Somewhere Beautiful

I know I have been on a bit of a song-kick lately, but I have been stumbling across some great music that deserves a listen! I don’t know about you, but I am the type of person who can hear any song and relate it to Christ. (Well, maybe not ANY song…”Baby Got Back” just doesn’t quite translate into a good worship tune.) Nevertheless, I love to flip songs in order to praise our King! Good example: listen to “Run To You” by Lady Antebellum. Every time they say the word “baby”, replace it with “Jesus”. So awesome.

Anyways, while there are some songs that you have to really work to adjust, others are just naturally poetic ballads to our King.  I grew up in school with the McConnell siblings. While they were all in different grades than myself, their family’s talents were well-known. Prime example: Sean McConnell, the vocalist on this song. I would encourage you to look up his music. He is an amazing artist and has a fantastic heart for Christ.

I have always loved this song. It is an example of a great acoustic song that can appeal commercially, but also has a more subtle, grace-filled message. Take a listen…

Somewhere Beautiful

written by: Wade Bowen, vocals by: Sean McConnell

Looking down at the strip from my hotel room,
It must be a full moon, cause their all out tonight
All the insecure boys in their muscle cars,
Young girls in their push-up bras under neon lights,
They come here for freedom, freedom from anything
And for miles and miles down this road, you can hear them sing
With their voices, and their engines, and their pounding radios
It seems like round here, no one knows

No one knows that there’s more
Beyond these dead skies and these filthy streets
Take my hand and let me pull you
Out of the blindness of your weary soul
To somewhere beautiful
To somewhere beautiful

Is there any way to learn from what you’ve been told
Or do you really have to hold the experience
Cause you can hear me now, and come out clean
Trust me, I could spare you the consequence
I can tell by your eyes, that there ain’t no getting through
Cause you’re hell bent on doing exactly what you’ve gotta do
So welcome to a long line of sinners and saints
Is there anyone around here who ain’t

Don’t you know that there’s more
Beyond these dead skies and these filthy streets
Take my hand, and let me pull you
Out of the blindness of your weary soul
To somewhere beautiful
To somewhere beautiful

Don’t you know that there’s more
Beyond these dead skies and all these filthy streets
So take my hand, let me pull you
Out of the blindness of your weary soul
To somewhere beautiful
To somewhere beautiful
Yeah, to somewhere beautiful…

on September 23 | in Music | by | with 3 Comments

  • Sonya Aydell

    Just read the Sports Illustrated article on your life. WOW. I am a mom to a college student, 2 teen boys and 1 10-yr-old girl. To read your story and your mission, completely blessed me. I hate the trials you’ve gone through, but I love that your are allowing God to use them to reach others. I teach senior girls at our church, Zoar Baptist, in Baton Rouge. I am sharing your story with them. I have at least one soccer player (Central High) that I’m sure knows your story already! Thank you again for sharing your faith in such big ways. Lifting you in prayer as you continue on your mission!

  • Sarah

    LOVE “run to you” thanks so much for that! I now turn all the songs I listen to into worship songs now. Can’t stop, it’s the best form of Praise. “I’ll be waiting” by Adele is what I love to sing after I fail our Lord which is EVERYday…but especially when I tend to go days and even weeks without even barely acknowledging Him yet He’s still there already forgiven me. Makes me feel unworthy so I pretend He really hasn’t and BLARE this song (:

  • Brad

    Glad to hear people outside of Texas are enjoying the good music of Sean McConnell and Wade Bowen. They are both great talents. Geaux Tigers!

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