Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Transatlanticism

This is Brett.
Brett was in my youth group when I first started serving at JBC in Baton Rouge. He's in college now, and is one of the coolest friends ever. When he was in High School, he played the drums for our worship band, and on the wall behind him hung an empty picture frame (I have no idea why). Every week he would write some little message on a piece of paper, and it hung there as the band played, and as I spoke. You can see it behind Mitchell in this picture:
Half the time I had no idea what they meant, or where he came up with them, but sometimes they were cool, and more than once, they ended up working into my Bible Study. I think I'm the only one that noticed that. Anyway- when I left, I stole them. Pulled them right off the wall, and put 'em in my bag as a souvenir. Here's some of the best of them.

"Transatlanticism"

"When you get what you want, but not what you need"

"I'd dig my way to China, unless I was there. Then I'd dig my way back home."

"I just want one more chance to put my arms in fragile hands."

"These are the words that take me away"

"We are who we were when"

"She's like a Paige Davis with a Monroe kiss"

"You live, you learn, then you get Luvs refrigerator"

"Join me on this lonely cloud"

"Smile like you mean it"

"Give it a name, call it a franchise"

"I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier"

"If wishes were horses, beggars woulde ride"

"They're walking to Wall Street in a straight jacket"

"real eyes
realize
real lies"

"Everything is alive
Everything is breathing
Nothing is dead
Nothing is bleeding"

"It is usually the boys who cry wolf that grow up to be the men who cry Sanctuary"

"The only fresh start we need is a change of underwear"

"If you see it then you'll understand"

"Say hello to good times"

"I'm fighting for us, my heart is a soldier"

"You know me better than I do.
It's better if you lead the way."

"The times when I feel nothing,
I wake up to your eyes."

"His love lights the way to the last day"

"Don't cut your fabric to this year's fashion"

"Home is where you make it"

"They're only chasing safety"

"Ocean breathes salty"

"Keys to doors that don't exist"

"Disguising mistakes with goodbyes"

"It's failure that hurts the most"

"The way it should and shouldn't be"

4 comments:

The Bagboy said...

A couple of those are lyrics from songs by Death Cab for Cutie and The Killers.

J.T. said...

A couple of others are lyrics from songs by Further Seems Forever

Bee Bee said...

Transatlanticism is a song and album by this band from Seattle called Death Cab for Cutie. They are kind of awesome.

Brett said...

NICE! Just found this post, I know I am a bit behind. Glad to know I made an impact on someone. Music is one of the most powerful things.