This gift of freedom gold can’t buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again
My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground
The following description which accompanies this video on YouTube, reveals a very unique moment in the creative process:
“A few days later with most of the Band gone home – we went to Masada and realised that the lowest point on Earth, -424m was in the area around the dead sea. Joel mused that the paradox was too great to let slip – so we took what we had, a guitar, and ipad and 2 mics into a field recorder and filmed the first verse from this – the lowest point on earth. We hope you enjoy the visuals and the dichotomy of them that we hope are in line with the lyrics and their inspiration — Matthew 5. [sic]”
If you love the song as much as I do and want to learn more about the band, check out my review on their documentary Let Hope Rise in theaters now.
vocals: Taya Smith | writers: Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett | full credits
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xo | Danielle