Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TWO FOR TUESDAY {REDO}


Not every song that will be featured here will be what is generally considered as being “Christian” in the eyes of this world. For some will be anguished cries from the pit of despair, and others will be quite obviously ferverent rants of rebellion. Nonetheless, be assured that they will all be of our Heavenly Father (in one way or another) and I hope that you have been given ears to hear the message.
***WARNING***
Some may find the lyrics of the songs, and the imagery of the videos, quite disturbing. So, be prepared to close your eyes and ears at any moment, but please keep your heart and mind open.



Blind Man - Aerosmith

Blind Man
Aerosmith
I took a course in hallelujah
I went to night school for the blues
Well I took some stuff they said would cool ya
But nothing seemed to light my fuse

But it’s all in the past
Like a check that’s in the mail
She was a tall whiskey glass
I was an old hound dog
That just loved to chase his tail

Until I met a
Blind man
Who taught me how to see
Yeah
A blind man
Who could change night into day
And iffa
I can
I’m gonna make you come with me
Yeah
Because here comes the sun
And we’ll be chasing all the clouds away

I’ve had some lovers like a joy ride
Some things are never what they seem
My heaven’s turned into a landslide
I thank God I woke up from that dream

I met a
Blind man
Who taught me how to see
Yeah
Blind man
Who could change night into day
And iffa
I can
I’m gonna make you come with me
Yeah
Because here comes the sun
And we’ll be chasing all the clouds away

The bees chase honey
And drink all the flowers dry
We’ll be saving us a little money
And if that don’t do it
Then I know the reason why

Don’t make no sense lightin’ candles
There’s too much moonlight in our eyes

I met a
Blind man
Who taught me how to see
Yeah
Blind man
Who could change night into day
And iffa
I can
I’m gonna make you come with me
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Yeah
Because here comes the sun
Ain’t no surprise
Ain’t no doubt about
Gonna open up your eyes


Livin On The Edge - Aerosmith

Livin’ On The Edge
Aerosmith
There’s something wrong with the world today
I don’t know what it is
Something’s wrong with our eyes

We’re seein’ things in a different way
And God knows it ain’t His
It sure ain’t no surprise

Yeah

We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge

There’s something wrong with the world today
The lightbulb’s getting’ dim
There’s meltdown in the sky

If you can judge a wise man
By the color of his skin
Then mister you’re a better man than I

We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself from fallin’
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t stop yourself from fallin’
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
Everybody
Everybody

Tell me what you think about your situation
Complication
Aggravation
Is getting’ to you

Yeah

If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is fallin’
Even if it wasn’t
Would you still come crawlin’ back again
I bet you would my friend
Again and again and again and again and again

Yeah

Tell me what you think about your situation
Complication
Aggravation
Is getting’ to you

Oh

If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is fallin’
Even if it wasn’t
Would you still come crawlin’ back again
I bet you would my friend
Again and again and again and again

Something’s right with the world today
And everybody knows it’s wrong
But we can tell them no
Or we could let it go
But I would rather be hangin’ on

We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself from fallin’
Everybody
Everybody
We’re living on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t stop yourself from fallin’
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
Everybody
Everybody

We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah

We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself from fallin’
We’re living on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
We’re living on the edge
You can’t stop yourself from fallin’
We’re livin’ on the edge

We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself
Everybody
You can’t help yourself
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
Everybody
Everybody
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself
You can’t help yourself
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help yourself
You can’t help yourself
We’re livin’ on the edge
You can’t help from yourself from fallin’

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Link: [Aerosmith]

Lyrics From: [LyricsDownload]

12 comments:

  1. Why a redo? Curious is all. Aerosmith, I would never have thought of them as Christian musicians for sure. A blind man who taught me to see...very profound. I rarely listen or know the words or who sings them; so this did pass me by. I like reading the lyrics you post, as I really rarely have my sound on the computer; plus the words often I can't make them out.

    Heading to the kitchen for another cup, I'll pour one for you too.

    Sandy

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  2. Dropping by to check out what is new to read over here :) Keep safe and healthy always :) xoxo

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  3. Just dropping in to say hello and to let you know that I gave you an award over at my blog. Thank you again for the post on your blog where you listed my blog as one of the places to visit!

    Go here to pick up your award:
    http://splitrockranchllamas.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  4. Awesome!... I love Aerosmith!

    A Lil Enchanted,
    ~LaShan~

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  5. The reason for why this is a "redo" is because it was first posted on FishHawk Droppings without the videos. The same applies to the redos of The Guess Who, The Who and Def Leppard.

    Just to be clear, the point of the series is to help make it even more abundantly clear that our Heavenly Father has a hand in everything--even the music of those who appear to have no idea who He even is. Furthermore, what may have been meant to say one thing in a song can be heard as something entirely different when it serves His purposes.

    Now, this is not to say that this applies to these particular Aerosmith songs. For it is true that they have most certainly not become a "Christian" band, but they have come to know our Heavenly Father in a much more personal way over the last few years.

    Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the songs, my dear Sandy. Thanks for stopping by again!!!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Empty Streets!!! I hope you liked the songs. Livin' On The Edge" is one of my all-time favorites.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Split Rock Ranchette!!! Thank you also for the award. I'll be over to check it out in a sec.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by, my dear LaShan!!! Aerosmith has been one of my favorite bands for a while now. Hey, I even had an 8-Track of Toys In The Attic" and a few of their other albums!

    By the way, I hope your daughter did well at the American Idol auditions for next year. Can you give us a hint of whether we'll be seeing her on camera or not?

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  9. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Mike!!! Aside from the words, isn't the arrangement of "Livin' On The Edge" absolutely awesome?

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  10. Very intriguing, I have related to the second song before, but I never thought much about the first song. There's just something about Aerosmiths presentation that ruins the sentiment though.

    SG

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  11. Yes, the videos certainly detract from the message, my dear Annie. Although, I love the ending of
    Blind Man. Sorry. Thanks for stopping by again!!!

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