One upon a time… the “dead come to life” story and official music video by jonathan thulin (feat. chamaine) has all the appeal of a storybook, but will quake your bones with the truth of reality. Has a C.S. Lewis feel to it. I’m drawn to the artistic creativity and power delivered in the message. I won’t write a whole commentary. Listen and decide for yourselves. Have a Blessed day!! Love, Amie Joy

JONATHAN THULIN – DEAD COME TO LIFE

Lyrics:

I am the living dead, you are the opposite,
We’re like fire and ice, only one can survive,
My will’s departed.

Life is in your eyes, reach into mine,
I am

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the…

I am a foreigner, caught in the cross fire
I am paralyzed by the battle cries, can you hear it?

Life is in your eyes, reach into mine,
I am

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the…

We are the trying, thirst, they seem,
Upon this dry and thirsty land.

Will you spread life into the flesh?
Breathe again into the dead, dead.

A valley of bones covered in stone, nothing more than human,
Do you know, body and soul, you’re calling me good,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life, dead come to life,
Only with you the dead come to life.

By – Jonathan Thulin

Posted by – Reya Joy

2 thoughts on “One upon a time… the “dead come to life” story and official music video by jonathan thulin (feat. chamaine) has all the appeal of a storybook, but will quake your bones with the truth of reality. Has a C.S. Lewis feel to it. I’m drawn to the artistic creativity and power delivered in the message. I won’t write a whole commentary. Listen and decide for yourselves. Have a Blessed day!! Love, Amie Joy

    • Someone said that Thulin is the Van Gogh of Music Videos. I love the way he approaches a very real subject with the “Once Upon a Time…” viewpoint, because the truth is, we all very much live in “la la land” about life and death and the hereafter, and stories have a way of waking people (myself included up). I think that’s why Jesus used so many parables with man. They are an indirect approach with a pinpoint specific and direct meaning. Those that chose to hear and heed will, but the option is open to anyone.

      I also love how Thulin, in all of the work I’ve seen of his, does not “candy coat” life, man’s struggles, sin, etc… Nor does he make Christianity look like a thornless garden where everyone is perfect, and flawless… He being a Christian Artist, shows that he is very much aware of the struggles of our own sin nature. I like that in his other videos, he shows a deep understanding of a questioning heart. I could go on and on. I just dig his approach to presenting redemption in Christ. I get him. This would speak to my heart if I were seeking. I would need to see that Christians are authentic and can see the reality of the pain others experience, and I see that in some of his other videos. I genuinely appreciate his authenticity and creative expression.

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