Lost and Found | Posted August 14, 2012 Staff Reviewer
Veteran songwriter Andrew Peterson began Light for the Lost Boy with the intention of writing a set of songs for his children. As the songs developed, it became clear that the intended audience was much broader. For spiritually we are all children, filled with a yearning for what’s been lost.
The album opens in melancholic fashion with “Come Back Soon,” which begins with a recollection of the Tennessee flood and continues with images of loneliness, loss, and death. It touches on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ classic novel, The Yearling, the bitterness of nature, the cycle of life and death in the seasons, and the darkness that pervades our world. Humanity “wake[s] in the night,” calling for deliverance, asking Jesus to “come back soon.”
“The Cornerstone” opens with Peterson’s voice layered at two different pitches. Bright piano, resonant bass, and gritty guitars perfectly capture the mystery and might of our Savior on this powerful song brimming with biblical references. My favorite lines: “You’ve been a mystery since the moment that I met You / You never move but I can never seem to catch You.”
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