Brother

I’ve been hearing “Brother” by NeedToBreathe on the Christian radio station for months, and I love it. But I was recently pleasantly surprised to hear a remix featuring Gavin DeGraw on the pop radio station.  Not excited because I particularly like Gavin DeGraw, but happy because the song offers a fantastic message that everyone needs to hear, religious or not. 

If you haven’t heard it yet, take 5 minutes and listen now!  Music Video

The point of the song is pretty simple: everybody in this life goes through hard times, and they need someone to walk through the challenges with them. 

Two people in my broader work sphere took their own lives this week. I didn’t know either of them, but it serves as a stark reminder that we need to reach out to those closest to us (and maybe even those not so close) and let them know they’re not alone. They have an ally. An advocate. A sympathetic ear.  

People are hurting and need to know they are loved. They need a brother. 

  
Lyrics:

Ramblers in the wilderness we can’t find what we need

Get a little restless from the searching 

Get a little worn down in between

Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes

Everybody needs someone beside em’ shining like a lighthouse from the sea
Brother let me be your shelter

I’ll never leave you all alone

I can be the one you call

When you’re low

Brother let me be your fortress

When the night winds are driving on

Be the one to light the way

Bring you home
Face down in the desert now there’s a cage locked around my heart

I found a way to drop the keys where my failures were 

Now my hands can’t reach that far

I ain’t made for a rivalry I could never take the world alone

I know that in my weakness I am strong, but

It’s your love that brings me home
Brother let me be your shelter

I’ll never leave you all alone

I can be the one you call

When you’re low

Brother let me be your fortress

When the night winds are driving on

Be the one to light the way

Bring you home
And when you call and need me near

Sayin’ where’d you go?

Brother I’m right here

And on those days when the sky begins to fall

You’re the blood of my blood

We can get through it all
Brother let me be your shelter

I’ll never leave you all alone

I can be the one you call

When you’re feelin’ low

Brother let me be your fortress

When the night winds are driving on

Be the one to light the way

Bring you home
Brother let me be your shelter

I’ll never leave you all alone

I can be the one you call

When you’re low

Brother let me be your fortress

When the night winds are driving on

Be the one to light the way

Bring you home

Be the one to light the way

Bring you home


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