Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Music

I've been working at a studio part time working on some songs that have finally begun to come together. I posted a demo version of one song called "atonement"
Here are the lyrics, although I usually hate any attempt I make at writing, they are extremely personal so therefore I don't really care if its bad haha.

I climbed a dying tree
to heal a wound hid deep inside of me
I scraped my legs and arms
and bled onto the bark to purge my sins

Do you just expect me to forgive?
Because you know that I could not understand
Father there's a river that I know
Where you don't have to reap what you have sown.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Breathing a sigh of relief

I've been reflecting on the last 6 months I've been on the road with this band and all the experiences I have been blessed with. It's been one of the most stretching times personally and spiritually I've ever had in my life but at the very least I can chalk it up to growth and trust that God had a reason for all of it. Despite being completely exhausted from a 20 hour drive, I went to a show last night to see some friends I don't see often and I left feeling more energized and encouraged than the the last 2 months of sleep filled travel. Maybe it was connecting with someone on a level I had really missed or the possibility of a new musical endeavor, but I left feeling certain that God had meant for me to be there and that alone was exciting.

currently listening to:

CloudDEAD - s/t
Allison Krauss and Robert Plant - Raising Sand
Ryan Adams - Follow the Lights

Thursday, November 22, 2007

happy thanksgiving

Jesus thank you for
-food to eat
-a warm place to have it
-my family
-my beautiful fiancee

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You look down from heaven
And melt me with your gaze
Then you come down from heaven
And wrap me in your wings

And it makes me feel loved again
So close in your arms
And it makes me feel home again
So close to your heart

-the glorious unseen

God's been humbling me lately, it's been really difficult being surrounded by so much self-interest it's amazing how much greed can get a hold of someones life.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


I was a middle son
between two wayward ones
i was more deserving of my parents love

i had an angels smile
hiding a vultures bite
i had no use for your redeeming blood

arent i glory, glorious

glory, glorious
arent we glory, glorious
arent we worthy, worthy of hearts at our feet

i was a pharisee
i never saw my need for grace
then your love came to me
stood next to mine and i saw that i was poor

show me i was poor
show us we are
show us we are

glory, glorious
we are glory, glorious
not from what good we have done
but from being the least

glory, glorious
oh, i dont know how i was made

my heaven tower sways atop their fleeting praise
God, i dont know how i was made

glory, glorious
are we glory, glorious?
are we worthy, worthy of hearts at our feet?
glory, glorious
we are glory, glorious
not from what weve done
but being the least

i was a wicked one

.as cities burn

Saturday, April 14, 2007

can you see the sky turn red?

I've been in Texas for the last 3 days and that small amount of time has fanned my hate of texas from a spark into an inquenchable flame. Every time we plays shows here there always seems to be fights that involve either, a. A. a brick, B. a broken corona bottle. C. antlers of a deceased animal. In my opinion, explosions in the sky and barbecue are the only redeeming qualities in an other wise wholly evil place.
I had a dream this morning where I met dustin kensrue, and no joke, I went up to him and in a sheepish and nervous voice, admitted that he was one of my biggest musical influences and asked if he would be kind enough to take a cd of my band life in your way. he accepted and I soiled myself.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

you came to take us..

I've really been enjoying my last few days left at home before I go on the road for the rest of my life. I had the day off yesterday and recorded a cover song for fun. Take a LISTEN if you have a free second and be sure to friend me! So besides having to do taxes I'm scrambling around to see friends before I leave. Give me a ring if you want to get some gelato. yum.

currently listening to:
shai hulud - that within blood ill tempered
muse - black holes and revelations

currently air drumming to:
journey - don't stop believing