Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuesday Tunes #1

I'm starting over. I still intend to attempt t0 share music with you every week. But, I didn't like Tune-In Tuesday as a title. Well, I liked it, but not its abbreviation ...

Anyway, so, Tuesday Tunes it is! And, new name = new string, hence my starting with #1. (Yes, I did say hence. I use that word a lot. My degree's in English. It's just something I do.)

For the newbies, here's the scoop: Tuesday Tunes is a hopefully weekly meme hosted here at Rambings & More. What's the point? Sharing music. I LOVE music. LOVE it. In fact, I would say it's very reasonable to say that music is my passion. It's one of few, very few, things that I couldn't imagine living without. As such, I'm always looking for new music, and I'm more than happy to share my favorite music! Well, not just my favorites. I also share whatever's in my head at the moment, and sometimes that's determined by what my KIDS are into at the moment. Anyway, please share your music with me! :-) For now, just leave me a comment with your link. (And please link back to me.) When we get some more participation, I’ll make a button and get us a Linky to make sharing easier! Note: Sometimes (likely more often than not) I will share Christian music. That does NOT mean only Christian music is welcome. I wanna know what YOU'RE listening to, whatever genre it is! :-)

And now I share.
1. Better Than a Hallelujah by Amy Grant ~ This is pretty new, and I like it. I've heard there's actually a lot of complaints about this song in the Christian-music world. (What IS it with Christians and being so damn critical and prone to bitching and moaning about every. little. thing. that they don't like? SOMEONE, please explain. How is that love? How is that a good example? No wonder so many people cannot stand Christians ... anyway, that is completely beside the point.) Take a moment to listen, really listen, to this song. I get what she's saying. I totally get it. Totally. I've decided to post the lyrics (excuse poor grammar. I just C&P these) with this one, because I think it'll make it easier for me to explain. Part of it is semantics: she says sometimes. She doesn't say that your (or my) hallelujah is crap. She doesn't say tears and suffering are the only thing God hears. She says that there are times when a hallelujah just isn't as good. Why? This is the part I think is most important: she's referring to the rawness and sincerity inside our cries for help. So many times our hallelujahs are just lacking in sincerity and rawness. I'm not saying that we're not sincere. I just think we're more real with God sometimes when we're broken. There's nothing like going through rough times to bring someone back into His arms. I've been there. Most people I know have been there. THAT is what this is talking about. And, knowing that, I think this is an absolutely beautiful, right-on song! Enjoy!


God loves a lullaby
In a mothers tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.
God loves the drunkards cry,
The soldiers plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
The tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come
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Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah
Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out,singing out.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing
better than a choir singin' loud
singin' loud

There was another song off her new album that I wanted to share, but it's not on Grooveshark right now. I don't have it on my computer, either, so I can't add it. I'll put it on the back burner for a future Tuesday Tunes post. Rather than force it and dig up another song just to fill the space, I'll keep it at one this week.

So, what about you? What music are you listening to lately? What music makes you think?
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