September 21, 2004
Switchfoot's Jon Foreman on "Dare You to Move"(Filed under: Inspiration)
"It's me talking to myself and I think a lot of times I feel stagnant and stuck in the same place. And 'Dare You to Move' is kind of a song for myself to get me up and get me moving and tackling a new part of life. ... Two friends of mine have quit their jobs because of that song. They're like, 'I quit my job the other week because I heard that song. Just decided it was time to move on.' So I guess that's good."
-Jon Foreman, lead singer of Switchfoot, talking about the band's latest single from their album Beautiful Letdown. Other Switchfoot albums include Learning to Breathe, New Way To Be Human, The Legend of Chin and The Early Years: 1997-2000, which collects their first three albums. The Live in San Diego DVD is also available. (Source: MTV.com, September 20, 2004)
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Posted by: nick chestnut at April 9, 2005 10:56 AM
u know what? Dare you to move is actually my favorite song in the cd. it has helped in me in thinking, that we cant just sit there and let GOd do everything when we can do something. GOd does thw work but we are the workers may be confusing and may be not the point that u are trying ot get across but when God gives us an oppurtunity its for us to take it. we ask and when the oppurtunity comes we dotn take it. that disapoints God i think. well, i have been lonely sometimes in this new school. and ahve asked God for real friends. but i cant just stay there and wait for somebody to talk to me i also have to when God gives the oppurtunity to talk to them and get to know them. well im only 13 and i really like this song. GOd bless u! God Job! he he he LOl
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Posted by: Guimel at April 29, 2005 10:55 AM
dare you to move is a rad song. it has really inspired me to move on from a really tough situation that i recently encountered. you and the rest of the band have been such an inspiration to my life. I could not have made it through without you guys. i love you...lib
ps, me and my friends met you at your concert at new south wales uni roundhouse, australia.....come back again!!!!!!
Posted by: lib at July 21, 2005 2:32 AM
i love to listen to your music a lot when i am bord i love u
Posted by: gabriela fowler at September 16, 2005 3:30 PM
Listening to Switchfoot has changed my life. I don't mean just changed it mentally, I mean it really changed me from the inside out. Listening to the album "The Beautiful Letdown" was like listening to myself sing the songs. The words were not new to me, I understood exactly what he sang in every one of those songs on that CD. I guess by hearing this band sing these songs, it awakened within me my faith that was dormant and pushed down by living the world's terms. I realize now that as a child my faith was not lost, as I grew up it got lost because that is exactly what the plan is in this ideological society. Make you loose your faith so you put your belief in human rulers. I believe Switchfoot brings light over these plans.
I woke up this morning early to my alarm clock, started my car to warm it up, since it is minus (-20) here in Northern, Ontario. I woke up not to go to work, as it was my day off today. I woke up because I wanted to purposely go out and sit to watch the sunrise for the first time in my life. I mean we all glimpse at the sun and stars everynow and then, mostly by chance. Very rarely do we make it a purpose on a daily basis to look at the stars, sunrise and sunset. Do it because it's worth it.
When you sit there and watch the stars, sunrise and sunset purposely, it keeps you truly grounded to your faith. It's like the appreciation and beauty of "Made by God" is what you live for. You live for the sun, you live for the stars, you live for everything that is "Made by God". Hence, living for other human beings. Your not living for that lexus or that bank account that is stressing you out. Your living with it, but not for it.
P.S...If only I could sit down and have a discussion with the Switchfoot band. :-)
Quote"A faith that guarantees a satisfactory afterlife, yet has absolutely no impact on life in the here and now, is nothing more than ""consumer Christianity"" and ""bumper-sticker faith.- Dallas Willard in Divine Conspiracy"
Posted by: Kevin Gagnon at December 5, 2005 12:19 PM
That URL attached to my name is not mine. I have no idea who owns it, but the site sure tell's a positive message. Also my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org just in case a Switchfoot member is willing to sit down with me for an interview so I could write a book about them. ;-)
Posted by: Kevin Gagnon at December 5, 2005 12:22 PM
Your band has inspired me to really want to sing. I can sing just never have I sang in public and you have inspired me to do it. I hope to meet you one day. I sometimes wish you and my mom were friends so that I would be able to know you. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! you are my fav band ever.And I am proud to say that.
Posted by: Abbie at January 22, 2006 6:30 PM