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02. Float

Where the Light Shines Through
by Switchfoot



 

Turn it up so I can feel it
Turn it up so I can be near it
Baby says sheís got that feeling
Moon walking on the ceiling

Itís alright

Turn it up so I can feel it
Loud enough so I can get near it
Babyís in that slower motion
Moon walking on the ocean

Itís how we float, yeah
Feet ainít even touching ground
Itís how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
Iím in orbit like a jet pilot
Ainít no gravity to try to fight it
Itís how we float, yeah
We ainít never coming down

Donít you need someone to lean on
Donít you need that taste of freedom
It donít take no education
All you needsí an invitation

Itís alright

Itís how we float, yeah
Feet ainít even touching ground
Itís how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
Iím in orbit like a jet pilot
Ainít no gravity to try to fight it
Itís how we float, yeah
We ainít never coming down

Away from the crowds where you realize
The herdís insecure of the free mind
So donít let them tell you what to feel like
You canít bring me down
Canít bring me down

Money gonna run away hardest
Money gonna leave you brokenhearted
But money canít finish what we started
You canít bring me down
Canít bring me down

Itís how we float down

Itís how we float, yeah
Feet ainít even touching ground
Itís how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
Iím in orbit like a jet pilot
Ainít no gravity to try to fight it
Itís how we float, yeah
We ainít never coming down




Behind the Song:
'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 ďPre-emptive Love.Ē 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 to songs that bring him hope, songs that remind him to stay strong and not to give up. He told me that our songs have brought him perspective and encouragement when he desperately needed it.

I was driving north next to the Pacific, heading to our studio in San Diego. The night before, Isis had attacked a village near where Jeremy lives. I wanted to send him some encouragement, but I felt like I couldnít find the words. For me, when words fail, music speaks. So I began to sing. I wanted to write a song specifically for Jeremy, something for his headphones at the end of a hard day. I wanted a song that would lift his whole family up. Just a small thing to contribute, yes, but it felt like a honest response to the turmoil that he was living through.

I began to picture Jeremyís family halfway around the world- smiling, dancing even! By the time I reached the studio the skeleton of the song was coming to life, with bass, guitar, and drums playing in my head. A few days later, when my brother Tim and I finished the chorus and the bridge I knew we had something special.

Someday, I hope to visit Iraq and see first-hand what my friend Jeremy is up to. Till then, Iím gonna think of him every time I sing this song. Itís just a song, but then again music can change the world, I know itís changed mine. So let ďFloatĒ be a song of encouragement, to reach higher far above the patterns of this world. Iíd like to dedicate this song not just to Jeremy, but to all the freedom fighters out there. To the doctors, the dreamers, the champions of community, the hopeful, the discouraged, let this be a song that reminds you to stay on course. Donít slow down! Stay unique! Donít give up! Resist the urge to become cynical and apathetic! Keep on loving, keep on hoping, and stay faithful to the purpose for which you were created.'

Away from the crowdís where you realize The herdís insecure of the free mind So donít let them tell you what to feel like You canít bring me down, canít bring me down Itís how we float

-jon Foreman

 

 

 

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