Having said everything that I said on my previous post, I can say there are only a few changes that I will divulge in a little bit. And still, as an observer and not an Archuleta Fan.
From whatever possessed me, I borrowed ‘Chords of Strength’, your little boy’s brainchild in black and white. Certainly, it is THE BIBLE for all Archies, and a sin for an Archie to say “I haven’t heard of that thing-“ that would be considered blasphemy for sure.
The boy can write, (if indeed he wrote that book). Didn’t read it verbatim but I can say it can be compared to Chicken Soup, Food for the Soul. Maybe because David is a spiritual person and an artiste rolled into one. More like a teenage-boy-version of Whitney Houston (it gives me goose-bumps whenever he belts out a difficult note, whether I am in a vehicle or just plainly calling my friend since his ring-back tone has always been any David Archuleta song). At his age, he has seen paradise, and only paradise in the midst of this economically struggling world and war-infested world. His paradise he created, and shared with his listeners and his beloved fans, all made of notes, undying-heartfelt morale, and his VOICE.
Not to brag, but like what I said before, I am a singer in my own right. My gene pool has so many things going on it, but music has always been a constant relic in it having been passed from one generation to another. Your guy, however on the other hand, did not stop. He practiced. Not just his blessed voice, but his talent to actually play an instrument (my greatest regret ever!). If he’ll be in a war of talents, his voice will be like a US F-16 fighter jet and his voice will be more like the Nuclear Bomb (although in a good way of course, not the kind of war where people would lose their leg and limbs). He made that God-given talent flourish and grow. One thing everyone should know, is that no one should settle for anything less. Clearly, David did not. And he used that as a ticket to maximize the size of his paradise.
There was this one line in his book that said ‘Even if he lost…’ (I forgot the next line)- Fine. I would admit I liked him better than David Cook, and I thought he was going to win, unfortunately he did not. Yes, he did not get the American Idol crown, but he did not lose. The fact that he stayed that long playing the game made him a winner. A winner whose prize are the hearts of those people he touched, those he has inspired, and those of the people whose ears tend to clap whenever they hear his emotion-full and clear-cut voice (Yes, my ears do know how to clap when it hears something nice).
I will not make this any longer than it already is. Your boy, David, has travelled a very long way to where he is now. Even if some are questioning his longevity in the industry, all I can say as a non-fan is “who cares?”. It may sound very blunt, but that’s just how the way I see it. A guy like him, talented, golden-hearted, and good-looking will not disappear in the global music radar of this planet. Even if he would tone down at some point (which clearly I am not seeing any time soon) I am very sure he’s one soul who would never give up, and like what he said in his book, “even if you can’t sing, you can always plant a tree.” Need I say more people? Until then…