Okay, my concept of a "worship song" is that, as WL, I am "putting words in the congregation's mouth to help them express worship," As such, I didn't feel like either "Things Are..." or "Did You..." is something I'd want to use as a "worship song" in our church. They're too personal; the singer is talking to one specific person (who they are, incidentally, unhappy with). Throughout most of TAWTS, I didn't get the sense that "you" refers to God, and I don't quite know what to do with a "worship song" that feels like it's preaching to the other people in the congregation. DYMFL felt even more like a personal story. They might be good songs in that Adelle sense of "you screwed me over," but since this is a worship song discussion board, I tend to evaluate songs in terms of "assuming this is supposed to be a worship song, does it work as that?"
Your Burning Eyes was my favorite of the three, to me it was the closest to what I'd think of as a "worship song," but I just got too much of a sense of God as somebody who is constantly judging us (harshly) and, for me, that's just not what I want to do when I bring a "worship song" to the congregation.
So, ya know, sorry to harsh on your songs like that, but I don't think that any of these are songs that I would use in the context of a "worship song" in church. They might work as performance things to set up a sermon, or they might work outside the context of "church songs."
I have been doing some quick recordings of my songs to put up. but following this post I'm not sure if I should! My immediate reaction is the questions:
Where can a Christian musician and songwriter go for support and to share their new songs?'.
I should quit WTR as I don't seem to be able to write straight worship songs and I'm currently not in a worship band?
Is there not a need for songs with a Christian background that are truthfully but that are not pure worship songs?
I give up...
These are demos from a worship album I completed earlier this year based on 2 Peter:
Your Power As God (2 Pet 1:3-4)
God Of Justice And Mercy (2 Pet 2:1-11)
Unrecaptured (2 Pet 2:12-22)
Revealing Fire (2 Pet 3:1-10)
Grace And Knowledge (2 Pet 3:15-18)
Enjoy, and be edified (hopefully)...
The Sound Of Your Name
I Just Want To Know You
We Are One