Monday, February 20, 2012

New Eyes by Nichole Broome

I love how in the past 5 years social media has just exploded. It is amazing how simple services like Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and others can bring lost friends and family together as if they were never apart! Among the hundreds of friends/acquaintances I have come across and reconnected with is a friend I had in 7th and 8th grade, Nichole Crook Broome. We were in choir together at Northwest School of the Arts. She was among the many, many talented kids at my school that have become successful in the arts. I remember she was someone I looked up to because she had such an amazing voice, she also had similar values and beliefs as me, so I was comfortable around her. Anyhow, we didn't stay in touch as we changed schools and grew up, until Facebook came along. We became friends on FB, haven't talked a ton, but its been fun to see her family grow and follow her career as well! 

Last year she released her first solo album called New Eyes. Ever since I bought it on iTunes I have listened to it at least once a day. As I've said before, I am always listening to music, and her album is fun, inspiring, and uplifting, it helps me get things done with enjoyment! It was unexpected to hear the jazzy undertones to the album, but I love it! Every song has a unique message. 

New Eyes

You say don't worry about it, just stop thinking about it, try to get some sleep
I've been tossing and turning, it feels like my soul is burning, I'm crying way down deep.
When I try to forget all the ghosts in my head, I feel so week,
that is when I let in the sweet words that you said
and fall asleep,
So rescue me, give me new eyes to see
I'll follow you're lead, just rescue me

Sometimes I feel so defeated,
So incomplete and my spirits beating me down
But then I'll stop breathing, the promise of your victory,
that's when I fall to the ground and cry,
When I try to forget all the ghosts in my head, I feel so week,
 that is when I let in the sweet words that you said,
and fall asleep,
So rescue me, give me new eyes to see
I'll follow your lead, and rescue me

Fall Holy spirit, fall down, fall down
Fall Holy spirit, fall

And rescue me, give me new eyes to see
I'll follow your lead, just rescue me
I'll follow your lead, and rescue me
(I transposed the words to this song by listening to it, so I apologize if it's not 100% accurate
song written and sung by Nichole Broome)

I love every single song on this album, so it was hard to pick one specific that particularly inspired me, they all do! I have fallen in love with the words of the title song, New Eyes. How often do we all worry about things in our life and try to figure them out on our own?  It is something we should all constantly work on to humble ourselves, fall to our knees and ask our Father in heaven for the help he is waiting to give us. He sends the holy spirit down to comfort us, help us forget the "ghosts in our head" and fall asleep, that is, to leave it all to him to take care of. He wants to give us new eyes to see things in His way, and the way we can do that is by following Him, and the example our Savior Jesus Christ gave us.

I love finding new music artists that can inspire me to be better, and it was an extra bonus that I knew Nichole! I wish her the best with her music career and family, and hope that you will check out her album!

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