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Songs for the Brokenhearted: The Healing Power of Music

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A Preview of Switchfoot’s When the Light Shines Through…

All good things come from God. If you’re like me you understand and appreciate the healing power of music. In particular, the music that sheds a little light on the plight of man and the power of God.

He is a God who is willing and able to break through and overcome. He has the ability and desire to turn our doubts, regrets, and afflictions into sanctified scars.

Light born of pain is the central thread that runs through Switchfoot’s tenth and possibly finest piece of music. It’s a timely message masterfully conceived and skillfully delivered to the weary traveler in all of us.

Our jaded and scarred nation could sure use a little light. Be sure and pass it on…

When it feels like surgery
And it burns like third degree
And you wonder what is it worth?
When your insides breaking in
And you feel that ache again
And you wonder
What’s giving birth?

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul

None of this is in your control
If you could only let your guard down
You could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won’t let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won’t let you go
I won’t let you go

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there’s war in your head
Maybe that’s where life is born
When our façades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of…

When you’re feeling like an astronaut
Stuck on a planet even time forgot, and
You’re a version of yourself, but you’re not the same
You try to keep the wound camouflaged, and
The stitches heal, but the years are lost, and
Another bottle on the shelf can’t numb the pain

Why’re you running from yourself now?
You can’t run away

Cause your scars shine like dark stars
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let’s go there, to that place where
We sing these broken prayers where the light shines through–
The wound is where the light shines through
Yeah, the wound is where the light shines through

Ain’t we all just Abraham’s son?
Saint and sinner with the song and drum, and
We’re fallen on our knees, we all bleed the same
And the only tattoos I have are scars
I got your name written on my heart
And the story that brought us here ain’t the thing that changed, no

I wanna see that light shining
Brighter than the pain

Cause your scars shine like a dark star
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let’s go there, to that place where
We sing these broken prayers where the light shines through
The wound is where the light shines through

Mama, ain’t the blood just proof I’m human?
Mama, ain’t the wound just retribution?
Well Mama, ain’t the scar like a vision of grace?

The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you
The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you
Your scars shine like dark stars
Yeah, the wound is where the light shines through
It’s where the light shines through
Yeah, yeah, it’s where the light shines through
Yeah, the only time to our heart, oh oh
It’s where the light shines through
Where the light shines, where the light shines through
Where the light shines though
It’s where the light shines through

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