"The Blues" as written by and Tim Foreman Jon Foreman....
The static comes in slow
You can feel it grow
Our stream of conscience flows
Under the streets below

The rivers made of sound
Still running underground
Runs like a silent flood
We run as thick as blood

Can you hear it rise
Up from the ground?
Can't drown it out
Can you hear it now?

This is the sound
Of a heartbeat
This is the sound
From the discontented mouths
Of a haunted nation

We are the voice of breaking down
Can you hear me?

This is the sound
Of the desperation bound
By our own collision
We are the voice of breaking down

The static comes alive
Beneath the broken skies
John Perkins said it right
Love is the final fight

Let it rise above
Rise above
There is no song
Louder than love


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"The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" as written by Tim Foreman Jon Foreman

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    General Commentbefore anything else, I was so glad I have read each of these interpretation..

    Now, the album, Nothing is sound, is probably the most pessimistic album of Switchfoot, as its clearly referenced to Ecclesiastes, w/c is also one of the Bibles pessimistic chapters, in fact you will stumble upon some lyrics w/c is indeed from Ecclesistes..

    Ok, so when we look at the lyrics, it was really not a hopeful song, but a very sad one, this came to the point of view of a man, w/c is already awakened (spiritually) who's having disappointments in the world, war, poverty, injustice, senseless, pointless things and all that..I mean look at the lyrics, some is literal in its own might..

    The message of the song, is this: nothing really matters, nothing really made sense, and nothing is headed for something good, until the world devotes to God, it is the only way for the real joy.

    My favorite line is: "is there any net left that could break our fall?" from Adam to Jesus, so many prophets have come to save us from taking the fall.. but then humanity is still falling.. really sad.. Jesus is the only way brothers and sisters, it's time to cave in.
    Emancipatoron January 13, 2014   Link

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