SLS: Clear

Clear is a song by Needtobreathe, which perfectly suits the Song Lyrics Sunday prompt of Clear/Dark/Light.

You are the moonlight in the sky that I’m pursuing
You are the reason for what I’m doing
You are the crystalline that keeps me from my ruin
You are the movement
You’re the true north pointing back home
You are the constant, my constellation
You’re the steady hands of a ticking clock that I’ll come to rely on
Oh, it’s so clear come a little closer all of my love is right here
I just want to hear you whispering you still trust
You’re the only thing that I have ever been sure of
I just wanna be where you are
I promise I won’t let you down
Honey, it’s so clear now
You are the four winds
You’re the catalyst of high hopes
You are the beauty
The sparks revival
You are the oxygen inside these lungs that’s giving life to my bones
Oh, it’s so clear
Come a little closer all of my love is right here
I just want to hear you whispering you still trust
You’re the only thing that I have ever been sure of
I just wanna be where you are I promise I won’t let you down
Honey, it’s so clear now
Oh, it’s so clear come a little closer
All of my love is right here
I just want to hear you whispering you still trust
You’re the only thing that I have ever been sure of
I just wanna be where you are I promise I won’t let you down
Honey, it’s so clear now
Honey, it’s so clear now
It’s so clear now
I promise I won’t let you down
Honey, it’s so clear now
Honey, it’s so clear now
Honey, it’s so clear now
It feels like heaven is coming down
It’s right here with me its all around
I once was so lost but I am found
When I’m with you
No ones watching the way you move
Your body’s dancing under the moon
You always know just what to do
When I’m with you
When I’m with you
When I’m with you
When I’m with you

Before I started looking for a song with this prompt, I had never heard of this song or the band, either, but I liked the song immediately. Clear is on the band’s album Hard Love, which was released on July 15, 2016. Atwood Magazine: For the Love of Music describes the song as being about a man who is following a guiding light, most likely a person. The lyrics explain that because of that guide, he will be there for others and will not let them down. His love has affected him in the most positive ways. With the addition of the background chorus, the song becomes inspirational.

Needtobreathe’s bass guitarist Seth Bolt wrote this song for his wife, Tori, just before their marriage in 2016. Seth Bolt told iHeartRadio, “I just got married a month ago, so it was really personal for me. It was really cool to get to surprise my wife and have it be the song we dance to as our first dance at our wedding. It’s a long song just about the depth and the beauty love can have. I was working on this with the guys literally two weeks before I got married. So never have I had the opportunity to craft a song that I knew was going to be played at my wedding.” (Source)

Faith is a frequent topic for Needtobreathe, who convey a message that is easy to relate to. Hard Love was the band’s sixth studio album and dealt with the hardships of being on the road day in and day out and tells of the band’s efforts to maintain their relationships while on the road. It illuminates the power of getting through adversity and the ability to rise above it.

According to Southern Living, Needtobreathe’s music is usually classified as “Christian Rock” because there is a hint of spirituality in their music and they were inspired by gospel music when they were growing up in South Carolina. Band leaders Bo and Bear Rinehart said they grew up playing music in their dad’s church – their father was a pastor. However, Needtobreathe believes their music has a wider appeal and want to break out of the “Christian Rock” genre label.

Clear is truly a beautiful love song, which should appeal anyone who has ever had a “great love.”

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