Monday, March 05, 2007
Kickin' It Old School
I am not exactly sure why, but I have reverted to my CD collection from high school. In particular, I have been listening to Tourniquet a great deal. Tourniquet is Christian heavy metal. I know that sounds contradictory, but they really are.

I have always noticed, that in times of angst in my life. In times that my soul really hurt and longed for peace, I for some reason, turned to heavy metal music as a release. In college, when some girl broke my heart, a buddy of mine and I would get together at his house, bar-b-que, and listen to KMFDM as loud as we could. (this is a time when I really wasn't living my faith as fully as I could)

Tourniquet sooths my soul because they bring me back down to earth and help me examine what is really important in my life. What God called me to in scripture. The blessings I have if I would ALWAYS strive to follow. Believe it or not, it helps me get closer to God.

The following 2 clips speak to me right now. A great deal of people don't like the whole fire and brimstone reality of hell, but I find it speaks to me in a ways, at times, when the soothing, comforting knowledge that Christ dies to set us free does not. I am not sure why. I think, sometimes, that we all need this little kick in the pants.

Tourniquet - Metal for the Thinking Man

The Threshing Floor

You Get What You Pray For

Here is a taste of the lyrics (Click the Song Title for Link to complete Lyrics):

The Threshing Floor

There's only two roads
And none in between them
If you don't choose the Son
The choice you've made is against Him

Watch out! You're gonna lose
If you mess with your maker
Look out! You're gonna lose
If you mess with the snake
Beware you're gonna lose
If you think you can tip-toe in between

Your life is in danger!

You Get What You Pray For

You get what you pray for
And that's what it's there for
Ohh - that's what I need
You get what you pray for
And God knows what's best for you
Oh - Get on your knees
You say there's so many things that you need
You never get them cause they would deceive (you)
A man can't stumble when he's on his knees
So let us pray!

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