The Perfect Song…

…it actually exists! Or so my friend and I agreed after going to see Switchfoot in Bradford last night.

The song in question is called ‘Dare you to move‘ (lyrics are below)

Played as the encore (obviously) it started with John, the frontman introducing the song gently with the beautiful acoustic guitar part and intimately singing the first verse, welcoming the audience into his preach. The band came in on the bridge, purposefully building momentum before THAT chorus!! A call to action for everyone who’s ever felt defeated or confused: “I dare you to move like today never happened

The second verse passed adding incredible intricate textures, building through the bridge again before another rousing chorus. Then came the mid8 qualifying why every one of us needs to just keep on going and never give up…

The band brought it down before coming in with the phenominal, expressive guitar part that sets the scene for the drums and bass to thunder in unleashing the last chorus and every hand in the place is raised.

We all sing our hearts out looking heavenward…

… and I want to cry, it’s so majestic.

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Lyrics below – taken from the album “The Beautiful Let Down

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s here
Everybody’s watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself
Lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

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About finchleymusic

Businessman, Singer/songwriter, traveller, worship leader & mentor
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