Coming to Life
Once upon a time, Andy O. was the driving force behind a group called The Normals. We’ve only got a few of these CDs left and when they are gone, they’re gone forever.
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Comments & Reviews
I bought this album back when it came out early last decade. Like any good music, it hasn’t lost its luster. The instrumentals are fantastic, and the lyrics are honest and blunt in some cases.
My favorite parts of the entire album are the darkness of Black Dress and the sweet brokenness of We Are The Beggars At the Foot of God’s Door. Black Dress is more or less a look into the mind of David when he fell to the temptation of Bathsheba. The guitars are angry and the lyrics justify the wicked action, while recognizing its deadly pull. The song is frantic. It left me with the feeling of filth and sin, which leads to the beauty of the following song: Beggars (for short). Almost as in response to the guilt and despair that sin brings, the song leads us to an appropriate view of where we stand with God. We’re miserable sinful beggars in rags that don’t deserve the least of His grace, and yet “Cinderella’s slipper fits us perfectly, and somehow we’re made royalty with You.”
Andrew Osenga has certainly advanced his craft since this album. But Coming to Life still breaths life and will shake the listener with life’s questions and life’s Creator. I certainly recommend it.