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Song of the Day – The Hardway Remix (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Intermission Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “The Hardway Remix” from their 2001 album Intermission. This song is track #14 of 19 and is a remix of the original version from the “Free At Last” album. Both versions are great but I love this version more.

The Hardway Remix is one of the best songs DC Talk has ever written and composed IMHO, and I love the remix done here from Intermission. This is a phenomenal song. It’s slow but not too slow, with a really cool beat. Enjoy.

The Hardway Remix DC Talk Song Lyrics

Some people gotta learn the hardway
I guess I’m the kinda guy that has to find out for myself
I had to learn the hardway, father
I’m on my knees and I’m crying for help

Now I’ve been high and I’ve been low
I’ve been some places that you will not go
I never thought there would come the day
When I wished I never would’ve lived this way

But I’ve been searching for a long time
I thought the devil was a friend of mine
I turned my back on everything that was true
And wasted years that belonged to you

Some people gotta learn the hardway
I guess I’m the kinda guy that has to find out for myself
I had to learn the hardway, father
I’m on my knees and I’m crying for help

It took so long for me to see
That I’m a victim of nature and me
Left to myself, I realize
I am the maker of my own demise

But you accept me every time and again
And never mention just how selfish I’ve been
Why must it always take me so long to see
That I have fallen, but you will forgive me

Some people gotta learn the hardway
I guess I’m the kinda guy that has to find out for myself
I had to learn the hardway, father
I’m on my knees and I’m crying for help

The warning signs are like flares in the night
Still I proceed my greed is in spite
Of the fire I know that’s bound to burn
Why is it that I always gotta learn the hardway

The hardway
I had to learn the hardway

The hardway
The hardway
I had to learn the hardway

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Here is the original version of the song from “Free At Last”, track #10 of 17. This version is also absolutely fantastic.

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Also here is the DC Talk The Hardway Live Welcome to the Freakshow Video of the live version of this song!

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Here is the official The Hardway DC Talk Music Video to the original version of the song. Which features the band inside a prison surrounded by real-life prisoners (or so one assumes), giving a real face to the theme of the song, those who have to learn “The Hardway”. There is an awesome quote at the end of the music video by Martin Luther King, “Every man is somebody, because he is a child of God.” Amen!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – My Friend (So Long) (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Intermission Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “My Friend (So Long)” from their 1998 album Supernatural. This song is track #5 of 14.

“My Friend (So Long)” is one of the most different songs on the album and it takes a bit to get used to it, but I also liked this track. It gets better with future listenings but sounds a little weird at first. I love all the little vocal things they do in this song, like the “nananananana you’re gone” at the end. Enjoy.

My Friend (So Long) DC Talk Song Lyrics

I heard your record on the telephone
It was my cousin, Joan
She picked it up from the top 40 rack and then

I read your interview in Rolling Stone
You threw the boys a bone
And so I genuinely felt obliged to call

I know You never meant to hurt us, man
We’re just a baby band
You found a quicker way
To scale the wall of fame

The situation’s awfully dim
Should we up and go with him?
No way [no way, 1, 2, 3, 4]

(chorus)
We know exactly where you are, and you’re gone [my friend]
Don’t know exactly where you’re coming from
You’ve gone away my friend
We know exactly where you are, and you’re gone [my friend]
Don’t know exactly where you’re coming from
You’ve gone astray [gone]

I saw your video on VH-1
Looks like they spent a ton
How does it feel to be the flavor for a spell

And I remember when you used to say
“Jesus is the way”
I never thought I’d see your light begin to fade

The situation’s awfully dim
Should we up and go with him?
No way [no way, 1, 2, 3, 4]

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
Don’t think we don’t miss you
[We think about you every day]
We still love you anyway
[Love don’t go away]
There’s still this burning question
[I got to know] Why?

[What will people think when they
Hear that I’m a Jesus freak?]

Ah, ah, ah [hey]
[While this is something of fantasy]
[The moral of the story is]
[To stick with your friends]
Ah, ah, ah, ah [hey]
Ah, ah, ah, [hey]
Ah, ah, ah [hey, hey, 1, 2, 3, 4]

(repeat chorus)

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, and you’re gone [my friend]
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, so long
You’ve gone away, my friend
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, and you’re gone [my friend]
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, so long
We’ll see you someday
Wish you well
Na, na, na, na, na, my friend

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And here is the official music video for “So Long (My Friend)”, enjoy!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Austrian Death Machine’s Triple Brutal Album Announced (Via IndieGogo Crowdsourcing). As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Returns On Vocals For Arnold Schwarzenegger Parody Metal Band With Guest Musicians, Writers, Vocalists, Etc. (Impending Doom, Allegaeon)

Triple Brutal Austrian Death Machine Album Cover Classified

Awesome cover art!

As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis’ Arnold Schwarzenegger parody-band Austrian Death Machine has announced their third album, “Triple Brutal”! This album follows previous releases “Double Brutal” (2009) and “Total Brutal” (2008).

Triple Brutal will be entirely independently produced via Crowd-Sourcing website “IndieGogo”, which allows fans to help fund the Austrian Death Machine Triple Brutal record and get cool extras for doing so, including a Vinyl copy of the album! As always with crowd-sourcing, the more money you give to the project the cooler stuff you can get!

If you haven’t heard of the band “Austrian Death Machine”, they (“they” previously being simply Tim Lambesis himself and a voice-guy pretending to be Arrrrnold) are a metal parody band that is inspired by famous Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes (Like “Get to the Choppa!” or “Come With Me If you Want to Live”) and Schwarzenegger movies (Terminator, Jingle All the Way, Total Recall, Predator) that builds kickass metal songs around those quotes and movies. Throughout the songs there is a parody voice of a guy who sounds like Arnold saying funny things (as well as Tim Lambesis…. playing himself. “Arnold” often makes fun of Tim and calls him a “girly man”), including actual Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes and wordplays. The albums also features comedy interludes between songs of Tim talking to “Arnold” which plays on Arnold’s ultimate masculinity and overall ability to kick your and everyone else’s ass. :D

Here is one of my favorite Austrian Death Machine songs to give you an example, it’s Arnold’s quote from the movie “Jingle All the Way” and the song is called “Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies?” Naturally, the quote lends itself to a Cookie Monster parody! Enjoy!

Additionally, here is Austrian Death Machine’s official music video for “Get to the Choppa”!

In short, Austrian Death Machine is AWESOME! You should both check out their previous albums and help them create their third album by backing this project! DOOO ITTTT!

I should also mention that Triple Brutal is the first album that will feature major guest stars from other bands, not just on vocals but musicianship as well and even on the writing of the songs. Previously Tim Lambesis not only did the vocals in the songs (outside of the Arnold vocals) but also all the musicianship himself. This time he’ll have help from guests including drummer Brandon Trahan of Impending Doom and guitarist Ryan Glisan of Allegaeon/Pyrithion! Awesome!

 

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Metal Song Video of the Day – L.O.V.E. By Brian Head Welch

Brian Head Welch Love Music Video AMV Screenshot

Awesome shot of Head.

LOVE by Brian Head Welch is an absolutely awesome song taken from Head’s solo album “Save Me From Myself”.

Even better is this amazing AMV (Anime Music Video) where someone cropped awesome photos of Head from his “I Am Second” testimony video, perfectly set to the heavy tunes of “L.O.V.E.”! Right alongside lyrics in both English AND Spanish! Please head on over to the creator’s youtube MyLifeInPiano channel and give him some love!

 
 

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Becoming the Archetype Time Bender Lyrics For New Song And Music Video

Becoming the Archetype Time Bender

Becoming the Archetype introduces their new single, The Time Bender!

The Time Bender by Becoming the Archetype is the all-new song single from the Christian metal band’s all-new upcoming album “I AM”!

This song is absolutely badass in every way, shape and form, and the music video (lyrics video actually) features some insane imagery. I cannot WAIT for the new album! It drops on September 18th (my younger bro’s bday!), so be sure to pick this beast up!

I truly think Becoming the Archetype has outdone themselves with The Time Bender, this song is infinitely more awesome than I ever thought their new album would be. Especially given that veteran BtA vocalist Jason Wisdom is no longer with the band *tear* and has been replaced by new vocalist Chris McCane… who has done a PHENOMENAL job.

He sounds so close to Jason and his growls fit so well with what you expect from BTA that you can hardly even tell (or care!) that Jason is gone… even though I am still heartbroken that Jason, the rock of the band, is no longer with them.

Oh well. Times change, and if The Time Bender is any indication as to what we can expect from the rest of the album, then I am beyond freakin’ stoked! CANNOT WAIT! Be sure to pre-order!

 
 

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Song Video of the Day – Islander By Nightwish From Dark Passion Play Album

Nightwish Islander Fire Ring Music Video for Metal Band (Screenshot)

The Islander Nightwish Music Video is an absolute masterpiece.

The Islander music video by Nightwish from the album Dark Passion Play (the 6th for the female-fronted secular Finnish Symphonic Metal Band) is the Song of the Day for August 21, 2012.

This slow-song is an absolute masterpiece in every since of the word, and as epic as they come. I love Nightwish songs where the male band member sings alongside the female, which is the case in this music video.

Like a lot of the lyrics in songs from some of the biggest secular bands, the lyrics can be interpreted in various open-ended ways, and thus Christians may be able to relate to this beautiful piece.

The music video itself is also incredible, with an amazing circle of fire around the band, and beautiful imagery of ships, sailors and amazing environments. If you’ve never seen it before, definitely give it a look!

The band is composed of members: Tuomas Holopainen, Emppu Vuorinen
Jukka Nevalainen, Marco Hietala and girl lead-singer Anette Olzon, who replaced their former female lead, Tarja Turunen.

Previous Songs of the Day
* Misconception By LeCrae Featuring Propaganda, Braille and Odd Thomas
* Fearless by For Today
* One Sixteen by Trip Lee Featuring LeCrae
* MAD by E.B.R.U. Featuring Durrty Goodz
* Through Struggle By As I Lay Dying
* School of Hard Knocks By P.O.D.
* Infected By 12 Stones
* The Sphere of Hip-Hop By Mars iLL
* God of Nothing By MyChildren MyBride
* Silent Hill 1 Videogame Soundtrack Full Download
* Rush By Aly & AJ
* Dreamdecipher by Miseration
* Let You Down By P.O.D.
* They Like Me By KJ-52 Featuring LeCrae
* Heavy Prey By Lacey Mosley Strum of Flyleaf From Underworld: Awakening Soundtrack
* KJ-52 Exclusive WatchUsPlayGames Interview
* Four Wall Blackmail by Dead Poetic
* Fighter By Manafest
* Immortal By War of Ages
* Crowns By Phinehas
* Hell March Remix From Red Alert 3
* The Latest and the Last and Grand Finale By Demon Hunter
* Storm the Gates of Hell and Lead Us Home By Demon Hunter
* Feel As Though You Could by Demon Hunter
* The Wind By Demon Hunter
* Get Well By Icon For Hire
* The Science of Lies By Demon Hunter
* Hounds of Love By Eivor
* The Gauntlet By Demon Hunter
* Pokerap Pokemon Anime Theme Song Season 1
* Perfect Weapon By Black Veil Brides
* Trollabundin By Eivor
* No Reason To Exist By Demon Hunter
* Tie This Around Your Neck By Demon Hunter
* I Play Dead By Demon Hunter
* Goodbye For Now By P.O.D.

 

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Christian Music Videogame References Rap and Metal. Songs From Bands and Artists of All Genres Celebrating Gaming

Christian Videogame Tshirt - Call of Duty Weapons of Our Warfare

Christians are gamers too and vice-versa. Including metal bands and rappers of all stripes!

Its no secret. Videogames and Christian bands and artists from metal to rap are often gamers, just like I am. The result is that many Christian Metal and Hip-Hop artists grew up with videogames and thus are inspired by them or pay tribute to them in their awesome songs.

So what Christian songs of Metal and Rap feature videogame references? PLENTY.

This list comes from my own personal observances where I’ve noticed videogame references in the Christian metal and rap songs I love.

Please leave a comment to let me know of other Christian songs where you’ve noticed videogame references and I’ll add them to the list! Eventually I hope this will become a masterlist to find videogame references in modern Christian music!

CHRISTIAN RAP/HIP-HOP VIDEOGAME REFERENCES

CHURCH CLOTHES By LeCrae (From the Church Clothes Mixtape)
What is the Videogame Reference? “Al and Jesse don’t speak for me. I’m probably gonna catch some flack, mayne/ But I’m gonna swallow this pill like Pac-Man” at about 58 seconds into the music video.

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