GENESIS COMMENTARIES – “STICKS & STONES“
STICKS & STONES – I wish I had an awesome story to match up with the song but the truth is more entertaining because it was an accident I am now forever grateful for.
It all started when I was helping pull together an event titled “Anthem night” at my church. We needed a last minute intro (literally two days before the event). I gave it a go. Took the vocal take of the original demo of “Found” (a song by my church), I played around with it and came up with the vocal drop. We used it on an EDM intro that night. It went really well. But for some strange reason I couldn’t get the vocal drop out of my head. I decided to try some things with it…nothing awesome happened which was very frustrating to say the least. I slept on it for about two days then one morning I was browsing Youtube. I’m pretty sure I was watching a Mythbusters video on how Jack COULD fit on the door with Rose (Titanic), then somehow ended up watching the music video of “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry…then immediately I got the urge to write and less than 2 hours later I had finished writing “Sticks & Stones”. I still don’t remember how it happened exactly. But what I do remember is singing:
“sticks and stones may break my bones…“
Over and over again for almost an hour. Then I continued with:
“Only You can make these dry bones come alive”
Then finished the song within the next hour somehow… I immediately felt like there was something special about the song. Mostly due to the fact that it is based on Ezekiel 37 (if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend) an amazing passage of scripture…paired up with a beat drop. Who knew that could work? I certainly didn’t, trust me. Let this be living proof that anyone can give this a go. For real.
Listen to the song here: