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You're building a ship with no sails,
And setting out to brave the open sea.
You're standing for your God,
But becoming something so far off.
Don't you see the irony?

He gave me a train with no tracks.
With no wood to build or burn for steam.
Despite all I lack,
If I derail he'll turn his back,
Don't you see the irony?

If the blind can see You,
And the lame can meet You,
Would the dead embrace You,
If you never gave them the means to believe?
And that makes no sense to me...

He gave me a voice that speaks out,
But paired it with a mind that's filled with doubt.
If I'm to find the sun, I need something more than
Song to pull me from this cave of questioning.
Give me sand to build a home,
And watch all the walls fall on me.
I can't change what I am,
The lions always kill the lambs,
But don't you see the irony?

Don't you see the irony?

If the blind can see You,
And the lame can meet You,
Would the dead embrace You,
If you never gave them the means to believe?
And that makes no sense to me.

Will I... embrace You? Will You
Ever give me the means to believe?
Answer me, please...



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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 1:46 am
    The song is saying he has doubts of faith in his head that keep him from fully believing in god. Although at the end he wants to he's just asking for the means to believe.
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    UnregisteredNov 9, 2011 at 8:17 am
    It hurts me so bad to see how misunderstood someone can be. I can relate to him because we are essentially the same in our beliefs or lack thereof. I sometimes walk around with this false belief that "god always makes clear the position of others to the entire world regardless of which walk of life we are in. I must remind myself that he builds screens, nets to catch the debris which translates to others' innate ability to misunderstand and miscomprehend the fabric of another mans' being. Good luck to you out there who are so self righteous in your connection with the lord that actually causes you to divide amongst your fellows rather than come together in understanding.
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    UnregisteredNov 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    I don't think that shane wrote this because he is unsaved. You are mis understanding the song

    Wikipedia states

    "the album also follows two characters, one being an overzealous religious type who feels betrayed that he had devoted his life to god and that god has abandoned him and everything and it drives his faith to unfurl and it reveals that he had a shallow understanding of god. The other character is his daughter, who was a profound atheist, but became proven wrong after being a witness of the battle between god and satan. This delays her questioning christians and why they read god and satan in different, less violent ways than she has just seen them. Towards the end of the album, she finds a group of believers who give her all the answers to her questions. The album then ends with the destruction of the world that is somehow due to everything that has happened. "
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    UnregisteredOct 10, 2011 at 12:01 am
    Many Christians hated the album "When I am God" because of the name yet their lyrics are far more advanced then they can grasp.They write lyrics containing subjects that most people are afraid to even speak about.In this song its written by an atheist daughter who questions God and faith itself.But the real question is..Don't we all? For every Christian who will struggle with faith..knowing God exist no matter what age.And just because the band does not write lyrics worshiping does not make them Christian or make them a Satanic band who hates God.

    If you can't comprehend that their lyrics are different who are to you judge the band call them non-Christian fakers? Do you understand their lyrics or do you have false stereotypes about all metal?

    Their 2nd album was all about God vs Satan.In their final song..God defeats Satan saying "I'll cut off your horns"..Does that sound Satanic to any Christian?

    Even if your a non-Christian..their lyrics are very powerful.Relate to them how you want.

    I don't care what the older generation of Christians think.I know my limits for music and lyrically...None of their lyrics are about sex drugs money lust etc etc etc. Why do people complain? The screams and stereotypes of metal.
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    UnregisteredSep 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    Shane isn't a Christian for sure. Buttt I don't think He is far off. I think he wants to but he has some things to work through. Great dude though for sure. Pray his questions are answered

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