- Posted on: 8 July 2008
- By: Jamie Tworkowski
First off, thanks for the response to that last blog. It's been really cool to read through the comments and see so many different kinds of answers. i hope you enjoyed wrestling with that question. It was asked with Cornerstone (Festival) in mind - my time on stage between The Almost and Anberlin, an attempt to invite you guys into the process. But more importantly, i think it's a good one for all of us to think about as it's less about the stage and more about how we want to live, what we want our lives to say.
The whole thing reminded me of a question my friend A.J. asked a few years back... "If your life was a movie, would anyone want to watch? Would you want to watch?"
i really wrestled with that one, thought a ton about it when i left Hurley to pursue TWLOHA full-time two summers ago. It was just after Cornerstone, actually. Two years ago this week. Just realized that. Pretty cool to think about.
We were up late friday night at Cornerstone. Stayed to see Over the Rhine and we've been talking about it ever since. So our new song is theirs and it's a good one and we hope you'll give it a listen. i like the idea that songs can help tell our story - our story as individuals and our story as TWLOHA. This is one of those songs that just feels true to me. i was going to write a bunch more and i was going to post the lyrics but i think it's better if you just listen. The title alone says a lot - we need to be reminded of that. We need to believe it.
PS: Our filming friend Dustin was with us at Cornerstone, so we'll have some video for you very soon.
Pick Up the Phone.
Purpose For the Pain.