Friday, October 17, 2008

ARMOUR BEARER - Kitchie Nadal

Another Kitchie Nadal Song - Armour Bearer

THE WORD: +2.25 points

1 Samuel 14:6~7: Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.” “”Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.”

1. ARMOUR BEARER – While it is very evident that the song was birthed out from the verse above, there’s something that points me during the time of Moses and Joshua battling the Amalekites (Exo.17:8~15). Moses stand along with Aaron and Hur on top of the hill where Joshua is fighting at Rephidim. Whenever Moses lowered his hands, the Israelites lose the fight, but if his hands were held high, the Israelite wins. Realizing this, Aaron and Hur held Moses’ hands up – one on the other so that his hands remained steady until sunset. Likewise, priests and frontrunners, like Moses and Joshua, need armour bearers by their side to battle the spiritual darkness which is “ready to kill, steal, and devour”. Those in the frontlines of conveying the Absolute Truth are very much prone to the attacks of satan and all of God’s generals had proved this (some even fell into satan’s trap). If not for those people working behind them – intercessors, lay workers, planners, advisers, volunteers, etc., that “priest” cannot stand the arrows of the enemy. These people working behind are SUPER SHIELDS by which the enemy can’t penetrate.

2. BEAUTY FROM THE ASHES – Oh, what an exquisite description for our intercessors! (Isaiah 61:3). It is also imperative to grasp this wonderful description (that looking on myself filled with filth), I was raised to beauty from the ashes!

3. BLOOD OF THE LAMB – Our testimony are being sealed by the blood of our Redeemer. Best weapons to defeat the “accuser” were highlighted: blood of the lamb and word of testimony (Rev.12:10~11). What can be more effective than that? It has been revealed! It was so perfect for the bridge!

Those 3 major phrases were weaved beautifully which formed a solid point. Each phrase supported each other and the message was conveyed. Great songwriting!

THE SOUND: +2.2 points

The intro is catchy, as other reviewers say it: “jungle-sound” or ethereal. I am not good in identifying those types of music but am sure that the music and arrangement is great. It is a good thing the chorus was played twice after every verse so that it will register to the listener. I just love it when the bridge came out – the backing vocals starting at 1:59 for the “accuser” then to “blood of the lamb” then to “testimony” is well timed and done beautifully. Using "darara...darara.." while fading graces the song's exit...

OTHERS: +0.4 points

Lyrics mumbled at the start of the song “biting back my smile and tears” and the first part of the 2nd verse “are we walking along Abel’s street…. orphan widow and innocent blood” are also incomprehensible for an ordinary ear. Kitchie need to improve on this area. There are also other songs in this album which i personally struggled to understand the lyrics.

THE BUZZ:
The genuine appreciation of Kitchie to those people behind her cannot be dubbed as a buzz. I felt the sincerity and I believe she did this song for them. I would particularly point this to her good friend Barbie and Ms. Roca, her manager.
I've heard Kitchie experienced burn-out at the peak of her first self-titled album's popularity. This situation is not healthy for the frontliners/levites/priests like Kitchie. Again, the enemy is always ready to devour, and armour bearers are much needed behind who will lift,strengthen, and protect those in the frontlines.
We may not be a personal friend of Kitchie but let's remember that her music was made to bless us. Likewise, we can also bless Kitchie by praying for her - its better to give than to receive after all. She might not recognize us for this feat, but G
od does...
THE RECALL: BY MANY OR BY FEW

TOTAL RATING: 4.85 SWORDS!

Note: Copyright pictures by Mari ArQuiza used with permission.

Armour Bearer Lyrics
Kitchie Nadal
Album: Love Letter


biting back my smile and tears
waiting for the fireworks
counting backwards 6 5 4 3 2 1
darkness can't be as reassuring as this

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind

i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

are we walking along abels street
chasing each other's polarities
orphan widow and innocent blood
oh we were raised, we were raised, we were raised
beauty from the ashes

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind
i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

Bridge
for the accuser
day and night has been hurled down
by the blood of the Lamb
and the word of our testimony
we did not love our life as to shrink from death

Chorus
by many or by few
do what you have in mind
i'm with you heart and soul

by many or by few
i'm your armour bearer
i'm with you heart and soul

i'm with you heart and soul


Credit to ate Vilma the review

6 comments:

  1. love this song. thank you for posting the lyrics. +_+

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  2. last few days our class held a similar talk about this subject and you show something we have not covered yet, appreciate that.

    - Laura

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  3. You forgot Andrew Jackson’s Big Block of Cheese with nary a macaroni in sight.

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  4. Good point, though sometimes it's hard to arrive to definite conclusions

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  5. awesome blog, do you have twitter or facebook? i will bookmark this page thanks. peace maria

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  6. I really like your blog and i really appreciate the excellent quality content you are posting here for free for your online readers. thanks peace klara.

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