On this earth not alone we stand
Outstretched arm and upturned hand
Never knowing when the shakes steady
And 'till now we have seldom seen
And I will go if you go with me
Understand I will wait for thee
I'll try to catch up if you move quickly
If the rain does blow

And oh sir
If you ever lose your way
You can call upon this family
You can call upon this day
And old man
If you ever lose your way
You can call up on this family
You can call upon this day

'Cause you're my present my future
My lesson my teacher
Oh... My world is still
You're my God you're my guide
In my life I confide to ever shelter your will
And my words are forerver you're my blanket my shiver
Whatever you give I'll never lack

You're my chorus my refrain
The verse of my first pain
Let the voices come barrelling back

'Cause I can stand to stay right where I am
Let the water fill this hand
Bring it to your mouth
And pass beyond your lips
No gale can down this ship

And I'll stand on your shoulders
To watch us grow older
I can see us far along the road
As the trail grows deeper
your my giver my keeper
Laughter for years untold

'Cause I can stand to stay right where I am
Let the water fill this hand
Bring it to your mouth
And pass beyond your lips
No gale can down this ship

And wherever you go there you are
And if I go I won't go far
Wherever you go
There you are
And if I go I won't go far

And oh sir
If you ever lose your way
You can call upon this family
You can call upon this day


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Indian Moon song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is not religious in the least. Chad said he wrote this because a friend who was getting married asked him to.
    FoGownzon July 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFogownz is right. Chad wrote this for Sybil's sister Lauren, when she was getting married and played it at her wedding. He explains it after one of the live acoustic versions I have. Pretty sweet really. Of course, everyone's intitled to their own opinion though.
    Grbenn7on October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song, i cant quite put my finger on what it means all in all though... besides maybe loving God...
    kpyllaon April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSongs can always have multiple interpretations (which is one of the points of a site like this, and to forget that is rather shortsighted), but its original intent was indeed as a love song written for a wedding.
    AntiAlias02on July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSongs can always have multiple interpretations (which is one of the points of a site like this, and to forget that is rather shortsighted), but its original intent was indeed as a love song written for a wedding.
    AntiAlias02on July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about keeping yourself.

    "No gale can down this ship"
    9xoutofTenon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFoGownz, how is this song not religious? it mentions God flat out, and it was as you say written for a friend who was getting married, a religious ceremony in itself...so where does religion NOT play a role in it?
    mikemasteron May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all Mike, I don't think it's safe to say anymore that marriage is a religious ceremony in itself. Secondly, when he mentions god in the song he says "You're my God you're my guide." Thus he is not singing to some higher power but saying that the one he loves obviously has great power over him.
    zrisheron June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfantastic song, abosuletly beautiful melody. If you like this style, which I assume you do if you are reading this, listen to:
    1. Collie Man by Slightly Stoopid
    2. Any Dispatch (99% know that Chad, the lead singer, is former member of Dispatch, the amazing band from the mid/late 90s.
    3. Time by Nine Mile

    anyway, listen, expand ur musical horizons..be turned on
    goldenruleon August 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure anyway that "you're my god, you're my guide" is actually "you're my guard, you're my guide"
    15storieshighon September 08, 2007   Link

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