Live It Well

Album: Where the Light Shines Through (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This ballad is about making the most of life. Drummer Chad Butler explained the story behind the song to NewReleaseToday: "Really this song has been twenty years in the making for us," he said. "We have a mantra as a band: 'life is short, I want to live it well.' Sometimes you say it to yourself to remind yourself of the importance of each day and each moment and the brevity of life. I'm really glad we were finally able to find a way to weave it into a song, and it's a shining moment on the album for me."
  • Asked what the song's takeaway message is, guitarist Drew Shirley replied; "When the theme of hope broke through in writing for this album, this song embodies our desire to go through the hard times and the good times well. I've heard John Piper say if you're in a sorrowful place, be sorrowful well. It's not about always being happy or having enough or feeling strong. It's about living life well even when you're feeling weak."

    Chad Butler added: "We need to remember to number our days and to live well. Teach us to live wisely and well - I need that every day. Like Drew was saying, regardless of what is going on, difficult or good times. How do you live well for others? How do you respond to others in an appropriate way? How do you love your neighbor?"

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