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┬ástyle 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

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