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