In Like A Lion (Always Winter)

Album: Apathetic EP (2005)
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Songfacts®:

  • When The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was being developed as a motion picture, it was Relient K lead singer Matt Thiessen's hope to have a song included on the "Music Inspired By" album. With this goal in mind, he wrote this song. It wound up, instead, on the band's EP Apathetic, which is dedicated to the band's friend, Aaron Marrs, who worked with Christian Music label Gotee Records, and who was featured on the cover of their Employee of the Month EP.
  • With over 100 million copies in print in 41 languages, C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia series is his most well-known and popular work. Widely thought of as the first book in the series, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is actually the second. Chronologically, the first book is The Magician's Nephew. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe finds 4 children swept through a magical portal into the land of Narnia, which is always covered in snow. It is a majestic fantasy into which children and adults alike are drawn as the history of this imaginary land unfolds, and the children overcome obstacles of good versus evil. The story has myriad Christian overtones, including the central character of Aslan, the lion, who helps the children battle evil throughout the series.
  • Aaron Marrs, a filmmaker who owned his own company called Paper Jack Films, was aboard the 92-foot fishing boat Big Valley filming a documentary when it went down in rough seas off the coast of Alaska in January 2005. Although the true cause of the boat's capsizing may never be known, a preliminary Coast Guard investigation reported that Big Valley - one of the smallest boats in its fleet - was overladen with more than three-times the weight in crab pots and bait as officially allowed. Relient K was featured along with Bleach, John Reuben, The Kick, The Lonely Hearts, and The Evan Anthem, in a memorial concert for Marrs a few months after his death.

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