"Does Anybody Hear Her" as written by and John Mark Hall....
She is running
A hundred miles an hour
In the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyons ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She's another two years older and she's three more steps behind

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home
She is searching
For a hero to ride in,
To ride in and save the day
And then walks in her prince charming
And he knows just what to say
A momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

If judgment looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Who can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her

If judgment looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Who can't see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her
Never even met her

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she's going down today?
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that's tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her?
Can anybody see?

He is running a hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction


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"Does Anybody Hear Her" as written by John Mark Hall

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    General CommentThis song talks about a girl who has lost her way a bit. She thinks she will gain acceptance in the eyes of others for her "misadventures", but it does nothing for her except losing her innocence (two years older) and taking her further away from the real issue (three more steps behind).

    She wants acceptance, and the church should be the place to go, but the song describes how many people can't see past the flaws in each one another, and with people like this in the church, what chance has she got of acceptance. I kinda got the feeling she was looking for repentance as well. She thought she had her life back on track when she found a 'nice Christian boy', but he only had one thing on his mind, and she falls even further back. Its a sad but challenging song, to show us that underneath, we are all the same, because we all make mistakes. Don't judge a book etc... and don't judge others on their past.
    jayjay2on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know we all can think of a time where if we put our names in the place of "she" and it would be absolutly correct. It's about being lost and just searching for some kind of meaning in life - God.
    At least thats my take on it. Beautiful song also.
    XxbrokendreamexXon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how this girl goes to church searching for somthing more yet people ignore her and she is lonely. It is a cry for christian to truly love each other as god has told us to. We should love them more than we love ourselves. cheack out stained glass masquerade
    happymikon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjudgement.
    compassion.
    mercy.
    second-chances.
    grace.

    Thats what I get. It makes a bit more sense if you've read The Scarlett Letter. Summary: a young woman in a Puritan society (1700s) becomes pregnant. Since it was such a crime back then, she was forced to wear a scarlett letter "A" (for Adultry) to show her sin. Ironically, the father of the baby is the minister.
    so its basically: judge not lest ye be judged.
    LastConservativeon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with LastConservative's interpetation. This is a very personal song for me. The first time I heard it, I actually started crying. I replace the "she" with my sister because, well, she's basically in a situation similar to this song. This song gave me alot of strength to have faith that my sister is, one day, going to be a Christian. Amazing song
    WishingForYouon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis girl is in a crowd of people who are just as lonely as she is because there is no trust in each other because there is no trust in God. They all judge each other so no one trusts. They judge people as they come into their *church* and they won't hear what she needs, she needs a person to trust in and the only one she will find is God but she doesn't think that he will even listen to her because of this thing that is making her go down. And so she just decides to run the opposite way because she sees this life as no way to live so she runs the *wrong* way, sometimes we don't realize that the way we judge people could hurt them enough to turn them from Christ, so the next time you want to judge someone think twice before you do, you could be bringing someone down when they are already on their knees.
    parkyon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt means we shouldn't look down on others because we are christians and they aren't. We could be in the same boat they are, and most of us probably were. But because we won't help them, these people will be lost.
    bookwurm2010on January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShes stuck in darkness searching for a light to bring her peace
    white_stone_3on January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok. so basically ive heard from the lips of mr.mrk(lead singer) that this song was written about a girl in his home youth group who had sex at a young age because she was seeking attention that she "wasnt gettng at home". when she came to the youth group some people judged her by my mistakes and she was just seeking acceptance. like the song says , her "prince charming" road in and knew the right words and right moves and she was decived. she was actually a christian that made a bad decision. mr.mark's home church is Eagles Landing in Georgia. the band grew up at ELCA(Eagles Landing Christian Academy). My friends went there and have hung out with the band personally. this song really speaks to me. i love the meaning and how hes saying that not everyones perfect so dont judge people.
    xXjeXmordsXxon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song brought tears to my eyes the very first time I heard it. It made me think of my brother, who died in a car accident on April 28, 2006 (last year). I would like to begin by saying that there are two lines missing at the end of the lyrics to this song: HE IS RUNNING, A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
    The reason I tell you all this - is because this song is speaking of PEOPLE who are lost and hurting and searching for the love of God - although they may not even know that THAT is what they are looking for. My brother was in so much pain, hurting inside. He was different and people judged him. That must have hurt. He was lost. He wanted God but couldn't seem to find Him. I know that he did when he went to be with Jesus...
    Unfortunately, people judge others - instead of opening their hearts to them. My brother was searching and this song makes me feel his pain and realize how very important it is to be there for those who are searching and to try and understand the pain they are feeling...
    Do not judge, but instead, open your hearts to people and help them see who Jesus is through your actions and the words you speak.
    hfaith209on February 14, 2007   Link

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