A recent artist I’ve been listening to is Matt Maher. He’s a Catholic CCM artist who mostly focuses on worship songs. My favorite is Alive Again. I love the way he belts out the lyrics! He has described the scene that inspired him to write that song in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyBkwpsAb4Q
If you’ve ever been up and outside before the sun rises, you know how beautiful it is. Slowly, you begin to hear a bird here and there chirping. The sky gets more and more beautiful in the east as well as in the west. The gentle breeze begins to blow, the product of heat from the sun. And then it is day.
Here are the lyrics to his song, Alive Again:
I woke up in darkness. Surrounded by silence. Oh, where. Where have I gone? I woke to reality losing its grip on me oh where, where have I gone? I can see the light before I see the sun rise.
You called and you shouted. Broke through my deafness. Now I’m breathing in and breathing out. I’m alive again. You shattered my darkness, washed away my blindness now I’m breathing in and breathing out, I’m alive again.
Late have I loved You. You waited for me; I searched for You. What took me so long? I was looking outside as if love would ever want to hide. I’m finding I was wrong. Cuz I can feel the wind before it hits my skin.
Because I want You, yes I want You, I need You and I’ll do whatever I have to just to get through cuz I love You and I love You.