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Switchfoot: 15 Best Christian Songs

May 06, 2013

"Switchfoot is an American Christian alternative rock band out of San Diego, California. They have released 9 albums since 1997, and have had many hit singles spanning different decades."

Switchfoot is an American Christian alternative rock band out of San Diego, California. They have released 9 albums since 1997, and have had many hit singles spanning different decades. The band is made up of Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Drew Shirley, and Jerome Fontamillas. Here is a collection of all their album titles and the top 15 singles from the veteran Christian group Switchfoot.

Albums: The Legend Of Chin (1997)…New Way To Be Human (1999)…Learning To Breathe (2000)…The Beautiful Letdown (2003)…Nothing Is Sound (2005)…Oh! Gravity (2006)…Hello Hurricane (2009)…Vice Verses (2011)…Fading West (2013)

15. Redemption

Favorite Lyrics- “I’ve got my hands in redemption’s side, whose scars are bigger than these doubts of mine. I’ll fit all of these monstrosities inside and I’ll come alive.”

14. Twenty-Four

Favorite Lyrics- “Twenty-four oceans, twenty-four skies, twenty-four failures, and twenty-four tries. Twenty-four finds me in twenty-fourth place. With twenty-four drop outs at the end of the day. Life is not what I thought it was twenty-four hours ago.

13. Politicians

Favorite Lyrics- “I am broken, I am bitter. I’m the problem, I’m the politician. Watching for my sky to get torn apart. C’mon and break me, c’mon and break me.”

12. Head Over Heels

Favorite Lyrics- “In this life, you’re the one place I call home. In this life, you’re the feeling I belong. In this life, you’re the flower and the thorn. You’re everything that’s fair in love and war.”

11. We Are One Tonight

Favorite Lyrics- “I don’t want to lose it, coming down with the whole world upside-down. I don’t have a soul to trust in now, with the whole world upside-down. We are one tonight, and we are singing it out!”

10. Awakening

Favorite Lyrics- “Last week found me living for nothing but deadlines. With my dead beat sky but, this town doesn’t look the same tonight. These dreams started singing to me out of nowhere. And in all my life I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so alive.”

9. Learning To Breathe

Favorite Lyrics- “Learning to breathe, I’m learning to crawl. I’m finding that You and You alone can break my fall. I’m living again, awake and alive. I’m dying to breathe in these abundant skies.”

8. This Is Your Life

Favorite Lyrics- “Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead. Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken. Don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes. This is your life and today is all you’ve got now. Yeah, and today is all you’ll ever have. Don’t close your eyes.”

Bonus Favorite Lyrics- “This is your life, are you who you want to be? This is your life, are you who you want to be? This is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be, when the world was younger and you had everything to lose.”

7. Stars

Favorite Lyrics- “Maybe I’ve been the problem, maybe I’m the one to blame. But even when I turn it off and blame myself, the outcome feels the same. I’ve been thinkin maybe I’ve been partly cloudy, maybe I’m the chance of rain. Maybe I’m overcast, and maybe all my lucks washed down the drain.”

6. Your Love Is A Song

Favorite Lyrics- “The dawn is fire bright against the city lights. The clouds are glowing now, the moon is blacking out, is blacking out. So I’ve been keeping my mind wide open, I’ve been keeping my mind wide open, yeah.”

5. Gone

Favorite Lyrics- “She said he said live like no tomorrow. Every day we borrow, brings us one step closer to the edge. Where’s your treasure, where’s your hope? Forget the world and lose your soul. She pretends like she pretends like she’s immortal.”

"The Truth" (Galatians 2:20) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

4. Dare You To Move

Favorite Lyrics- “Maybe redemption has stories to tell. Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell. Where can you run to escape from yourself? Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go? Salvation is here. I dare you to move, I dare you to move. I dare you to pick yourself up off the floor.”

3. Afterlife

Favorite Lyrics- “I’ve tasted fire, I’m ready to come alive. I can’t just shut it up and fake that I’m alright. I’m ready now, I’m not waiting for the afterlife. I’ll let it burn the way the sunlight burns my skin. The way I feel inside, the way the day begins. I’m ready now, I’m not waiting for the other side.”

2. Meant To Live

Favorite Lyrics- “Fumbling his confidence and wondering why the world has passed him by. Hoping that he’s bent for more than arguments and failed attempts to fly, fly. We were meant to live for so much more.”

1. This Is Home

Favorite Lyrics- “I’ve got my memories, always inside of me. But I can’t go back, back to how it was. I believe you now. I’ve come too far, no I can’t go back, back to how it was. Created for a place I’ve never known. This is home, now I’m finally back to where I belong.”

These are only 15 of the many great songs from the Christian Iconic band Switchfoot. Comment to the F&E team below and tell us what your favorite Switchfoot song is, or if we missed any that you feel should be in the top 15. Hope you enjoyed this article and found it informative. God bless, Jesus is the one true king!

Resources- The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”, www.youtube.com, photo credit: hopes_unbroken via photopin cc

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