They are one of my top ten bands. Their album Every Time I Breathe is a favourite of mine. I love every song on the record. Most of the time I prefer to listen to songs on shuffle or a compilation disk like WOW, because often there are songs on an album that aren't my favourite. This album is in my van because when I get the inkling for BDW - I want all of them!
I will tell you a little about these guys.
A few years back I purchased the BDW CD Every Time I Breathe because I loved the title song. But that is old news now. These guys keep moving forward and getting better. In 2008 they produced an album with the hit single 'What would Life be Like'.
This song is all about working so hard at being good that we forget why we are here. God created us to love Him and let Him become our everything.
Have you ever felt like you weren't living up to where you should be? Striving to be something better? Big Daddy Weave knows about those feelings too.
I wish I was more of a man, have you ever felt that way? And if I had to tell you the truth I'm afraid I'd have to say that after all I've done and failed to do I feel like less than I was meant to be.
Mike Weaver, the lead singer of BDW, wants us to see that isn't God's plan for us. God wants us to recognize our true need - we can't do it without Him. We are not even capable of loving God fully without His help.
What if you could see yourself through another pair of eyes? What if you could hear the truth instead of old familiar lies? And what if you could feel inside the power of the hand that made the universe, you'd realize...
He made the lame walk and the dumb talk and He opened blinded eyes to see that the sun rises on His time. Yet He knows our deepest desperate need. And the world waits while His heart aches to realize the dream. I wonder what life would be like if we let Jesus live through you and me.There is a terrific interview with Mike here. He answers questions from where the band got its' name to the inspiration behind many of their hit songs.
If you want a glimpse into the heart behind these guys, check out this quote:
“We finally realized it is not the greatness of our offering, but it is the greatness of the God we are offering to that makes the difference,” says singer/guitarist and primary songwriter Mike Weaver. “It is not the greatness of our songs, but it is the greatness of the God behind the songs. When the little boy showed up with two fish and five loaves, it was so not enough; but that is exactly what Jesus used to feed everyone. The reason our offering seems insignificant is because it is. But God is not looking for our significance. He is looking for our availability.”
Their next big hit, Love Comes to Life from their 2011 single release is the next step. So what does happen after we realize our need for God and we surrender to Him? Mike says the song is saying, "‘God, I believe You can do through me greater things than I can accomplish on my own. Now God, will You go and do those things?’" Read more here.
As I listen to the words of this song I am challenged beyond belief. I am humbled.
I need to step out and make the choiceWon't you join me? Let's do it together. Let go of everything ... let God press upon our hearts until it makes us move... Until I move.
to let go of everything
Would you reignite this heart spark here in the dark
Bring your love to life inside of me
Why don’t you break my heart ’til it moves my hands and feet
For the hopeless and the broken
for the ones that don’t know that you love them
Bring your love to life inside of me
The generation you’re calling out
living everything we sing about
The revelation right here and now
love beyond the shadow of the doubt
Love that is greater than our own
won’t remain unknown
Lord, bring your love to life inside of me.
Big Daddy Weave's Ultimate Collection Album now available is a compilation of their ten years of recording music together. Check it out here. They are also on tour in the States starting March 1, 2012.