Sometimes I wonder where you're coming from
When you roll in like thunder just to turn around and run
It's a good thing I don't need you to stay

You smell like moonlight and early morning rain
Pray til a fool but surrender to your pain
Or find a cure for your decay

[Chorus:]
You're at your best with an ache in your chest
And that worn out old song that you play
Only Jesus and you who long to teach us
Should know and be left to betray

I don't know the answer but I know who to blame
You can choose the dancer if you could choose the flame
I think you'll find they're one in the same
It doesn't have to be this way

[Chorus]

I don't know the answer but I know who to blame
Pray til a fool but surrender to your pain
It's a good thing I don't need you to stay

Sometimes I wonder where you're coming from
When you roll in like thunder just to turn around and run
It's a good thing I don't need you to stay
It doesn't have to be this way



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    My Opinioninteresting, I would have to wager that this may be about a lover that has so much emotional baggage, but passes themselves off as having a great amount of wisdom gained through the pain of their past, a past that they cannot, or will not let go of. As its commonly known this obviously affects the current relationship in a negative way, so much so that every relationship is doomed until they let this old pain go, just a guess though, I certainly do hope this song gets more comments I am interested to hear what people think
    dynox9on September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was baffled until I read dynox's explanation, so I'll subscribe to it.

    This was an interesting part to me:

    Only Jesus and you who long to teach us
    Should know and be left to betray

    Jesus was betrayed by Judas. Only Jesus and the addressed character get to know things and be betrayed by others. It seems like a sorely sarcastic line.
    Jesdiscipleon April 29, 2011   Link

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