I love Derek Webb. Loved his first album all the way to his latest album Stockholm Syndrome. He sometimes feels like a spokesperson for the way I am thinking, he articulates my feelings very well. When I heard that he would be doing an follow up album called Democracy Vol. 1 I was thrilled, even more thrilled to hear that they would be cover songs of the fans choice.
One song that I was really excited about hearing him cover was Fix You by Coldplay. Friday, he released the demo version of the song. I hate to say it, but it leaves a LOT to be desired.
It didn’t help that he tweeted this either:
It was a bummer to read that and a bummer to hear his version. It is very difficult to tackle such a big song, and in all reality you just cannot convey that emotion with an acoustic guitar and a track. As I was listening to Derek’s version I was reminded of the beauty of this song and just the power of this song. I looked it up on youtube and found this awesome video:
That emotion cannot be tackled. I remember seeing them live and just sitting there with 40,000 people at the MGM grand in Las Vegas singing as loud as we could, it was amazing.
Here is my question…what are some timeless songs of our generation that can never be reproduced?
Here are some off the top of my head
Fix You by Coldplay
Waiting on the world to change by John Mayer
O Praise Him the David Crowder Band
Switchfoot Meant to Live