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Pillar pays tribute

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: May 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm •  Published: March 2, 2008


Tulsa-based Christian rock band Pillar pays tribute to Christian music in “Turn It Up,” a song from its new album “For the Love of the Game.”

 Except for two lines, every lyric in the song is an album or song title from another Christian band. There are 34 bands represented in the song, all of which have influenced Pillar.

Here are the lyrics, with the name of the band represented in parentheses:

I can only imagine (MercyMe)/All of the magic that would happen if we all come together (Third Day)

I could sing of your love forever (Sonicflood)/Tell me I’m never alone (Barlowgirl)
And that I’m going home (Daughtry)

I can hear sounds of melodies (Leeland)/And the remedy (David Crowder Band)
That comes when you ‘Lift me up’ (Jars of Clay)

From the flood, in the sea of faces (Kutless)/And I promise you we’ll make it (Spoken)

In the healing rain (Michael W. Smith)/There is beauty from pain (Superchick)
But the scars remain (Disciple)/I will find a way

To take my life (Jeremy Camp)/And give it all away

I’ll be pressing on (Relient K)/Feel this phenomenon (Thousand Foot Krutch)

I’m learning to breathe again (Switchfoot)/Maybe we’ll meet again (Johnny Cash)
I hear whispers in the dark (Skillet)

Even the snakes have hearts (Kids in the Way)/So we break free (Decyfer Down)
Won’t you breathe into me (Red)

I’m drawing a black line (Project 86)/Define the great line (Underoath)
Maybe I just feel so alive (P.O.D.)

It’s a super good feeling (Bleach)/So I’ll keep waiting (Stavesacre)

Will your momentum change (tobymac)/Take a typical day (Mute Math)
That you gotta engage (PAX 217)/Don’t wait for your heart to cave in (Audio Adrenaline)
Give the freaks something to believe in (DC Talk)

It’s about a burning fire (blindside)

If you like it, turn it up, let me hear you shout/If you want it, turn it up, gotta live it loud (Steven Curtis Chapman)
If you like it, turn it up, let me hear you shout/If you want it, turn it up, gotta live it loud.


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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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