Say It With Music (Times Like These -Foo Fighters)

Have ya ever put a playlist on & one song just stands out & gets you thinking about life?

This song came on & just grabbed me. Hope it touches you too.

Song “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters


Lyrics:

I, I’m a one way motorway
I’m the one that drives away
Then follows you back home
I, I’m a street light shining
I’m a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

I, I’m a new day rising
I’m a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

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When I looked up the lyrics I read a few personal interpretation of this song. It was pretty interesting. I have my own thoughts on it too but one thing I thought worth capturing here was how the next two songs that came on after this one formed one big message for me personally.

The next song by Scott Stapp “Crash”

Lyrics: 

Some things are better left, forgotten in the past,
But somehow, those memories never fade.
As I look at these photographs,
They years don’t stop staring back.
They’re as deep as the lines on my face.
So I say it to myself
I’ve lost my way
I’m someone else

When you get too high you crash!
When you get too high you crash!

Then suddenly I feel my feet again.
Standing in the place where,
I once fell over the edge.
I never thought I’d walk again.
I can’t pretend. I ran too hard.
I ran too fast.
Living in a moment never meant to last.
I should’ve known better than that
‘Cause if you get too high you crash

Got lost in the masquerade
The one people loved to hate
Now I’m crossing bridges that I’ve burned.
I thought I knew a million ways
To walk the line down a crooked lane
Fell off the road to heaven,
To a world of hurt
So I say it to myself
I’ve lost my way
I’m someone else

When you get too high you crash!
When you get too high you crash!

Then suddenly I feel my feet again.
Standing in the place where,
I once fell over the edge.
I never thought I’d walk again.
I can’t pretend. I ran too hard.
I ran too fast.
Living in a moment never meant to last.
I should’ve known better than that
‘Cause if you get too high you crash

I will learn to fly again
I will learn to fly again

When you get too high you crash!
When you get too high you crash!

Then suddenly I feel my feet again.
Standing in the place where,
I once fell over the edge.
I never thought I’d walk again.
I can’t pretend. I ran too hard.
I ran too fast.
Living in a moment never meant to last.
I should’ve known better than that
‘Cause if you get too high you crash

Songwriters: Steve Stevens / Terry Bozzio / Tony Levin

Crash lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Next song was also by Scott Stapp “Reach out”

Music: 

Lyrics: Welcome friends

I have nothing to hide
The journey’s end has left a mark inside
I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors, jealousies
And all the lies

I do not fear you
Do you fear me?
Love again

I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to that voice within my soul
I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to it

No victims
These choices were all mine
Looking within
These scars will heal with time
There’s no excuse for weakness, selfishness
Or compromise

I do not fear you
Do you fear me?
Love again

I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to that voice within my soul
I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to it

I reach out
I reach out
Can’t give in
Can’t give in

I reach out (I reach out)
I give in
Can we start again?
I finally hear this reason
I wish there was no fall
I’ll never be alone again
Screaming at the walls

I reach out
I reach out
I reach out
I reach out

I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to that voice within my soul
I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to it

I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to that voice within my soul
I reach out
Can’t give in
Learn to listen to it
Learn to listen to it
Learn to listen to it
Listen to that voice within my soul

Songwriters: Anthony Scott Flippen / Scott Stapp

Reach Out lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

My thoughts – just like The Apostle Paul prayed for that thorn in his flesh to be removed & then realized sometimes God says, “No.” 

Thorns, giants, monsters, dragons and more are all there for a reason. 

Times like those teach us to live & love again.

If I face them alone I’ll be devoured if I trust in my God, who allows them to be there, He will fight them & make me humble & stronger having gone thru the battle.

The Apostle Paul wrote: If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message, even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. 

So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, 

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:6‭-‬10 NLT

http://bible.com/116/2co.12.6-10.NLT

Enough said

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