Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Music - Mumford and Sons

This is a band that I know my brother Aaron was one of the first 10 fans of. They are a folk/rock/bluegrass mix that works extremely well. They also write their own stuff, and I really enjoy the lyrics to their songs in addition to the great sound they have. Here are some of their best songs if you haven't come across them yet

Favorite line: "Darkness is a harsh term don't you think? Yet it dominates the things I see." Given things recently and not so recently in my own experience, I think this really jives with me. To say something is dark or evil or wrong is harsh, but then again, if it's there it is there.

I also like the second verse - "It seems that all my bridges have been burned, but you say that is how this grace thing works. It's not the long walk home that will change this heart, but the welcome I receive with the restart"

Mr. Ryan Costello gave a wonderful reflection on our Summer Field Studies program centered around this song and he tied it into weakness and how when we are weak we realize that we in fact do need God. The title "Awake my soul" is a major line in Psalm 57 as well.
"How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes, I struggle to find any truth in your lies And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know This weakness I feel I must finally show...Awake my soul, awake my soul, Awake my soul You were made to meet your maker You were made to meet your maker."

This is just a fun song

If you like these guys, check out the Avett Brothers as well - and they are coming to the Lawn at White River on October 1st.