Song of the Day: Jill Phillips

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Redemption is the common thread that binds them all together.

Yesterday morning I drove home from my sister’s house listening to Jill Phillips’ album All the Good Things. When the song “A Lot Like Me” came on, I immediately thought of the LOST finale we’d watched together the night before. I marveled at Jill’s knack for getting to the heart of the matter. Her disarming lyrical candor solidified some thoughts I’d been having about the community aspect of this unique show. I thought how Jack and company had formed a church of sorts in order to survive life on the island and to help each other hold out hope for rescue. They didn’t have all the right answers about how to get home, but they found ways to come together and they learned to care for each other deeply.

Then I remembered what Christian told Jack at the end of the episode about the time he spent with this group of people being the most important time in his life, and I stopped to think about the implications of that statement in my life, and my church. Jill’s song challenges me to spend more time listening and less time trying to impress. Take a listen to what she shares, and take comfort that even when you feel lost, you’re not in that ship all alone.

 

Sometimes I think you hesitate to say the way you really feel
Like there’s no way that I could understand where you are coming from
But if we could tear down these walls of bricks and mortar built with fear
I think we’d be surprised to find how small our differences become

We’re all in the same boat
Sailing on the same old stormy sea
If you look real close
You’ll find you’re a lot like me

We carry different burdens and we’re wearing different battle scars
If we both had our own way we would bury them forever
They give us different stories, how we came to be the way we are
Redemption is the common thread that binds them all together

We’re all in the same boat
Sailing on the same old stormy sea
If you look real close
You’ll find you’re a lot like me

Something about being vulnerable
Makes us think we’re setting ourselves up for pain
But you won’t find judgment in these listening ears
This is a safe place

So sit down for a minute and tell me what’s been going on

We’re all in the same boat
Sailing on the same old stormy sea
If you look real close
You’ll find you’re a lot like me


3 Comments

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    Eric Peters

    @ericpeters

    Darn you, Jill Phillips, and your catchy songs. I can’t number the times we’ve listened to this song – nay, album – in the car, but I love how personal this record is for Jill. Thank you, ma’am.

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