The World You Want

The World You Want

"Hope on Blue"_Meena Kadri_Creative Commons

Heck yeah I'm a '90s kid! I still love Switchfoot and PROUD OF IT! 😀

The band's new album, Fading West, has a new song titled "The World You Want". And it struck a chord with me. So often the mentality of "what will be will be" lulls us into apathy or fatalism. Need not bother changing things because all is written in the stars.

I tend not to lean that way. 

I have no doubt God's determined some things in our universe… multiverse… whatever-verse… but sometimes the path of what needs to be is through our hands, our feet, our hearts, our community and our worship. If injustice exists in the world we cannot sit by thinking "this is what the universe needs right now".

No.

I don't believe that for a second. 

I don't believe we have the divine power to create a world, either, but we'll save that for another day.

Just know I consider "The World You Want" as a song from the underground, inspired by kids from around the world, challenging us to face injustice daily and to take a hard look at what we believe. The line about science being religion has ruffled more than a few feathers, but it's the truth: science, too, takes a measure of choice to believe in. 

Have a listen… both the studio & acoustic versions. Enjoy!

"The World You Want"

I'm kickin up the pieces
I'm trying out adhesives
I'm trying to fix a place that feels broken
All my words they fail me
My voices don't avail me
I'm trying to say the hope that's unspoken

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Every day you're alive
Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it

The world feels so malicious
With all our hits and misses
Feels like we're in the business of rust
It's when I stop to listen
All the moments I've been missing
I finally hear a voice I can trust

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Every day you're alive
Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Every day you're alive

You change the world
You change the world
You change the world
Every day you're alive
You change the world
Honey, you change the world
You change my world

You start to look like what you believe
You float through time like a stream
If the waters of time are made up by you and I
If you change the world for you, you change it for me

What you say is your religion
How you say it's your religion
Who you love is your religion
How you love is your religion
All your science, your religion
All your hatred, your religion
All your wars are your religion
Every breath is your religion yea

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Every day you're alive
Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You're making it
Every day you're alive

You change the world
You change the world
You change my world
Every day you're alive
You change my world
Honey, you change my world
You change my world

 
 
 

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