I’m a HUGE Switchfoot fan like you! How huge? People say that as an artist I remind them of Switchfoot.

Even Kelly O’Niell (CCM, U and CrossWalk magazines) said my music has a “similar timbre to Switchfoot” during her review, while Scoop News compared me to Jon Foreman.

Switchfoot’s songs have got me through tough times and inspired me to make music so I wanted to put together this Switchfoot Fan’s ‘Can’t Live Without’ List. What better way to do that than to ask a bunch of other super Switchfoot fans what they couldn’t live without … here’s what they said!

The Switchfoot Fan’s

‘Can’t Live Without’ List [PART ONE]:

What Switchfoot lyric is your go-to favorite?

Tracy Fariss Passantino

Tracy Fariss Passantino“This is your life.

Are you who you want to be?”

This line is a great inspiration and gut check. It reminds me to adjust my point of view and remember my ultimate goal of Heaven.

Jenna Malpass Vaughan

Jenna Malpass Vaughan“But I’m not sentimental.
This skin and bones is a rental
and no one makes it out alive.”
I think the lyrics speak for themselves. How could anyone not be affected by those lines? It’s just the simplest explanation of our life here on this earth!

Sarah Bowden

Sarah Bowden“It was a beautiful letdown,

the day I knew that all the riches this world had to offer me would never do.”

This whole song “Beautiful Letdown” speaks about not belonging to this world and how that’s ok. How to live in the world but not be of it.

George Jones

George Jones“I am the war inside.”

[EDITOR – I love how guys cut straight to it :D]

Michelle Woodcock

Michelle WoodcockIt’s not my favorite line or life theme, but my go to lyric has been

“breathe it in and let it out.”

I use it all the time and often quote it to my husband. We both feel stressed at work often (him more so, he’s a chef) so it’s sometimes a necessary reminder. And we ALWAYS hear the song when we read it. It’s a line to be sung, and when sung it’s brings a smile.

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson“If the waters of time are made up by you and I,

if you change the world for you,

you change it for me.

Is this the world you want?”

I could actually write this whole song out as the answer to Q1. I love this line because it makes you stop and realize that everything you do in life affects more than just you. It affects everyone and everything around you. Think about what you’re doing and how it affects the world.

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“5 out of 5 Stars”

Heath Andrews, Music Critic

“kicking rock … grand confident vocals … layered guitars

… similar timbre to Switchfoot”
Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

“… drawing comparisons to artists like Jon Foreman, Bono and Martin Smith”
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Helen Whitall

Helen WhitallI cannot. Far too many incredibly important lyrics for so many different reasons I cannot choose just one.

Thomas Kopp

Thomas KoppFirst of all there are so many different lines and songs that I love from Switchfoot but if I have to pick one…

“You can’t count us out we been running up against the crowds.

We are the dark horses.”

I love this line because whenever I get down about something I listen to this song and realize that whatever it is cannot keep me down and I can get back up and keep going.

Susie Elizabeth Kennedy

Susie Elizabeth Kennedy“Your love is my remedy.”

It reminds me where my true inner peace comes from. It means so much to me I have it tattooed on my foot.

Marci Martel

Marci Martel“Your Love is Strong.”

Whenever I am weak I know there is power behind the love that He has for me and I will make it.

Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson“Is it fear you’re afraid of ?

What are you waiting for?

Love Alone Is Worth The Fight!”

This line hits deep because we should never be afraid to LOVE , at the same time LOVE is something worth fighting for! Also I have these lyrics tattooed on my inner left arm.

Vanessa Diaz

‘I can see sunrise, will survive the pain’ – Dark Horses

 I’ve been through many sicknesses in my life, battling Type I Diabetes, Fypromalga, and many disabilities and everytime I hear that, I know with Jesus, I will overcome the pain I’m going through.

Nikki Duran

Nikki DurantEither ‘live it well’

or

“I’m living for more than just a funeral”

Brenda Wright Hutchison

Brenda Wright Hutchison“This is your life, are you who you want to be?”

Throughout life’s changes, this is pertinent. Making decisions about major or minor things, I ask myself this. I’m still working on getting there.

 

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Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

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The Switchfoot Fan’s

“My Life’s Theme Song” [PART TWO]

Tasha Quinn Libby

Tasha Quinn Libby“Saltwater Heart” has been my theme song because being on the shore is where I am most alive and the weight of this life falls away.

“Where The Light Shines Through” could easily become a 2nd theme song … past emotional abuse left wounds for The Light to shine through.

Pam Branch

“The Sound” becuz of the line “love is the final final fight” becuz it is.Pam Branch

Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson“Meant To Live” is my life theme. In 2012 I was going through a dark season, was on the verge of committing suicide when M2L came on iTunes and saved my life. I have “Everything inside screams for second life.” tattoed on my left shoulder. Over the past 4 yrs that song has changed me and the way I view life as a whole, there’s so much more to life than what lies on the surface. You have to LIVE with desire, meaning and be driven with a passion!

Pragya Tripathi

Pragya TripathiThere are so many songs so it’s hard to pick one but I would pick “The Beautiful Letdown” as my life’s theme song. Its resonates with me so much – every single line of that song, one of the best Jon has ever written

Nikki Duran

Nikki DurantI would choose live it well, both answers for the same reason which is that I’m at a place in life where I’m transitioning into adulthood I guess, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with my life and how exactly my faith plays into how I live and what I do. I’ve been thinking about all that for months, and then that song reminded me of what really matters with a simple 3 word answer, live it well.

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Diaz“Live It Well ” Is now my new anthem because its true…we do have one life and I been through near death experience with my Diabetes and last year I suffered from Conjestive heart failure that I almost died in….and hearing that song makes me wanna live life the fullest!

Max and Kris Weltens

Max and Kris Weltens“Restless” is my life anthem because it describes me perfectly & with everything inside,I long for the tide of pain & fear to subside, and for laughter to drink them dry.

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Heath Andrews, Music Critic

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Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

“… drawing comparisons to artists like Jon Foreman, Bono and Martin Smith”
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Marci Martel

Marci Martel“Souvenirs”. I try to live my life making valuable memories with my children and grandchildren.

Susie Elizabeth Kennedy

Susie Elizabeth KennedyThis one is hard as all their songs have meaning to me but I’ll go with “This Is Your Life” as I feel it is a constant to push me to be a better person and to always ask the tough question of how can I do more and give more of myself.

Thomas Kopp

Thomas Kopp“Where I Belong” I have always loved this song ever since I first heard it. I think the reason this song would be the theme for my life is because since I am a Christian I try to live for the afterlife (no Switchfoot related pun intended). The lines “On the final day I die. I want to hold my head up high. I want to tell You that I tried. To live it like a song.” are super meaningful to me and are why I think this song is the theme for my life.

Helen Whitall

Helen WhitallI think I’m picking 24 as my life theme for many reasons – my life feels like a whole series of false starts, trying and failing over and over to get a career off the ground and make a difference. Ive sung it time and time again when I’ve felt a failure, singing out defiance in the face of temptation to quit or despair ‘I’m not copping out!’. I find a lot of layers of meaning in ‘I am the second man’ (I come second, I am living in the present second, I am ‘in Christ’ and living resurrected life, not ‘in Adam’ and death…) It always feels true to say life/ myself are not what I thought they were 24 hours ago, wherever I’m at, which has been such a revelation over the years. We change, and life changes, so much, so fast. It is such a song of heartfelt desire to live a meaningful life, I can sing it from the bottom of my heart – I want my life to be coherent, to ‘live it like a song’ (yes I know a different song! But my symphonies…), to ‘see miracles, to see the world change’, and sometimes that is such a fight. This song says it all, and has always sustained me. The opening lines speak to me as a climatologist too (24 oceans, 24 skies…) 🙂

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson“This Is Your Life” would be my life song. I think about it all of the time. What am I doing with my life? Am I where I want to be? Am I who I want to be? If my answer is no to either of those questions, it makes me want to get onto the path to where I want to be and who I want to be.

George Jones

George Jones“War Inside” – this song reminds me that my battle begins with ME. It is my old sinful nature that I battle with everyday. It is so easy to focus on what others may be doing that causes us to react the way we do, but the battle inside is truly our first battle, the battle against SELF, this song helps me to remember that.

Sarah Bowden

Sarah Bowden“Hello Hurricane”. Though every single song they’ve written could be an anthem to my life in some way, this song is an upbeat anthem of not letting anything get in your way and stop you from living or loving. Greeting the problem with, “hello hurricane, you’re not enough you can’t silence my love.”

 

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The Switchfoot Fan’s

“The Dream Tour – Switchfoot & ________” [PART THREE]

Jeff Piecora

Jeff PiecoraI would love to see them tour with Twenty One Pilots. I think the combo of the 2 different styles would really flow together well

Michelle Woodcock

Michelle WoodcockIt’s already happening and I’m super excited! I saw the Appetite for Construction tour and this will be a great reprisal.

Megan Jackson

Megan JacksonMy dream was fulfilled when the guys toured with NTB last year, however it would be cool to see them tour with Crowder or Rend Collective. Mumford and Sons as well. They both are awesome and would be great on tour together. 🙂

Pragya Tripathi

Pragya TripathiSigur ros or Radiohead – odd but it would be an interesting mix and plus I know Jon loves Radiohead and Tim probably loves Sigur ros (heard him talking about them in an interview and it made me so happy)

George Jones

George JonesI’d like to see SF go on tour with Scott Stapp (former front man for Creed) and his new band. It would be awesome music by 2 awesome bands/artists in Jon and Scott. I think it would also be good for Scott to be around these guys and see how it’s possible to be a Christian in a band that can appeal to the masses. Being that Scott reached stardom as a person who was raised in the church and was running from God because he was burnt out on legalism, I think Jon and the guys could help him to learn the ropes how to keep it all down to earth like SF does. Not implying Scott isn’t or hasn’t learned any of that, but it wouldn’t hurt to be exposed to these guys . My life theme, especially since coming to know Christ, is again, ” I am the War inside”, as we battle Satan and the way he influences the culture to do evil, it is my own war inside, with my own thought life, emotions, and decisions that affect how I act are all part of my own war against the lower nature of my sinful flesh. Ephesians 6:12—— For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Jenna Malpass Vaughan

Jenna Malpass VaughanIf Anberlin were still together, that would be an awesome tour!

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Sarah Bowden

Sarah BowdenHonestly I’d rather just see Switchdoot alone. I’ve seen them with other bands before and I prefer just them. What would be epic is if Jon Foreman opened with his solo stuff! 🙂

Danielle Johnson

Danielle JohnsonI originally thought Mumford & Sons but I forgot about The Perks and think they would be much better as a band to tour with Switchfoot. Definitely The Perks!

Thomas Kopp

Thomas KoppI would love to see a Switchfoot and Skillet world tour. I have loved both of those bands for quite a while and would love to see them in concert together. Also, if the band Philmont was still together I think they would sound pretty good with Switchfoot as well!

Susie Elizabeth Kennedy

Susie Elizabeth KennedyWell they already toured with my second favorite band Needtobreathe so I would go for a Switchfoot and Noah Gundersen. It won’t happen as Noah’s music is much darker and moodier. But it would be an interesting lineup.

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa DiazMatt Kearny should tour with them…

Helen Whitall

Helen WhitallIf it doesn’t have to be an existing band I’d say Delirious?. For many reasons. They are still my #2 band, their music is my second fallback and has a lot of meaning, resonance and sustenance for me too, if not to the same extent as all-things-Jon-Foreman. They’re a good fit with SF for me as the things I like most about one band are the things I like least about the other though I love both. And I was an even worse letdown of a fan for D? than I was for SF, so totally missed their final album and tour, plus missed them tour with SF! So I’ve old regrets I’d like to make up 🙂
If it has to be an existing band… Fiction Family! Because I am a complete hopelessly incurable addict and cannot get enough 😀 😀 though I enjoyed Gungor supporting SF last summer in Edinburgh, and I reckon Mutemath would be cool too, don’t know much of their stuff but I’ve liked it so far and know the bands are friends and have worked together. Sorry for the essays 🙂

Max and Kris Weltens

Max and Kris WeltensI would love for them to tour with Tenth Avenue North because they are such like-minded bands and I love them both so much. I know you said 1, but Crowder should definitely be on that tour as well 🙂

Marci Martel

Marci MartelSwitchfoot & Relient K again

Well I couldn’t have said it better myself! What a great round of reflections – thank you one and all!

How about posting your own favorite Switchfoot lyrics or which Switchfoot song would be your life’s theme song or who should tour with Switchfoot  in the comments section below ….

 

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