My Song Recommendations

A song recommendation every day (be warned, they will probably all be weird folky songs that no one will have heard of or want to bother with.) Hozier, Sara Bareilles, Hudson Taylor, Passenger, Ben Howard, Bear's Den, Vance Joy will all probably be featured quite heavily.

Basically this is just my response to how much I love certain songs and writers at the moment and how I listen to something and get that "weird evangelical zeal, and become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans [hear it]".

Enjoy!

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6. Day 5 - Isaac

 

Isaac by Bear's Den:

Isaac are you listening
I watched it from afar
I watched as the clouds began to part

Isaac can you see my now
I've known you all my life
And I worship the ground you walk upon

Isaac will you never learn
That a father's love must be earned
Or your mother need not learn

Isaac I have never seen you look so afraid
With your head pressed so hard against the stone

You look so alone

I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you

Isaac are you listening
I watched it from afar
As your life fell apart

Isaac will you never learn
That a father's love must be earned
Or your mother need not learn
How to love you

I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you

I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you
I'm going to give all my love to you

 

The thought behind this song has haunted me since I first heard it and has really made me question why it wasn't something I've ever considered before - central to the song is the story of the biblical Isaac whose father was prepared to sacrifice him on God's command. According to the story, Abraham was about to kill his son when God stopped him, telling him that he had proved his dedication and faith. Regardless of your opinion on this Bible story, this song retains its poignancy as it explores the way that this must have damaged Isaac and the relationship he had with his father. Surely Isaac realised at some point that he was the intended sacrifice and that his father was prepared to slaughter him in God's name... and I find it quite troubling that they then walk off down the mountainside together, father and son... as though nothing ever happened...

By using this biblical basis, the song explores the relationship between father and son from the perspective of an anonymous sympathiser (God?) and it's basically just beautiful.

Today's song is probably the most underrated of all the songs I've shared so far. I'll be very surprised (and pleased)  if any of you know of it, or even of Bear's Den. It is featured on their debut album Islands which was released this year and you will most likely be hearing more from them here in the near future.

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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