My spirit is willing
But my flesh is weak
My eyelids grow heavy
And I might just fall asleep

Walking around in my sleep
Running into walls I cannot see
Falling and scraping up my face
Ignoring the softest spoken grace
How many times will I go and take the bait
Only for this hook to rip right through my face

How can I love you back
What can I do to show you
His piercing eyes meet mine
Please simply stay awake
Talk to me and I'll hear you
Don't fall asleep this time
Gotta stay awake
Gotta stay awake

Don't you see me reaching for you
I swear I really do love you

How can I love you back
What can I do to show you
His piercing eyes meet mine
Please simply stay awake
Talk to me and I'll hear you
Don't fall asleep this time
Gotta stay awake
Gotta stay awake


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    General Comment"How many times will I go and take the bait?
    Only for this hook to rip right through my face."

    xKissxHerxBruisesxon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure exactly what this is about, it sounds as if she's mentally/emotionally tired, or she feels empty, but she does love someone and she's trying to show them that they're keeping her alive but she still feels numb inside so it's hard for her to show love. i don't know, just my take on it.
    orgasmon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsome type of nasty habit...."how many times will i go and take the bait, only for this hook to rip through my face"
    where can ya get this song? the only cd i can find is their self titled album...and their ep with three songs on it.
    XxbreakingxxpointxXon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJesus says in the Bible, " your spirit may be willing, but your flesh in weak" it's talking about how you lose your way, ya know? "fall asleep" like you forgot Who your living for, or just lose your faith or seem to be focused on other things that you forgot about your faith..." my eyelids grow heavy and i might just fall asleep" you try but maybe your gave up and lost your faith or like hat i stated earlier and also " walking around in my sleep, running into walls i cannot see falling and scrapingon my face, ignoring the SOFTEST SPOKEN GRACE" lol not yelling =P, like i was saying, it's like if you made too many mistakes, you let yourself feel down and make yourself think there's no hope anymore and you forget, lost, ignored what God is trying to tell you, reaching out to you..." how many times will i go and take the bait, only for this hook to rip right through my face" its like you try to pick yourself up but everytime you think you got it, it falls on you again, it's like you feel like your being played at, you try and try and try and you only fall for the "bait" and make yourself feel low, and once again, fallingout of your faith, then your seeking God again and asking " how can love you back, what can i do to show you?" maybe feeling guilty for losing your faith, or maybe not losing but maybe you had found God and asking him " how can i love you back what can i do to show you?" and " His peircing eyes meet mine" He's letting you know He'll never fail you not matter what choices in life you make, even losing your faith in Him, it's like if someone said " look me in the eyes and tell me the truth" Bible says " God is light, truth and love" and God's saying " please simply stay awake, talk to me and i'll hear you" He wants you to "Wake up" really see whats going on around you and if you just remind in Him He'll remain in you, since we are given free will, he make are choices it's up to us to see if we follow the right path and that He never leaves you, but oyu can make the choice to leave him... and even if you do He doesn't love you any less, and "talk to me and i'll hear you" is like prayer, he always listens no matter what, sometimes are prayers aren't answered right away because He wants to know if you have Patients and if you have that it means you trust, cause if youd didn't have Patience and you were all like " why is this taking long" it's like doubting but He wants you to know that everthing takes time and He wants you to trust in Him, and " dont fall asleep this time gotta stay awake, gotta stay awake" the person is trying to be positive in remaining in God and not trying to forget " dont you see me reaching for you? i swear i really do love you" thats like saying " i'm always gonna be here, i'm reaching for you, i'm not gonna let you fall, i'll always be with you and i'll never give up on you, never" and the " i swear i really do love you" is like saying " after God helped you pick yourself up, your just saying i'm here to stay, i really do love you i swear" like pleading, like if you were saying sorry to someone, your always saying " i swear i'm really sorry" like foregiveness, saying sorry, confirming it, also to know more go to flyleafonline.com and go to "band" and click FAQ( facts, answers and questions, they'll confirm all this=P toodles! XD
    haydee_01on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentonce again.. about getting saved.
    arwsugaron September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhere do all these Flyleaf songs come from? I know some of them is from when they were PasserBy, I am aware I'd be unable to get them, but what about all this other stuff? I have both their EP and self-titled debut, but what albums do these seemingly amazing songs come from? Can you download it from iTunes?
    RockerChick777on October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hope all these other songs end up on their next album, that'd be great, 'cause I'm so buying their latest effort when it comes out!
    RockerChick777on October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo all of those people who are wanting to get ahold of these (rare) songs, I have all of Flyleaf's songs listed on this website with the exception of Life and Have We Lost, which haven't actually been recorded to my knowledge. So if you would like me to email them to you, my email is katiedid1991@hotmail.com. Just put something in the subject line about wanting Flyleaf songs so I don't think your email is junk. ;)

    As far as this song goes, I think everybody pretty much has it right. Great song with amazing lyrics.
    kaytahmcneilon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo all of those people who are wanting to get ahold of these (rare) songs, I have all of Flyleaf's songs listed on this website with the exception of Life and Have We Lost, which haven't actually been recorded to my knowledge. So if you would like me to email them to you, my email is katiedid1991@hotmail.com. Just put something in the subject line about wanting Flyleaf songs so I don't think your email is junk. ;)

    As far as this song goes, I think everybody pretty much has it right. Great song with amazing lyrics.
    kaytahmcneilon October 05, 2008   Link
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    MemoryI listened to this song when I was sick for a few weeks and during my birthday.
    I couldn't really open my eyes without getting exhausted. Some 18th birthday huh? and to top it off, my mother (actually grandmother) whom I lived with my entire life had just moved out and left me with my verbally and sometimes physically abusive dad.
    theusedlunacyon February 01, 2009   Link

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