"You are My Joy" as written by Gary Lightbody, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Michael John Cooke, Bobby Kildea, Iain Denis Archer, William Angus Campbell, Charles Clark, Ben Dumville, Colin Mcpherson, Neil Payne, Jennifer Reeve, Gareth Martin...
And He set me on fire, and I am burning alive.
With His breath in my lungs I am coming undone.
And I cannot hold it in and remain composed.
Love's taken over me and so I propose the letting myself go.
I am letting myself go.

You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.

And He set me on fire, and I am burning alive.
With His breath in my lungs I am coming undone.
And I cannot hold it in and remain composed.
Love's taken over me and so I propose the letting myself go.
I am letting myself go.

You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.

I need to catch my breath, I need to.
I need to catch my breath, give me a moment now.

You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.
You are my joy.

I'm laughing so hard...


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"You Are My Joy" as written by Michael Cooke Richard Colburn

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    General Commentthis song is amazing when you feel beaten down and alone,
    turned up really loud.
    loveinvincibleon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is not mechanical at all but is directly from the heart, singing to God that He is 'my joy'.

    this song really ignites my passion for God. sometimes when this song plays, i just dance. its a good way to express to God how much he means to me. He truly is my joy.
    hebrewfreakon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why but this song sounds very mechanical to me. The repetition of "You are my joy" sounds forced, especially the "I'm laughing so hard..." part.

    I know this sound has been referred to as DC*B's "rock opera" but it's too much for me?
    brosephlion February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe breath of God is in him, which leads him to repeat how much joy God brings him. The joy of God makes little sense to people who have not experienced it, which is why he cannot remain composed, but he is okay with that because it is worth it.

    He needs to catch his breath because God is the source of his fiery passion and if he does not pause to breath he will not be close God. He has to stop in mid song around thousand of audience members to "catch his breath," which is figuratively saying to center himself on God.

    As it would turn out (Crowder probably knows this), the word for worship in Greek (which was one of the original languages of the Bible) is pneuma. Phneuma is the root word for pneumonia and it literally means to breathe. So when the Bible says to worship God, the Greek readers were reading to "breathe God."

    David Crowder understands that while he is a worshiper, he is also a worship leader, and his purpose in life is to lift up others in mutual worship of God. His final song on this album (A Collision) is titled "The Lark Ascending (I'm Trying to Make You Sing)"

    I think in this song he was trying to lead everyone into not just worshiping God but to actually breathe him. To pause in the middle of a song and catch a breath of God, something that most people have never done before. In the Psalms this kind of pause is called a "Selah" which roughly translates from Hebrew to mean "a holy pause"

    The last line of the song is "I'm laughing so hard." Laughing occurs when you joyfully expel air from your lungs. In fitting with the rest of the song, he is outpouring God with great joy for everyone around him that they too may enjoy God. Hence the repetition of "You are my joy."

    So all in all this song reflect the cycle: pause and inhale God -> spread this joy to everyone around you -> catch you breath and inhale God

    -Ben
    neato713on August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the melody and the amp to the chorus, which rocks. The Vamp is also something else. its killer hard doing it with the guitar.
    YOU ARE MY JOY!
    worldfeston September 26, 2008   Link

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