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Song of the Day: Jason Gray

I love when Jason Gray and his family stop in at the Warren for a visit. My kids love it too, even when the Gray kids aren’t with them, partly because they love to hear Jason tell stories. Usually when someone’s telling me a story that I’ve already heard I stop them mid-sentence, but with Jason we lean in like we’re hearing it for the first time.

Jason’s newest album is a collection of live performances and stories from the road called Acoustic Storytime, and you can get it on iTunes and at his website. I picked two tracks for your listening pleasure. The first is an excellent song he co-wrote with Andy Gullahorn called “The Reason That You Brought Me Here”, and the second is one of the stories we’ve heard in our living room about seven times.

THE REASON WHY YOU BROUGHT ME HERE

I know I’d get an answer That I can’t understand If I ask that Your intentions be made clear I know Your plans are greater And in that greater plan Lie the reasons why You brought me here

This story would be different If it were only mine to write There are secrets I would never volunteer But secrets lose their power When they have no place to hide Maybe that is why You brought me here

Ooooh, all I see are the ruins Yeah, as the smoke starts to clear Ooooh, I hope You know what You’re doin’ ‘Cause You brought me here

It’s a mess of my own making This I won’t deny And though the consequences shake my heart with fear If I was happy with the way things were I’d give more of a fight I guess I’m grateful that you brought me here

Ooooh, all I see are the ruins Yeah, as the smoke starts to clear Ooooh, I hope You know what You’re doin’ ‘Cause You brought me here

And if it’s hard to raise the white flag it’s even harder to believe That surrendering is worth the sacrifice And the very thing I always feared would be the end of me Was a way to come alive

Now it hurts to be this broken But it’s bearable somehow As the chance to prove I’m worthy disappears I always heard You loved me But I think I know it now Is that the reason why You brought me here I’m grateful that You brought me herehttps://rabbitroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/TheReasonWhyYouBroughtMeHere.mp3

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