Monday, September 10

Is a Lie I've been Told

So, when I first heard this song, I told Adam I thought it sounded like a Christian song (it's not). But the way he holds each note until the next is familiar and - well - a little typical of Christian songs.

I listened to the words, and the song, well, it endeared itself to me. Not just the imagery of feeling alone, not listened to, and depressed, but also the hope in the lyrics, "Never fear, No never fear," "to believe I walk alone is a lie that I've been told," and "This too shall pass."

It seems like a Psalm - both crying out and the remembering that it will pass. Remembering we do not walk alone - God and others inevitably walk with us.  We walk through the valley of the shadow of death. We don't stop (even when it feels we've been camped out there for a long time), and another hill is just around the bend. The mountaintop comes, even if it doesn't look like the mountains we've climbed before.

Anyway. Here it is:

(Updated for the google people out there: It's by Fort Atlantic, and below is a link to a youtube posting of the son with a photo montage of HIMYM. My music loving husband would say, "buy the song!" And I say: welcome! Hope you stick around :) ) 


All my days are spent
All my cards are dealt
Oh the desolation grows
Every inch revealed
As my heart is pierced
Oh my soul is now exposed

In the ocean deep
In the canyons steep
Walls of granite here I stand
All my desperate calls
Echo off the walls
Back and forth
Then back again

To believe I walk alone
Is a lie that I’ve been told

So let your heart hold fast
For this soon shall pass
Like the high tide takes the sand

At the bitter end
Salt and liquid blend
From the corner of my eye
All the miles wrecked
Every broken step
Always searching always blind

Never fear, No Never fear

So let your heart hold fast
For this soon shall pass
There’s another hill ahead


26 comments:

Laura Ward said...

Speaking of keeping up with your blog... ;) LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. Got it on repeat... :)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what this song is?
I just heard it playing at the end of an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and when I google the lyrics, your blog is the only match that comes up. I can't find it anywhere and I loved it

Anonymous said...

SAME! I just heard it on HIMYM and I can't find it anywhere but here. I'd love to know who sings it =)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who found it this way.

Anonymous said...

haha same here, searching for the name after seeing the latest episode.

Anonymous said...

HIMYM brought me here, but reading through your blog, I think I will start to follow!!

What is this beautiful song??

anonymous said...

same as the two people before me, please help!

Anonymous said...

Found it!!

Let Your Heart Hold Fast by Fort Atlantic


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBqWtdMpies

:)

Anonymous said...

hahaha, you better start selling ads... I was brought here the same way and your blog is the only game in town.

Anonymous said...

fort atlantic...took some googling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBqWtdMpies

Anonymous said...

I was in the same boat as you guys and I believe I found the song. It's "Let your heart hold fast" by fort atlantic!
-Laura

melanielucille said...

same story, please name the artist - how is it impossible to find who sings this song?

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

FOUND IT!Let your heart hold fast by fort Atlantic

Anonymous said...

I was in the same boat as you guys, but I believe I found the song. I think it is "Let your heart hold fast" by fort atlantic
--Laura

Anonymous said...

I was in the same boat as you guys, but I believe I found the song. I think it is "Let your heart hold fast" by fort atlantic
--Laura

anonymous said...

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Came here same as all above. Just bought it on iTunes. Love the other songs on the album too.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/fort-atlantic/id499161926

Anonymous said...

There was another song on HIMYM.. Lyrics went "Many years from now. You'll find me somehow.." Any ideas on that little bit of it?

Anonymous said...

The other song is "If the Hudson Overflows" by Goldspot.

Darryl said...

Thanks for the post and thanks to the others for finding the song title. New favorite song.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the name of the song.

Anonymous said...

thanks dude was post the link

and cherrs for all other for watching himym

Anonymous said...

heard it on himym and got here by searching for the song.
thanks for the youtube link.

Anonymous said...

Hello, guys... :)

Found this song just like you... After watching this amazing "How I met your mother"'s episode... So I just wanted to say that and have a great great time on Christmas. Wish love to everyone. Author of that blog and post - keep going, you're great :)


Wish love and happiness to all of you :)

Greetings from Bulgaria!

Deyan

more architecture said...

Thanku so much...i tried to track this song after i watched HIMYM...thanku so much...and yea the song is great!!

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