Thanks Dudes

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Happy Thanksgiving! Today I wanted to share a few words about three relationships that are very important to me. This year in particular, I am very thankful for the friendship I share with my bandmates in Flight Metaphor.

Last weekend, we released our first project in over two years. In that time, we’ve seen more than our fair share of…well, life. We’ve been through multiple career changes, relationship changes, we got sidelined by a vocal cord injury, and one of us even became a father. And somehow, despite various dysfunctions within the band itself (we are sinners, after all), we’ve managed to stick together. When other bands would have hung it up, we persevered.

While we’ve been busy creating songs about Jesus, Jesus has been showing us a lot about what it means to be brothers. I’m not talking about the sanitized “buddy-buddy” version of Christian brotherhood, but the kind that doesn’t pull punches. The kind that isn’t afraid to call you out if you need it. The kind that can be frustrating, annoying, and sometimes hurtful…but in the midst it all, it’s rooted in love and genuine care. We know we have each other.

So…

Bryler – When I first saw Your Face (the band) over ten years ago, I was blown away. But I never would have dreamed that the kid jumping around and screaming on stage at The Rock would one day be in a band with me. I’m so glad you are!

Cody – When I first met you at The Haven in what, 2002(?), I only knew you as “the guy playing guitar for David.” In fact, I’m not sure if I even met you that night! Regardless, never in a million years did I expect you to become one of my best friends, the guitarist for my band, and a partner in ministry. Thanks for everything, man.

Bill – When Good Morning Douglas fizzled back in 2004, I never would have dreamed that we’d be in another band together. But here we are, and I love it. Thanks for putting up with my wussy music and making loud songs with me, big brother.

Flight Metaphor will never sell a million records, and that’s ok with me. What we’ve got is more valuable than a sold out stadium – although I wouldn’t mind having both! But honestly, I’m very thankful for you guys, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together. More than that, I’m thankful for your friendship. Here’s to the last three years, and here’s to many more!

– Mike

PS – You can buy Flight Metaphor’s new album right here.

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