Friday, July 27, 2007

When You Come Back Down

Both Amanda and Amy have got me thinking about songs and what they mean to me. My sister, Christine, is into music way more than I am, but music still plays an integral part of my life. Like Amanda and Amy have both said, a certain song will bring me back to a place or time in my life and I’m reliving those feelings all over again. There are three songs, in particular, on my player that mean a lot to me. The first is “When You Come Back Down” by Nickel Creek. I’ve gotten a lot of comments and emails about this song. I love it because Dad and I danced to it as our Father-Daughter dance for my wedding.

Now, Dad and I haven’t always had a good relationship. In fact, during my teen years, the relationship was pretty volatile. I won’t go into details out of respect for him, but suffice it to say, there were many times I wasn’t even sure I wanted him to walk me down the aisle. [My family comes with a past, a history, and an amazing story; one that I would LOVE to share with you all. But there are family members that aren’t ready for it to be shared; those same family members can’t see past the failures and mistakes we made, to the victory that belongs solely to God. So, join me in praying that someday I can share our story with you.] But through years of counseling, we finally were able to heal and a beautiful relationship grew, and continues to grow.

Fast-forward to six months before my wedding, Dad was panicking because we had yet to pick a song for our dance. We were looking at everything; all of the common dances like “You Look Beautiful Tonight”, “It’s a Wonderful World”, “I Hope You Dance”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, etc. And then one day, my sister, Courtney, giddily came to me with this song. I fell in love with it and so did Dad. We played that song over and over for the next six months; Dad begged for practice sessions at every opportunity. Now, whenever I hear this song, it’s a bittersweet feeling. I’m transported to the time where I’m dancing around my parents’ family room with my dad, all while preparing myself to leave his house, his protection, and be joined to my husband.

Go on over to my player, click on this song, and read along. It’s truly a beautiful song, one that my dad and I cherish immensely. In fact, I just bought him this CD for Father’s Day.

When You Come Back Down
By: Nickel Creek

You got to leave me now, you got to go alone
You got to chase a dream, one that's all your own
Before it slips away
When you're flyin' high, take my heart along
I'll be the harmony to every lonely song
That you learn to play

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare

I'll still be there
When you come back down
When you come back down

I'll keep lookin' up, awaitin' your return
My greatest fear will be that you will crash and burn
And I won't feel your fire
I'll be the other hand that always holds the line
Connectin' in-between your sweet heart and mine
I'm strung out on that wire

And I'll be on the other end, To hear you when you call
Angel, you were born to fly, If you get too high
I'll catch you when you fall
I'll catch you when you fall

Your memory's the sunshine every new day brings
I know the sky is calling
Angel, let me help you with your wings

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare

I'll still be there
When you come back down
Take every chance you dare,
I'll still be there
When you come back down
When you come back down


Amy said...

So awesome! This is a very special song for us too. Would love to hear your family story someday. God at work--nothing could be better! love, Amy

HappyMama said...

This is just beautiful! I love this song.

aggiejenn said...

SO sweet!!! What a great father-daughter song. Thanks for sharing.

Embracing my cup said...

That sounds like such a sweet song! I have not heard it! I'll have to take a listen. . .

Sarah said...

Love this song Jenn! It was fun really listening to the words and thinking of you and your dad. Isn't it amazing how the Lord can heal relationships, those that might seem impossible by the world's standards! Praise Him!
Love, Sarah

Lorena said...

I've been away and am just now catching up on your blog. John and I have loved Nickel Creek for years. This is the same song John and I wanted to dance to at our wedding, but the words weren't right for us. It is great for a father/daughter one though.

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