Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Give

Comin' atcha with some Relient K today. At the risk of sounding like a 15 year old punk, Relient K rulz! I still have a long way to go when it comes to giving my all to God and giving my all to others, but this song inspires me. It makes me want to go past the point of comfortable-warm-fuzzy kind of giving and reach into the sacrificial-it-hurts kind of giving. Sometimes God practically has to pry precious time, money, and talents from my clutches. So I'm trying to work on that. Especially during Christmas. 'Tis the season to give, right?

For the record, I don't think I had to figure things out totally on my own like the song hints at. I've had many good teachers who taught me what giving looks like. And those people are gifts from God to me. But I am ultimately responsible for making decisions about how and what I give. Good thing God's always with me in that. Nope. Nothing should be done totally on my own!

Also for the record, the "guy in a band" hair distracted me a little bit in the video, but other than that, I love it. Why do they always have to have the hair? Do record companies require that? "We'd really like to offer you a fantastic multi-million dollar contract, but first you have to look like you just rolled out of bed in the year 1976." That's right Jonas Brothers, I'm talking to YOU. I am really glad that my husband spends less than 2 minutes on his hair each morning, even if he insists on cutting it himself....

Sorry. Got off track. With the mental picture of Frank using the clippers and 3 mirrors to cut his own hair, I present to you:

Give

No one told me
The right way
The right way to go about this
So I'll figure it out for myself

Cuz how much
Is too much
To give you
Well I may never know
So I'll just give until there's nothing else

Yeah I'll give give give (until there's nothing else)
Give my life (until it all runs out)
Give give (and I'll have no regrets)
I'll give until there's nothing left
I'll give

No one told me
How bad I need you
But I somehow arrived
To that conclusion all by myself

And I want
All you have to offer
So I offer myself and I'll just give until there's nothing else
And I'll give give give (until there's nothing else)
Give my life (until it all runs out)
Give give (and I'll have no regrets)
I'll give until there's nothing left

Sometimes I think
Like all I ever do
Is ask for things
Until I ask too much of you
But that's not the way
I wanna live
I need to change
But something's got to give
Yeah something's got to
Give give give (until there's nothing left)
Give my life (until it all runs out)
Give give (and I'll have no regrets)
I'll give until there's nothing left to give
Give give give (until there's nothing left)
Give my life (until it all runs out)
Give give
Give until there's nothing left
I'll give

8 comments:

Helen said...

Beth, that was beautiful.

And I loved your comment on SCL by the way. I just love the way irony smells on a crisp, cool morning, with the sun glistening on the snow while sipping a nice hot cup of cocoa!

Beth said...

Haha! Thanks! I wish our snow stayed. We just got sleety snow that melted away by morning. :(

Max02 said...

Very cool video

Sherri said...

That is a great song. I'm gonna' send it to my boys. I've never heard of this group and I do like their style, it's kinda' in the same genre of my sons band and much f what my boys listen to. They'll love it.
Love their "sound" and the lyrics are perfect- just like you said.

(They're no Michael Bolton, but they'll just have to do!)

Lisa Joy said...

I've heard this on our local Christian radio station, but never knew it was Reliant K. Glad to know!

katdish said...

Well, I'm having a hard time getting past the hair -- it looks like a bad toupee. Does that make me shallow?

I honestly don't have a hard time giving. I have a hard time receiving. Does that make sense? Receiving is much more humbling. Something I need to work on.

Ryan B said...

Hey. I just jumped over here from SCL.

Great post. I look forward to checking out the rest of your blog.

I've enjoyed listening to Relient K for some time now and especially like trying to get things out of song lyrics.

And I agree 100% and more on the whole hair thing.

Keep it up. I look forward to reading more.

Annie K said...

I had an Aunt Anna that wore a wig like that guy's hair. I think I told Helen this(because my Aunt was from Hungary), but when she drank, the tipsier she got the more lopsided her wig got.

I'm not much for Miracle whip, but I'm crushed to find out that Cool Whip is a 'satanic' food. Does he top his Devil's Food Cake with that?

Sorry, it's been a loooong day....