Sunday, February 3, 2008


My friend, Layton Howerton, always captures me with some of his great original work.
He sang one of his new songs when he was at our church over the weekend of January 13 -
Love Wins.

Layton's ability as a story teller is so impressive. One of his favorite phrases is "Long Story Short." So he is my "LSS" buddy.

I am so glad that I can count Layton as a friend.
Layton, thanks for a great song.

When the song comes out on his new CD, make sure and get it!

Love Wins

On life and love, it's complicated
Whether You're single or married, you' get frustrated
I Know love and how it makes you feel
yeah I know love and how it makes life reel

You put your right foot forward and drag your left
With all the heart/faith/life that you've got left
Even when you don't believe
You keep your eyes forward and don't look down
When your world's spinning round and breathe

If the first shall be last and the last first
In the end only love wins

On life and religion....(laugh)
It's mostly opinion and blended superstition
I know the truth, You can't outrun what You've done
Yeah I know the truth and the need for redemption

When your faith in folks fails you, when you forget to forgive
Remember everybody dies, few people live

Layton Howerton
Whistlin' Biscuit Music Co/BMI
OWM/19 Entertainment

Every line in this song is beautifully crafted.
But that last one is powerful...
"When your faith in folks fails you, when you forget to forgive
Remember everybody dies, few people live."

Thanks Layton.


Earl Thornton said...

Ooooohhhh, I just remembered after I finished this blog... Layton is a passionate New England Patriots fan.
Sorry buddy.... Manning Wins

jet said...

I agree, his lyrics paint such vivid pictures. He can write about anything and make it poetry.

Amy said...

Wow, Dad! Awesome song... I can't wait to hear it!

peggy said...

How true: When you forget to forgive remember everybody dies.
We can only feel free when we forgive!