Friday, October 07, 2011
TURNING THE PAIGE
'Turning on the Light' is plodding, and is about conquering depression: "Silence has become the worst of friends/Darkness overruns all happiness" and "There's nothing worse than giving in and fading out and out of sight/We all deserve a second chance/So I'm taking it and I'm turning on the light." 'Much to Learn' is a rock song of personal growth: "Clinging to the only hope I know/Will I know when to let go?/I don't know/All I know, all I know, all I know/Is I've much to learn." 'It Goes On' features beautiful piano and instrumentation and portrays life as a complex journey: "I don't wanna turn back time/I don't wanna change my mind/I just wanna go where I belong/You do the best with what you have/You try to take the good from bad/All I know is after life goes wrong/It goes on." 'Sycamore' is pensive: "Lyin' in my bed/I think I've had enough/I empty my head just to fill it back up." 'Where You Left Me" is a song many will relate to: "I don't understand it why you disappeared/And I'm still stuck here standing where you left me."
ONE GOOD DAY was an important album for Paige Lewis to make. She writes in the liner notes: "This is a record I never thought I'd make, filled with songs I never thought I'd write, inspired by a hope I never thought I'd have." Those fans who are willing to follow Paige from the Christian market to the mainstream market will appreciate her familiar voice and shared insights. I'm rating ONE GOOD DAY 80%. For more info visit http://www.thepaige.com/.