"Run To The Water" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
oh desert speak to my heart
oh woman of the earth
maker of children who weep for love
maker of this birth
'til your deepest secrets are known to me
I will not be moved
I will not be moved

"don't try to find the answer
when there ain't no question here
brother let your heart be wounded
and give no mercy to your fear"

adam and eve live down the street from
me
babylon is every town
it's as crazy as it's ever been
love's a stranger all around

in a moment we lost our minds here
and lay our spirit down
today we lived a thousand years
all we have is now

run to the water
and find me there
burnt to the core but not broken
we'll cut through the madness
of these streets below the moon
these streets below the moon

and I will never leave you
'til we can say, "this world was just a
dream
we were sleepin' now we are awake"
'til we can say

in a moment we lost our minds here
and dreamt the world was round
a million mile fall from grace
thank god we missed the ground

run to the water
and find me there
burnt to the core but not broken
we'll cut through the madness
of these streets below the moon
with a nuclear fire of love in our hearts

yeah, I can see it now lord
out beyond all the breakin' of waves
and the tribulation
it's a place and the home of ascended
souls
who swam out there in love!

run to the water
and find me there
burnt to the core but not broken
we'll cut through the madness
of these streets below the moon
with a nuclear fire of love in our hearts
rest easy baby, rest easy
and recognize it all as light and rainbows
smashed to smithereens and be happy
run to the water (and find me there)
run to the water


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"Run to the Water" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General Commenti love, 'dont try to find the answer when there aint no question here' thats the best line
    sexysoccerchicon August 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhy do some people want to pigeon hole Ed or Live as Christian or whatever? I've always gotten from all of them that they don't see themselves as religious but as spiritual - or that spirituality takes precedence. Ed cites many different religions and traditions in his song lyrics. The one song he wrote for his daughters mentions Jesus and Buddha.
    SangyeDolmaon July 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti watched an interview with Ed, and he said this song is - surprise surprise, about spirituality. I'd explain more in detail, but I'd probably misquote him and screw up the meaning. The interview is on the DVD that comes w/ the greatest hits.

    This song has meant several things to me at several points in my life. As I've grown spiritually, I'd pick up on new lyrics and themes in the song which previously meant nothing. Incredible song, in fact, this whole album is outta this world.
    sellingThDramaon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is talking about the way our world is today. How love is so easily taken for granted. How we want what we can't have until we get it." Babylon is every town" it's as crazy as it's ever been, loves a stranger all around. I think he is saying we are self destructing and love has no value anymore to most people. In a moment we lost our minds here, and lay our spirits down, I believe is talking about losing ones faith. And I think he is running to the water to cleanse himself of sin. He's burnt to the core but not broken, which means he's trying to fix himself. In all, I think it's about someone trying to find a reason to have faith and hope again.
    tracy12127on May 13, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song! Beautiful lyrics. One of the best of Live's songs, I think.

    Seems like no one has heard of it, though. I think maybe it's unpopular because the music video was bad. For whateaver reason, this never got played on the radio much.
    Navigatoron July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere was a music video? ah man. this is one of my favorite songs from Live, along with Dance with You. but its a great song, and the lyrics are really amazing. my favorite part is "we lived a thousand years, all we have is now". its so beautiful
    Melison July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love "burnt to the core but not broken".
    leaneyson August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutley love this song! My own interpertation is it talking about a spiritual sort of cleansing. its beautiful
    rockinangel26on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe reason this song was not played on the radio, is becuase the begining lyrics, (and i mean right in the begining) are intended soley for live fans, and anybody who is not familiar with Live would become uncomfortable listening to them and would believe them to be phony lyrics.... To emotional in the begining for non-live fans.
    BeautifulSoundon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat??
    Kryptonicbombon June 28, 2003   Link

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