Return To Form| Posted January 30, 2008
If you desire to know Amy better, all you need to do is listen to her music. Her lyrics throughout the years have told stories of love, broken hearts, hard times and on Simple Things, her eleventh studio album and seventeenth release, she returns full circle to sing of healing, forgiveness and happiness. Unlike her 1999 release, Behind The Eyes, which highlighted an incredibly dark and painful time in Amy's life, Simple Things finds Amy falling into the pure grace of God and reveling in a forgiveness that humanity will never be able to match. One of the most personal songs on the record happens to be one of only two songs that Amy didn't write, and it captures the heart of the album. She sing son "Innocence Lost," "I can be pure again / In spite of my innocence lost / In his eyes I'm a new born child / Cause I expect his love / I have a new found hope / For I found my innocence lost." For years, many in the Christian community have shunned Amy due to past decisions, but this record should help to continue the healing that Amy is obviously searching for in herself and from her fans. No one is better off and for her to go through the pains of life in front of all only to discover her faith stronger than ever before is the testimony we need to listen to and grasp a hold of. Simple Things is an album that everyone needs to experience and breath in. I hope you have that opportunity soon.