01 December 2011

Not Your Typical Rocker Mentality

I've been thoroughly enjoying the wonderful new Daughtry album, Break the Spell. The whole thing is great. But this song in particular caught me by surprise and took my breath away. Really beautiful, and not your typical rocker mentality, for sure. Just one of the reasons that Chris Daughtry is one of my favorite singers.

Along with others, I have to believe that Chris and his wife must have suffered a miscarriage, in order for him to express the emotions that go along with such a loss so well. Or, maybe he's just that good at sympathizing with others. Either way, "Gone Too Soon" puts my own heart into words, as "not a day goes by" that I don't think of our little Job (who would have been three this past month or so). I rest myself, my wife and my family, in the gentle peace of Christ, even as we rejoice in the sure and certain hope of His Resurrection. For we do not mourn as those who have no hope, but as those who live in our crucified and risen Lord. I pray, too, as I also suspect, that Chris Daughtry and his family find comfort, peace and rest in the same Lord Jesus.

"GONE TOO SOON" (Chris Daughtry, Busbee)

Today could've been the day
That you'd blow out your candles
Make a wish as you closed your eyes

Today could've been the day
Everybody was laughing
Instead I just sit here and cry

Who would you be
What would you look like,
When you looked at me
For the very first time

Today could've been the next day
Of the rest of your life

Not a day goes by
That I don't think of you
I'm always asking why
This crazy world had to lose
Such a ray of light
We never knew
Gone too soon

Would you have been president
Or a painter, an author
Who sang like your mother

One thing is evident
Would have given all that I had
Would have loved you like no other

Who would you be
What would you look like
Would you have my smile
And her eyes

Today could've been the next day
Of the rest of your life

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