Track 1: On My Way Here: This is a very pretty ballad with a really nice message. I really like the 'faith has conquered fear' line. It's actually a good reminder for me that faith can conquer ALL fear, even when you don't feel like it will. With God, we need not ever fear. I forget that all too often.
Track 2: Ashes: I am a big fan of the songwriter of this song, Nichole Nordeman, as well as a big fan of Clay's. I can see the Christian undertones in the song. I love the beat and the melody of this song, and I LOVE the little techno bits in there.
"Turn around and see what love's done for me.. you would not believe how I used to be; so cold"Ain't that the truth? You can apply this in a romantic way, or a spiritual way, but it definitely speaks to me spiritually.
Maybe love requires, walking through the fire, to set me free to rise up from the ashes
Once again, it could be applied a couple of different ways, but for me, it speaks to me in a spiritual way. I think of James 1:2-4 when I listen to this song. It's in my top 3 on the album.
Track 3: Everything I Don't Need: I'm in the minority in the Clay fandom with this, but this song is just okay for me. I like some of the bluesy things he does with his voice, but it's not my favorite song. Sometimes I found myself wanting to skip past it, and it's the only song I felt that way about. But sometimes the mood is right and I can get into it.
Track 4: Something About Us: What a sentimental, romantic song! This could become a wedding standard. A classic. Clay does it beautifully. It reminds more of an old Sinatra song, or another crooner and he does it well. It's nice on this song, but I do know I don't want a whole album of this sound from Clay. It's gorgeous, but in isolation. *G*
Track 5: Falling: I LOVE Falling as well. I love the little techno bits in it as well. I think we've all felt like this before, out of control, and barely keeping it together. Not being able to let go of things in the past and move past them. One of my top three.
Track 6: Where I Draw the Line: This song speaks to me quite a bit. A little too much sometimes, which sometimes makes it hard to enjoy the song! LOL. I love the chorus. I find myself singing it to myself alot even when the music isn't playing, so I guess that's the sign of a good earworm!
That's enough for now. I'll post my thoughts on the rest of the songs later.