We can fly with the wings of eagles
We can fly with the wings of eagles
We are peculiar people this I know
We can fly with the wings of eagles

We are peculiar people
We are peculiar people
We must set our hope and future to the sky
We are peculiar people
We are peculiar people
We will shed our human skin and learn to fly

With a word we can drown a mountain
With a word we can drown a mountain
Into the seas surrounding don't you know
With a word we can drown a mountain

We are peculiar people
We are peculiar people
There is more to who we are than meets the eye
We are peculiar people
We are peculiar people
And no one will convince me otherwise

We were born to, we were born to fly
You and I, we're summoned to the sky
We were born to, we were, we were born to fly


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    General Commentthe bible says that as christians we are a peculiar people.

    great lyrics. great live. just plain greatness.
    politik10on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure Meany wrote this song from a Christian perspective but I think they would prefer the song to have a universal meaning.
    john5304on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"We will shed our human skin and learn to fly"
    "You and I, we're summoned to the sky
    We were born to, we were, we were born to fly"


    I think mute math is talking about the afterlife.
    secondhandsmokeon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't think this is about the afterlife. I think "we can fly with the wings of eagles" is just metaphorical, talking about how much we as Christians can achieve. "You and I, we're summoned to the sky, we were born to, we were, we were born to fly" i think is talking about how God has called us to join Him in Heaven, and that we were born to be with Him.
    blondy269on April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep pretty much to all 3 of u - i think they are just saying we are all made by God and for God - to live our lives for Him so fly like eagles - free souring eagles living fully for their purposes - our purposes are to show God's love to the people around us - and worship God - He is amazing after all - He deserves it!
    Jowhatever57on May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, that's interesting, all four of you related it to the christian god. Personally I didn't see that at all...then again, I'm not a christian, so I don't notice bible references much. I think that it is saying that people can achieve anything, I don't think that it is limited to christians, I think that it is everyone, we as a whole, not a singular group. Similar idea though, just a slightly different view.
    Jaleekon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThank you Jaleek. I agree. Just have a bit more to add.

    I was raised Pental Coastal. So I'm pretty much brought up as a Christian. Although I lean towards agnostic more so.



    Perfect example here.

    So many religions could relate this song to theirs.
    Not just christianity.

    Eagles have played huge roles in many different religions.

    All the way down to Ancient Greece.


    Flying as well. Especially in Ancient times. In the age of "If men were meant to fly they'd be born with wings"

    Anything that flew was symbolic of a higher power. Birds would play a huge role in symbolism.

    An eagle flying with a snake in its beak would symbolize a warning.


    Not saying that this song isn't referring to christianity, but that it seems rather ambiguous to tell.
    And that many things could relate to this song.
    Many religions, and even outside of religion just plain people wanting to acheive greater things.



    Hell even the Wright Brothers could relate to this song if they were alive. :]
    YourEuphoriaon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh BTW, listen to "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. You can tell that song had a big influence on how "Peculiar People" was written.
    john5304on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song really does refer to Christianity, but in a way most Christian artists don't. Flying with the wings of eagles is a reference to Isaiah, and drowning a mountain refers to the godly power we have if we believe. I truly believe that if we had faith we could order mountains to throw themselves into the sea and they would do it.

    Find that message on KLOVE.
    jabeon September 28, 2007   Link

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