Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Music for the Broken

My wife and I have come to love the music and lyrics of Jill Phillips. We have the album "Nobody's Got it All Together" (2006) and are wanting to get more. Here are a couple of songs I love from that album:

Nobody's Got It All Together

Working hard to tie up the loose ends
So hard to decide who you let in
Put your best foot forward with a grin


I can see the fear behind your eyes
Wondering if someone will recognize
You’ve grown tired of keeping up the lies


Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together


I have seen the darkness of my heart
And found a love that taught me its too hard
To walk through life and not let down my guard


What good is it to say please savior come
If there is nothing you need rescue from
Life is something no one has a corner on


Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together


When the parts that are self righteous
Start to disappear
Every other life is
Just another mirror
And life is way too short to run and hide


Don’t whitewash the truth about yourself ‘cause
Nobody’s got it all together
If you want to be like everyone else well
Nobody’s got it all together


Square Peg

Like a square peg in a round hole
I can’t seem to fit their mold
And make my way past the entrance
I have had my turn to play
But never understood their game
And much less how someone wins it


Always looking in
Never seem to fit
But you’ve been there before
Do you have a place
For losers in this race
Cause I can’t run it anymore


It is said that the rain will fall
Equally upon us all
And there is no rhyme or reason
Still I find myself surprised
When it seems like its my time
To walk in that rainy season


Always looking in
Never seem to fit
But you’ve been there before
Do you have a place
For losers in this race
Cause I can’t run it anymore


Nothing has turned out as planned
And all I have left is to throw up my hands
You never led me the safe way
And this time’s no different
I’ll walk it again, again


Like a square peg in a round hole
I will never fit that mold
So why even try
Why even try
Always looking in
Never seem to fit
But you’ve been there before
Do you have a place
For losers in this race
Cause I can’t run it anymore


3 comments:

Andy said...

Great songs. I'll bet the album was recommended to you by someone smart, good-looking, and generally all-around awesome -- a person that most people would stand in sheer awe of.

Andy said...

"Do you have a place
For losers in this race
Cause I can’t run it anymore"

This line should be written on a banner and hung over this season of my life.

Scott said...

I hear ya, brother. Me too.