"Blanket of Ghosts" as written by and Dustin Michael Kensrue....
I've got a feeling, it's hard to explain
Feels like the devil rents a room in my brain
The things I'm ashamed of feel like dear old St. Paul
The things that I wanna do, I don't do at all

So bury me deep, cover me with snow
Wrap me in sleep, blanket of ghosts

Spirit is willing, but the flesh is so weak
I wanna kiss your lips, but I kissed your cheek
Hear my request, give this one on fair way
Please take me home before it's too late

Bury me deep, cover me with snow
Wrap me in sleep, blanket of ghosts

Wake me when it's spring time in heaven
The tears are all white from my face
Wake me when it's spring time in heaven
When I'm strong enough to walk in that place

So bury me deep, cover me with snow
Wrap me in sleep, blanket of ghosts

Wake me when it's spring time in heaven
The tears are all white from my face
Wake me when it's spring time in heaven
When I'm strong enough to walk in that place



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"Blanket of Ghosts" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commenti think it may be the tears are all wiped from my face
    bmac12caneson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard this song at first, I was confused, as well. But the more I listened to it, the interpretation that I got was very similar to The Neenja's.

    The first stanza is Dustin admitting his struggles with sin. He quotes Paul (called "dear old St. Paul) from Romans 7:15 "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." When we first hear the chorus, we are a bit confused to the connection as to what it has with the first verse, but it becomes clearer after the second verse.

    In the second verse, Dustin offers his ideas on how to deal with it. First, he mentions what we all try to do: implement rules on ourselves. "I want to kiss your lips but I'll kiss your cheek." This is a common technique that many of us try, but, as Dustin points out with the line, "The spirit is willing but the flesh is so weak," it usually can only last a for a short time until we give into sexual temptation.

    This is where the last two lines of the second verse and the chorus are extremely important. "Just hear my request give this one on fair way/ Please take me home before it's too late," and "Bury me deep, covered in snow/ Wrap me in sleep with blankets of ghosts" are both clear references to death. I believe that Dusin is crying out in this song, "God, I've resisted temptation for this long, now take me home to paradise before it's too late (and I give into temptation)."

    This same sentiment was reflected in Job 6. As we know from Job 1-2, he was a completely blameless man, but God chose to give him suffering. At the time, the predominant viewpoint of suffering was that "suffering was a direct result of you sinning." So, naturally, Job's friends were telling him to repent of his sins and his suffering will end. But Job did not understand because in his heart he knew he hadn't sinned. Then, in Job 6:8-10, he states:
    Oh, that I might have my request,
    that God would grant what I hope for,
    that God would be willing to crush me,
    to let loose his hand and cut me off!
    Then I would still have this consolation -
    my joy in unrelenting pain -
    that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

    In other words, it is better for me to die now, while I've kept God's commands, because the temptation is growing stronger and stronger and I don't know how much longer I can hold out.

    This is a difficult reality to face, but Dustin's hope in heaven is much greater than any of the fleeting pleasures that this world has to offer. It is a song of hope, but it's a hope not of this earth. "Wake me when it's springtime in heaven/when the tears are all wiped from my face/Wake me when it's springtime in heaven/when I'm strong enough to walk in that place." Notice how Dustin's hope is in heaven, not on this earth.

    This is my interpretation.
    wtm17on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"When the tears are all wiped from my face " is from, I believe, revelation 21;4 also
    k1ssesHiswordon August 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningTHIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT SEXUAL TEMPTATION.

    It's about something known as 'dark night of the soul'.
    It's a prolonged state of loneliness and hopelessness that Christians often go through.
    It's not necessarily a bad thing, as you tend to come out with stronger faith in the end.
    Google it, you'll be able to read more about it.
    Yellowcrayon26on February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song lulls me to sleep. Not that it's boring or anything, it's soothing and kind of hopeful.
    holdfasthope87on December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I could listen to it forever. I haven't unvailed a meaning but i'm sure when i find it, the song will be ten bazillion times better than this incredible song is.
    Ekl1pseon January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is another example of Dustin's genius. Something everyone can relate to as they struggle with their commitment to God or another I guess it could work too. but even though they want to live for God this doesnt make it easy and the song acknowledges our weakness as humans and he leaves it in God's hands asking him to call him and give him the strength to live for God. This is something i can really relate too and i think that is what is so great about a lot of his stuff is that everyone can relate it to their own life someway and even interperet the lyrics differently.
    bmac12caneson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means alot i mean as above the guy said it can be interpreted as many different things. For me its about someone who is strugglin through there life and looking for some faith, something, anything too believe in before it is too late.
    lostinpieceson January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means alot i mean as above the guy said it can be interpreted as many different things. For me its about someone who is strugglin through there life and looking for some faith, something, anything too believe in before it is too late.
    lostinpieceson January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's the age old problem, do we do what we want or do we do what we know we really should do
    fryboy85on January 29, 2007   Link

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