Switchfoot win a Grammy!

To commemorate Switchfoot's win at the Grammy's over the weekend (their wonderful 2010 album "Hello Hurricane" won Best Rock/Rap Gospel Album), here's a track from their 4th (+ breakthrough) album, 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown". The track is the beautiful "On Fire". In my iTunes library it comes in at 24th position in my all-time most played tracks (120 plays!! :-) out of nearly 6,000 tracks (including rock/pop, Christian rock/pop, classical, folk, monastic chant, etc...).

The video is an unofficial slideshow that someone has done for the song which I rather like (there are lots of others for the song on YouTube). The lyrics (which I love) are reproduced below.

I should really do this song at communion in a school Mass with our student liturgy band sometime.

On Fire by Switchfoot

They tell you where you need to go
They tell you when you'll need to leave
They tell you what you need to know
They tell you who you need to be
But everything inside you knows
There's more than what you've heard
There's so much more than empty conversations
Filled with empty words

And you're on fire
When He's near you
You're on fire
When He speaks
You're on fire
Burning at these mysteries


Give me one more time around
Give me one more chance to see
Give me everything You are
Give me one more chance to be... (near You)
Cause everything inside me looks like
Everything I hate
You are the hope I have for change
You are the only chance I'll take

When I'm on fire
When You're near me
I'm on fire
When You speak
And I'm on fire
Burning at these mysteries
These mysteries...


I'm standing on the edge of me [x3]
I'm standing on the edge of everything I've never been before.
And i've been standing on the edge of me
Standing on the edge

And I'm on fire
When You're near me
I'm on fire
When You speak
(Yea) I'm on fire
Burning at these mysteries... these mysteries... these mysteries
Ah you're the mystery
You're the mystery


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