Frampton and Skynyrd

One of my favorite things about classic rock is what I like to call “the long song.”

For me it has to be at least the length of three regular rock tunes.

My two favorites are Free Bird–Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Do You Feel Like We Do–Peter Frampton.

The live version by Frampton, though not as universally heralded in rock circles, is as iconic to me as the far more famous studio classic by Skynyrd.

It’s the slow beginnings of each piece, building up to a long crescendo guitar finish, with a climax that seems to go on and on, that never grows old.

Our lives in Christ are similar, in that God lays a foundation, teaching us Truths about Who He is when we’re young.

The longer we embrace Truth, our faith in, and knowledge of, a God Who’s pledged us mansions in heaven with joy unspeakable, is what keeps our hearts pounding and our fists pumping.

Lord, help us to live lives free of sin–Free Birds–so we can help others–Feel Like We Do.

A few others I like:

Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

Green Grass and High Tides (The Outlaws)

Funeral for a Friend (Elton John)


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