Switchfoot: A Great Inspiration To Youth

( [email protected] ) Mar 24, 2004 05:03 PM EST

I'm learning to breathe

I'm learning to crawl

I'm finding that you and you alone can break my fall

I'm living again, awake and alive

I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies

These abundant skies

Yeah, abundant skies, yeah

What is it that makes people just adore Switchfoot songs?

“Their profound lyrics,” answers 17-year-old Cyndi Lee, an enthusiastic Switchfoot fan. “I could just feel their spirits in their songs. Like in “Learning To Breathe,” you can feel how much they are DYING to know God…”

Is it just this young lady that is crazed by their songs? Nope. Thousands and thousands of teens are being inspired by the songs of Switchfoot daily.

“I’m so grateful that there are singers like Switchfoot,” says mother of 15-year-old Kimberly McQueen, “finally my daughter can listen to songs that have meaning.”

On this week's Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Switchfoot's The Beautiful Letdown continues to climb. It moves into the top 50 for the first time, bulleting 63-44. As "Meant To Live" continues to gain a following (it is currently #25 on the iTunes store) and "Dare You To Move" begins to make its mark, the album should only continue to rise.

“I listen to their songs on my CD player everyday on my way to school. Their songs have the power of drawing me in… making me want to be a better person,” says Timothy Fox.

As Switchfoot continuously climbs up the charts, our hope is that more and more people can come closer to God and realize that truly, they were “Meant To Live” for so much more.