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Flyleaf – All Around Me lyrics

My hands are searching for you
My arms are outstretched towards you
I feel you on my fingertips
My tongue dances behind my lips for you


This fire rising through my being
Burning I'm not used to seeing you

[Bridge:]
I'm alive, I'm alive

[Chorus:]
I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding on to what I'm feeling
Savoring this heart that's healing

My hands float up above me
And you whisper you love me
And I begin to fade
Into our secret place

The music makes me sway
The angels singing say we are alone with you
I am alone and they are too with you

[Bridge:]
I'm alive, I'm alive

[Chorus:]
I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding on to what I'm feeling
Savoring this heart that's healing

And so I cry
The light is white
And I see you

[Bridge:]
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive

[Chorus:]
I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding on to what I'm feeling
Savoring this heart that's healing

Take my hand
I give it to you
Now you own me
All I am
You said you would never leave me
I believed you
I believe

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding on to what I'm feeling
Savoring this heart that's healed



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  • j
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    JessicaAJessup
    It's about being so completly soaked in the presence of God that all you can do is just worship and cry and bask in the glory of his majesty. It's about just being alone with God and in the spirit. Realizing that nothing else maters and that all you need is to be filled with that holiness and drenched in his love. It's about accepting it and realizing that God is real and that you belong to him.
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    blackscreamo16
    On the radio show la Lloyd's Rock 30, lead singer Lacey Mosley said: "It's a song about meeting God. I remember looking at a bunch of people's Myspace when I first saw Myspace and the 'Who I'd Like To Meet' the #1 thing people picked was God. I think about that. I don't know how many times I've experienced something where I felt like God showed up and saved me or loved me for no reason sometimes. That's why I sing this song, I sing it to God. It's really intimate as well, you can think about it as a relationship between two people in love, too. I never think about it that way, but what's so cool about that is I think there's parallels everywhere - in everything in life. I think that that parallel is something that God wants to communicate to us, that he gives us relationships like that, an intimacy like that."
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    horselvr1212
    Cabbagehead, please. I'm kinda sick of people that aren't christians hating on Christians stuff. Just because you are different or aren't something, it doesn't mean you have to hate it. I mean, for example, if you shop at Abercrombie, it doesn't mean you have to hate on people that don't. But people still do that. So just be a small minded Cabbagehead. That decribes you very well. And about the "not all their songs are christian". True, but remember that all the members in the band are Christian. It's going to show in their music. I mean God should be a shining light in all christains. I'm glad that they are not ashamed to tell the world. But you see, what is there to be ashamed of? I mean what Christain wouldn't want to share that good news? I mean, there's life after death because a man died for you before you were even born! And if you beleive it's too good to be true, well it's not.
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    alovingfellow
    Well whether its about her bf and her it olds a unique meaning for everyone. Like I think this song is about a love for life at its best and worst. Taking every precious moment and emotion positive or negative and making the most of it. Taking every life expierience and learn from it. Realising that faith amd fear decides a persons fate. Its about a connection with her deity.
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  • ld_123
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    ld_123
    "We all share the same faith. And so when we deal with the whole 'Christian band thing,' we kind of think about something P.O.D. says, like, 'If you're a Christian, it affects everything in your life. So if you're a plumber, does that make you a Christian plumber?'"
    Mosley said. "I don't know the answer. We're a band, it's part of who we are, so it comes out in our music, and it's the fuel for what we do. And finding faith saved my life. So I'm not ashamed of it at all. And most of our album reflects that."
    I got this off wikipedia.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    I don't mean to sound rude, but I don't think this song would work on twilight, yes it might give a bit of adrenaline, but the song and the movie don't really mix. The movie and books are about vampires, and physical love towards each other. As we've argued on here, this song is most likely about her and her relationship with God. Of course if we were wrong, then sure, this might be great for twilight. But personally twilight has made negative effects in my life, and this song is too good for that.
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  • losermusiclover
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    losermusiclover
    I don't know what this song is about but every time I hear it it makes me cry, It's honestly one of the most beautiful songs I've heard. To me it represents a love some people only ever dream of. one that wraps you in safety and security that I probably won't actually feel in my lifetime. when it says "You said you would never leave me, and I believed you" I think of abusive relationships. To people that have never been in one don't understand how they get into your mind, and screw with you constantly, then you beg them to stay when they're the one that's hurting you. Overall, other than that one line I feel it's about protection and security engulfing you and transforming you into a better person. I know some people say it's about God and others say a boy. If it's God then that's just as good. Religious people say god's their protector always watching. If it's about a boy awesome, Some guys have the ability to make others better. Either way I don't see the harm whether it's a boy or god. I have respect for any song that makes me feel. I mean that's what songs are, mini novels that tell a story to make you feel something. If a song doesn't make you feel try a new artist or genre.
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    iceprincess343
    "On the radio show LA Lloyd's Rock 30, lead singer Lacey Mosley said: "It's a song about meeting God. I remember looking at a bunch of people's Myspace when I first saw Myspace and the 'Who I'd Like To Meet' the #1 thing people picked was God. I think about that. I don't know how many times I've experienced something where I felt like God showed up and saved me or loved me for no reason sometimes. That's why I sing this song, I sing it to God. It's really intimate as well, you can think about it as a relationship between two people in love, too. I never think about it that way, but what's so cool about that is I think there's parallels everywhere - in everything in life. I think that parallel is something that God wants to communicate to us, that he gives us relationships like that, an intimacy like that. " Live, Lacey has prefaced "All Around Me" by saying, "This song is for Jesus. "
    So yeah. I'm not Christian but I still like this song. I think anyone can interpret it any way they want to, that's the point of music.
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  • angiecullenEMO
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    angiecullenEMO
    Well I think this song is about how lacey lost someone a bf in a breakup or somethin and how she misses him. When she says "Im alive" shes saying hey I'm still here. And then she's going through the feeling that her bf is still there for her, but at the same time he's out there breaking her heart. He's watching her reaction "Savoring this heart that's healing" when he oes and flirts with some other chick. The song ends with "Savoring this heart that's healed" because Lacey realizes that she's over him and that all his efforts to make her jealous are for crap.
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  • m
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    mckulit_raichu
    What is so great about twilight? This song is not even related to twilight. It's about the wonderful relationship with god. The story of twilight is nothing great. It's just a regular love story mixed with the regular feud between the lycans and the vampires and good scripts for the leading man. That's it. It's nothing great. For those people who loves the movie. Well. That's your choice, but pls think again. I bet you'll think other wise once the fad is gone.
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    chchchchandon
    Well thankyou rockgirl for being understanding. Though flyleaf is a christian influenced band and works with christian record companies, they may have different aspirations. Though they could be what we believe (which I chose to believe) they could be simply the lowlifes jetman talked about. It is nice to talk to competent people about our religion, it's not a fairy tail, it just needs stronger representation. I chose to believe flyleaf is a strong aspect of that represenation though some people tend to take it a more literal or somewhat twisted way. But I'm just rambling, there's no point in me saying much more but thankyou for those who are strong, understanding people.
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    chchchchandon
    Well I apologize if it sounded that way, but I was angry at an atheist who was talking about how this song was about s** and how God was overly angry and that the christian religion is a myth that clouds intelligent people's judgments. I don't know if you read some of the things he'd said in some of the previous pages but they really struck a nerve with me. His name is jetman.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    I completely agree with crescent wolf, though he is a wiccan and I am a christian he understands that there is something more to life. Just like jews, muslims, budhists, etc. The point is, scientists can prove their theories all they want (even though they don't do a good job of it since most past theories are based on assumptions) they can never prove that nature has a point in which people can truly be happy about. Sure you'll be into the s* and drugs and all nature has to offer, but if you want a dose of real optimism and joy, believe in something other than material. Crescent wolf, though I do not agree or believe the same way you do and wish you were a christian I do not know much about your religion. But it is something I will give a chance until proven otherwise, but the people of belief should all be respected, but atheism is what should be questioned and criticized most, because they're the one's who's lives are going nowhere.
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    XxcrescentwolfxX
    It's not about her being in love with some guy or about s*. She's singing about God. The whole chorus explains that. She keeps reaching up in the sky to feel God around her. Most of flyleaf's songs are all about God. I'm not christian, or jewish, or muslim in any way, but I still love this song and the band. I'm a wiccan and I apply this song to my God and Goddess. I think it's a good song for any religion.
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  • chocolex14
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    chocolex14
    I'll be honest. It wasn't until I saw the music vid on Fuse- in which Steven (I believe it was him hosting the countdown) told everybody that the band was Christian- that I noticed a Godly influence. The best thing about Christian bands like Flyleaf is how their music isn't solely one thing. It means a lot to Christians and themselves, but to people who aren't religious, it can be just as beautiful and expressive.
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  • pandaboo67
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    pandaboo67
    First off, any1 with a brain obviously knows she's talking about god always protecting her and how he's all around her which explains all the paint duh and second of I am so mad at the moment b-cuz all people with no brains have no earthly clue wtc their talkin about (no1 is in their right minds anymore)! And I have some words 4 cabbage die and go down there were you belong! Ok.
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    RiseAndShine18
    I looove this song! While I am a Chritstian, that does not affect whether or not I like this song. But I do completley agree with horselvr about Cabbagehead, because he/she just needs to shut up. And I do write songsand sing, however I haven't written a 'good' song about Christianity yet. But, who knows, maybe onewill come to me today?! Anyways, I love this song and the factthat some of Flyleaf's somgs are Christian, and that they aren't afraid to show it! Bye!
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    Wow people open up a little bit. Seriously they signed with a company that uses music videos for religious teaching in youth groups. This was the song they used. Do some research for the lord's sake. And as for the so called "ratty street clothes", christians have to open up if they want to reach all audiences, and besides jesus himself wore ratty clothes down here. And as for rolling around on the ground how is that a bad influence? We're children even if we're eighty years old as a christian, and all we are is a manipulated body. Our expressions through our body are only signs that we so desire to be rid of them and their natural manipulation on us. Don't be so typical, this is one of the best songs with some of the best christian morals I've yet heard, and I'm proud of it.
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    Unregistered
    The meaning of this song--for me--is twofold. It means 1 that she is learning how to love god as a new believer and 2 god is speaking to her for the first time in her prayer closet. It is a powerful song and I love to listen to it over and over again. It reminds me of when I was a baby christian and I was learning to pray for the first time. It also helps me to get into the spirit when I am in the mood to rock more than worship. (i. E. , pod vs. Amy grant).
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    deaths_child9892
    Either way, this song is still great. Does it really matter what its bout? Every person percepts things differently. N I'm agnostic but I still love this song. N stop tryin to shove your religion down other ppls throats! People can think for them selves jus fine, thank you! O n furthermore your ohhh soo wonderful savior has don nothing for me even when I did believe, so you n everyone else can shove it!
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    jptldr
    Dudes, to each his or her own opinion. For a Christian, this could mean that God's omnipresence is manifesting; that she believes in Him and she gives up her whole self. Following what Jesus said in Luke 9: 23. They are, as individuals, Christians after all. For anyones else, this could mean anything they make it to be. A love song. And emo song. A sentimental song. Doesn't matter.
    Bottom line is, only Flyleaf can say what the song is about; they wrote it. Let's not get too heated up about.
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    mexicana101
    Well I agree with Kingbryant89. This song is nowhere being a christian rock band or this song being about God, so all of you people saying it is, shut up! Its about her losing somebody. So Mannymydog and paramorefreak you don't know what youre talking about. So just shut up! Please! This is a metal band and its very amazing band so stop makeing Flyleaf look g**! I'm not into God and all that bxllshxt! So just drop it. Please?
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    bekahboo
    Lacey's tattoos are sooo cool! I also think she had a rlly good voice. Next week my school is having a middle school dance and we can come as our favorite singer. I'm coming as Lacey! Oh yeah and this song is awesome! It's so cool how she expresses her faith thru this song because she is talking about her and God and how He will never leave her or anyone else.
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    chchchchandon
    Yea I know what you mean. This song could work in this situation, but it could work in all kinds of situations. But the main theme is that God is taking action in her life. And she knows it, and that's her comfort. It doesn't really matter exactly what is wrong in her life, it's merely the fact that God is there for her and she feels him all around her that is important.
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  • onyx1000
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    onyx1000
    I'm not sure if this song is about god or not. It's hard to figure it out. I mean, yeah, the whole reaching out to god concept makes sense. But, "My tongue dances behind my lips for you". What do you think she wants to make out with god? I don't get it.
    And, not meaning to sound mean or something. But, chchchchandon Why'd you even feel the need to bring up atheism. No one was talking about it. So why question it out of no where. Yeah, you're a christian and you don't like that religion. But, there's no need to just put that out on the internet. Seriously.
    Aaaanyway, amazing son.
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    jetman999
    Although I respect christians' opinions on this song, it is not about god. In the words of chris rock, "you must be outcho cotton pickin' mind" if this song is about god, then the writer of this song has a romantic love for the big dude. "i feel you on my fingertips" and "my tongue dancing behind my lips for you" and "the fire rising through my being" and "and i begin to fade into our secret place". These words are about a lover. Tongues don't dance behind lips for someone unless you look at them for a little of the old hunka chunka. So if its about god, then this chick wants to "do" the big fella. Which is ok I guess. Judging by his anger problem in the bible, the dude could stand to get a little poontang every now and then.
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  • m
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    Mannymydog
    This song is obviously about God, and how she can feel His presence everywhere she is. I believe her "i'm alive" is telling of how she is alive due to Christ. This song was created before Twilight anyway, so it most definitely isn't about Twilight. And it most definitely isn't about a bf. The tongue dancing behind her lips is only a reference of how she wants to praise God. I felt the same way when I got saved. It's a wonderful feeling and having a relationship with God is the best thing you could ask for! I love this band, and I love Lacie, especially for her bravery. She's my inspiration!
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    vvvv1234fun
    This song is so like new moon it is crazy and every thing relates to it.
    When it says she is searching for him when she wakes up and he didn't sleep over like he does every night and when he leaves she doesn't belive that shes alive because he left and when it said that he would never leave her bella trusted edward and edward left because edward wanted bell to have a normal life and thought that time would heel the wound but he was worng and twilight is so hot!
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    chchchchandon
    Well after a week and a half of waiting for a response from jetman I can only assume he has no other falicies to share with us, so I would like to close our "argument" with one last thing. Jetman spoke of how ambiguous we are about converting. I in turn replied that being open with christianity in modern times, though brave and highly respectable, is an unneffective process in which the people we are trying to convert will rarely listen to us without a bias that clouds there minds, just like jetman. His statements on how christian bands shed their God lyrics is absurd based on my statement as bands like flyleaf must, after entering a mainstream status, turn "praise" lyrics into "teaching" lyrics. Flyleaf does a good job in all of their songs to make a point that people agree with. Christians and non-christians alike. The point is to spread the basics of Christianity and not be so overbearing on the people who don't want to hear it. I love what flyleaf stands for and I believe they have saved many lives through there music. My advice would be to look at music without bias before hand, look at all possibilities of justification, and look deeper than typical modern day misconceptions that jetman was susceptable to. Be smart, and find something values more important than what is natural, we wont be hear for very long.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    Oh and I thought I might also add, jetman, what point could your life possibly have? Please tell me because I'm curious. Could it be putting down the people who are actually happy with their lives simply because of your selfish ego? Is it to have enough s* and natural stimulation that controls your pathetic life? The term "good" derives from ancient times when it had an actual meaning. Your definition of good has no value. Your use of good is nonsensical in comparison to ours. Otherwise what does yours mean? This giant mass of molecules shoved a few other molecules in another mass of molecules creating a surge of energy flowing through the two masses? What is the point? Seriously I want to know what you really think about this one so that I can understand what you are trying to say. Otherwise you sound idiotic when you don't back up your cases with evidence.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    Jeepers mister you'd like to take lil old me out? Seriously if I was a girl, what would your intentions have been? Angry s* after an argument over dinner? Sick pervert. No I'm actually a sixteen year old male with testosterone to spare, I'm just not the average guy who hides what he believes.
    And who goes right out and says they're going to convert someone so stubborn as you? What would you like me to say? " hello i will be your converter for this evening."?
    Why shouldn't I do it in a way so that you might actually find something you agree with and perhaps give it a chance by at least looking at all the other possibilities. But no you are so opinionated that you will not look beyond even your own statements. Thus might it have been a better idea to put you on slightly less of a defensive you are already in?
    Lets look at your statement against killing a woman. Yes I agree that this is a controversial statement, yet you have not even really thought about how it could be justified. Think about it psychologically, imagine actually killing a woman in present time. Though not all laws jump right to death row, imagine you are sentenced to death, but instead you wait years and years and years rotting in a prison shunned by everyone around you without a single pleasure of this world to perk you up. Then you are finally scheduled to die after the years of grief and torment from your piers. Death would feel to good. Imagine it in those times, though they didn't have high security facilities, a fine would do just nicely. Most people weren't exactly rich in these times, thus a fine would make you most likely poorer than poor. You are ignored on the streets because you are a shameful murderer, and you haven't even a penny to your name for the cheapest prostitute, eventually stealing would be your means of survival, then you come to the point in which stealing is what finally condemns you to the death you were probably already hoping for after the seclusion and grief of your actions. In my opinion killing a cow would be a much less painful punishment. Now did I miss anything on that subject?
    That brings me to the "bull***" part of our little discussion. Where is your evidence behind this cow turd? Doesn't this only prove that you are too opinionated and stubborn based on one set of standards you can not even justify? Does this not make you an uncredible source? I do not mean that I am going to believe every word I hear, that would only fill my life with more contradictions than I need. Obviously, but I give everything a chance by looking at all possibilities. I gave atheism a chance before, it doesn't have all of the answers. In a lot of cases the bible doesn't have all of the answers either, but it gives a lot more possibilities. This makes for better more fulfilling arguments in my opinion. Mathematical and scientific arguments are dull and limited, just because the universe is supposedly endless doesn't mean it's properties are. The beautiful thing about christianity (as well as religion altogether) is that you can argue about it endlessly. But only if you are caring enough to look at all the possibilities.
    Which also leads me to say that you must be absurd to take everything in the bible literally. Most of it is made up of poetic metaphores and analogies that can be interpreted in uncountable ways, and again, it was written by human hand which is typically filled with errors. I mean for the beautiful lords sake look at how many spelling mistakes are in my post alone. I can't believe all of these red lines.
    But the what is written as law is ultimately. Well law. Though a lot of times I disagree with them, I am still working on justifying them, and I am having a lot of success the more and more I look at all the possibilities. I've hit a lot of brick walls too, but I haven't given up yet. That's what separates me from you.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    Regardless of which context you used it in, I don't see how your statements have shed themselves of their empty and meaningless value. You seem like a smart person with your wide range of vocabulary and at least basic knowledge of religious texts yet you fail to realize the importance of each of these texts to not simply one religion. The bible was not written merely all at once in order to compose a series of laws to put people in their place, the bible is there to give the most accurate account of people who lived in these times. As members of a semi-intellectual race it is our responsibility to interpret all of these texts, not just one. And understand that these words were written by human hands with only the influence of God to support them, there is room for error. You are to realize the importance of all sides of all the issues in order to be true to a cause, or else you would never truly know if you were right or wrong. As a true intellectual you would understand the importance of this or else you live in the dark among these other aspects. But it does not seem that you have even tried to look at life through a different perspective other than seeing it as world of hypocracy and lies. Though I agree that most of it is a shameful world, I am looking at it through an optimistic point of view. Most christians muslims, jews, budhists, so on and so forth are looking at a beautiful future. Not beautiful as you consider s* and other natural stimulations which require instant gratification in which atheists with even the greatest superego can not control. The reason you don't control it is that you do not see the point in doing so, your life will be over, you are only going to enjoy what you have here. Fine by me if you chose to do so, and I am not here to convert you to see things my way, I am writing to defend our right to live without being critisized. Why do you care so much that we love a God who according to you does not exhist? Why do
    you care that we say things that to you, and pretty much just you, should only be said to a lover? To you christian music and its meanings are a joke and your handling them is, yes, extremely facetious and pointless. But in fact all you are proving is that your very life is a pointless joke as well, I suppose God does have a sense of humor. I must apologize for my
    "facetious" ranting. But I must conclude by saying that not only have you excluded all other important points of view but you have excluded other important factors as well that condemn your entire case. You have stereotyped christian bands in the sense of calling them music business whores, whether you meant all of them or not, it is not an effective case in which there is much evidence against this. There are all too many bands that are true to their calling and, though some might disagree, have gone "big" but still are christian based musicians. I am not afraid to say flyleaf is one of them. Take P. O. D. For instance, most people didn't believe they were christian until they arrive at a christian music festival to find that they were headlining. Though P. O. D. Is losing popularity, it never ceased to
    be a christian influenced hit. Not to mention switchfoot or relient K. Then there are the bands who are not necessarily mainstream yet are popular enough that a large part of the population has listened to them before. And these are people who aren't just religious figure heads, they're people who even as they are in retirement they are funding and creating
    mission trips as well as rehabilitation centers, shelters and even churches to war and poverty struck nations in Africa, Asia, or even some mishapen communities in the you. S. I agree though that there are many bands that use christian enterprise for selfish goals, but you are, how you say, "on the boarder retarded" for basing your analysis so broad. You go on living your lie, and you believe that everyone is as disgusting as you, but most importantly, have fun with it.
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  • c
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    chchchchandon
    Jetman and kardaine make a very valid point, that meaning we all have a bias before we begin to read something and it effects everyone in different ways. I can't help the fact that I'm not the one who is biased by filth and anger. It seems though that most people who are at least semi-competent would realize, based on natural fact though, what this world is made of. It is made of chemicals which are made of atoms and so on and so forth. S* is a way of reproducing ourselves and it is pleasurable because the body was made to make it pleasurable for natural effectiveness. We as humans have very few instincts based on biological engineering supposedly throughout many generations of what we call evolution. Thus s* is meaningless other than satisfying an animal craving, yet you call it wonderful. The way the bible explains it is that s* is a small gift, perhaps in order to help us live longer healthier lives, as well as relieve stress, yet it is abused and turned into a way of life. The same goes with alcohol, it is stimulation to the body because of chemical phenomena that takes place as you ingest it. It is no more wonderful than a bird taking a dump on your head. At least basing off the wonderful way you put it.
    But going back to twisting and distorting, we have done no such thing, and the words don't stick out saying " dear God i wanna do you so hard" that's only what they said to you. You have a pre twisted personality that made the lyrics sound that way the moment you heard them. Either that or you just wanted to have a different voice on the matter based on your idiotic principles. Try and see things my way and your way. I have seen things your way before, and I have found that there is a limit to this world by thinking that way. Yet you will never see the end of your craving for the norms of this world. The way you live you will only see that you will never have enough and your pathetic life will be over before you can satisfy your cravings. The people of Noah's time lived that way, and now they are neither here nor anywhere else for that matter. I have a place to go. A place not so great because it is infinite, but because it is not finite like your pointless reality. Do not tell me that I'm unlearned of my own religion, and do not call it a myth, then you would only make fun of your own kind. You will be a myth to the future.
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    Kardaine
    Seriously jetman I think you're one of the guys that grew up thinking that they were better than anyone else. Obviously because a Christain believes in something other than dirt they are misguided, blind and ignorant. Its always the same rants and the non-christains love to quote scripture and twist it for their own means and then tell us that our interpretation is "old, stupid or better yet sillier than a jew or muslim trying to interpret the new testament. A christain isn't just the new testament, for if it was the old testament would be, well. Left for the Jews. You can interpret this song in many ways, as with all songs. I'm not a fanatic about God but this definately leans towards him. Angels, white light, My hands float up above me I mean seriously, even if I wasn't christain I would think this was a christain song. Don't argue just to argue, it makes you look. Well. Dumb.
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    jetman999
    Wow chchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchandon. Take a breath. Too many commas. Not enough periods. There are several problems with your response. First and foremost, the fact that you are not going to try to convert me indicates you don't understand your own religion. You are commanded to try to convert me. Get it? Christianity is a proselytizing religion--just like islam. And please don't feed me the "we need to interpret all religious texts to arrive at truth" bullshit. Please. Christians don't use the koran or the writings of siddhartha to guide their religious principles. And they shouldnt. I admire that you fight for your convictions, but why would you resort to ad hominem attacks? You seem too smart for that (my life is pointless? Lol.). And by the way, just because you see room for error in biblical writings doesn't mean that most christians and/or jews agree. In fact, most see the written word of the old and new testaments as infallible truth. Which means that women are valued by god less than cattle (in deutoronemy, when god is giving law and punishments for crimes, he commands that if a man steals a man's cow, he is to be put to death. But if he kills a man's wife, he is to only receive a fine. Yeah. What a great god to worship--if you're a man). And I am accurate about most christian bands who have crossover success. Their lyrics inevitably become ambiguous. Oh sure, they might throw a bone to their roots by having one or two songs with unambiguous references to god or ol' jesus. But the other songs are written so that people don't immediately think of religion when they hear them. You write like a guy, but you "feel" like a girl. If you are a girl, your tenacious responses are cute. I would like to take you out sometime--we could have a nice talk. If you are a guy, quit "feeling" so goddamned much (again, I am being facetious with that remark).
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    jetman999
    Blah blah. I didn't say that my interpretation was that she wanted to have s* with god. I said that if it is about god, then she wanted to have s* with him. Obviously I am being a tad bit facetious. But if its about god, then why be so goddamned ambiguous about it? I am so sick of these "christian" bands claiming to be christian and to love god, and "we do it in the name of jesus h. christ" (the h stands for "heretic". Even jesus didn't believe he was the son of god), but they pick their spots don't they? In some interviews, they barely mention caspar the angry ghost, and in others, they can't shut up about him. These bands typically start out with more direct lyrics, clinging to the "christian rock" genre--after all, we all know that even the most successful "christian" bands are usually not very talented when compared to their pop/rock/country counterparts. Its easier to be a success. Less competition, weak competition, and a somewhat captive audience. So they start out as christian, cross-over to popular culture a bit, and then start to slowly shed the "god lyrics" (or at least make their lyrics so ambiguous that any claim that they are spreading "his word" become ridiculous). So. I will rephrase my opinion. The song is about making love to someone she doesn't see very often (maybe someone else in a band who is on the road. Or a soldier. Or a traveling salesman. Or santa claus (she only sees him on christmas eve, and their "secret place" is behind the christmas tree). If it is about god, then she either wants to have s* with him, or she (they) are another disgusting band that sells out their principles for a few bucks. Which makes her (and them) music business whores who allow themselves to be bent over the trough of jesus. When jesus commanded his followers to proselytize, I don't think he meant for them to be ambiguous about it. (don't you just hate proselytizing religions like christianity and islam? They are commanded to get converts--i am more tolerant of the nonproselytizing religions like judaism. Jews don't care if you convert or not. In fact, they would prefer you not convert). Chchchchchchchchchandon? Please. Don't try to explain evolution again. I think you might hurt yourself. Kardain? The old testament is the jewish bible. It is not the christian bible. Just because it is conveniently attached to the new testament in most printings doesn't mean it is a christian bible. Christians need to stick with the brand-spanking new, still-got-the-pricetag-on-it-ala minnie pearl testament. Muslims have the koran, jews have the old testament (along with the talmud--especially for orthodox jews) and christians have the new testament. But that's the typical religio-centric religion for you. Its all about them. God chose them (guffaw).
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    chchchchandon
    I feel you on my fingertips. (most likely meaning that she can feel him. Sexual though? Nope bad example from jetman.) my tongue dances behind my lips for you (i can feel the words coming that I want to say, and I can say them all for you. Again, another bad example from jet man, you don't have to be having an o*m to make your tongue dance. Just talk for heavens sake or sing, or do whatever.) the fire rising through my being" and "and I begin to fade into our secret place (a secret place is only seen as a place for bow chicka wow to the person with a dirty mind. Why couldn't she just want to hide and be with the person who brings her comfort when things don't go her way?) and as for the anger from the old testament, what's wrong with that anger? Don't you realize what the flood was for? We were pretty screwed up, and the whole world was filled with corruption, I would say it's alright for God to be Po'd. And don't even try and say that life is precious and a God who destroyed it is unworthy of praise, people screwed up, and we're not perfect, and he didn't make us perfect because he wanted us to have a choice. Being a good person and a true christian means to take the punishments for our actions, even if it's death. And if you wanna know about kneeling to a God in heaven and how worshipping something other than yourself isn't bad, I want to ask where in the bible does it say that we will have all of the pleasures of this earth? I don't think the bible said anything about things like s* and alcohol or any other natural stimulation you can think of making it's way into heaven. Thus there is no need for natural feelings as nature is limited and s* and alcohol are only fun because our body makes them fun, otherwise they are only chemicals. Not wanting to bow down is a circumstance given by pride, there's no pride in heaven. Heaven is a place of knowledge, and infinite joy, the pleasures of heaven are unimaginable to people so limited as us.
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    okayokayokay
    I don't believe you should be parading your religion everywhere. And some christians do that. That's why some people hate christians. True christians know they love God. They don't have to let everyone else know. And that's why this song is so good. Some people bashed Flyleaf for making Cassie b/c it was so religious. This song was meant for their personal love of God. They didn't have to say "i love God" in it b/c they already know they do. This song can be interpreted in many different ways even though it is about God. This song means different things to different people. When I first heard it, I always sang it because it's how I feel about my boyfriend. I never knew it was about God. But I still love the song. It just meant something else to me.
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    Cabbage
    Wtf Shes Talking About A Loved One That Died Dumbasses And Not All Of Thier Songs Are Christian You Buttfaces! And They Are More Than A Christian Band They Are metal And Rock This Really Pees Off Other People That Arent Christians Like Me I Love Flyleaf Even Thier Christian Songs And I'm A Protostant Talk That Way About Fireflight But Not Flyleaf (For Thier Non Christian Songs)Okay! Dickheads X(.
    -Cabbage.
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