Sunday, January 3, 2010

Curse Your Branches

I usually just enjoy listening to good music.
and on occasion i like to share stuff with my friends etc..
but this New David Bazan cd, Curse Your Branches, is amazing.
It's hands down one of the best cd's I have heard in quite a long time

This cd is so honest, raw, and passionate. 
It truly tells his story and his thoughts about God and religion
Take the first song, "Hard to Be", for example...

"You’ve heard the story you know how it goes
Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes
Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true
In control of our emotions to till we ate the poison fruit

And now its...

Hard to be
Hard to be
Hard to be
A decent human being

Wait just a minute
You expect me to believe
that all this misbehaving grew from one enchanted tree
And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied
WIth the magical explanation for why the living die

And why it’s...


Childbirth is painful toil to grow our food
Ignorance made us hungry
Information made us no goo
Every burden misunderstood

I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap
Knowing after graduation there would be no going back
and no congratulations from my faithful family
some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

Because it’s...
hard to be a decent human being."

Before this cd came out Bradley sent me this article:

"The Passion of David Bazan 

At the Cornerstone Christian rock festival,
a fallen evangelical returns to sing about why he broke up with God."

-The Chicago Reader, summed him up into these words.

If you haven't listened to the cd  read the article,
have you been to cornerstone? read the article
and listen to the cd and think of what you
would have done... think of the type of people 
that go to cornerstone and what they try to convey to others.

the point of this entry is:
I love this cd. it's powerful.
I feel some of David Bazan's lyrics can sum up
some of the feelings/questions we all have about God,religion,
the Bible and how we are brought up to fear...
check it out if you haven't yet.

[September 29th 2009/4:07pm]

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