also be available for download in the LEGO Rock Band Music Store.

^"Meant to Live"; so predictable. But hey, still awesome!


"The Sound" is now posted on all the major radio station news sites like FMQB and allaccess as impacting on April 26-27!

^Awesome. Can't wait to see how this one does.


Sabotage Summary

Well, our "Sabotage" campaign came to an end yesterday, and you guys killed!

Check out our goals:

- 2000 comments (CHECK!)
- 500 ratings (CHECK!)

2 out of 3 is pretty impressive, guys! We got some small front page coverage, and are getting posts on other blogs and websites too! Here are the final honors the video ended up with:

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^For everyone who participated in pushing this video, well done!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, I'm really digging "My Coffin" :D