A couple of weeks ago, I went to a concert “in the round” which was possibly the coolest concert I’d ever been to. A bunch of singer/songwriters just sat up on stage together with their guitars and told stories and sang their songs. The one I went to was with a bunch of Christian artists (Brandon Heath, Matthew West, Plumb, and this other guy…) but apparently they do them in all genres around Nashville. I’d love to go to another one. Anyway, one of the songs that the random guy played was a Tenth Avenue North song that he had helped write for them (and the guy from tenth avenue north came and played with him on this song. it was wonderful). I had never heard the song before, and I liked it. But I didn’t think much of it. Then I heard it on the radio 3 times in one weekend when my parents visited- it took me a while to place it, but I finally got it. And then I was playing an old mix CD from a wonderful friend and realized that it was on there too! And it’s grown on me… I really like it. A lot.
I think I’ll let it speak for itself. If you haven’t heard it, you should. It’s beautiful. I could probably blog about every line. If you’d truly like to hear that… we’ll talk 🙂
Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don’t turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I’m not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I’ll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don’t fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world’s sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I’ll never let you go