I could not look Him in the face,
so I stood revarnishing the floor with my eyes.
He stared into them with this love so offended and profound.
He tore the center of my shirt
and red was bleeding through
from underneath the white clothes that I wore.
The fire of devotion was only an ember.
Alarmed at this sign of decay,
my legs gave out
because there was no self left to stand on.
Thus, my heart was grieved, vexed in my mind,
still Your banner over me was love.
My walls are ever before You,
still Your banner over me is love.
But it was Your kind arms cradling me,a criminal.
But it was Your kind arms cradling me, a criminal.
Oh wretched worm of a man that I am,
on Thy kind arms I fall.
I'm just a man.
I'm just a criminal.


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Declared, Bannered song meanings
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    General Commentmy favorite song in the world.
    "THE FIRE OF DEVOTION WAS ONLY AN EMBER!"
    bitingsnowon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI could not look Him in the face,
    so I stood revarnishing the floor with my eyes.
    He stares into them with this love, so offended and profound, oh!
    He tore the center of my shirt
    red was bleeding through
    from underneath the white clothes that I wore.
    The fire of devotion was only an ember!
    Alarmed at this sign of decay,
    my legs gave out
    because there was no self left to stand on.

    Thus, my heart was grieved, vexed in my mind,
    still Your banner over me is love.
    My walls are ever before You,
    still Your banner over me is--

    But it was Your kind arms cradling me, a criminal.
    But it was Your kind arms cradling me, a criminal.
    Oh wretched worm of a man that I am, on Thy kind arms I fall.
    I'm just a man, I'm just a man, I'm just a man,
    I'm just a-a-a criminal.
    rocknrollgirl47on May 26, 2010   Link

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