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Undo (Rush of Fools)
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Rush of Fools is a Christian rock/Contemporary Music band from Alabama, U.S. They are best known for their 2007 hit single "Undo", which was the most played song of 2007 on Adult Contemporary Christian Music radio stations. It was the #1 Christian song for five consecutive weeks from June 4 to July 2, 2007 on 20 The Countdown Magazine's charts.

The band's name was taken from the Biblical passage, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29:

"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him."

I've been here before
Now here I am again
Standing at the door
Praying you'll let me back in

To label me a prodigal
Would be only scratching the surface
Of who I've been known to be

Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I've become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can't do this myself
You're the only One
Who can undo what I've become

I focused on the score
But I could never win
Trying to ignore
A life of hiding my sin

To label me a hypocrite
Would be only scratching the surface
Of who I've been known to be

Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I've become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can't do this myself
You're the only One
Who can undo what I've become

Make every step lead me back to the sovereign way that You...

Turn me around, pick me up
Undo what I've become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, I need Your help
I can't do this myself (Jesus)
You're the only One who can undo...
You are the only One who can undo...
You are the only One
Who can undo what I've become
You're the only One.

PRAYING= (in this context) Wishing, beggin, asking earnestly.

LABEL= If you label someone as X, you say that he is X.

PRODIGAL= A person who lives extravagantly and spends all their money. (it's also a reference to Jesus' parable of "The Prodigal Son").

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE= Just having a very superficial look.

TURN ME AROUND= (in this context) Change me completely.

PICK ME UP= Help me stand up.

UNDO= The opposite of DO, so to undo something is to change it back to its original form, to reverse the changes.

GRACE= God's mercy, love and favour.

FOCUS= If you focus on something, you concentrate your attention on that thing. If you FOCUS ON THE SCORE you concentrate on the results (score= points you get for doing something well, like in a game).

SIN= Transgression against God's laws, moral order or, in general, doing something which is not good.

HYPOCRITE= A person who pretends to be what they are not.

SOVEREIGN= Belonging or related to a King.

The song was written in Nashville, Tennessee, where lead vocalist Wes Willis and guitarist Kevin Huguley were songwriting with a friend. Huguley said: "We'd got writer's block and [we] ... packed up our guitars and our bags; everything was out by the door and we were saying our goodbyes and this lyric hit one of us, it was just: 'I've been here before, here I am again' ... We picked everything back out and we grabbed our guitars and it was about 45 minutes or an hour and we'd written this song."

“Undo,” is a compelling ballad that paints a portrait of God’s mercy and grace. Willis possesses a warm, evocative voice that draws the listener into the songs, and many will find themselves in the poignant lyric. “We see what kids are wanting and we know what they yearn for, and it’s still the same thing we yearn for,” says Willis. “A lot of the inspiration for our songs comes from talking with people and feeling the same things.I think everyone can connect to our music in some way.”

“Honestly it’s amazing to us because there is nothing special about us,” Huguley says modestly. “There’s nothing great that we’ve done. We’re not accomplished or well known. We’re just guys from Alabama who love music and love God.We want to exalt God’s glory and demote ourselves.”

Huguley uses this analogy to illustrate his point: “If a jeweler shows a diamond, he shows it on black felt, and he does it so the diamond will shine greater. We are all sinful and dirty and because of our sin, God’s glory shines that much greater.”

The band takes its name from 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. In the scripture the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth in an effort to humble them. “Paul tells the church to remember that there was nothing special about them before Christ,” says Huguley. “None of them were smart. None of them were from rich, wealthy families. None of them were huge political leaders. However, Paul explains to them that God is what made the difference in their lives. Verse 27 is the kicker for us. ‘But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.’ This is us as a band.”

Lyrically engaging and musically inventive, the Rush Of Fools Sound is being tagged by some as “progressive worship.” Though they are young, they aren’t the least bit hesitant to be bold about their faith. “People want to know the truth. Reality TV is the biggest thing right now,” says Huguley. “Everyone wants to know what’s real and what’s real is that we are tainted. For far too long now, Christians have been scared to say that because we’ve got to put on our armor and look great in front of everybody. It just doesn’t work because it’s not real and honest. Our message is to tell the truth.”

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