These are what I call good lyrical songs

Saturday, August 01, 2015

While on my way back from church just now (after a just okay song leading on my part; my voice was not "in" today), I was listening to Gungor in my Spotify.

I really like this alternative Christian group. I have blogged about them before last April.

I find that worship songs these days sound pretty much the same, in tempo and style and lyrics. And worse, I do not like it when they have these two characteristics:
1. A 5-note melody song.
2. Repetitive and cliché lyrics.

And so Gungor songs sounds really fresh to me. I can't use them in church worship though - too unconventional for now. Check these out.

Brother Moon
This video like the one done on Beautiful Things is very well done. And I really, really like the last bridge part. It's excellent but oh so unconventional lyrics this one.


Please Be My Strength
A really real and poignant song with true to life lyrics: "please be my strength, cause I don't have anymore".


Wake Up Sleeper
This is a good imprecatory-like song you will never hear in church (note the last line!). And since I could not find a vid with embedded lyrics, I'm putting up this one creatively recorded in a noisy train station. I'm loving this group!

Oh alright, if you found it too noisy, try this then.

Rejoice all you who are poor
The kingdom is yours
The kingdom is yours
Rejoice you jaded and torn
Both sinner and saint
The kingdom is yours

Woe to you religious teachers
Rich and worshiping your book
Woe to you who use His name to justify the souls you took

Wake up, wake up
Oh sleeper from the dead
Wake up
Rejoice you lonely and lost
You sick and despised
All will be made right
Rejoice you cynics and freaks
Those searching for peace
All will be made right

Even you religious teachers
Separating us from them
Heaven’s found inside us all
So turn and come alive again

Wake up…

Awaken us, awaken us
Open our eyes and wake us
(let your church now wake up)


pearlie

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