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I came to know Bradley Hathaway from going to a hardcore show whilst in high school. I remember the night clearly. Jeff and I were at Studio 7 to see The Chariot and As Cities Burn. Waiting between sets, we noticed some awesome shirts by a “band” called Bradley Hathaway of which we had never heard. Then all of a sudden a skinny long haired man begins doing poetry within the “pit”. Gathered attentively, Bradley’s words cascaded through the heads of those individuals who, at this point, had encompassed him in a ring of patience, awaiting each and every overly emphasized syllable. At the time, he became known to me for his comical hits “I am Hardcore” and “Manly Man” but he is most certainly centered upon one center, Christ. The jest filled songs gave way to spoken words about God’s love and grace, and today I fully appreciate that.

Our World Is Grey

Come Now Sleep by As Cities Burn played such a big part in my life post high school. I have listened to it countless times. I love all of it. Here is a song called “Our World is Grey” off of said album.

Come Now Sleep

I was hanging out with my friend, Chelsey Scheffe, the other day listening to music, and I decided to show her “Timothy” by As Cities Burn. I had kinda forgotten how amazing the album Come Now Sleep is. So here is a post dedicated to the band that impacted me the most post high school.

Above photo is of my ribs from Sarah and Chris Rhoads.

If I make it to heaven
I may be as bloody as hell.
Would you still take me?
I’m afraid that you might say,
“Depart from me, I never knew you.”

I’m in the wrong body.
I must have stumbled in.

All the love I want to give,
Gets caught between every rib.
What does that make me?
I have good intentions,
But no exit for them to come out right through.
I’m in the wrong body.
I must have stumbled in.