Tuesday, July 17, 2007

**Meadows got me hooked on Derek Webb. She gave me a couple songs for my birthday and I ended up going out and buying all of his cds. The only problem with him is that all his music starts to sound the same after a while. So you can only listen to him for so long. But I don't listen to him for the music, I listen for the words. His words are incredible and very thought provoking. I like that. Another problem is that you can't really use him as background noise at work (well, I don't know if that is a problem). But you have to listen hard to hear and understand the words of his songs. So enjoy a little Derek Webb. Be convicted! Be changed.

I Repent
Derek Webb

I repent of my pursuit of America's dream
I repent of living like I deserve anything
my house, my fence, my kids, and my wife
In our suburb where we're safe and white
I am wrong and of these things I repent

I repent of parading my liberty
I repent of paying for what I get for free
the way I believe that I am living right
by trading sins for others that are easier to hide
I am wrong and of these things I repent

I repent judging by a law that even I can't keep
wearing righteousness like a disguise to see through
the planks in my own eyes

I repent of trading truth for false unity
I repent of confusing peace and idolatry
of caring more of what they think than what I know of what they need
and domesticating You until You look just like me
I am wrong and of these things I repent

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sem said...