0 Green (Live at Insomnia)

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We haven’t had the chance to get a good full-length live recording in awhile, so here is a live single of my song, “Green” from my CD Don’t Look Back. This song was recorded live 5 years ago on this same day, July 31, 2010 at Insomnia Coffee. I was joined by two of my good friends who accompanied me during the concert: Nick Garrett-Powell on lead guitar (he’s playing an acoustic run through some effects pedals), and Tanner Johnson on violin. Fans of the Dave Matthews Band will recognize some influence in this song.



Been flirting with disaster
Skirting little too close to the edge
Foolish things I’ve been chasing after
Have gone and placed the noose ’round my head
Thought they’d bring me pleasure
But I’ve found out to my discontent
That satisfaction comes in equal measure
With guilt and shame and death in the end

Grass is greener on the other side
So they say, so they say, but I don’t trust it
Maybe if you’re looking through green glass
But flowers pass, they fade away before you know it
The moments all just fly by so fast
And then they’re gone away

Been looking for some greener pasture
Like a wandering sheep, from your side I’ve strayed
But withered grass is poor cure
For this longing ache, your love I crave
Still my eyes are green with envy
For I’ve seen the riches of wicked men
Flourish like green trees in summer’s safety
Though they’ll perish come winter’s wind

No, the things of this world
Can’t take them with you, they won’t last
Just persevere under trial, stand fast
And you’ll wear a crown of life

James 1:9-15; Psalm 23; 37:1-13,35-36; 49:16-17; 119:37,176

Copyright © 1999 Dawson Cowals.

0 I Am With You

I Am With You

Inspiration & Overview

I wrote this song on November 3, 2012 after being inspired by Cliff Graham‘s amazing book, “Day of War,” which is a fictional account of the battles and life of David and his mighty men. They are currently working on turning his book into an epic movie, and the action filled sequences from the pre-visualization work they have done helped inspire the tone and theme for this song. My dad turned me on to the books as he spent several weeks this past summer at the YWAM base in Kona working on the engineering plans and building of the new studio where the movie for “Day of War” will be produced. David L. Cunningham, who also directed the movie “To End All Wars,” will be producing and directing, along with screenwriter John Fusco, who penned the script for “Hidalgo.” You can check out more about the books and movie here:

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