The Alternate Routes - Nothing More

The Alternate Routes – Nothing More (feat. Lily Costner)

From the first listen, this melody shined as a hymn to empathy. The music is just as it should be for such a hymn – a hopeful, joyous array of guitars, uplifting choirs and percussion. It’s the wonderful lyrics that make the song worthy of the word hymn. The soft piano leading into the melody keeps very quiet about all this wonder and this too is as it should be.

“To be humble, to be kind
It is the giving of the peace in your mind
To a stranger, to a friend…
To give in such a way that has no end
We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more
To be bold, to be brave;
It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved
And the darkness can come quick;
The Danger’s in the Anger and the hanging on to it
We are love
We are one
We are how we treat each other when the day is done
We are peace
We are war
We are how we treat each other and nothing more
Tell me what it is that you see
A world that’s filled with endless possibilities?
Heroes don’t look they used to, they look like you do”

I only have one minor comment regarding the lyrics: I’m not quite sure if our heart (the soul, as I think the song means) needs to be saved. The thinking that we need to be saved, that we are impure, can be misleading and not constructive towards one’s development.

YouTube (decent quality):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tXzlVjU1xs^

For Spotify Users (high quality):

https://open.spotify.com/track/0mD8Oey9zR0TR8XyiOx3NO^

For Deezer Users (high quality):

http://www.deezer.com/track/71321704^

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