The lights go out all around me
One last candle to keep out the night
And then the darkness surrounds me
I know I'm alive
But I feel like I've died

And all that's left is to accept that it's over
My dreams ran like sand through the fists that I made
I try to keep warm but I just grow colder
I feel like I'm slipping away

After all this has passed
I still will remain
After I've cried my last
There'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today
Someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

My whole world is the pain inside me
The best I can do is just get through the day
When life before is only a memory
I wonder why God lets me walk through this place

And though I can't understand why this happened
I know that I will when I look back someday
And see how You've brought beauty from ashes
And made me as gold purified through these flames

After all this has passed
I still will remain
After I've cried my last
There'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today
Someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

Here and I am at the end of me (at the end of me)
Trying to hold to what I can't see
I forgot how to hope
This night's been so long
I cling to your promise there will be a dawn

After all this has passed
I still will remain
After I've cried my last
There'll be beauty from pain
Though it won't be today
Someday I'll hope again
And there'll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain


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    General CommentJust reading these comments is really powerful- especially eriequiet's!

    i agree that this song is about any trial in life. God pushes us, tests us, and in the end uses the pain of it to develop us into His likeness (that is, if we don't jump ship in the process). As my pastor says, "nothing teaches you a lesson like pain. When something hurts, you don't forget it. Think about when you were a kid. Maybe you don't remember every second of summer camp, having fun with your frineds, but i bet you remember every single time you got a whoopin'! you even remember why you were in trouble..."
    People need to feel pain in order to change, and this is really relevant with regard to God, because, left to ourselves, being constantly blessed out the wazoo, we're the oposite of useful to His purpose, because we either take Him for granted, taking credit for our skills and blessings, or we simply remain stagnant in our faith. We never grow. So, yes, He could use us even as we're corrupted and sinful. But where does that leave us, as far as eternity? No, pain is something built into us to help us learn, to break us down to our most basic, incompetent selves, so that we can precisely see the power of God's hand as He swoops in at the final milisecond to deliver us. We say, "whew! that was a close one! i thought i was a goner." when in reality, His hand wasn't away from you for a second. and sure, it's easy to say, "there will be hard times, so that we'll be like gold that's been purified through flames." What we seem to forget sometimes is that, in order to be purified, you need to /go through fire/. And i think this song really was born out of that period when all you can see, and all you can feel, is that flame, and you want with everything you have, to just let go and quit. Whoever wrote this is blessed with an immense amount of couage, faith, and strength that makes for a mature christian who's as tough as leather, and shines golden from the inside out.

    ok, The End.
    jazzy06792on August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my 2nd fav superchick song. I can relate soo well. whenever ive had a hard day i just sit in my bed, listen to this song, cry, and talk to God. It helps me cope with my insecurities. I realize that everything that God lets me go through I can handle. I know that when I look back on my life I will know that everything was done for a reason.
    trixiepix_797on August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me think of Eating Disorders.
    Beauty from pain for sure.
    Feeling like you've died, from weakness, pain, and a social life.
    Even though you know you're still alive, still there.
    "My dreams ran like sand through the fists that I made
    I try to keep warm but I just grow colder"
    The dreams could be a goal, or a goal weight, and perfection. But when you become starved nearly to nothing, you are far from perfect anymore, so your dream/goal just slipped through your finger.
    Some Ed people, are malnourished, or emaciated, and are very cold no matter how warm they try to make themselves.

    this is just how i relate to it..
    ana_lollion December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. God says that through trials we will be like gold refined in the fire and that all things work together for good for those who are in him. good vocals
    headbangforjesuson July 22, 2008   Link
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    Memoryto me this song isnt even close to being about Eating disorders but everyone sees something a different way.
    this song for me.. its pretty rough.. from the opening line to the closing
    "the lights went out all around me, one last candle to keep out the night,
    and then the darkness surrounds me"
    if I could put into words how things were before I would word it exactly as she has.
    your life is falling apart and your slowly loosing hope and strength to move on, until you have but one candle one hope to keep you going and you throw all your last strength into it and it lasts a little while and then fades and then the hopelessness creeps in, I'm almost sad to say how much I can relate to this because after that hope was gone for me.. it didn't matter how hard I fought to keep going I didn't BELIEVE it was worth it. and eventually it culminated with my trying to take my own life by overdosing.. and God used an amazing "coincidence" to save my life.. I took 2 times the lethal dosage and because of a simple antacid taken for a "random" upset stomach earlier .. it delayed the medicine from getting into my system long enough for my best friend to quite literally slap me back to reality long enough to get to the hospital.. and now that I have come so far I can look back and laugh ( youll have to forgive my dark humor) because even though in my mind I "knew" I was going to Die,.. I was whining\joking the whole time at the hospital with her about how she didn't have to slap me so hard,even if I am a big guy it still hurt like crazy..she threw her WHOLE body into it and shes not exactly small. (she actually BRUISED my face pretty good and there was some blood) anyways moving on
    "I know I'm alive but I feel like I've died"
    couldnt be more literal. I knew I was alive because I shouldn't have been so I was rejoicing and was trying to turn everything around.. for example. the next day of course I felt numb but it was more than that.. for days and weeks even I felt almost ethereal like I wasnt even there.. like a ghost.. there where times I actually prodded myself to make sure I was real.
    "My whole world is the pain inside me
    The best I can do is just get through the day
    When life before is only a memory
    I wonder why God lets me walk through this place"
    I immediately realized how stupid and childish it was to try and give up on life.. but just because now I didn't want to kill myself didn't in any way lessen the pain that was now doubled with the shame and guilt of trying to commit suicide. my whole world was the pain inside my chest.. throbbing some times, sometimes stabbing, sometimes just utter emptiness ice. all I could do was just getting through 1 day at a time without breaking down. and I slowly pieced together why God let this happen to me, or rather how he prevented what I wanted from happening.. it was like.. I was throwing a tantrum, the alpha and omega came and sat by me and held me while I cried and spoke "I know you hurt so much and you don't think you can bear it anymore but I know you better and you can and will and I have a plan for you its going to be great! and besides.. I'm not done with you yet *grin*... yea I know.. I just drew a picture of God telling a joke at my expense.. but firstly.. my mind so I will picture it how I want so =P and secondly.. God knows each of us better than anyone else... so he would know that It I wouldnt be able to keep from laughing at something like that even while crying.. regardless of the situation, and of everything I know about God, something tells me he would want to cheer you up, just my random mind for you..
    but being serious again for a minute even though Its been 9 months... (whoah, creepy to the day aparently). there are still days when its hard.. and I feel like I cant go on.. but I find strength in God, through him all things are possible... and I'm pretty sure that when they say "all things" they dont mean "everything* *except inner strength and perseverance through hard times" when its said "ALL THINGS are possible through God" they mean ALL things.. so dont be afraind to just pray for some strength.. may not seem like it will help but.. Its God were talking about.. how can anything from him not help? this song is amazing I only wish I knew then, what I know now, but in retro.. God has helped me to have a lot of experience with this subject others may not have.. and I dont think that he has done so for me to just sit on it.. just like any Gift from God he expects us to us them.. so in parting.. I'm here if anyone ever needs to talk. or if anyone is curious for more details about my story.. give me a IM my AIM sn is "eriequiet" same as user name.. and secondly.. sorry I rambled so long hard to cut it shorter
    eriequieton November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI would love to hear this song turn rock halfway through a la My Immortal Bonus Track. it's awesome anyway, though.
    Mondenkindon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of someone who SI's...i can relate to this so much!
    butterflygirlon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with Ana on this, I also strongly believe it is about Anorexia. It's a very.. Sad song.. And it's hard to listen to, as I have someone close to me suffering from an Eating disorder.
    Ashley1096on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song really helped me when I suffered a miscarriage a couple months ago. So many of the lyrics really touched me, but mostly these:

    "And all that's left is to accept that it's over
    My dreams ran like sand through the fists that I made"

    Because it was very hard to accept and all the dreams I had for my baby were gone. But then "someday I'll hope again" is really fitting because it helps me to look toward the future.
    sweetiepieon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazingly beautiful and powerful. I never really listened to it until sometime within the last week when I was lying in bed listening to my mp3 player and it came on. It was the perfect song for what I was going through. My grandfather passed away early yesterday morning and I don't understand why he had to go now, but one day when I am in Heaven I hope I will know. It will all make sense someday.
    devilslittlesisteron August 29, 2007   Link

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