For a long time I have been trying to figure out how to post about Mumford & Sons. I didn't want to merely refer to them or provide only a simple sound clip. When Ashley came to visit for a few weeks from Indonesia, she brought with her this wonderful band. Matt and I have been listening to it almost nonstop since making the deliberate decision to patronize the band!
And now, from a friend of my friend's blog, I have found a take-away-show style video of our favorite song:
I know that lines from their music have been posted as facebook statuses for sometime now, and that many a blog has pondered on their religious affiliation. I am by no means a music critic (or any kind of critic, beyond boisterous, opinionated mediterranean-style family exchanges!), but Mumford & Sons does some wonderful things with their lyrics - in conjunction with some wonderful wailings on their stringed instruments - that warrant some meditation. Below are the lyrics to the song above:
How fickle my heartand how woozy my eyesI struggle to findany truth in your liesAnd now my heart stumbleson things I don't knowThis weakness I feelI must finally showLend me your handand we'll conquer them allBut lend me your heartand I'll just let you fallLend me your eyesI can change what you seeBut your soul you must keep,totally freeIn these bodies we will live,in these bodies we will dieWhere you invest your love,you invest your lifeAwake my soul, awake my soulYou were made to meet your maker