Monday, April 10, 2017

A to Z 2K17: H is for Hilsong United

Band:  Hillsong United
Song:  Even When It Hurts
Album:  Empires
Genre:  Praise and Worship

You know what's fun about this song?  In the middle area there a line that says "even when it hurts like hell".

For a worship song that's kinda a big deal.  That's like, borderline swearing, ya know?  And you can surely believe the mild uproar that happened then.  Ok, maybe not a huge uproar since it's a pretty small group of people that would be paying attention, but I managed to hear about it, so somebody must have been annoyed.

I dunno, I feel like this sums things up better than frilly language songs.  Sometimes things do hurt that bad and there's only a couple ways to put it.

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  1. Definitely dig this! I am not typically into praise and worship music but there is some great stuff out there. I request you check out Hum and the song "Stars" (my Blog name makes lots of sense after you hear it, lol).

    1. Ooh, that's a nice song. Reminds me of that song by The Smashing Pumpkins, Cherub Rock.

      Thanks for the visit though, greatly appreciate it!

  2. I'd heard about this one and the discussion surrounding the "hurts like hell" line, but this was the first time I've really listened to it. It's gorgeous and an apt description of real pain and the choice to praise anyway. No prettying that up. Great choice for H!

    1. Thank you much! It's one of the few songs that Hillsong does that I really love.