Monday, March 01, 2010

Musical Interlude - Anberlin

Anberlin is an alternative rock band, whose members all just happen to be Christian. They dislike being labeled a "Christian band" since doing that limits their audience and reach of impact. Plus, the lead singer has said, "My faith affects every single aspect of my life..." So labeling them a Christian band seems silly and unnecessary (except to the marketing world, of course). I mean, we don't refer to people as a "Christian Secretary" or "Christian Mechanic".

On an interesting side note, the band Fall Out Boy said in an interview that they did not really know much about Jesus until Anberlin toured with them. I think that's pretty cool. I hope they continue to have an influence, not only with their fans, but with the people they meet in the industry and tour with.

This song, "Feel Good Drag", was their first single, and one of my favorites. I hadn't thought about this band in a while, until one of their songs popped up on my random iPod playlist. All their albums have been solid, and I encourage you to cruise around on YouTube to listen to some of their other songs. Enjoy!

Feel Good Drag
by Anberlin

"I'm here for you" she said
and we can stay for awhile,
my boyfriend's gone,
we can just pretend.

Lips that need no introduction
Now who's the greater sin,
Your drab eyes seem to invite
(tell me darling)
Where do we begin.

Was this over before
Before it ever began
Your kiss
Your calls
Your crutch
Like the devil's got your hand
This was over before
Before it ever began
Your lips
Your lies
Your lust
Like the devil's in your hands

Everyone in this town
is seeing somebody else
Everybody's tired of someone
our eyes wander for help

Prayers that need no answer now
I'm tired of who I am
You were my greatest mistake
I fell in love with your sin
Your littlest sin


You want my outline drawn
You are my greatest failure
Discourse your saving song


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