Further Musings

Beauty smote his heart, he looked up from the forsaken land & hope returned to him

NPR Interview with Over the Rhine

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Charity shared this interview with the husband and wife musical duo, Over the Rhine, about their new album, The Long Surrender.

“Some people write love songs about what happens in the beginning of a relationship,” Bergquist says. “We’ve sort of moved on to what happens during the bulk of that relationship — the work, the investment, the commitment, you know? And some of it doesn’t really sound all that sexy.”

Exploring the long surrender of marriage instead of focusing every song on the wonder of falling in love is something I’ve wanted for years to listen to.  So much of life is the work of relationship.  I’m thankful for some reflecting and praising those parts of the journey and not just glorifying the beginning. Just hearing this quote is enough to make me listen.

And so far, I like what I’m hearing 🙂


Written by furthermusings

February 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

Posted in Reflections

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  1. OTR is just really so great. I have this album on my list to buy soon.


    February 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

  2. Hey Andy,

    What you said about how you want to hear more about the journey of marriage rather than just the “falling in love” part is amazing. About the CD – I like the lady’s voice, and I liked the interview. The couple sounds like they’ve been through life and experienced relational growth. That’s remarkable.

    Love you cousin,




    February 16, 2011 at 1:23 am

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