Tuesday, 05 April 2022 / Published in Music, Songs
Matthew West – Me on Your Mind
The new song by Matthew West – Me on Your Mind, is great encouragement in times like these. Written during Covid, it reminds us that God has us on His mind…always! First, we are going to briefly introduce you to Matthew West. Next, we’ll watch his new music video, “Me on Your Mind.” Then we can hear how Matthew described the inspiration behind this song. Finally, we will dive into what biblical truths this song expresses. Get ready as we’re about to reveal some exciting revelations from God for you!
About Matthew West
Matthew West is an accomplished Christian Music artist with numerous awards and accomplishments. In addition, he has written and co-written more than 130 songs including cuts by Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, Danny Gokey, and Casting Crowns. He is an author, having written 5 books to date. For Matthew, it’s about telling God’s story via his personal story, through music. He encourages and teaches others to craft, share, and live their own story on his non-profit ministry website, popwe.org, which he co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West. You can learn more about KAMB Artist Matthew West on the KAMB Artist Profile and on his website, matthewwest.com.
Me On Your Mind – Official Music Video
Me on Your Mind is a song from Matthew’s latest project, Brand New. Take a moment now to watch the Official Music Video featuring Matthew West – Me on Your Mind.
The Genesis of the Idea
In The Matthew West Podcast, Me on Your Mind, Matthew describes “the very Genesis of the idea” behind this song. He was in a writing session with Jeff Pardo and Anne Wilson. At the end of one of their sessions for her album, he told them had this title that he wanted to write for his record. Finally, they were all about to go home, and this song was just coming out of him, and he knew he needed to write it then. As he said, the song was just “bubbling up.” On the podcast, he plays the recording of those initial moments and it’s quite powerful.
The heart behind “Me on Your Mind” comes from Psalms 8:3-4
"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?"
Matthew says that Satan loves these two letters: “UN”. Instead of loved, he tries to put these two letters in front of it to make you feel like you’re un-loved. Instead of welcome: un-welcome; Forgiven: un-forgiven; Known: un-known. The truth is that God is thinking of us. God would leave the 99 to look for the one – YOU. The thief on the cross asking for mercy received it from Christ even as He was dying. The father of the Prodigal didn’t wait for him to come to him and beg; he ran to meet him on the road. God thinks about you! Your prayers don’t bounce off the ceiling. He loves to hear your voice!
LYRICS –Me on Your Mind
I've read the words in red
How You leave the ninety-nine
To find the one missing, feels like that was written
With me on Your mind
And the prodigal son who ran
Leaving his home behind
The part were the father came running to meet him
Did You say that with me on Your mind?
Who am I that the King of the world
Would give one single thought about my broken heart?
Who am I that the God of all grace
Wipes the tears from my face and says, "Come as you are"?
You paid the price, You took thе cross
You gave Your life and You did it all
With me on Your mind (Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh)
Mе on Your mind (Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh)
Just knowing You're mindful of me
Just knowing You call me Your child
It's flooding my soul with unspeakable hope
Thank You, Lord, that it's me on Your mind
I've read the words in red
Of a Heavenly home on Earth
You're preparing a place where the sorrows erased
And when I stand before You, I'll find
All along, it was me on Your mind
In conclusion, you can listen to this song by Matthew West – Me On Your Mind on Celebration Radio, KAMB. Remember, you can listen wherever you are. See the Ways To Listen page for all your options. Always remember that God has YOU on His mind!