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I heard this song on Make It or Break It last night (that's actually where I got the idea to write about gymnastics for my Idol entry this week), and fell in love with it. It's currently on repeat.



To think that there are going to be months before Make It or Break It comes back on gets me very depressed. :(
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Well, I had an amazing Thanksgiving. Some awkward moments with my sister, but otherwise, it was a great day.

Of course, now I have to spend all my time tomorrow concentrating on coming up with a lesson for youth group on Saturday. I think I can come up with something; I just need to find a song to go with my lesson, because I feel that music helps the message hit home a lot better than my own words can.

Speaking of songs, I just started to listen to a new song by Kutless, a Christian band, and it is amazing. Even if you're not a Christian, I'd recommend listening to it. Or at least look at the lyrics, because the lyrics are absolutely beautiful.



Lyrics )

To me, this song epitomizes what Christian faith SHOULD be like, but often isn't.

Disciple

Jan. 14th, 2009 02:31 pm
callistahogan: (I'm Christian and I'm Proud)
January 13.

That was the date of the Disciple concert.

To put it as simply as possible, let me just say this.

IT WAS AWESOME.

Yes, it warrants the huge letters, because it was literally amazing. I was right there, in the first row, just a foot or so away from the stage at all times. I could literally reach out and touch the lead singer, and I got him to give me knuckles too. Which was amazing.

I seriously didn't think I was going to get that close, but I was right there. Everyone was so nice, we didn't even have to push our way by, people just stared at my shortness and said "Hey, do you want to move ahead?" I was a little hesitant, but my friend and my sister just pushed me ahead, and the entire group got as close as we possibly could.

There was no better place to be in order to get in the mood.

At first, the opening act (The Chronicles) made me kind of headbang a little, but not much, because I was a little self-conscious at first. But then Disciple came on and I couldn't stop screaming. Every time the music stopped, my ears were muffled, but I didn't care. I screamed, I started to headbang and go insane, and I jumped and sang and screamed and just rocked out as much as I possibly could.

This was my first rock concert, but I doubt it will be the last. I let go so much during that concert. At first, I was nervous, but then I just forgot about it and let the music just make me let go of all my thoughts of looking stupid and just rocked out. And now I want to go again.

Disciple has so many amazing songs. Regime Change, After the World, Things Left Unsaid, Scars Remain... They played all of those songs and, while I sometimes couldn't make out the words because I'm not too familiar with the songs, I still sang along to the songs I knew. The passion was just there. You could feel the love they had for Jesus through their song, and the atmosphere just made you want to be excited and show your passion too.

Their music would make almost anyone excited. I'm probably the most self-conscious person ever, but I was rocking out with the best of them.

I don't think I can stay anything else about the concert, just that it was amazing, and I am SO GLAD they said they were going to come back. I hope they come back soon!

Also, in case anyone's interested in checking them out, a few of their songs are under the cut, as are the lyrics. I'm really sure you'd like them, but they are so much better live... if that's even possible.

Cut )

Oh, and as one last word, their message at the end was great, powerful, just made me just want to recommit to Christ. Like one of the youth group teens said, it's definitely one of the best I've heard in a while. The lead singer, Kevin Young, can sing, scream, headbang, and yes, deliver a spoken message wonderfully. :)

Now I wanna go see them again!
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My throat is so dry today. Sometimes it just gets this way and I have no clue why. At least it only lasts a day, maybe two if it's really bad, so it should be better tomorrow. I still feel kind of blah, though that could have something to do with the fact that I thought I was going to have no school or at most a half day and ended up having to go a full day.

Bleargh.

And there's this really annoying guy that I talk to during classes and, while he's not annoying, he's actually kind of nice, but UGH. Today he was just obnoxious. Of course, that's probably just my stupid hormones lately. They've been wonky.

I read about seventy pages of The Portable Atheist today, which is quite a few considering how some of the earlier atheists wrote.

I also have a new favorite song, Favorite Christmas Story by Capital Lights. It's so sad, but it's just AH. Amazing.

Here's a video, though not very good. I'd recommend you all give it a try. :)

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I found out something about my former boyfriend yesterday. To sum it up, yes, it's bad, no, I can't discuss it, and yes, I never want to see him again.

I really have nothing else to say today.

I hit 20K earlier. I wanted to reach 22K, but I think I am just going to take a break and relax for the rest of today. Take an early night, go to bed at ten, and then wake up and write again. Tomorrow, I hope to break 25K and I will, so long as nothing goes wrong on the ex-boyfriend front. And I really, really, really hope it doesn't, because something needs to be done right away.

Hmm. Let's see.

I haven't done a book review in a while. I've finished three books during this time (I know, sad, but I just am not reading quickly lately). Those three books are No Plot, No Problem! by Chris Baty, Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, and Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. I am currently reading Night by Elie Weisel (school) and God's Politics by Jim Wallis (entertainment).

I know, I'm weird if I read political books for entertainment. But hey, I have a book of Islam coming up, so... I don't think I can get any geekier than I already am.

Okay. This post is pointless.

I think I shall go listen to angry songs ("Picture to Burn," "Never Again," all the really nasty songs you listen to when you just really want to rub your newfound independence in your ex's face) and/or read a book. A better post will be coming tomorrow.
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BUT:


OHMIJONAS I LOVE THIS VIDEO.

SQUEEEEE.

Yes, I am a shameless fangirl. I don't caaaaaaaare.

*listens to it again*

And again and again...
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...and of course that means that I have to do it.

The rules are basically the same as they were before (turn on your music playlist, write down the first line of the first... thirty songs that come up on your playlist, excluding instrumentals, songs not in English, songs where the first line is the title of the song, and songs that have been used before, and have people guess which song it is and what artist sang it). The last exclusion I probably won't follow, just because I can't remember the songs I used before, but following the rest will be easy.

Also, since I don't yet have music on this computer, I'm just using LaunchCast, and skipping whenever I come across a song that I wouldn't normally listen to. But anyway, here we go.

Click here for the lyrics! )

And I'm done.

Most of the songs are incredibly easy... but go ahead, guess! A proverbial cookie goes to the person who gets the most right! :-D
callistahogan: (No Greater Love)
I'm sorry, but I can't resist.

1. Randomly pick a song from your music library.
2. Find the lyrics for the first four verses/chorus
3. Go to Google translation and translate the lyrics from English into German.
4. Take the new German lyrics and translate them into French.
5. Take the new French lyrics and translate them into English.
6. Post the NEW English lyrics and have people guess the original song
.

Broken Hearts and last Abschiede
Nights without rest
But the songs sleep aid from the pain
I know, I wish you down
She told that I would be about
I am simply setting up the strength to say

CHORUS
I am unfortunately
For all revolutionaries who promise that I will not keep about
It's all me,
This time it's the last time I ever ask you to remain
But you've already on your way

Filled with sadness, full of pain
When you know that I am responsible
For the release of Your Heart Out in the rain
And I know that your gonna walk away
And let me pay the price
Before you going to say that I wanted

CHORUS REPEAT

Could not force them to live in my own
But if you must go,
So please girls, Leave Me Alone
'Cause I do not want to see
You And Me go our separate ways
I am begging you to stay
If it is not too late

--

I don't really expect any of you to get this, but I would be seriously impressed if you did. :-D

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