you have always been the best part of me

with my uncovered eyes
loose from lenses absorbing light
your hand is wrapped in mine
the sun set for the last time

carpet stains from coffee cups
thrown to stop from hurting so much
paralyzed I thought I'd fail you somehow
and let you down
but you saved me from death

awake and alive for the first time
joining as voices sing together
the same song


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    General CommentI thought it was "You have always seen the best parts of me"

    Anyhow, the missing lyrics are (at the end of the song):
    awake and alive for the first time
    joining as voices sing together
    the same song

    which I take to mean Heaven rejoicing as another soul is saved.

    Actually, doctors can keep your physical body alive for a time. Sometimes they can bring someone back from a flatline. They can fix maladies (like cancer) that would have killed someone, but the long and short of it is, everyone is going to die. There is not a doctor in the world that can keep someone alive indefinitely. God saves the soul. He provides eternal life. He does this through His perfect plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. When accepting Christ as your Savior (believing that He is real, that He appeared on earth in human form to walk in our shoes—to live as we live, battle the same temptations we do, and show us that it is possible to live a life pleasing to God—and that he died, taking full responsibility for mankind's sin, then rose to Heaven to be with the Father until His return), the Bible says all of Heaven breaks out into joyous song in celebration of another life saved.

    I understand that a lot of you don't believe in God, and there are good reasons for that—I'll be the first to admit that American Christians are sometimes not the best spokespeople for Christianity. But if you pick up a Bible, especially a good study Bible with footnotes and comments, then you will get an unadulterated picture of the true God; the God of unconditional love, patience, understanding, compassion, and justice. There is no substitute for life after death. Jesus is the only way to God. And the genius of it all is that He leaves it up to us to choose...
    dugfresh36on February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsong to God? i bet...pretty good song
    denmil24on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, i think this song is to god because of the line "paralyzed I thought I would fail you somehow
    and let you down but you saved me from death" i think what this is saying is that he was scared that he was trying his best to live for god and do whats right but he didnt think he was doing good enough.

    emery are an awesome band.
    applebuttazon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. But i disagree.... not all songs are about God.
    joshisapunkon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjoshisapunk hey i agree with denmil24 and applebuttaz so im curious if you dont think it has any thing to do with God then what is the song or any of the songs you say arnt christain songs about
    zanebob1234on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is missing lyrics....
    live*love*dreamon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with joshisapunk.... not all songs are about god... i think u all just need to be open to different interpretations
    one_eightybysummeron February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes.. emery and god hold hands and watch the sunset.. brilliant.
    nickjpon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti don't give a shit if it's about god or not - i think it's pretty.
    oh.pinknesson April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjust thought i'd let you guys know...the song is about God...the band confirmed it in one of their interviews. it was about a boy that strayed away from the Faith, and then decides to come back...or something like that >D
    rekker68on April 06, 2005   Link

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