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Stories Behind The Songs: Float

Stories Behind The Songs: Float
                   IT'S HOW WE FLOAT float Float is a song that was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine named Jeremy Courtney. Jeremy helps kids and families who are victims of Isis and other violent attacks in Iraq. He connects these refugees with doctors and helps them get back on their feet through an organization called "Pre-emptive Love." Jeremy lives in Iraq with his family, so he can better serve the community. Jeremy told me that after a hard day of work, he will put his headphones on and listen...

Looking For America By Joeseph D'Souza

Looking For America By Joeseph D'Souza
AMERICANS: ON RACIAL JUSTICE, THE WORLD IS LOOKING TO YOU BY JOSEPH D’SOUZA Dr. Joseph D’Souza is president of the Dalit Freedom Network and of the All India Christian Council. I’m looking for the place that I was born,  I’m looking for a way to fix what’s torn,  I’m looking for America. So goes the lyric from Switchfoot’s Looking For America, a song — which features the black rapper Lecrae — from the band’s latest album “Where the Light Shines Through.” Those of us who were not “born in the USA” are also looking for America. What happened to the hope and...

Stories Behind The Songs: Holy Water

Stories Behind The Songs: Holy Water
"GIVE ME THE WATERS THAT COULD HELP ME HEAL" - HOLY WATER   HOLY WATER It’s been a long drought in San Diego. We crave the rain- we long for it. A few weeks ago when I heard rain on the roof- I walked outside just to feel the water on my skin. Everyday on my way to the studio, I drive past fields that bear the scars of California wildfires. Twisted, dead trees on the barren black land. It’s the dark side of the moon, it’s a different planet- a charred reminder of the drought we’re in. The other day...

Your Stories

Your Stories
SWITCHFOOT THROUGH THE YEARS (AN ALBUM BY ALBUM TOP TEN LIST) 20 YEARS AND 10 ALBUMS… STILL SO GOOD. by Daniel Leffingwell The San Diego based rock group, Switchfoot, has just come out with their 10th album. Throughout the many years I have been listening to them, I have been able to fall in love with their music all over again every time I listen to a song. To celebrate their 10th album, I will give my favorite Switchfoot song off of each album (including the new one). 1. “CHEM 6A” FROM THE LEGEND OF CHIN To me this is...