Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thank You for the Music, Adam Lambert!

It's broken lives, struggles, freedom from struggles that make beautiful songs. Knowing his background, I was reading a lot into his lyrics Last night (Glamnation Adam Lambert Tour Bukit Jalil 14.10.2010) while he was singing (hearing most of them for the first time) and feeling his pain, his longing to be loved amidst all the glamour and fame, hiding no more. I couldn't hear his pronunciation in 'Broken Open' but I can feel his song. Checked the lyrics on the net and it goes like this:

Broken Pieces, break into me 
So imperfectly what you should be 

I don't want you to go 
Don't wanna see you back out in the cold 
Air you're breathing out fades you to gray 
Don't run away, find me 

I know the battles of chasing the shadows of who you wanna be 
It doesn't matter, go on and shatter 
I'm all you need 

Broken pieces, break into me 
So imperfectly what you should be 
Lay here, it's safe here, I'll let you be broken open 
Hide here, confide here so we can be broken open

Adam explained that the lyrics are basically encouraging someone to feel safe in being vulnerable. 'Lay here, it's safe here, I'll let you be broken open.' It's about that moment where someone really opens up emotionally to you. He wrote that from some experiences that he had with certain people in his life, and he hopes that it comes across that way.

I cried when he sang "Whataya want from me"! Maybe I was feeling God's love for him that he need not go through these lies, contradictions and pain. Watching him sing is so mesmerizing. I think it is that dark eye shadow of his. I don't think many men can carry it off. I think it is the way he belts it out and his screams. Oh, he has a beautiful scream. Have you ever heard of such thing? Beautiful scream. I like 'Aftermath" which he co wrote: 

Have you lost your way?
Livin' in the shadow of the messes that you made
And so it goes
Everything inside your circle starts to overflow

Take a step before you leap
Into the colors that you seek
You get back what you give away
So don't look back on yesterday

Wanna scream out, no more hiding
Don't be afraid of what's inside
Gonna tell ya you'll be alright
In the aftermath

Anytime anybody pulls you down
Anytime anybody says you're not allowed
Just remember you are not alone
In the aftermath

You feel the weight
Of lies and contradictions that you live with everyday
It's not too late
Think of what could be if you rewrite the role you play

I loved "Fever" too and the performance that came with it. Little did I know that it was written by Lady Gaga. Oh dear more bad company. I hope his future songs won't turn into songs singing death to himself! But Fever is bad enough, about sexual passion and of the wrong kind is worse. Sigh. Minus the perversion, the performance was great. It is really like broadway! Our very own little broadway in Malaysia. 

He left a message to us at the end - to know all the glamour, fame, wealth is nothing without love. As long as he has love in his heart God can still work in him one day. I pray that one day in the aftermath, he would come out stronger knowing nothing he has done against God's ways profited him and then, he would realize that only could Jesus can fill up the longing for love in his heart.

One day heaven will be a place that we can enjoy wonderful concerts like this - broadway, drama, beautiful clothes, dancing, music without the perversion. In a way, Malaysia is like heaven since Adam agreed not to repeat his kissing act with his bass guitarist on stage. At least people like me got to enjoy his music minus the perversion. 

Thank you Lord for the complimentary tickets from Digi. Thank you for a lovely time of music and dance. Thank you for talented Adam Lambert. Thank you for helping me understand people in need of you. Bless Adam Lambert Lord, send him a perfect laborer across his path when the time is right. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen!

Love the sinner, not the sin.


  1. serious adam lambert fan, huh? never saw you for one :) interesting that you should interpret a Christian meaning into his songs, though it probably wasn't the intention ... good for you ... goes to proves that everything is relative, and only one view is finite ... His, of course ...

  2. Lol I am more a fan of broadway than Adam. Heard him perform before n knew I would just enjoy myself. Seeing thru the eyes of Jesus made me have compassion for him. No Christian meaning in his songs lah but seeing his brokenness and longing for love that can only be filled by Jesus.