Friday, February 17, 2012

Andrew Peterson

I started listening to Andrew Peterson a few years ago, but only had one cd.  But last spring, I listened to that cd non stop for a few weeks, and fell in love with it.  Since then, I've slowly been adding more of his cds to my collection.

I love lyrics, and I love songwriters who can create beautiful stories and metaphors with their words.  My favorite songwriters are David Wilcox and Derek Webb, but I think Andrew is creeping to the top of that list!

His songs are filled with Lewis references (my favorite) and the gospel.  During this cold and depressing winter (Vermont is not a fun place in the winter--at least in my opinion!), I have loved listening to Andrew and having the gospel daily breathed into my life.

A few of my favorite lyrics:

"And I don't believe that I believed in You as deeply as today
I reckon what I'm saying is
There's nothing more, Nothing more to say
And the mountains sing Your glory hallelujah, the canyons echo sweet amazing grace
My spirit sails, the mighty gales are bellowing Your name
And I've got nothing to say, no, I've got nothing to say"
Nothing To Say

  "I've got voices that scream in my head like a siren
Fears that I feel in the night when I sleep
Stupid choices I made when I played in the mire
Like a kid in the mud on some dirty blind street
I've got sorrow to spare, I've got loneliness too
I've got blood on these hands that hold on to the truth
That I am a priest and a prince in the Kingdom of God"
Fool With A Fancy Guitar* 

"Now we're counting stars and counting sand
Little feet and little hands
We're counting joys
We pray you'll know them
As you knew us when you wove us
As you hold us
Hold them, please hold them"
God of My Fathers

So if anyone is looking for some new music, check out Andrew Peterson.  His latest cd, Counting Stars, is a good place to start!

* anyone spot the Lewis reference in this song?

1 comment:

LAO said...

Sweet! I'm always looking for new, soul-refreshing music to soak in. I just checked him out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gs3fg_WsEg. Sweet!