Itâ€™s a rare thing to find a new band with a song I absoulty love, itâ€™s even rarer to find a band that has five or six really meaningful and beautiful songs.
Straylight Run is a phenomenal Emo band that hasnâ€™t been getting much, if any airplay and itâ€™s a shame that corporate America canâ€™t recognize good music when it bites them on the ass.
Made from several members of Taking Back Sunday and Breaking Pangaea Straylight Run has cross the soul searching and power of Emo with a folkish vibe to create songs that not only sound beautiful but actually, as my drama and English professors used to say a lot, â€śSpeak to a part of the human conditionâ€ť
Probably my favorite song is â€śItâ€™s for the best.â€ť I donâ€™t listen to the allegedly â€śChristianâ€ť music because its pretty much all crap, so when I find a song that speaks to my faith itâ€™s a powerful thing.
it takes more time than i've ever had
drains the life from me
makes me want to forget
as young as i was, i felt older back then
more disciplined, stronger and certain
but i was scared to death of eternity
i was saved by grace
but destroyed by naivety
and i lied to myself
and said it was for the best
so now faith is replaced with a logic so cold
i've disregarded what i was
now that i'm older
and i know much more than i did back then
but the more i learn
the more i can't understand
and i've become content with this life that i lead
where i drink to much and don't believe in much of anything
and i lie to myself
and say "it's for the best."
we're moving forward, but holding ourselves back
and we're waiting on something that will never come
To me that song speaks to my faith because itâ€™s describing my faith life in so many words and its really made me examine who I am and what Iâ€™ve been doing.