"Imperfection" as written by and John Aka Johne Battle/lary Battle....
You're worth so much
It'll never be enough
To see what you have to give
How beautiful you are
Yet seem so far from everything
You're wanting to be
You're wanting to be

Tears falling down again
Tears falling down

You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can I be somebody else
For all the times I hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart
In every hour, you're drowning
In your imperfection

You mean so much
That heaven would touch
The face of humankind for you
How special you are
Revel in your day
You're fearfully and wonderfully made
You're wonderfully made

Tears falling down again
Come let the healing begin

You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can I be somebody else
For all the times I hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart
In every hour, you're drowning
In your imperfection

You're worth so much
So easily crushed
want to be like everyone else
No one escapes
Every breath we take
Dealing with our own skeletons, skeletons

You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can I be somebody else
For all the times I hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart
In every hour, you're drowning
In your imperfection

Won't you believe, yeah
Won't you believe, yeah
All the things I see in you

You're not the only one
You're not the only one
Drowning in imperfection


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"Imperfection" as written by Jason Schwartzmann Alexander Greenwald

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    General CommentAhh... I heart this song! It just goes to show you, no matter what, God's always gonna love you!
    Dorkwad27on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah basically it seems to be about someone who thinks that they are worthless because they'll never be perfect. They wish they could be someone else and hate themselves. But God loves them for who they are he doesn't want them to be perfect because he loves every part of them including their inperfections.
    Evilsheepon May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're worth so much
    It'll never be enough
    To see what you have to give
    How beautiful you are
    Yet seem so far from everything
    You're wanting to be
    You're wanting to be
    (*I think hes singing about a girl whos depressed and doesnt think of her self in a good light.she doesnt see how wonderful she is*)

    Tears falling down again
    Tears falling down
    (*crying,obiously*)

    You fall to your knees
    You beg, you plead
    Can I be somebody else
    For all the times I hate myself?
    Your failures devour your heart
    In every hour, you're drowning
    In your imperfection
    (*she doesnt want to be herself she wants to change and be like everyone,she hates who she is*)

    You mean so much
    That heaven would touch
    The face of humankind for you
    How special you are
    Revel in your day
    You're fearfully and wonderfully made
    You're wonderfully made
    (*Hes trying to convinse her that shes speical and god put he on earth for a reason even if she hasnt found it yet*)

    Tears falling down again
    Come let the healing begin
    (*he wants to help heal her and make her feel better*)

    You fall to your knees
    You beg, you plead
    Can I be somebody else
    For all the times I hate myself?
    Your failures devour your heart
    In every hour, you're drowning
    In your imperfection

    You're worth so much
    So easily crushed
    Wanna be like everyone else
    No one escapes
    Every breath we take
    Dealing with our own skeletons, skeletons
    (*every one has prblems and secrets and even though some peoples(like hers)are worse we need to see the good in life and in our self*)

    You fall to your knees
    You beg, you plead
    Can I be somebody else
    For all the times I hate myself?
    Your failures devour your heart
    In every hour, you're drowning
    In your imperfection

    Won't you believe, yeah
    Won't you believe, yeah
    All the things I see in you
    (*hes begging her to listen and realize that everything hes saying is true*)

    You're not the only one
    You're not the only one
    Drowning in imperfection
    (*even when we feel alone and like the only ones that are a little different and a little messed up there are others out there to*)

    I love this song cuz i can realate<3
    Skillet is amazing<3
    <3
    WhenIamQueenon December 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about dealing with the fact that we ARE human. We're going to screw up. Even though we know this objectively, it's hard to deal with after we actually did hurt someone of fall short of our goal. All the other times we messed up come rushing back to us, and we think that if we had been a little stronger or smarted we could've done it right.
    chosen_innocenceon October 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about an eating disorder b/c of the line:
    "Dealing with our own skeletons, skeletons"
    It's a great song that I can relate to.
    aar reject girlon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song...its like 2 me that if you're human you're imperfect..you're born that way..but even through all of your mistakes that you make in your life, it doesn't matter, because God will still love you either way.
    .."You're fearfully and wonderfully made.."
    allalone414on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, I'll say that this is a great song.

    To me, this song is saying how imperfect humans think that they are.( I know it's redundant, but let me ellaborate)

    Just about everyone has looked in the mirror and been disatisfied. Instead of dwelling on the good, humans tend to dwell on every little bad thing they can find about themselves. This leads to eating disorders, or other changes(such as a girl dressing more revealing to get attention). This song does a great job of reminding you how amazing you are because you are made by the ruler of the universe to be so.
    1337l-l4x0rzon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthats harsh M333333. i dont think a Christian rock group (New Testament) wants Christians, and potential crossovers, to believe God will banish you to hell if you dont pay Him. notice the lines that say she is good and pretty and whatever.
    I as an Athiest still love Skillet cause im open like that (m333333 must be the less open kind... lol). but i still try see different messages. to me (Even though Skillet might have meant to portray God talking to anyone) think its a guy talking to this girl.
    she obviously doesnt love herself as much as she should, and he thinks she is the best thing since sliced bread.
    She wants to be perfect and is unhappy with anything less and believes she is worthless, but he says that she DOES mean everything, and the world to him. and as far as the eating disorder goes aar reject girl, you are way off. i can see why you are rejected, your special ed.

    "No one escapes
    Every breath we take
    Dealing with our own skeletons, skeletons"

    you heard the word skeleton and freaked out. ever heard a proverb talking about "Skeletons in ones closet?" it means that everyone has things they have to deal with, something they dont want people to know about so they keep them hidden (like you would hide something in a closet). So he is telling her not to dwell on those things because noone can escape their past and we all have them, no one is perfect. there was not any other part of this song that even mentioned anything at all about anything that deals with a dissorder, retard.
    AlternativeControlon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all - all of skillet's songs are my favorites. This song however is so powerful! especially in today's society. We truly are worth so much in God's image, but we will never be enough for the world to consider us beautiful enough. We (and mostly girls) spend so much time 'drowning in our imprefections" it's rediculous. This song gives me hope. Cuz I know I'm not the only one who has imperfections. and i know that my 'imperfections' will be made perfect by God.
    ourbond4everon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all - all of skillet's songs are my favorites. This song however is so powerful! especially in today's society. We truly are worth so much in God's image, but we will never be enough for the world to consider us beautiful enough. We (and mostly girls) spend so much time 'drowning in our imprefections" it's rediculous. This song gives me hope. Cuz I know I'm not the only one who has imperfections. and i know that my 'imperfections' will be made perfect by God.
    ourbond4everon July 17, 2007   Link

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