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I am in exile, a sojourner
A citizen of some other place
All I've seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror
But I know, one day well see face to face

I am a nomad, a wanderer
I have nowhere to lay my head down
There's no point in putting roots too deep when I'm moving on
Not settling for this unsettling town

My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don't belong here, I'll never
Call this place my home, I'm just passing through

I am a pilgrim, a voyager
I wont rest until my lips touch the shore
Of the land that I've been longing for as long as I've lived
Where they'll be no pain or tears anymore

My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don't belong here, I'll never
Call this place my home, I'm just passing through



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    thunderchiefMay 3, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Bkvader,.
    I hate to tell you this, but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this song is indeed about heaven. There are bible verses that talk about indeed being "foreigners in the land".
    Also, 1 Corinthians 13: 12 says "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." Sounds a lot like the lines in the first verse.
    There are multiple times in the song where he describes a place that sounds a lot like heaven, for example, "...the land... where they'll be no pain or tears anymore" and "the city that endures forever."
    This song is not about something bigger than heaven; this song is about heaven, which actually is bigger than pretty much any other subject. Your line at the end of your statement:.
    "I say get attached to all that you can in this life because after this there will be no music."
    Is very ironic because that is the exact opposite of what the song is about.
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    thelyricmanJul 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    The meaning of this song should be obvious. It's not about hoping you die or going to heaven.
    It's about not fitting in and hoping to find a point in your life where everything comes together or place where you will be accepted amongst your peers.
    The "city that endures" is yourself. The hope in your heart ("filled with songs of forever") is the one thing that remains when all around you changes. You are the "city" you take with you as you travel through life.
    The "land I've been longing for" is the time of your life when it all comes together. Job, family, home, realtionships. Whatever it is you feel you are missing.
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    JamesKnokeMay 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    There's no doubt about it (being about heaven). It remind's me of "wayfarin' stranger".
    @Bkvader, There certainly will be no more music after this life, if you don't believe on Jesus as he says you must to have Life. If you do (genuinely), you'll be up there (in the "the city") with Dustin when this life's over, and the "feeling" there is better than any optimistic hope. It's the optimistic hope realized forever.
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    BKVADERApr 23, 2010 at 7:09 am
    This song is bigger than just saying it's about heaven. It is about that felling that many of us have about this life getting better as we move through it. At least this is my take. Plus who cares what it is aboutif it gives you the feeling that it gives me. It is fuckin' Rock N' Roll.
    I say get attached to all that you can in this life because after this there will be no music.
    Bk.

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