Sunland/Tujunga Fire 2017

Howdy SNC brothers and sisters!

 

This past weekend was definitely one we will remember for quite some time. I know when I drive the 210 freeway, I will see those hills that were once green with shrubs, trees and grasses, then lament over how in just a matter of days, it burned before our eyes. It reminds me of how so many things we take for granted, simply aren’t guaranteed to us. This weekend a song kept running through my head off of Switchfoot’s newest album.

  

Seriously? Again? Ryan are you trying to make me a fan of Switchfoot?

 

Why yes… yes I am!

Hahaha, but in all seriousness, they wrote a song titled: “If the House Burns own Tonight.” It’s an amazing song with a profound message. Below, I’ve given you the lyrics to the song. I’ve also given you a YouTube link if you want to listen to it.

 

The main question of the song is: what are the things we really hold on to? What are the things that really matter? That if I lost everything else, I’d still be ok because I have this?

 

I invite you this week, in the aftermath of the fires of 2017, to consider with Switchfoot and myself, the questions this song asks.

 

Also, please note my favorite line in the song:

“Holding you and the wheel it occurs to me

We’re driving down the edge of eternity

And if the house burns down tonight

I’ve got everything I need when I got you by my side…”

 

We’re driving down the edge of eternity my friends. We have eternal life because of Jesus!

 

Have a great week my friends. And please enjoy the song!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS7jlWG5Dlw

 

[Intro]
Ashes from the flames
The truth is what remains
The truth is what you save
From the fire
And you fight for what you love
Don’t matter if it hurts
You find out what it’s worth
And you let the rest burn

[Verse 1]
The sunset burns like gasoline
Touch me and make sure that I’m not dreaming
I see her face and my heart skips beats
But I still get the feeling that we’re half asleep and

There’s a spark in the corner of my baby’s eye
Like a distant star that won’t burn quiet
And I might not know what I want from this life
But I know I want more than the starting line

So give me the fire

[Chorus 1]
I can hear the motor running down the interstate
And all the distractions fade away
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side

I see the smoke piling up in the rear view mirror
Yeah but I ain’t ever seen it any clearer
If the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

And let the rest burn

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[Verse 2]
I’ve given too much of my heart away
My soul’s holding on like a house divided
Like a match it burns down like a masquerade
And I had to let it go when the fire ignited

One heart, two hands, your life is all you hold
(your life is all you hold)
To hold, hold tight and let the bitter go
Yeah let it go, and give me the fire

[Chorus 2]
The smoke tries choking the pacific sun
We rocket down the road like we’re shot out of guns
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side
Holding you and the wheel and it occurs to me
We’re driving down the edge of eternity
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side

And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

[Bridge]
Put your hand in mine and
Put your heart in driving
We got everything we need yeah
We got everything we need yeah
Left it all behind us
What we need will find us

We got everything we need yeah
We got everything we need yeah

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor running
There ain’t no stopping us now
There ain’t no slowing us down

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor run, run, run

[Chorus 3]
And all those lies that mattered most to me
Were draining me dry making a ghost of me
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need, everything I need
There’s a fire coming that we all will go through
You possess your possessions or they possess you
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side

And let the rest burn

[Outro]

Ashes from the flames, the truth is what remains