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Switchfoot – Restless lyrics

I am the sea on a moonless night
Calling falling, slipping tides
I am the leaky, dripping pipes
The endless, aching drops of lights

I am the raindrop falling down
Always longing for the deeper ground
I am the broken, breaking seas
Even my blood finds ways to bleed

Even the rivers ways to run
Even the rain to reach the sun
Even my thirsty streams
Even in my dreams

I am restless
I am restless
I am restless
I'm looking for you
I am restless
I run like the ocean to find your shore
I'm looking for you

I am the thorn stuck in your side
I am the one that you left behind
I am the dried up doubting eyes
Looking for the well that won't run dry

Running for the other side
The world that I've always been denied
Running hard for the infinite
With the tears of saints and hypocrites

Oh, blood of black and white and grey
Oh, death in life and night in day
One by one by one
We let our rivers run

I am restless
I am restless
I'm looking for you
I am restless
I run like the ocean to find your shore
I'm looking for you

I can hear you breathing
I can feel you leading
More than just a feeling

I can feel you reaching
Pushing through the ceiling
Till the final healing
I'm looking for you

Until the sea of glass we meet
At last completed and complete
Where tide and tear and pain subside
And laughter drinks them dry

I'll be waiting
All that I aim for
What I was made for

With every heartbeat
All of my blood bleeds
Running inside me
I'm looking for you

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  • u
    This song means that he his seeing and feeling God in all his surroundings, on Klove the radio station he said that this song was inspired by the rain that was dripping down the windows of a castle in Ireland (I think it was Ireland) and the fact that each rain drop was striving to find the greater stream near by and that stream to the ocean and ultimately how God's presence is in everything that he created.
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    I think it's about how everyone is searching for something to fill the void that's in their hearts. As a raindrop is restlessly searching, we restlessly search. Some try to fill that void with drugs, s**, lies, busy schedules. But ultimately we're still restless. The only place to find our rest is jesus, and even believers, we will still feel that restlessness while on this earth. It will only be when we die and meet him in heaven that the restlessness will be satisfied.
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