Dan took me to a Switchfoot concert yesterday. I was surprised at the number of parents–crazy curly haired, blond moms, white bearded Santa Clauses, dignified old men. Each more passionate than the next. It amused me to see them. And children! Barely hatched (not literally). It wasn’t what I expected from a concert experience (though my poor ears will disagree, even if Dan said that it wasn’t as loud as it could’ve been), but I had fun. I can see how their music speaks to people–and Switchfoot themselves, especially Jon, are charismatic in their performance. We met them afterwards and they were quite friendly and down to earth.

What fascinated me the most was that the audience believed in what they were singing. I guess because I don’t really keep up with any music, my preconception of a concert was this crazy mishmosh of crazy people who just wanted to have fun. But these people really believed in the music–Dan says it’s because Switchfoot believes in what they’re doing and singing.

My favorite would definitely have to be “Your Love is a Song”:

I hear you breathing in
another day begins

the stars are falling out
my dreams are fading now, fading out

I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open

your love is a symphony
all around me
running through me

your love is a melody
underneath me
running to me

your love is a song

the dawn is fire bright
against the city lights

the clouds are glowing now
the moon is blacking out

I’ve been keeping my mind wide open
I’ve been keeping my mind wide open

your love is a song

with my eyes wide open
I’ve got my eyes wide open
I’ve been keeping my hopes unbroken

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