Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red | Composure
(via summer-of-1964)Source: flamesof-fire
I seriously love August Burns Red. I’m afraid to say they may be replacing Thousand Foot Krutch as my favorite band ever. (forgive me TFK) But all their songs are lyrically amazing and hold so much more weight. I can feel the emotion in their singer. They have a point to make and they want to make it well. It’s beautiful.
Now I’m not getting all sappy dramatic here. But it just seriously is beautiful.
And of all the ABR songs, I’ve had the hardest time picking a favorite. You have those weeks where you hear one song by your favorite band and then the lyrics in that one just define something really well. There was a while where I was extremely pissed at my ex-girlfriend, because she was raising hell with all my other friends, and that raised hell in me. You don’t screw around with my friends. I will come after you.
And so for the longest time, I was hooked on “Leveler” (the song, not album) by ABR, because it made me think of her. It made me think of what a big fat lie our relationship ended up being, and how much she was against me and what I truly stood for.
There’s just a song for every situation. And they’re not afraid to voice their angers on and against all the hardest parts of the world. All the yucky stuff about being a Christian. The stuff alot of Christians want to ignore. They talk about it all. They preach the end, and they preach the pain, they preach REALITY!
What is reality anymore? We’re all so stuck trying to be fake. Trying to be what society demands of us. It makes me sick. I don’t want to be fake. I don’t want people to make expectant judgements of me. That’s not me. They don’t know me. They have no idea who I am.
All I want is reality. All I want is the truth! (<=== ABR quote right there)
And the truth is so freaking hard to find anymore…
ANYWAY. Speaking of the truth. My whole original point of this post was merely to state that “Truth of a Liar” off of August Burns Red’s Messengers album was perhaps my favorite among all their songs, if I had to pick one.
I guess I ended up ranting about how much their music means to me and real life though. XD
It’s all true though. I always thought TFK was the band that got me, but now I see such a deeper heart to ABR. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older.
But I’m tired of standing by. I do not lie when I proclaim I’m a warrior for Christ. I will fight for what I believe and I will fight to defend the ones I love.
Every force of hell, every doubter, every intellectual, every judge, hater, deceiver, and liar can come after me. I will not fear you. I stand in the army of God, and you have all lost.
Face me, and by the end of our battle, you will be destroyed.
Those are not my boasts. That is the boast of God.
That is someone you will never prove wrong.
“Long Live The King!”
Speedy shutting up.