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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2018 03:26 pm
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Motorist Sketchbook
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All of my current music was written for a secular audience.
However, it does come from a Christian worldview.

Two or three of the songs I have written and
recorded demos for would also fit under the heading
of gospel based on the message or lyrical content.

This song is one of those three.
I'll bring the others for review later.

Here's a link to the demo recording.
https://soundcloud.com/user-426611522/he-came-to-faith
Lyrics below. Song explantion below the lyrics.

Apologies for the horribly distorted and incomplete
guitar solo at the end.

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Title: He Came to Faith
Track Time: 02:13 / BPM: 70

VS
He came to faith -
or should I say returned?
The hard way back -
over bridges he had burned

Rebellious heart -
once hard as stone
Made some mistakes -
he had to own

Heard the voice of God -
while he was just a lad
Didn't realize -
exactly what he had

He walked away -
following the crowd
Became defiant -
self-centered and proud

He came to faith -
and now he's standing strong
Triumphant now -
over all that he'd done wrong

CH/ending
He came to faith - he came to faith

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This song is a personal testimony of my spiritual journey.
It was easier to write and sing in the second person.
What's your story?

- Steve



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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 09:29 pm
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More about this song.

The process and timing of this recording was interesting.
To me at least.

This demo was recorded on the third day that I began to record demos.

Carmel Corn was the first song to be recorded.
Five days later I recorded, When Life Shows Up.

For my third day of recording, a week later, I recorded 3 songs in one day.
- I Can't Sing
- Yellow Hand
- He Came to Faith
The song, Pour My Ashes was recorded the following day.
So, 4 songs in 2 days.

I also recall doing vocal tracks on 7 songs in one day.
I'll never do that again. I can hear the fatigue on some of the tracks.

When I wrote the lyrics for, He Came to Faith,
the original idea was writing a general song about
someone on a spiritual journey of coming to faith.
But ended up as my own story written in the second person.

I suppose this song is not really a gospel song,
but it has a gospel message.

- Steve

PS - For more of the story on the making of my demos,
here's an interview on YouTube.

How To Get Started Recording Your Own Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NB7ueBhJgE

Last edited on Mon May 14th, 2018 10:26 pm by Motorist Sketchbook



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