Insight Into “The Generous Mr Lovewell”

Hi all you blogolicious folk. Man it has been quite a while since I have posted an actual, with words and everything- blog. I am guilty of hopping on the Twitter train, but some things simply need more than 140 letters to get the point across.

The reason for this blog moment is to give you a little insight about “The Generous Mr. Lovewell“. While I can’t let you hear the music just yet, I can tell you about the songs. I’m doing this for 2 reasons.

1. There are some of you that might care to read about the songs on this album.
2. It’s good for me to type out what makes these songs tick when they are fresh on my mind rather than being asked about them a trillion times in interviews. So here we go.

This Life
As for the opening track of this album, we thought it be a nice reminder that, while we don’t belong here, we ARE here. In other words, God did not intend for us to sit around and wait for heaven, he desires us to live life to the fullest for His glory. This life was meant to shine!

The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Ahh yes the reason for this whole journey. Mr. Lovewell represents those people in our lives who take advantage of every moment to make a difference regardless whether they get the spotlight or not. Believing it’s the little things that make a great big change.

Move
Because of Christ we should move to a different beat. When everything falls apart, we should still have reason to dance. Because no matter what happens…we know who wins!!!!

Crazy Enough
This song has a hint of sarcasm I must admit. Am I insane to think we could love one another?!? Have we gone mad trying to treat people with kindness?!? Well, it may just be crazy enough to work.

All of Creation
Hopefully most of have heard this one. A worship song. Pure and simple.

Beautiful
This song was originally written with all of the band’s daughters in mind, but the further I got into the lyrics the more I realized the message was something that everyone could relate to. It basically speaks of how the world says we are never good enough yet Christ saw something beautiful in us worth dying for.

Back to You
Originally wriiten about how, as much as I try to mess things up, Christ does not give up on me. By the time we finished the song, I realized it applies to my relationship with my wife also. I keep screwing things up and she keeps loving me. Here’s a thought, worship God by dancing with your wife when you hear this one. It’s not possible to not groove when you hear it.

Only You Remain
After seeing the tragedies in Haiti, God gave us this song. I heard a Haitian on the news say his whole world was literally swallowed up by the earth, and only God remained. Tragic and beautiful all at the same time.

Free
Imagine Paul sitting in prison captive yet free. A Fantastic irony.

Wont You Be My Love
A dear friend named Thad Cockrell sent me this song and it knocked me off my feet. It was the heart of “Lovewell” and we knew it had to be on the album. We re-wrote the 2nd verse from the original in honor of Mike and Abby Scheuchzer adopting their gorgeous little girl, Millie.

This So Called Love
The best way to explain “loving well” is if whatever we do does not revolve around the cross, then don’t bother. Amen.

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19 comments on “Insight Into “The Generous Mr Lovewell”

  1. Thanks so much. You all are such a blessing in my life, especially in the world we live in. We all need to love well. Thanks again. P.S. The joke on twitter not funny, well it was very funny and I totally fell for it!!!! Ha Ha Ha

  2. I wait patiently with great anticipation for this CD to come out. Am already addicted to Listening to “All of Creation”. Was blessed to be on the K-Love cruise to hear it live. AWESOME! Love hearing how the song came to life. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blessing. :)

  3. They all sound AMAZING!!! I can’t wait for the new album. I also can wait to see the band on the 9th in Ontario Cali :) Daughter wanted ViP donor pass for her birthday :) Since she is only turning 10 I couldn’t let her go alone so I had to get one for myself.

  4. Thank you for breaking your bloggy silence! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the songs. I KNOW I will enjoy hearing them. Will you be doing anything besides ‘All of Creation’ live on the R&WRS? You know I’ll be online for every concert I can, and I’m hoping to make the Fort Wayne show.

  5. I can’t wait to get that email telling me that it’s time for me to download the rest of the album! I love your explanations of the songs – I can already tell that I’ll be hooked on at least two of them! :)

  6. Can’t wait to hear it guys! Sounds like a timely, cohesive album! Thx for the insight! Nate, I’m about to rock a pb and honey sandwich on the bus. wish you were here to appreciate it with me. Be well boys.

  7. I got goosebumps while reading what this album is about. I cannot wait to have it in my hands. God bless you and the band. I can’t wait to meet you on the 27th! :)

  8. I too got goosebumps and even a bit misty eyed reading your thoughts on all of the “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” songs. Can’t wait to hear them. I’m a vocalist in the Praiseband at my church and we plan to do “All of Creation” Easter morning. I love it.

  9. You bless others people’s lives with your music. Its not just noise, I can feel God in it. He uses ordinary people to make a big change in this world, with love. I can’t wait to buy your new album! GBU

  10. Can’t wait to listen to the Mr. Lovewell. MercyMe, thanks for encouraging me to life with Christ already for 5 years :-)
    Don’t stop doing godly things ;-)
    Blessings from eastern Europe

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