"Weight of Water" as written by Mimi J. Parker, Al Sparhawk and Zachary Micheletti....
Take a cupful from your hand
Wait for forty days
Make a river through the sand
'Til you're called by secret name

And the weight of the water
Has brought me back to this

Just leave me to the river
Let it cleanse my face
I have no power to ward it
Like the baptism of the earth

And the weight of the water
Has brought me back to this

And the step where you stood
As I bleed from the wound
How I cower to that weight
Still I'll make this water home



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"Weight of Water" as written by Mimi J. Parker Al Sparhawk

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    General CommentI don't have a clue; can somebody help? Still: it's a beautiful melody.
    boeloon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSolitude as a means to heal sadness.
    Mimisa1on June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about baptism and spiritual renewal, and the cost that it exacts. Mimi and Alan from Low are Mormons, and lots of their music draws on their spiritual convictions.

    "Till you're called by your secret name" (also the name of the record) refers to the new identity we are given when we are made new in Christ. "The weight of the water" is the idea that baptism is something you have to carry. It both frees you, and binds you in a new way of living. The weight of the water "has brought me back" to a place of emptiness, waiting to be filled again. "I have no power to ward it" - God's redemption has the power over me, not the other way around.

    "How I cower to the weight" - a lovely line - speaks to our fear at being so vulnerable before God. And the song ends with a confession of hope and trust. "Still I'll make this water home."
    zemccarton December 09, 2016   Link

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