My Sunday Song – “Gravity” by Shawn McDonald

For My Sunday Song #35, I chose “Gravity” by Shawn McDonald.  The song is off his debut album, Simply Nothing, which came out back in 2004.  The song is about how we let our problems and the weight of the world pull us from our faith in God.

With all the craziness going on in the U.S. right now, I am sure we are all guilty of letting our faith slip.  I see it everyday on the internet and TV.  Since the Presidential election, people have turned on each other.  Dialogue doesn’t exist anymore.  Each side feels if you don’t believe what I believe you are a moron or a racist or that you hate women just because they did or didn’t vote for Trump.  It is getting ridiculous.  I hate going on Facebook for this very reason.  It is so sad.

The rudeness everyone is showing to each other is unreal.  My niece’s husband was in Home Depot the other day and a woman came up to him and said he was going to hell for his decisions to get Tattoos. He was there minding his own business and she just came up and voiced her unsolicited opinion.  I can’t believe the nerve of this woman.  It makes me angry (and you wouldn’t like me when I am angry).  BTW…his tattoos are awesome and he is a loving husband, father and a hard working man.  Nothing but respect for him.

The world seems to be letting the “Gravity” of life pull them away from their faith and from God.  I am sure that lady thought she was being a good Christian, but it was the most unchristian like behavior.

I am sure it will get worse before it gets better, but how bad does it have to get before people wake up.  Here is a song that reminds me, no matter how hard life gets that I should never let it weigh me down and pull me away from God.  Hopefully the song will help you as it has helped me.  Enjoy!!  Happy Easter!  When I scheduled this post, i didn’t pay attention to the fact it was Easter. When I realized that fact, too many things happened personally over the last two weeks to do a post more appropriate for Easter, but this song is still a personal favorite and worth playing no matter what the day.  Thanks. 


The ways of this world are grabbing a hold
Won’t let me go, won’t let me fly by
It taken it’s toll down on my soul
‘Cause I know what I need in my life
Don’t let me lose my sight of You
Don’t let me lose my sight
[Chorus:]I don’t want to fall away from You
Gravity is pulling me on down
I don’t want to fall away from You
Gravity is pulling me to the groundThis world keeps making me cry
But I’m going to try, going to try to fly, going to fly high
Don’t want to give into the sin, want to stay in You ’til the end
Don’t want to lose my sight of You
Don’t want to lose my sight


I want to fly
Into the sky
Turn my back on this old world
Leave it all behind
This place is not my home
It’s got nothing for me
Only leaves me with emptiness
And tears in my eyes

[Chorus 2x]

Written by Shawn McDonald and Christopher Stevens

3 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Gravity” by Shawn McDonald

  1. I have found that people with tattoos are usually more interesting, nicer and more at peace with themselves than people who don’t have body art (I have four by the way – I got my first one at 50). I stopped going to church on a weekly basis even though everyone told me my boys “needed” to go. I found many in the congregation were bigoted hypocrites. I was treated poorly in God’s house because my youngest (Autistic) son was rambunctious. I chose to teach my boys about God on my own. Just because someone thinks they’re religious doesn’t make them a nice person. That lady had no right to judge or comment. Why would you say that to someone? She has serious issues. She’s not Christian; she’s a nut job.

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