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A Song That Asks Big Questions

Switchfoot - published on 05/25/16

"Love Alone is Worth the Fight"

Love alone is worth the fight.

In anticipation of Switchfoot’s tenth studio album, scheduled to be released this summer, we bring you a little throwback from their 2014 Fading West album. It’s a song that poses some big questions: What am I even here for? Am I living and acting out of fear or out of love? Is the struggle worth it?

“’Love Alone is Worth the Fight.’ For me this title sums up the past 15 years of our time as a band,” said frontman Jon Foreman in interview with CCM magazine. “Nothing else is worth the fight, worth the struggle, worth the scars. Nothing else even comes close….You can sell millions of albums, you can be number one on radio charts, you can win Grammys and more – but at the end of all of this, none of that matters as much as the people around you.”

He continues, “From time to time we all come to those difficult moments of struggle – when life becomes a fight. Maybe we are depressed and can’t seem to find a way out. Or maybe we’re dealing with the loss of someone we love. And maybe in that existential moment we begin to wonder what we’re living for, what we’re aiming for, what we’re struggling for.”

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

– 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

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