Monday, November 30, 2009

Delirious? takes a final bow...

It is a sad day. Last night was the final performance of the Christian rock band, Delirious? as they played for a sold-out crowd at London's Hammersmith Apollo. On July 6, 2008, the band had announced that they would be breaking up. Delirious? stated that they wished to spend more time with family and focus more on other projects. So, we knew that this day was coming.

As Delirious? lead singer Martin Smith states:

Last night was the end of an era. The last Delirious? Show. What can I say. It was awesome, sad, happy, definitive. One can never correctly adjudicate ones emotions at times like this but I feel at peace. I feel joy. I feel like I’ve completed an assignment.

On behalf of Stu G, Tim, Jon, and Paul I’d like to say thankyou. Thankyou for 17 years. Thankyou for allowing us to be part of this great movement across the planet.

Still, Delirious? has been my favorite band for the past several years (if ya don’t have NOW IS THE TIME: LIVE AT WILLOW CREEK, then you’re missing out). Delirious? performing live is… was… absolutely amazing.

There aren’t many bands like Delirious?. There aren’t many bands that have such a strong love for God, and who aren’t afraid to say so. This is a sad day, indeed.

Lyrics to "Hear I am Send Me":

Here I am send me, Here I am send me,
There’s nothing in my hands,
But here I am send me.

Show me a vision like Isaiah saw,
Where the angel touched his lips and he sinned no more.
Let me hear your voice saying "Who shall I send?"
I’ll say send me Lord, I’ll follow you to the end.

Show me a vision like Ezekiel saw,
An army of light from a valley of bones.
Breathe life into these lungs of mine,
So I can scream and shout of your love divine.

Search light, burns bright, floods my eyes,
Invade me, serenade me, I’m giving back my life.

Here I am send me, Here I am send me,
There’s nothing in my hands,
But here I am send me.

I’m in Jacobs dream seeing heavens gate,
Let me climb all night on my ladder of faith.
Wrestle with the angel till my body is weak,
Dislocate my bones for it’s you that I seek.

Show me the light Paul apostle saw,
When he fell to the dust and he could see no more,
Open my eyes, open my eyes,
Open my eyes, open my eyes.

I’m frightened what you’ll find,
When you open up my heart, I’m walking in the light,
Cos it’s light that changes the atmosphere,
So touch these lips that criticise,
And put a song in my mouth that opens our eyes.

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Blogger Eric Merced said...

I was unaware they were breaking up the band. Sad. But they've left behind some incredible work. Thanks for this news Al!

November 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger AlNickerson said...

You’re welcome, Eric.

Delirious? (for me, anyway) was like the U2 of Christian music. They were a rockin’ band that loved God.

Now, there is talk of one more Delirious? product being released. Apparently, the band filmed their final show from London's Hammersmith Apollo. So, there is expected a live release some time in May 2010. Whoo-Hoo!!! :D

December 5, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

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