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Friday, February 18, 2011

Newsboys, August 2002

The Newsboys are one of the most influential contemporary Christian bands. They have had a unique style and ability to keep it serious yet fun. Their creative style and lyrics have changed the landscape of Christian music. This is a recording of the band from what I would call their peak period. The members have changed significantly since this time, with at least three of the five core members leaving and being replaced. The name Newsboys is like a peddler of newspapers spreading the news. In this case it is the "good news" of the gospel message, in a new and unique style.

I love the lyrics that put the born again experience in a new light

Dull as dirt
You can't assert the kind of light
That might persuade
A strict dictator to retire
Fire the army
Teach the poor origami
The truth is in
The proof is when
You hear your heart start asking,
"What's my motivation?"

And try as you may, there isn't a way
To explain the kind of change
That would make an Eskimo renounce fur
That would make a vegetarian barbecue hamster
Unless you can trace this about-face
To a certain sign...

Make 'em wonder what you've got
Make 'em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored
Let it shine before all men
Let'em see good works, and then
Let 'em glorify the Lord

Out of the shaker and onto the plate
It isn't Karma
It sure ain't fate
That would make a Deadhead sell his van
That would make a schizophrenic turn in his crayons
Oprah freaks
And science seeks a rationale
That shall excuse
This strange behavior

When you let it shine
You will inspire
The kind of entire turnaround
That would make a bouncer take ballet
(even bouncers who aren't happy)
But out of the glare
With nowhere to turn
You ain't gonna learn it on "What's My Line?"

It's funny because I'm that Deadhead in the song that had a complete transformation.

Flevo Festival
Liempde, Netherlands
August 2002
Radio Broadcast?

01. Giving It Over
02. Who?
03. Love, Liberty Disco
04. Cornelius
05. Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)
06. God Is Watching Over You / Entertaining Angels
07. Oh Lord You're Beautiful / Joy
08. John Woo
09. Praise God /
Lord (I Don't Know)
10. We Want To
Glorify You God
11. Shine
12. Breakfast
13. It Is You

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