Speak, and my heart starts aching
Reach and the numbness dims.
Beat, still my mind's uncertain
Breathe it begins again

CHORUS:
You are the one real thing
You are the one real thing that I know
You are the one real thing
No matter what the future brings,
You are the one real thing

Stay, locked within your presence
Truth, renewing my mind again
Rest, cause I know you're faithful and I
Trust, cause I know your name.

I get on my knees and I feel your love wash over me.


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    General CommentBeautiful song!
    SpLaTon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWe all knwo what this is about... GODDD!!! :) Yay God! I love You!
    Daniellio27on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song is purely about the presence of God...probably my favorite off their alien youth album
    PropertyofJesuson June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not a Christian anymore, but I still love this song, as well as the rest of the "Alien youth" album... It just had meant so much to me "way" back when.

    Yeah, it would be nice to believe there was some god who was so real and so caring in a world that seems to not care much at all.

    "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know."
    - Michel de Montaigne

    "Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour."
    - Robert Frost

    Sorry, I'm not trying to bash on Christianity or religion; it's just every now and then I mournfully reflect upon the religion that had meant so much to me, which has turned out to be just as mythological and preposterous as any other.
    mjohnson10on November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe best advice I can give to those that don't believe is this...
    "It's better to believed than to never believed at all."

    By not believing you sacrafice any hope of an afterlife and even if there is no God, oh well at least believing in something that didn't exist made you a better person at heart.

    When I hear this song I think of the presence of God and that no matter what happens in our lives God will always be the constant and will always be here.
    CJCSum41on May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGod speaks? And breathes? He's a "real thing"? Hmm...ok...I agree its about god...because i can't think of how love can "wash over you" without some spiritual religious holy light idea... *sigh*
    solsticesunon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I get on my knees and I feel Your love wash over me." I love this line
    SamLoser2on May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOr could be about gay sex...
    solsticesunon October 14, 2008   Link

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