This is a great song of hope that my friend Isaac wrote with his band (The Well Dressed Downs) last Advent season. It really fit with a message that Jessi Marcus gave at Jacob's Well the last Sunday in Advent 2010, so I broke it out. It got a great response from people. One of those people was a friend of mine named Nick Welch. He's pretty much just an all around great guy.
He posted a message to me asking if I'd come over and sing it while he fell asleep that night. I wanted to do that, but realized that it wasn't realistic. I thought, I'll make a nice recording of the song so Nick can have a copy. Then I became obsessed with the song...I kept singing it over and over to myself (even waking up at 3am singing it). So I recorded it the next day. On my way to Jacob's Well I had a thought about the song. I thought, I'll post it up on bandcamp and see if anyone will buy it. Then I remembered that Nick and his wife Katie had just experienced a few weeks of pretty big financial set-backs - one was a really large hospital bill.
I thought, this song is sounding pretty good - it's worth as least much money as a cup of coffee at Starbuck's. I'll see if people will pay $2 (or more) for it, and then I'll give all that money to Nick and Katie. So what do you think? Are you in? Come on, it's at least as sweet as a Chai Latte & will definitely get your heart beating like that $2 cup of caffeine...
Welcome to the end of your sorrows indeed!
released December 23, 2010
Mike Crawford - Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Tambourine, Shouts!
Rachel Bonar - Vocal Madness!
Isaac Anderson - Songwriting, Yamaha PS-55, Hammond Organ
Recorded & Mixed by mike at The Impossible Box December 22nd & 23rd, 2010
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