Recently I have been working on my dreams and uncovering some passions in my life. One of them is songwriting. It’s something I have felt called to do for years and have dabbled in with other musicians. One of my ultimate goals was to sit down and write a song all by myself. With the help and encouragement from fellow dreamers I’ve connected with on JonAcuff.com, and some motivation from the Quitter Conference I recently attended, I am beginning to see that dream come to fruition.
I’ve sat down this month and worked on churning out a few songs. I’ve completed two. Ironically, my first song was a worship song.
I found it funny that through all my criticism and ragging on Christian and worship music that I wrote a worship song. But I felt that I really wanted to pour out my own heart to God, with my own words. So often I feel I can’t sing along with a worship song because I can’t really get behind the words. So I wrote something that feels true, at least to me. It’s honest and simple.
I gotta be honest… I’m terrified about putting my music out there. My current songwriting capabilities are not where I would like them to be. But I know I need to start somewhere and my first few songs are not going to be stellar. But even so, this first song is kinda special to me.
So without further adieu or more excuses, here is my first song. I’ve got lyrics under the video.
You AreYou are realYou are more than what I feelYou areYou areYou are more than a songYou are peace when all is wrongYou areYou are(chorus)You are perfectionYou’re my directionI want You to be all I needYou are consumingYou are movingCome be all I needYou are all I want to wantYou are all that haunts meYou areYou are(chorus)You are why I liveOr at least You should beYou are strength when I have nothing left to giveYou are the best of me(chorus out)