Jars Of Clay – Flood

Jars of Clay, an alternative band no stranger to the 80′s babies where alternative and grunge and its peak.

Formed in 1993, Jars of Clay (JoC) consists of Dan Haseltine (vocals), Charlie Lowell (piano/keyboards), Stephen Mason (lead guitars), and Matthew Odmark (rhythm guitars).

JoC released their first full-length self-titled album, Jars of Clay, producing the hit single “Flood” in 1995.


*Jars of Clay (1995)*

“Flood” is one of the biggest mainstream hits by a band on a Christian label, coz JoC’s style is a blend of alternative rock, folk, Christian rock, acoustic, and R&B.

In 1997, JoC won a Grammy Award for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album” with their sophomore album, Much Afraid. The album earned platinum certification by RIAA.

Up-to-date, they have released 11 albums and probably still very active in concert touring and charity campaigns.

Here’s the MTV and lyrics of Jars of Clay – Flood.

Enjoy!

Jars of Clay – Flood

Rain, rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

[Chorus:]

But if I can’t swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

Downpour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean, I’m losing control
Dark sky all around
I can’t feel my feet touching the ground

[Chorus]

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
Dry the streams still flowing
Cast down all the waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me

[Chorus]

Lift me up – when I’m falling
Lift me up – I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up – I need you to hold me
Lift me up – Keep me from drowning again

Oktoberfest Oktoween @ Genting Highlands

Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB), the leading beer and stout company ended its month-long Oktoberfest celebration with a bang last weekend at Patio Bar & Lounge, Genting Highlands for two consecutive nights.

Dubbed Oktoween, the two nights were celebrated together with Halloween and featured the official Oktoberfest beer in Germany – the Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier.

“GAB is always committed to bringing more innovative drinking experiences to our consumers for all occasions. We are proud to offer the Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier – one of the most iconic beers of which many have claimed successfully ‘bottled’ the excitement of an authentic Oktoberfest in Germany,” said Yap Swee Leng, Marketing Director of GAB.

Beer aficionados were treated to two nights of fun-packed activities with German-infused food, and a vast selection of GAB’s award-winning beers – Tiger, Guinness, Heineken, Anchor, Kilkenny, Strongbow, and Paulaner.

Gorgeous Oktoberfest brand ambassadors kept punter’s spirits high – snapping photos and engaging them in various fun activities like Chicken Dance Ala Thriller, Mr & Ms Oktoween Oppa Gangnam Style, Beer Stein Holding and Glass Swaying games.

A live band kept the crowd highly entertained throughout the two nights of GAB’s Oktoween celebrations. Patrons toasted loudly in German, “Prost!” while lucky winners of the games walked away with Oktoberfest collectible merchandises.

“GAB strongly believes in providing value added drinking experiences to our consumers through multiple engagement platforms such as Oktoberfest, St. Patrick’s Day and Arthur’s Day and we are proud that these three international events have now become permanent fixtures in Malaysia’s event calendar,” Swee Leng added.