Song of the Day: Andy Gullahorn


No, that is not a picture of Haley Joel Osment. No, that picture was not Photoshopped. That’s a little something I stumbled on in Andy Gullahorn’s childhood bedroom last fall. And like the man who found a treasure hidden in a field, I would not rest until I had made it mine-all-mine. And so, after a long absence, the Rabbit Room Song of the Day rises again like an orca off the Alaskan coast.

gullydeerThis is one of my favorites off the new Andy Gullahorn album The Law of Gravity, and it has nothing to do with deer blood on Haley Joel’s face. It’s about opening up to the possibility that God has something good in store for you, sometimes where you least expect it (like a concert, maybe). Or, I think that’s what it’s about. Andy told me he needed a new song for his album and wrote on his studio chalkboard the words “BRAND NEW SONG” as a space-filler at the bottom of the list. Because he’s Andy Gullahorn he decided that was the title of the brand new song, and wrote what you’re about to hear. This is, by his standards, a rocker. Hold on to your seats. And make sure the safety’s on.


Brand New Song

If you came expecting to get nothing back
You’ll get nothing back
What did you expect
But deep sleepwalking is a state of mind
Wake up to find

The door wide open
And the curtains drawn
If you choose to listen
To a brand new song

If you’re only looking to find something wrong
You’ll find something wrong
If it’s right or not
Depends on the lens that you’re looking through
But there’s a lovely view through the


What are we afraid of?
What are we afraid of?
What are we afraid of?
Why are we afraid of

The door wide open
And the curtains drawn
Is it the light that can shine
On the depths of the dark in our hearts?

Through the door wide open
And the curtains drawn
When we choose to listen
To a brand new song

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Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.