The Twist

Album: Zoom Daddy (1994)
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Songfacts®:

  • Not the famous Chubby Checker song, this is a track from the Christian Rock band The Swirling Eddies. Written by band members Terry Taylor, David Raven, Tim Chandler and Jerry Chamberlain, the song has a message of empowerment that connects with many listeners. Terry Taylor told us: "I've heard several comments on 'The Twist' that people who have heard that needed it in a certain situation in their life. I mean, there are any number of songs that are like that where people became a real source, the Holy Spirit breathed life into that. I think that like anything, in some ways it's dead words, but the Holy Spirit, the Bible it's just words on a page, it's breathing. And I think that God can take these things that imperfect on so many levels and with his perfect spirit breathe life into them that are meant particularly for someone in a certain situation who maybe needs comfort because of losing a loved one, or is in a situation where they've lost a job and they don't know what the future holds for them. So, yeah, God really did give me that song."

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