Screen Songs 5: Free Switchfoot 'Thrive' mobile and desktop wallpaper
When it comes to inspiring songs, Switchfoot has a monopoly on my music library. From the well-loved lyrics on This is Your Life (Are you who you want to be?) to the title track on their most recent album (The Wound is) Where the Light Shines Through, I could probably fill this entire series with motivational missives from these Grammy-winning word magicians. This time though, it's all about a song called Thrive.
Thrive is nestled near the middle of Vice Verses, Switchfoot's eighth studio album, and was a bit of a slow burner for me. I had a borderline obsession with tracks like Mess of Me and The Sound, which were the staple sing-along anthems blaring from my car as I drove around my tiny university town back when the album came out in 2011. But when I was thinking about lyrics for this edition of Screen Songs, Thrive snuck back up into my consciousness.
Here is part of the chorus:
No, I'm not alright I know that I'm not right A steering wheel don't mean you can drive A warm body don't mean I'm alive
No, I'm not alright I know that I'm not right Feel like I travel but I never arrive I want to thrive not just survive
It's a sentiment which echoes through other Switchfoot songs such as More than Fine, but it also reminds me of the Oscar Wilde quote “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” It's simultaneously a warning against complacency, a push towards action and an offer of a different way of being. Now it can also be your wallpaper.
Get your new Switchfoot wallpaper here:
Mobile phone wallpaper (best for iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6S and SE)
Desktop wallpaper (laptop, desktop, some tablets)
I've kept the design pretty simple so you don't have to crop the words out to fit your screen size. Depending on your device, the landscape version may work better (especially for Android phones), so play around to see what works for you.
Do you have any favourite inspiring song lyrics you'd love to see on your screen? Let me know in the comments! You can see the rest of the Screen Songs series too.