what looks like failure is success
and what looks like poverty is riches
when what is true looks more like a knife
it looks like you’re killing me
but you’re saving my life

but i give myself to what looks like love
and i sell myself for what feels like love
and i pay to get what is not love
and all just because i see things upside down

what looks like weakness can do anything
and what looks like foolishness is understanding
when what is powerful has not come to fight
it looks like you’re going to war
but you lay down your life

what looks like torture is a time to rejoice
what sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
when what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
and i say i don’t know you
but you say it’s finished
when what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
and i say i don’t know you
but you say it’s finished


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    General CommentThis is a great song that seems oft overlooked (actually thats true of this entire cd but anyways). Derek is drawing attention to how our values are so different from what God values and that God's weakest and most foolish moment are infinitely wiser and stronger than anything we can understand. Its amazing how God can take what looks to us (who see things upside down) like foolishness and weakness (Jesus death on the cross) and turn it around into something so amazing that shames the wise and strong men so that none can boast in his presence but all may enter in by grace through faith alone.
    reytimon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough this song gives the album "I See Things Upside Down" its title, the song title is actually "What Is Not Love".
    murlough23on November 09, 2007   Link

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