Album Review :
Song of the Day: Common Children - Skywire

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Arkansas’ Common Children reminded me plainly of a cross between The Prayer Chain & Skillet. Why, might you ask? Well, CC has some serious ethereal atmospheric music akin to The Prayer Chain. And Skillet due to the obvious grunge influences and the three male band members when they first formed. Skywire came out in 1996 as did Skillet’s S/T. As far as the band’s name, well Jesus Freak Hideout’s site interview vocalist Marc & it is “because we are all common children in the sense that we all live together, in a broken world, in need of grace—beggars attempting to tell other beggars where to get bread.” I love this SOTD due to its calming sound and its very alternative lyrics: Check it out!

Tear the soul out
For your taking
And it’s easier on me
Mostly when I’m faking
So I stare
Through the wire
And I crawl
Through myself
In this night
You tell me
In the morning
How the night was all we needed
I’m staring through this wire
To see the sky
Twist the mind out
Sit and scold me
It’s a crazy kind of shelter
When you hold me
And I crawl
Like a child
And I fall
Like a drunk man
Into blindness
You tell me
In the morning
How the night was all we needed
I’m staring through this wire
To see your face
To see your eyes
To see the sky
You tell…

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Nathan Atwood
Nathan Atwood
April 18, 2021 4:21 am

I just got this CD out the other day, listened to nearly the entire album. I saw these guys play in high school with my church youth group, they were amazing live!

One of my all-time favorite shows. I wish they would get back together and do another album, but I understand the lead singer is in another project now.

Skywire is an excellent alternative 90’s christian rock album, one of the best!

April 18, 2021 9:59 am
Reply to  Nathan Atwood

Marc and Andrew from common children are known as Hammock. Amazing band.

April 17, 2021 11:38 pm

My favorite song from Skywire.

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