Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love in Your Blood

Here is a song I just finished writing. We did some more advanced EQing (is that a word?) so it sounds a little more refined. Enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

Love in Your Blood
By Jonathan Wright

Verse 1
There is love in your blood
every drop in the dust
how can it be how can it be
that you loved me to death

There is love in your flesh
you wanted me to live
how can it be how can it be
as your skin ripped from bone

how can it be how can it be
that you loved me
as I pressed the crown of thorns
on your innocent head

how can it be how can it be
that you loved me
as I lifted the cross
which was your deathbed
how can it be

Verse 2
There is love in your eye
as you search the dark sky
for a sign of your Father
and his love for you

There is love in your breath
as you cough up the blood
that leaves you white as death
there is so much love

and every ounce of that blood
bought so many lives
and every pang of the pain
opened our eyes

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Song: Bleak House

Hi guys!
I know I haven't posted in a while, because I've been really busy with violin concerts etc. However, I have been recording songs! The problem is the songs I've been recording have been really difficult to edit. That's another reason why I haven't posted anything.
This song is about someone who believes there's nothing more to them than what's on the outside. Here's the lyrics:
Bleak House

By Jonathan Wright

This is just a bleak house
there's nothing more to me
empty rooms reveal
another empty feeling
from my heart

Gray the house I live in is gray
there are one-way windows looking out

movement around me
no movement within me

Hope you enjoy the song!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Instrumental-Guitar 2

Hello Friends!

Here's another instrumental song. I haven't been able to fit in a recording session, (I'm really busy!) so I recorded this at home. I think it turned out a little better than the last. (these instrumentals are primarily experimental, so don't expect perfection! : ) ) I had come up with this riff a while ago, but never really elaborated on it until now. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Instrumental-Guitar 1

Hey everyone!

Here is another song--this one's instrumental! I only used a guitar for the song, and will be doing other instrumentals focusing on other instruments. Hope you enjoy this!

(by the way, I didn't record the drums for this, and for some reason the audio is not stereo)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Love and Death

Here's another song. I was inspired to write this song after reading A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. We read this book for a literature class I am taking. The song talks about one of the ideals that the two lovers in A Severe Mercy believe. They thought that it would be better for them to die together, then to leave one partner behind. However, they realize their folly after they come to Jesus. They realize that there is something better than their love: God's love. The recording quality is not quite as good because I recorded this at home. I think it turned out decently well, though . . . Enjoy the song!

(sorry about the video not being centered. I don't know why that happened!)

Here are the lyrics:

Love and Death
By Jonathan Wright

We’re gonna go together
we’re gonna sink straight down
with me holding you
and you holding me so tight so tight

The easiest way for our love to die is if we die with it
We can only sacrifice our lives for our love
in the long last dive (2X)

we’re gonna leave together
falling like shooting stars
and when we burn out
we’ll still be in love in love

but we don’t have to go together
we don’t have to be alone
our love will remain
but not the same the same

you took all our sins forever
we don’t have to pay the cost
Jesus came and was crucified
in the long last dive

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rising Sun

Here’s a song I wrote over the summer. It’s pretty much a the story of someone coming to Christ. David and I recorded it a few weeks ago. There’s no drum track because recording drums sounds terrible (because of the recorder) and the beat isn’t quite steady. Still, overall, I think it came out pretty well. Hope you enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

Rising Sun
By Jonathan Wright

You are a dry and thirsty desert
a land that is haunted by self
you are blind to the light
you crawl on your hands and your knees

your swollen bleeding body
sinks into the mud of your sin
the endless struggle drains you
the fight to stay on top of the world

desperately trying for something more
but for what?
he has everything he ever wanted
will it last?

a hand reaches down
you cling to it (echo)
you are lifted from the pit
up into the light of the rising sun

Run into his open arms
follow him to death and victory
be free from the grip of sin
and believe

Hello Friends!

Hello, everyone!

Thanks for checking out my blog! The purpose of this blog is NOT to post my random thoughts and feelings. I really wanted a place where I could share my music with all my friends. Some of you may know that I have been writing songs and music for about a year, now. However, I haven’t yet found a way to let you all (if you so choose) hear it: until now. I will be posting MP3s of the songs I have recorded. Some of these songs will be roughly recorded in one take, and some of them will be recorded at our church. I will also post the lyrics with the songs. Feel free to give comments or suggestions.

I hope you enjoy the music!

Jonathan Wright