Zephyr Wind Project

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January '99

How did an American Rock song cause me to question my faith?

I had always been open to ideas of faith, but now it was dialed up and out of my control.

 

For weeks it seemed as if someone was deliberately inserting little messages about God, or faith into everything I read, the songs I heard on the radio, and just about every TV programme.  I increasingly found it impossible to go through the day without contemplating faith issues.  It felt as if God himself was hunting me down, although to admit that would acknowledge His existence! Things were coming to a head and it was driving home on the evening of the 20th January 1999 that the final events occurred, that led me to a decision I was convinced about, but equally felt I was compelled to take.

 

It was this REO Speedwagon song that brought me to that point.  Earlier that day I had found an old tape by an American Rock band called REO Speedwagon. I hadn’t listened to it for probably a few years, and had decided to listen to it in the car. 

 

Every single word and line pushed my mind closer to the edge of human reasoning until I could not escape this supernatural force. In that moment I believed and have done so ever since.

Faith

How did an American Rock song cause me to question my faith?

I had always been open to ideas of faith, but now it was dialed up and out of my control.

 

For weeks it seemed as if someone was deliberately inserting little messages about God, or faith into everything I read, the songs I heard on the radio, and just about every TV programme.  I increasingly found it impossible to go through the day without contemplating faith issues.  It felt as if God himself was hunting me down, although to admit that would acknowledge His existence! Things were coming to a head and it was driving home on the evening of the 20th January 1999 that the final events occurred, that led me to a decision I was convinced about, but equally felt I was compelled to take.

 

It was this REO Speedwagon song that brought me to that point.  Earlier that day I had found an old tape by an American Rock band called REO Speedwagon. I hadn’t listened to it for probably a few years, and had decided to listen to it in the car. 

 

Every single word and line pushed my mind closer to the edge of human reasoning until I could not escape this supernatural force. In that moment I believed and have done so ever since.

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Loss

You just make a choice, Grab your faith and hold on tight

I started writing ‘Say You’ll Believe’ as just an exercise to express more deeper feelings and emotions, but quickly found myself writing about my late Father, and our differences in faith and beliefs.  

 

It was written reflecting on when he was terminally ill at the end of a long life and the conversations we had had at the end of his life.  We sat with him in the hospital, we read him things, we cried, and sometimes I thought about meeting him again after he was gone, in heaven or somewhere, whatever that means to you?

 

This was encapsulated in the original concept of the song – if you believed what I believed, would that mean we could be together again?⁠

 

Despite all this mental turmoil, we were calm and peaceful. A peace that passes all understanding you could say.

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