Music

*Song* – ‘Hard Times’ (Live cover)

I’ve really enjoyed trying to get better at playing the piano over the past couple of years, and even in the last few months I can tell that I’ve gotten noticeably better, which is a pretty cool feeling.

(I mean, I’m not saying that I’m now an absolute pro or anything: but it’s always fun to notice that you’re getting better at something you enjoy!)

Here’s a super chill cover of ‘Hard Times’ by Paramore.  Recorded it yesterday at our ‘Friday Night Live’ WCC Youth night just to see how it sounded, and was pretty happy with it!

Hope you think it’s alright too! (:

Music

*Song* – ‘Thorns/Flourish’

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with a little piano part, and out of it came this song.  I’ve called it ‘Thorns/Flourish’.

It’s really just a song of hope: a prayer for you (and me) to hold onto hope, even when bad thoughts and feeling are trying to drag us down and take over us.

You can always have hope.

Lyrics:

My head’s the place I hide away
When my eyes can’t believe what they have seen.
My head’s the place I make a home,
Where seeds that I have planted grow
And bear no fruit that I can eat but
Thorns which wrap around my feet,
But…

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.
A golden crown.

So take your time; it’s what you do.
I will be waiting right here
‘Til you say ‘yes’ to yourself,
Believing you were made the best,
And you’ll grown a new heart,
One that thorns can’t tear apart…

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.
A golden crown.

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.