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02. Light Me Up

Broken Temples
by Kevin Max



 

I walked alone without a compass or map
stars still glowing in this aftermath
of a life spent wandering off the path
oh no

if life's long lesson were a fairy tale
I'd still be searching for the holy grail
looking for a sign under every unturned stone

cause that’s where I was when You found me
that’s where I was when You found me

You light me up
You light me up
out of the dark You changed my heart
gave me a mission gave my life a permission to grow

You light me up
You light me up
I once was lost and now I'm not
You sanctify me, give my life direction alone, oh oh

You light me up You light me up You, You light me up

through the chaos and the numbing chill
down in the valley up the tallest hill
inside every broken temple
is a space for You to fill

You light me up
You light me up
out of the dark You changed my heart
gave me a mission gave my life a permission to grow

You light me up
You light me up
I once was lost and now I'm not
and You sanctify me You give my life direction alone oh oh

change, this change I feel it down deep in my bones
change, this change I know that there is something more

more than just words
more than just a feeling
more than just a place
Your spirit is revealing
more than just acceptance
more than just a tone
more than just a touch
when you’re feeling alone



(Kevin Max, Jon Steingard)

Behind the Song:
This song was a grand experiment into writing a radio single. I have never really felt like I had the tools as a solo artist to accomplish this. Even on my first album, Stereotype Be, and its lone radio single 'Existence,’ I felt bewildered by the task. Radio has changed so drastically from the days of my early songwriting in the 80's and 90's. I turned to a friend that had success within the marketplace and on radio, Jon Steingard of Hawk Nelson. We got together at his home and literally wrote 'Light Me Up' from scratch within a couple of hours. The song came into being with me singing a falsetto line through a distorted guitar pedal. The opening vocal melody gave way to the overall track direction. The lyrics of the song are obvious… well, at least to me they are… it’s a song about redemption, basically my story. -- Kevin Max

 

 

 

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