Music for Inspiration

Music has formed an important part of my journey from the darkness of drunkenness to the light of recovery.  With every entry I attach a song relevant to that post, below is a list of all songs included with my posts:

Let It Go by Tenth Avenue North posted in Pain, Relief & Celebration
“But You say let it go, You say let it go
You say life is waiting for the one’s who lose control
You say You will be, everything I need
You said if I lose my life it’s then I’ll find my soul
You say let it go, You say let it go”

The Problem by Downhere posted in Being The Change
“So I will look no further than a mirror
That’s where the offender hides
So great is my need for a redeemer
That I cannot trust myself
No, I cannot trust my self
I dare not trust myself
So I trust in someone else”

Get Back Up by TobyMac posted in One Proud Instructor
“We lose our way, we get back up again
It’s never too late to get back up again
And one day you gonna’ shine again
You may be knocked down, but not out forever”

House Of Mirrors by Tenth Avenue North posted in Transmission Frequencies
“Come on, if you’re tired take a step outside
You might find that you can forget about yourself tonight
Oh, come on if you’re tired of failed attempts to try
Freedom’s waiting when you look outside”

Be Still by Storyside:B posted in Counting Days
“When I feel like caving in, My heart my soul is wearing thin
I just want to give up, Nothing seems at all to add up
Can you hear me Lord? My face is down upon the floor
Its then you whisper in my ear, Be still and know I’m here”

Fall Apart by Josh Wilson posted in Reading My Pain
“How can I come to the end of me
But somehow still have all I need?
God I want to know you more
Maybe this is how it starts
I find you when I fall apart”

We Are One by 12 Stones posted in Lacking Inspiration
“We are the bold, united souls, We live to win another victory
Our sacred scars show who we are, And tell the story of our memories”

Give You Peace by Echoing Angels posted in Who Was I Really Hiding It All From?
“I will give you peace when the walls come crashing down
I will give you peace through the night
When you’ve had all you can take can’t face another day
I’ll give you peace, I’ll give you peace”

God Will Lift Up Your Head by Jars of Clay posted in Small Steps – Looking Forward
“Give to the wind your fear, Hope and be undismayed
God hears your sighs and counts your tears
God will lift up, God will lift up, lift up your head”

Come As You Are by Pocket Full Of Rocks posted in Unexpected Gifts
“You can come as you are,
with all your broken pieces
And all your shameful scars”

You Are More posted in Banishing The Blade
“But don’t you know who you are, You are more than the choices that you’ve made
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create
You’ve been remade”

I Have Decided by Starfield posted in They Have Decided
“I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, No turning back
I will follow You, I will follow You, I will follow You my God”

The Kingdom by Starfield posted in Future Friends
“His love is like a river wide
So let everyone beneath His skies
Lift their voice and sing”

Can’t Take The Pain by Third Day posted in Can’t Take The Pain
“Lord, You took the pain even though I left You
And You took the shame and You made it all Your own
Why’d you take the blame for everything that I’ve done?”

Merry Christmas, Here’s To Many More by Relient K posted in My Year So Far In Music
“I made it through the year and I did not even collapse, Gotta thank God for that
I’m torn between what keeps me whole and what tears me in half, I’ll fall apart or stay intact”

Don’t Change A Thing by Seabird posted in My Year So Far In Music
“Waking up before the sun came up, was a fight that I would lose.
To fall in love without a heart must be the hardest part for you.
If I could change anything I’d change everything but you.
Please promise me you won’t change a thing.”

Times by Tenth Avenue North posted in My Year So Far In Music
 “My love is over. It’s underneath. It’s inside. It’s in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can’t feel. The times that you question, ‘Is this for real?’

Run to You (+ Meet You) by Parachute Band posted in My Year So Far In Music
“You are calling you are calling me to you, And i run and i run to you
I need you i cant get enough of you, I come alive when im in your presence oh God of my salvation”

Rise Above by Fireflight posted in My Year So Far In Music
“Counting scars and losing track, Afraid to crash we never spread our wings,
And with every chance we take we find a reason, To give up on the hope that we all need”

Unbreakable by Fireflight posted in My Year So Far In Music
“Now I am unbreakable, It’s unmistakable
No one can touch me, Nothing can stop me”

Dear X, You Don’t Own Me by Disciple posted in My Year So Far In Music
“Dear shame, I was safe in your arms, you were there when it all fell apart
I would get so lost in your beautiful lies”

Right Beside You by Building 429 posted in My Year So Far In Music
“When the walls are closing in, And you think you’d rather sink than swim
When you think there’s nothing left for you to lose, I’ll be right beside you”

Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North posted in The Healing Begins & My Year So Far In Music
“Afraid to let your secrets out, Everything that you hide, Can come crashing through the door now,
But too scared to face all your fear, So you hide but you find, That the shame won’t disappear”

Daylight by Brave Saint Saturn posted in My Year So Far In Music
“Jesus Christ, Light of the World, You never did forget me
And when I bled in darkness, You held me, still held me”

Monster by Skillet posted in My Year So Far In Music
“My secret side I keep, Hid under lock and key
I keep it caged but I can’t control it”

Dead Man (Carry Me) by Jars of Clay posted in My Year So Far In Music
“So carry me, I’m just a dead man
Lying on the carpet, Can’t find a heartbeat”

Better Is One Day by Something Like Silas posted in Average Days
“One thing I ask, And I would seek,
To see Your beauty, To find You in,
The place Your glory dwells”

The Fight by The Rocket Summer posted in The One Year Old Black Belt!
“Fight the fight and keep defying,
I’d give up, but I keep trying, To fight the fight”

Heaven And Hell by The Classic Crime posted in Meet “Fun Bobby”
“We are the heirs to every throne, We wander far from what we’ve known
We wait for love to call us home,
We are the heirs, We wander far,
We wait for love, We wait for more”

Cheap Shots by The Classic Crime posted in The Beer Shelf
“I have a demon in me, It shows its teeth and escapes,
when I impatiently speak, that’s when i make my mistakes
It seems I’m prone to abuse”

Fireworks (Live) by Brave Saint Saturn posted in Fireworks, Well Homemade Ones!
“And the fireworks fly, And the fireworks fall, But I have seen the best of all,
And it’s true, after every charge is through, I can still hear the thunder call”

Alive by P.O.D. posted in A Great Competition
“Everyday is a new day, I’m thankful for every breath I take
I won’t take it for granted, So I learn from my mistakes”

Beautiful Darkside by The Classic Crime posted in Days Without Purpose
“The faster I find the bottom, The sooner I turn it around
It seems as though I’ve forgotten just how far down
I can go in an instant, And I can take you there
I can take all my friends and family and I won’t care”

Break Our Hearts by Vick Beeching posted in My Rollercoaster Seven Days
“It’s time to move outside our comfort zone, To see beyond our churches and our homes
To change the way we think and how we spend, Until we look like Jesus again”

Hold My Heart by Tenth Avenue North posted in My Broken Heart
“One tear in the dropping rain, One voice in a sea of pain
Could the Maker of the stars, Hear the sound of my breaking heart”

You Gotta Believe by The Rocket Summer posted in With the Correct Faith, Yesterday’s Failures Can Become Todays Victories
“You gotta believe, Oh yeah, Don’t fear, don’t break it,
You gotta be free (Ah, Ah), I hope your blinded eyes will see”

Of Men And Angels by The Rocket Summer posted in Walking Tall
“Stop the press, everything’s a mess,
You can look alive, but you are not at rest.
And i-ideas are flowing through your head,
A million miles an hour while lying in your bed
A lucid life you never thought you’d lead”

The Struggle by Tenth Avenue North posted in Extinguishing Hot Coals
“Hallelujah, death is overcome, And we are breathing
Hallelujah, our stone hearts become, Flesh that’s beating
Hallelujah, chains have been undone, And we are singing
Hallelujah, the fire has begun, Can you feel it”

Becoming Who You Are by Mainstay posted in If I Don’t Like The Taste
“I keep on chasing the wrong things, And coming up empty,
This isn’t who I’m s’pposed to be, I keep on running the hard way,
From every mistake, And I’m finding each time that you fall,
You’re just becoming who you are”

Best Of Me by The Letter Black posted in Say Goodbye to Otto
“Finally I’m worth it, though I’m not perfect, It still feels right
And I keep on givin’, try’n to make a difference, In my life”

Deliverer by Vicky Beeching posted in Traumatising Rabbits
“Deliverer come set me free, Break every chain holding me
Deliverer come have Your way, I surrender to Your rule and reign”

Hero by Skillet posted in More Spiders & A Balloon?
“I’ve gotta make a stand, But I am just a man,
(I’m not superhuman), My voice will be heard today”

Broken Buildings by Seventh Day Slumber posted in Holding on to Hot Coals
“Moments of regret used to be, The thoughts that often times consumed me,
As shadows hid the eyes that said it all, It’s left me here in broken buildings”

All Around Me by Flyleaf post in Morning Walks With God
“I can feel you all around me, Thickening the air I’m breathing
 Holding on to what I’m feeling, Savoring this heart that’s healed”

Almost Missed This Moment by Revive posted in A Proper Dad Tonight Then
“Everything I’ve built, Is gonna turn to dust and just wash away, So I’ll be soaking in,
Everyday you give, Cause this is what it is, How we’re meant to live”

Be Somebody by Thousand Foot Krutch posted in Am I Clark Kent or Superman
“When I can only see the floor, You made my window a door,
So when they say they don’t believe, I hope that they see you in me”

Born Again by Third Day posted in 200 Hundred Days of Freedom
“I was lost when you found me here, I was broken beyond repair,
Then You came along, And You sang your song over me”

I’m Not Alright by Sanctus Real posted in How Did I Fall So Far?
“I’m not all right, I’m broken inside,
 And all I go through, It leads me to you”

Blink by Revive posted in The Seven Legged Spider
“It happens in a blink, It happens in a flash, It happens in the time it took to look back,
I try to hold on tight, but there’s no stopping time, What is it I’ve done with my life”

Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North posted in The Healing Begins
“Afraid to let your secrets out, Everything that you hide, Can come crashing through the door now,
But too scared to face all your fear, So you hide but you find, That the shame won’t disappear”

Strong Enough To Save by Tenth Avenue North posted in The Forgotten Box
“And he’ll break open skies to save, Those who cry out his name,
The One who the wind and waves obey, Is strong enough to save you”

The Great Awakening by Leeland posted in The Miracle Marathon
“One man wakes, awakens another, Second one wakes his next door brother,
Three awake can rouse a town, And turn the whole place upside down,
Many awake will cause such a fuss, It finally awakes all of us,
One man wakes with dawn in his eyes, Surely then it multiplies”

By Your Side by Tenth Avenue North posted in The Wind Up Torch
“Cause I’ll be by your side, Wherever you fall, In the dead of night, Whenever you call,
And please don’t fight, These hands that are holding you ,My hands are holding you”

The Precipice by The Classic Crime posted in The Precipice
“I dreamt I stood on a hill that I wished was a mountain, To look back on all my accomplishments
Well they must have been small because I couldn’t seem to find them,
So I took a leap off of the precipice”

Please feel free to comment on my song list or post links to any songs that have inspired you.

20 thoughts on “Music for Inspiration

  1. kickassprincess

    Congratulations on your sobriety! It’s a true accomplishment. You’ve chosen some great inspirational music. Are you familiar with Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave? I can’t get enough of it. The entire song touches me, especially these lyrics:

    “But when I hear you whisper “child lift up your head”
    I remember oh God you’re not done with me yet”

    “Because I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
    ’cause his day is long dead and gone because
    I’ve got a new name, a new life I’m not the same
    and a hope that will carry me home

    I am redeemed, You set me free
    So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
    Wipe away every stain
    Cause I’m not who I used to be”

    1. waynemali Post author

      I’ve heard of Big Daddy Weave, but not really listened to any of their music, but I will check them out.
      Thank you for your comment and thank you for following.


  2. tacticianjenro

    Hello there Wayne! I love most of the songs you’ve posted here.
    It would be great if you check out some of these songs too.
    Sunrise – Brandon Heath
    Carry Me – Josh Wilson
    Run – Sanctus Real
    Strong Enough – Matthew West

    I’m sure you’ll love them. God bless you! 🙂

  3. ɭᴇх.ᴠʀ⁷

    Out of all these songs, I’ve heard just the ones by Tenth Avenue North.
    I can’t wait to try out these! 😀
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    May He fight for you. Will pray. Godbless. 🙂

    1. waynemali Post author

      Thank you so much.
      I hope you like the other songs, I need to add more and revamp that section a bit, but I never seem to make the time to do it.
      Thank you again, God Bless

  4. Mandi

    So… I am way picky about songs and will admit that I find most Christian music cheesy. But actually like a lot of the songs you have listed. I recently fell in love with the song “Worn”, Tenth Ave North. But then the lead singer says in an interview that the story behind the song was being so worn out when his baby was born. Dude… Um… looking for way more meaning than that. I get it, been there, but really? No other difficult life experiences? Now I can’t even listen to it because it seems SO shallow. It might have killed Tenth Avenue North for me.

    What I actually meant to write, before I killed “Worn” for you in case you like/might like it… Jaeson Ma. Think you would like him. TOTALLY unexpected. Conservative and pretty inspiring Asian pastor who doesn’t sound like any of the aforementioned. Well, he does but in an unexpected way. Except the pastor part, def doesn’t sound like any pastor I’ve met. My favorite is either “Love” or “Glory”. You’d have to listen to it, he’s hard to explain. Bruno Mars was featured in one of his first songs, Love. Then a few months later I guess Bruno turned to “the dark side”.

    Thanks for following and the “like”! I’m not perfect by any means. But, as you probably saw… am not too boring. And very real. 🙂

    1. waynemali Post author

      Hi Mandi
      Thank you for visiting. I am a fan of Worn, but I understand the singers comment was disappointing, but I have heard them explain it in more detail elsewhere, but obviously I love Tenth Avenue North, they mean a lot to me in my journey.
      I will check our Jaeson Ma, I’ve not heard of him before, so I will try to take a listen, although I am not a fan of Bruno Mars.
      I look forward to reading more of your blog as time allows and hope you come back and visit again,

      1. Mandi

        I also am NOT a Bruno Mars fan. I don’t get how he can pair with a Christian guy and sing a CLEARLY Christian song, then talk about love the way he does now. Very sad. Bruno is ONLY in that first song, he switched over right after that.

        I’m going to look more into the “Worn” thing. I LOVED that song, it seemed so real. A Christian not wearing a mask, admitting that sometimes they don’t even have it in them to pray. It didn’t end with “but now everything is awesome!”. I posted it the day I heard it, I could relate with it so closely especially at that moment. I WANT to like it again so I’ll look. Thanks for telling me!

  5. Ann

    I really like this page. It makes it easier to see the music instead of having to look at each post. Might have to try something like this some day 🙂

    1. waynemali Post author

      Hi Ann
      I haven’t updated it in a while, I was going to revamp it, I did start the background work, but it was a long process, I have used so many songs now it really does need doing, I just don’t get the time, but I will.

  6. pattisj

    Some great music here, these are some of my favorite groups, too. Glad you stopped by, and even signed up for my blog posts. 🙂 Blessings in your NEW life.

  7. icedmocha34

    All those bands are awesome!! My fave–you didn’t mention them–is Leeland. I have a page on my blog-which you follow-with everything you could possibly want to know about the band and a lot of their videos.Hope you like them!!

  8. joyroses13

    Beautiful songs! I love Tenth Avenue North and other ones you listed. Have you listened to Worn my Tenth Avenue North? Music is such a great ministry to the heart! So glad that you stopped by my blog so that I found yours. Prayers to you and your new beginning!!


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