Switchfoot's Jon Foreman

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Sep 08, 2017 by Will Maule

Shine Like Gold - Switchfoot And Lifehouse

Well-known Christian bands Switchfoot and Lifehouse have joined forces to release a new single in aid of the ongoing relief efforts in Texas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. 'Shine Like Gold' is a bold declaration of God's goodness and light in the darkness of this life. 

“Jason and I had always talked about writing a song together. When it finally happened, "Shine Like Gold” became a song about everyday heroes fighting their way through the darkness toward the light," Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman writes. 

"On the day we recorded the song, Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc in Texas. Sometimes you don’t know what a song is for until after its written. In this case it became crystal clear. As we watched our friends and family in Texas struggle through the aftermath of the hurricane, we knew exactly what we had to do.”

The song raised £50k in just three days! 

Check out the lyrics and track below.

Fear in your eyes like you're looking for a window
For the wide open skies wondering where do I begin though?
If you knew how bright you shine
Do you think it might change your mind?
The clouds are on fire, and they're telling you something that they know

You shine like gold
You shine like gold

Remember what you said when you drove all night from Memphis?
That the headlights of your eyes were running from the tempest
When the dawn broke through the black
We were laughing looking back
No matter how dark, the morning comes up relentless

You shine like gold
You shine like gold
And your soul was born to shine
Like a spark
In the night
And the dark can't hide your glow

When the thoughts in your mind are like thieves
And they take you places where
Love is hard to believe
And the air gets thin and lungs
Find it harder to breathe

Remember what you know

You shine like gold
You shine like gold

You shine like gold
You shine like gold
And your soul was born to shine
Like a spark
In the night
And the dark can't hide your glow


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