Hello Hurricane

Album: Hello Hurricane (2009)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This is the title track from the seventh full-length album by the San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot.
  • Switchfoot lead singer/lyricist Jon Foreman told New Release Tuesday about this song: "This is a subject matter that I speak of with holy reverence. Having grown up on the East Coast I know firsthand of the houses lost, of the dreams turned into nightmares. I take my shoes off and recognize that this is a matter that is dear to our nation, especially of late- with every passing hurricane season. Last year, with Habitat for Humanity we helped to build a house for a woman who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane had taken her city, her house, and her leg. As she relocated to Baton Rouge and learned how to walk as an amputee, her mantra was this: 'I walked out of my house and my life in New Orleans on my own legs, I'm going to walk into this one the same way.' This is the spirit that I wanted to capture with this song, and moreover with this record. The storms of life might take my house, my loved ones, or even my life - but they cannot silence my love. Yes, the reactionary impulses of hate, fear, and despair really are defenseless against the storms of this life. And yet, this selfless love really might be stronger than death. Perhaps, the kingdom of the heavens really is at hand, ready to give, ready to love. And with this love as my song I will overcome. In surrender to divine love I will find my strength. 'Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love another.'"
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Patrick from Overland Park, KsThis is my favorite Switchfoot song hands down. I'm surprised it hasn't been released as a single because it is a tremendously powerful song that I can't stop listening too
see more comments

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

The End Of The Rock EraSong Writing

There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.

Judas PriestSongwriter Interviews

Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.