I quietly turned on this album one afternoon, without any introduction or comment. Before the first song ended, my 12 year old asked me who it was. He loves it! My 15 year old son doesn't mind it, but he prefers metal rather than contemporary or alternative rock styles of music. My 8 year old son, 10 year old daughter and 17 year old daughter all enjoy the album, as well. Personally, The Afters haven't replace my favorite group, but I do enjoy the album.
Live On Forever has ten songs on the album. My favorite of all the songs is "Wake Up My Heart", but "Eyes of A Believer" and "Battles" are right up there next to it. The Afters' lyrics just speak to me.
"Stop my world, slow it down for a minute. Be my eyes, let me see why I'm in it. And wake up my heart, wake up my heart for You." ("Wake Up My Heart")
"Whatever battle may come, You know He's already won, (In the eyes) In the eyes of a believer." ("Eyes of a Believer")
"You’re going before me and oceans are parting. You’re fighting my battles. When my feet are failing and my heart is shaking, You’re fighting my battles" ("Battles")
I love when I find God-honoring music that my children enjoy, especially my older children and teens. The Afters fit that perfectly! I think my sons have found their new bedtime CD, to play on repeat all night long!