Kutless [To Know That You're Alive]
Posted October 07, 2008
Kutless brings you their sixth album To Know That You’re Alive. This album is truly inspiring and powerful, with a rock style and feel. This album will not let you down, it is still the same Kutless we have fallen in love with; with the same great message that one can expect and hope for.
Track 1—“The Feeling” “We cannot run away”…we cannot run away from our feeling, our calling, our purpose. Our light needs to spread throughout the world, for we are the light of the world. We need to turn it up: our voices, our wisdom, and our obedience. Scream what we know.
Track 2—“Sleeping City” is an introduction to track 3 “To Know That You’re Alive”.
Track 3—“To Know That You’re Alive” This song to me, refers to the crucifixion of Jesus.
“Right now you’re bruised and bleeding / I see the good in your eyes / I know your pain is for a reason / Need the feeling just to know that you’re alive.”
The question is, are you looking for something real, something new, better, or even life-changing? Well our Lord and Savior, Jesus is the answer. It just takes faith to believe in something you cannot see.
Track 4—“The Disease & the Cure” Your disease is sin, bondage, temptation, and the mind of the world; the cure is Jesus: he will provide you with freedom, peace, love, and everlasting life.
Track 5—“Complete” This song is about your life-changing moment; it is surrender saying I am totally yours. It shows a burning fire, fire for God upon your life wanting to run to the lost and tell them how good our Lord and Savior truly is, for all you have to do is ask Him in your life, He completes you.
Track 6—“The Rescue” Is your life on a path of destruction, looking to turn it all around to life of peace. Well you can say goodbye to all your pain and bondage, for Jesus is waiting for you with loving arms and He cares about you and everyone else…always.
Track 7—“Promise You” “Waiting on the sun to arise and make the darkness go away” This is a metaphor for the darkness and turmoil in ones life and when the light shows, darkness must flee.
1 John 1:5 says, “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” NKJV.
Track 8—“Guiding Me Home” We are nothing without Jesus; we cannot do it without Him, for we are lost without Him. This song says, “…it is grace that defines who I am, You say that you love me always and forever, You say that you love me I know I will never, deserve all the love that you show, it’s the light that is guiding me home.”
Track 9—“Overcoming Me” This song is a good song, it talks about how you do not want Jesus to leave your side and you cannot stop him from overcoming you.
Track 10—“I Do Not Belong” You do not belong in this world, doing worldly things. You belong in the arms of God, moving to as close as possible to perfection. For one day you will go home, where you belong.
Track 11—“Loud” Nothing should ever silence you from telling others about God, you should be free and not ashamed for who you truly are.
Track 12—“Dying to Become” You are wanting to become like your heavenly father, Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 5:1 says we are to be imitators of God.
Track 13—“You” This song talks about the goodness, splendor, and glory of God and how he is always on your mind, the one that you dream of. For he is the love you can always count on.
This album is truly a blessing and I sincerely encourage every one to listen to it at least once and hopefully it will mean something to you and touches your life just as it has touched mine. Also, I encourage you to listen to previous Kutless albums for they are very rewarding to listen to. You can check out the other reviews right hear on www.christianmusicreview.org.
Colossians 1:16 says that all things were created through Jesus and for Him. This tells me that we are made for Jesus and that everything is going to be alright for we are in His hands.
Rating: 9.3 out of 10 (93%, A-)
Review written by: Barry Collins | Review can also be found here.
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