"Casting Such A Thin Shadow" as written by and Timothy/gillespie Mctague....
Speak up
My ears are growing weary
I'll sing this to the end
And watch the waves crash over me

Not too much to overcome with enough
Time to turn it all around
In a picture perfect scenery I've become a
Stick figure illustration

My eyes roll back and focus what's
Ahead
I can still stand if you lend the hand to
Brace me

I'll take this on my own


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"Casting Such a Thin Shadow" as written by Christopher Dudley Aaron Gillespie

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  • +3
    MemoryThis song is just so huge,
    and it has such emotion behind it,
    you can hear it in Aarons drumming alone.
    And when it all comes in at 3:00,
    everytime, I find myself just dropping whatever it is I'm doing and crying out to God with all of my spirit.
    And then I'm in Gods presence for the rest of the day.
    and there's no better feeling.

    So, Christians or even agnostics,
    give that a try!
    XjowellzXon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'VE BECOME
    A STICK FIGURE . . .
    ILLUSTRATION

    This seems glaringly obvious to me.. It's a symbol of Jesus hanging on the tree. In the song, you can just hear the roughness and agony of Jesus going to the cross intent on sacrificing himself for the sins of the world. "My eyes roll back and focus on what's ahead."

    "I can still stand if you lend the hand to brace me" tells how Jesus pleaded the Father to "take this cup from me, but nevertheless, not my will, but Yours be done." Here, the word "standing" may mean staying alive.

    And finally, "I'll take this on my own."
    Jesus, before his last breath says, "My father, my father, why have you forsaken me?" The word "forsaken" means "left". God had abandoned him- he was alone. Also, he is saying, I will take the sins of the world on my shoulders. The punishment for any sin is death (Romans 6:23). And everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23). To be saved, we must (1) make Jesus our lord and master, and (2) believe that God the Father raised Jesus from the dead.

    We would be in a pickle if Jesus had not done this for us. It's definitely great material for a passionate song.
    forest51690on October 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about life, obviously he was struggling at the time he wrote this song. He was struggling so he is asking god for a hand to get back on his feet!
    clintwheeler2007on March 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, we may have different versions because I hear this as:
    speak up, the years are growing weary
    I'll see this to the end
    And watch the waves crash over me

    speak up, the years are growing weary
    I'll see this to the end
    And watch the waves crash over me

    I'm too rushed to overcome
    with enough time
    To turn it all around
    and a picture perfect scenery
    I've become
    A stick figure, illustration
    My eyes roll back and focus, *not sure of this part*
    I can still stay if you lift the hand that breaks me
    I'll take this on my own
    I'll take this on my own
    I'll take this on
    A Boy Brushed Redon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think a boy brushed in red has it pretty good
    except
    *not sure of this part*
    That should be "on what's ahead"
    Metalcore_Manon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm almost certain it's

    "Speak up, my ears are growing weary"
    Eddy67on May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso "my eyes roll back and focus on what's ahead"
    Eddy67on May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how epic the feel of this song is. To me it sounds like they have some insecurities about there lives and where they are at and maybe they seem like they are stuck at a certain point in their lives and are trying to break the routine and make a change in something. I don't know. To me it also seem like they are searching for some sort of inner peace and worldly things are not bringing them what they are looking for and maybe it is something unworldly, maybe even spiritually. I don't what do you all think?
    dnask8on May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what they say instead of "morph" cause I'm sure it's not that, lol
    Metalcore_Manon May 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstead of "Switch your sides, switch your sides to morph"

    I'm hearing "Set your sights, set your sights to North"
    mlgxq6on May 24, 2006   Link

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