Sunday, March 28, 2010

she won't falter easy

This is one of my favorite songs of all time. It's by a marvelous Jesus-loving band called Future of Forestry whose debut album Twlight (wholly unrelated to the teenage-girl-consuming vampire culture) is also probably one of my all-time favorites. They just make beautiful, beautiful music-- some in a spirit of praise, some with hugely comforting and encouraging lyrics and melodies, and some are more story-telling.

If You Find Her has been my most-played song on iTunes since at least senior year of high school. It's a simply written song, and narrated from God's point of view. It seems to have two themes to it. One, it paints a picture of a girl lost in seeking validation and love and attention from the world, especially from men-- and so it's a lament about how easily our weak hearts can be consumed by that search. Two, the chorus seems to be a direction to us to show compassion to the downcast & brokenhearted in this world, reminding them of the Father's passionate, perfect love for each soul.

It struck several chords with me in high school, and I still love the message and the intricate melody. :]

if you find her

she won't falter easy, she'll be careful, she'll be coy
but still she paints her heart among the musings of a boy

if you find her, tell her that I love her
if she hears you, ask her heart to come

at the break of morning, the day awaits her as she sleeps
deep inside her dreams is all the beauty that she keeps

if you find her, tell her that I love her
if she hears you, ask her heart to come

1 comment:

  1. A song by Future of Forestry has come up on one of my Pandora stations before, but I never looked into the band, and I had no idea they were a Christian group!