I loved that he said this, because I couldn’t agree more. Song lyrics are a fantastic source of quotes, and as I said in my response to him, they often feel like poetry set to music.
His words came to mind once again the other day as I listened to an album I had purchased recently, by the band Mumford & Sons. They are by far one of the most amazingly talented groups to take the stage in the past few years – and it’s not just their musical ability that stands out (which it does in spades thanks to their beautiful harmonies and use of the banjo)! Their lyrics are always rife with honesty, loss, love, and a faith that rises above it all. So, for today’s post, I hope you’ll indulge me while I share with you some of my favorite lyrics from their sophomore album Babel!
“I ain’t ever lived a year better spent in love.”
“Press my nose up to the glass around your heart,
I should’ve known I was weaker from the start.
You’ll build your walls and I will play my bloody part, to tear, tear them down.”
“And I still believe, though there’s cracks you’ll see,
when I’m on my knees I’ll still believe.
And when I’ve hit the ground, neither lost nor found,
if you’ll believe in me, I’ll still believe.”
“And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view, and we’ll live a long life.”
-Ghosts That We Knew-
“And in the middle of the night I may watch you go.
There’ll be no value in the strength of walls that I’ll have grown,
there’ll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown.
You may not trust the promises of the change I’ll show,
But I’d be yours if you’d be mine.”
-Lover of The Light-
“So I watched the world tear us apart,
A stoic mind and a bleeding heart.”
“And I will learn to love the skies I’m under.”
“But oh, my heart was flawed, I knew my weakness.
So hold my hand, consign me not to darkness.”
“Let me learn from where I have been.
Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn.”
-Below My Feet-
“Do not let my fickle flesh go to waste,
As it helps my heart and soul in its place.
And I will love with urgency, but not with haste.”
-Not With Haste-
“Whispered notes from the piano in the corner of the room.
Hold your throat, is that healing that you’re hearing in her tune?
Wanting change but loving her just as she lies,
is the burden of a man who’s built his life on love.”
-For Those Below-
Which artists or songs do you enjoy for their quotable lyrics?