"Worlds Apart" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matt Odmark....
I am the only one to blame for this
Somehow it all ends up the same
Soaring on the wings of selfish pride
I flew too high and like I charus
I collide

With a world I try so hard
To leave behind
To rid myself of all but love
To give and die

To turn away and not become
Another nail to pierce
The skin of one who loves
More deeply than the ocean
More abundant than the tears
Of a world embracing every heartache

Can I be the one to sacrifice
Or grip the spear and watch
The blood and water flow

To love you, take my world apart
To need you, I am on my knees
To love you, take my world apart
To need you, broken on my knees

All said and done I stand alone
Amongst the remains of life I should not own
It takes all I am to believe
In the mercy that covers me

Did you really have to die for me?
All I am for all you are
Because what I need
And what I believe
Are worlds apart
And I pray

On my knees

I look beyond the empty cross
Forgetting what my life has cost
And wipe away the crimson stains
And dull the nails that still remains
More and more I need you now
I owe you more each passing hour
Battle between grace and pride
I gave up not so long ago
So steal my heart and take the pain
Wash the feet and cleanse my pride
Take the selfish, take the weak
And all the things I cannot hide
Take the beauty, take my tears
The sin-soaked heart and make it yours
Take my world all apart
Take it now, take it now
And serve the ones that I despise
Speak the words I can't deny
Watch the world I used to love
Fall to dust and thrown away
I look beyond the empty cross
Forgetting what my life has cost
Wipe away the crimson stains
And dull the nails that still remain
So steal my heart and take my pain
Take the selfish, take the weak
And all the things I cannot hide
Take the beauty, take my tears
Take my world apart, take my world apart
I pray,and I pray, and I pray
Take my world apart
Worlds apart


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"Worlds Apart" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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    General Comment"I am the only one to blame for this, somehow it all adds up the same, soaring on the wings of selfish pride i flew too high, and like icarus i collide."

    Icarus flew too close to the sun and his fake wings melted and he fell. when soar too far on our pride, it always turns out the same way, we end up falling.

    "to turn away and not become another nail to pierce the skin of one who loves, more deeply than the oceans, more abundant than the tears of a world embracing every heartache"

    This pessimistic world that dwells on every heartache has a huge abundance of tears. Jesus loves us way more than that. His love is stronger than our pain. Why can't the world see that?

    malli321on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is amazing. i am not much of a fan of this kind of music, my dad has the album and i have listend to it on road trips with him. but the lyrics are spectacular. my older sister hosts a fellowship group and we sing this song sometimes. i was invited to go so i did and we sang this song and i knew all the words but its sooo different once you accually think about it and sing it.

    Soaring on the wings of selfish pride
    I flew too high and like Icarus I collide
    With a world I tried so hard to leave behind

    man, this is like we all are, we try to do everything ourselves and get through life without god, but we are just borken and fall.

    I look beyond the empty cross
    forgetting what my life has cost
    and wipe away the crimson stains
    and dull the nails that still remain
    More and more I need you now,
    I owe you more each passing hour
    the battle between grace and pride
    I gave up not so long ago
    So steal my heart and take the pain
    and wash the feet and cleanse my pride
    take the selfish, take the weak,
    and all the things I cannot hide
    take the beauty, take my tears
    the sin-soaked heart and make it yours
    take my world all apart
    take it now, take it now
    and serve the ones that I despise
    speak the words I can’t deny
    watch the world I used to love
    fall to dust and thrown away

    wow this part is sooo great as well. so many of us just foreget how much God did for all of us, he is the creator of everything and he died for us! i cant comprehend that. and its amazing because once you start to get back with god you realize your world is turing to dust, nothing matters anymore but god.
    this song changed my life, and also just how we try and try but we cant get through life, we just need God so much, it makes me hurt when other people cant see that. god is super
    viciousquirrelon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song ever!
    godshapedhearton December 12, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song too!!!!!!!!
    I know EVERY SINGLE word by heart
    HesMySavioron February 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song too!!!!!!!!
    I know EVERY SINGLE word by heart
    HesMySavioron February 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentquite the lenten song, don't you think?
    skipon March 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the BEST song in the world! Everyone should know this song. It really means a lot to me.
    Love214on April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! when i really listened to it i started to cry it's sooo great i know the words by heart.
    sano_obon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song too.
    However I believe the line is "dull the nails IT still remains" meaning that no matter what we do we can't escape our salvation (the "crimson stains")
    anyway that's what i think it says.
    Georgeon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe melody on this and every other Jars Of Clay song is awsome, the harmonies are really really pretty, the guitar is awsome as usualy and the lyrics are to good to even explain, this has to be the most broken songs ever, broken as in admitting they are a sinner and just exposing themself to the good lord. If you haven't heard the StringTown Version I suggest you either download it or get the album because they play it so awsome live. When i heard it done live I started to cry because i was doing some stuff i shouldn't have been involved in, and this song honestly ripped my life apart.
    Rory
    seraphimcomplexon September 04, 2002   Link

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