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07. Hello Hurricane

Hello Hurricane
by Switchfoot



 

I've been watching the skies

they've been turning blood red

not a doubt in my mind anymore

there's a storm up ahead



hello hurricane

you're not enough

hello hurricane

you can't silence my love

I've got doors and windows

boarded up

all your dead end fury is

not enough

you can't silence my love



every thing I have I count as loss

everything I have is stripped away

before I started building

I counted up these costs

there's nothing left for you to take away



hello hurricane

you can't silence my love



I'm a fighter fighting for control

I'm a fighter fighting for my soul

everything inside of me surrenders

you can't silence my love



hello hurricane

you can't silence my love




Behind the Song:
""Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself." -Soren Kierkegaard

"The capitalist culture of consumption... does not provide meaningful sustenance for large numbers of people." -Cornel West


This is a subject matter that I speak of with holy reverence. Having grown up on the East Coast I know firsthand of the houses lost, of the dreams turned into nightmares. I take my shoes off and recognize that this is a matter that is dear to our nation, especially of late- with every passing hurricane season. Last year, with Habitat for Humanity we helped to build a house for a woman who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane had taken her city, her house, and her leg. As she relocated to Baton Rouge and learned how to walk as an amputee, her mantra was this: "I walked out of my house and my life in New Orleans on my own legs, I'm going to walk into this one the same way." This is the spirit that I wanted to capture with this song, and moreover with this record. The storms of life might take my house, my loved ones, or even my life- but they cannot silence my love.

Yes, the reactionary impulses of hate, fear, and despair really are defenseless against the storms of this life. And yet, this selfless love really might be stronger than death. Perhaps, the kingdom of the heavens really is at hand, ready to give, ready to love. And with this love as my song I will overcome. In surrender to divine love I will find my strength. "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love another."" - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

 

 

 

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