Finally, the end is here.

It is still unbelievable. The night has finally come.

It is very unreal. So unreal. It's probably more unreal than MJ has passed away.

Delirious has closed the book. They have bowed off their final show and they have certainly ran a good race. 17 years!

I've been to 3 shows in which one was held here. That was the massive of all. It's so awesome. The final leg of the tour has just ended. Delirious is one of the best, most talented Christian band out there that walks a fine line between church music and secular-ish music and they are very good in doing that. I would say it's impossible to ever replace them. Afterall it would have taken anyone a good 17 years

All these years of chasing their albums has finally end (wait. Not quite. There's still a couple more albums I have yet to get which includes their last tour which just ended).

I have fallen over and over their music. Wait! Where the heck is my NITT album!!! Sorry that has been missing in the picture. And Kim has given me the Audio Lessonover album (2nd row last album) a couple of days back and I was just enjoying the weirdness of it and now T.T

All these years I bought a lot of album in which some are special packaging which most of them has not seen a CD player(which explains why I have double of their albums) and No less thanks to Doulous that I got lots of Singles for RM2 each!!! woot!

Good music should be invested no? I love them to bits. The most I've listen through on an album is Access:D my iTunes record a whooping 100+ at a time. ;)

That said and done. Thank You Delirious for the influence in my life all these years starting with History Maker in the year 1995 and all the way till today the song is still stuck in my head and all the way to My Soul Sings. Love you guys to bits!

Anyway here's Martin's words.

I’m sitting at home, bleary eyed, slightly shell shocked, just taken the children to school. There is a strange sound of ‘quiet’ in the house. So quiet I can hear the kettle boiling. Mary our 2 year old is completely unaware of this pivotal moment in our family's history and is happy just bouncing on my un-opened suitcase.

Last night was the end of an era. The last Delirious? Show. What can I say. It was awesome, sad, happy, definitive. One can never correctly adjudicate ones emotions at times like this but I feel at peace. I feel joy. I feel like I’ve completed an assignment.

On behalf of Stu G, Tim, Jon, and Paul I’d like to say thankyou. Thankyou for 17 years. Thankyou for allowing us to be part of this great movement across the planet.

Delirious? have made some good records, played in some incredible places around the world, written some great songs but.. It was never about us, it was always about you.

Ordinary but extraordinary people who joined together across denominations, against our prejudices, our fears. People who have stood together in the face of adversity.

And WE have become a voice that speaks out for the oppressed, for those who do not have a voice. We too became a voice that sings ‘God’ songs that shake the earth. And friends, we will continue to shake the earth. Just never stop singing.

Psalm 23 has been with me this week;

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodnes and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Fabula Est Vestri. The story is yours.

This is not the end but a fantastic beginning. A new season, a new day. Delirious? finishes here but the people movement of historymakers goes on forever.

I'm calling you to stand up, to be people of courage who will run this race till the end. To be men and women of God.

Historymakers, let's be this voice and sing a song of adoration, of victory, of praise, a song of LOVE. Love will always find a way to break through.

As Anna brings a cup of tea, we share a tear, a smile, an uncertainty over the future. We join with all of you who are going through shift, change, transition. It’s in transition that we find out who we really are and what we are living for.

Time to put the L plates back on and get back to Sunday school, another curve of learning has just begun.

See you all on the otherside.

Martin Smith


Allen Tan 陈亚伦 said...

Though I am not a Delirious chaser, I too felt a loss for a moment. Anyway life have to go on for them.

:: J o h n :: said...

Yea some of my favourite track

I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.
History Maker.
Our God Reigns.