Rescue

Rescue

 Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
BandChristianRock

The desire and need for rescue is common to the human experience. We've all hurt ourselves, God, and others. We can't save ourselves, hard as we try. In the midst of themselves being works in progress, Rescue's mission is to hurt with the hurting and share the hope of the rescue mission.

Biography

Originally organized under the name "Xiomy" in June 2008, the band changed their name a year later. Consistent with the themes of brokenness, pain, fallenness, hope, healing, and redemption, the name Rescue became the band's banner in June 2009.

The desire and need for rescue is common to the human experience.
We've all hurt ourselves, God, and others.
We can't save ourselves, hard as we try.

In the midst of themselves being works in progress, Rescue's mission is to hurt with the hurting and share the hope of the rescue mission.

The band is made up of Xiomy Gonzalez with vocals, Roy Gonzalez on the drums, Jonathan Gornick on guitar, Keith French on electric guitar, and Joel Kathan on bass. Rescue has shared the stage with several different artists such as Superchick, Matthew West, Seabird, Building 429, John Reuben, Todd Agnew, Luminate, Big Daddy Weave, Josh Wilson, Remedy Drive, Everyday Sunday, Brooke Barrettsmith, Bread of Stone, Kimber Rising, Since October, This Fires Embrace, Escape the Dark, The Spark, and State Of Isaac.

Lyrics

Don't Let Go

Written By: Xiomara Gonzalez


Verse 1:
You're the only one who knows just what I'm thinking.
You never left when all I knew fell apart.
You're the only one who sees my deepest weakness,
But then I turn around and spit on Your face.
What was I thinking?

Chorus:
Don't let go,
Even if I pull away.
Don't let go,
Even when I fight it.
Don't let go,
Don't let me go.
Don’t let me go.

Verse 2:
Desperately I try to find a way that I could fool You,
Just for a moment I pretend You're not around.
Even though it's killing me, I want it all,
But then I turn around and look in Your eyes.
Who was I foolin'?

Chorus.

Bridge:
Show me what it means to love You,
Show me what it means.
Destroy me, break me if You need to,
Even if I bleed.
Just don't let me go.

Chorus 2x.

Divided

Written By: Rescue

Divided
Music and Lyrics by Rescue
Recorded at Gallery of Carpet Studios in Villa Park, Illinois, by Brian Buckley
Mixed by Brian Zieske

I wanna run and hide,
And I don't know why,
Wanna run from all this filth inside,
Wanna be complete, to kill this hypocrite,
To activate this heart, 'cause I got one life, one life.
I'm drifting, water's rising, throw a line before I drown.

Chorus:
Pick me up before I fade into darkness,
Shine a light before I fall asleep,
Chains of death are dragging me down,
Help me, 'cause I'm destroying me.

Verse 2:
I'm reaching up, still, I'm holding back,
Save me before I fade to black.
I cannot afford to keep slipping, Lord,
Fighting from within, but sin keeps pulling, pulling.
You tell me, "Take hold now," but will I be safe with You?

Bridge:
In my tattered state, I cry again,
In my divided mind, I need Your hand,
You found me bleeding on the floor,
You gave it all but I wanted more.
You said You'd never leave,
Your heart was all I'd need,
Relentless love has found me again,
It's time to burn up the trash I've been living in

Baby

Written By: Xiomara Gonzalez

You say you need to bleed,
You scream you need the pain,
You're tearing up inside,
But you hide it all the time,
You fake a smile to get you by.

Baby, oh I think it's time you let somebody save you from yourself,
Baby, can't you hear? His voice is drowning out the lies that fill your mind.
Baby, you cut, but don't you see?
His wounds bled for you.

You're starving to be thin,
You crave skin deep perfection,
You're fighting with the mirror,
You're tired, it's getting nowhere,
You're dying to be someone else.

Baby, oh I think it's time you let somebody save you from yourself,
Baby, can't you hear? His voice is drowning out the lies that fill your mind.
Baby, just look into His eyes,
You're beautiful to Him.

Only He can stop the bleeding,
He's calling out your name,
Oh, in Him you'll find your beauty,
Just listen to Him say:

Baby, oh I think it's time you let Me come and save you from yourself,
Baby, can't you hear? My voice is drowning out the lies that fill your mind.
Baby, give all your pain to Me,
I'm waiting for you, love.
'Cause you're beautiful to me.

Discography

Beautiful Release. 2008. Arias Records.

Set List

Depending on the venue and/or what the promotor needs, we can perform full band or acoustic. We can perform an energetic rock show with our original songs, or strip it down and perform our songs acoustically. Some originals include Divided, Baby, Don't Let Go, Empty Wells, and Gracie.

In the past, Rescue has also led worship at various churches and retreats, both in English and Spanish, in a style similar to Hillsong United.