this is me at my darkest
looking down from my tower to heaven
my reputation is what i am on the scale
in the eyes of mankind
the more i get beneath me,
the higher, and more out of reach
teacher, which of us will be the greatest

we will wear compassion
we will wear it on our chests
and sing with love at our throats
like a child, its all i know

Father, hide our hearts in you
lest we steal them back
and lay them at the feet of men
i know now that glory has not a place
near my hands or any man


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Love Jealous One, Love song meanings
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    General Commentsokhangpan is on the right track - more specifically, I think it's about pride.

    Good comment by thechungdynasty about the Tower Of Babel. People wanted to be build a tower to make themselves equal with God - classic pride. The disciples asking Jesus "teacher, which of us will be the greatest" - thinking about how great they would be rather than how they could serve. "glory has not a place near my hands or any man" - saying that though he may be proud and think he's great, he and no man should get the glory that God alone deserves. And "my reputation is what I am on the scale in the eyes of mankind" is another classic admission of pride, trying to look good in front of others.

    The writer is urging himself to be compassionate and loving instead of focusing on what others think of him and coveting glory for himself.

    IMHO
    OnDistantShoreson January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how the Title fits, but to me he is saying that he needs change by taking his heart and giving it solely to the Father, and he knows the fact that God holds what we need to walk in life
    Gods_kidon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think there are some tower of babel allusions too.

    "looking down from my tower to heaven"
    thechungdynastyon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he's telling himself "Love Jealous One, Love." But yeah, that's how I see it fitting in. He needs to change so he can love.
    epyon346on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about how some christians treat each other.. they get jealous. an example could be two people wanting to be a pastor, but only one gets it. but the GLORY that comes from all the ministries and works from God does "not have a place" near any man's hands.. so the title is "Love Jealous One, Love" because i think he's trying to get all the christians to love each other instead of being jealous. one of the reasons why i interpreted the lyrics like this is because he is talking about how his reputation appears to man, and he asks God, "teacher which of us will be the greatest?" in reality, all of man is equal, but we still strive to have this great 'Christlike reputation' that we shouldn't be striving for.

    [/my two cents]
    sokhangpanon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentColossians 3:12 - "Therefore as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves in compassion..."
    playitloud253on December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsokhangpan's idea makes sence, but i always interpreted the title as being about how god is a jealous god. dont know how that fits with the lyrics is the only problem
    Fingtaminateron December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOnDistantShoes got it! It does seem to be about pride.. and since we're all prideful and trying to 'be the greatest,' we get jealous when we see others being praised, and work harder in ministry but only for selfish reasons, rather than trying to glorify God. I've dealt with this many times, so this song hits home.. but things are better now!

    GO JESUS! GO ACB!
    sokhangpanon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really do love Cody's direct references to Scripture.
    "Teacher which of us will be the greatest?"
    "Surely, you will not die, eat and you will be like God"

    i'm sure there are more but i'm blanking out.
    lovesoamazingon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOnDistantShoes nailed it plain and simple. Another reference is the whole chorus and more specifically at the end when he says like a child, Mat. 18:4 "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
    bearyourcrosson February 04, 2008   Link

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