Monday, July 6, 2009

How You Live

I love Point of Grace! I first got to know their music when I was in college. I actually saw them in concert when they were Say So when I was in HS. The first concert of theirs that I went to was at OBU (where they went to college). Our small town was hit by a F4 tornado in 1997 and they came and did a benefit concert. I've been to at least 2 more of their concerts and they continue to impress me.

This song really hit me hard when it came out. I don't do a good enough job living my life to it's fullest and to me that is what this song is telling you to do. I want to live my life to glorify God, to honor my family and to be a good friend.

Click HERE to see a video of this song from the 2008 Dove Awards. Below are the words....Just reading them makes me want to do more in this life.

Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don't spend your life lookin' back

Chorus:
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
Cuz it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Verse 2:
So go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
'Cause you can't get away
Just face it and you'll be okay

Chorus:
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Bridge:
Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin

Verse 3:
So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E'en when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end there's nobody else

Chorus
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

6 comments:

Mich said...

I like that song too! Thanks for reminding me of the words.

I went to school at the same time as the Point of Grace girls. And I remember when that tornado hit...

Carpoolqueen said...

Good words to remember today. Especially about facing the music (or not running from the truth) as I get on the scale.

After Chik-fil-a for breakfast.

Amber said...

I love that song, too!!!!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I also enjoy that song.

Funny, I was there for the tornado but don't remember a benefit concert. Could be the student teaching and wedding preparations during that time have blocked it from my memory.

Robin said...

I love that song. We were at OBU when Say So started. Great group.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for commenting. It definitely was a doozie. I can totally laugh about it now...but I will never look at that stretch of highway the same ever again!