Song of the Week: “Any Other Way”

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Jill Phillips says her new album is filled with the stories of brokenness and redemption of family and friends around her. Those of you who are familiar with Jill’s music will know that her many albums are also filled with personal, vulnerable melodies penned from her own journey of faith. “Any Other Way”, our Song of the Week, comes from Jill’s album The Good Things (2008), speaks from a perspective of the trials shared with her husband, Andy Gullahorn. It’s the sort of substantive song we’ve come to expect from Jill.

“Any Other Way”
by Jill Phillips
from the album The Good Things

Do you remember that Monday when
The world fell out beneath our feet
Both surprised that we had been
So close to losing everything
Putting one foot in front of the other
felt like such a long, hard step to take
We thought about moving and starting again
But it was something we could never outrun so we just stayed
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

Gaining back the trust we lost
Was harder than just losing it
But if we wanted change at all
The pain was a prerequisite
So little by little, a piece at a time
We were putting back together what was left of a broken life
It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy
But that kind of change isn’t one that happens overnight
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

When we first met, love was a feeling
But making it last, that’s a decision
A good decision

When we watch the kids run through the yard
Sometimes I just can’t help but think
That every bit of what it cost
Was worth it for this family
‘cause I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

 

 


2 Comments

  1. Ashley Barber

    I don’t have to have walked the same road to feel Jill’s lyrics in my bones. This one is tops in my book.

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