You're amazing but you're taking too much time
I’ve only got six candles left
And I’m trying to keep this off my mind
It’s getting darker but it’s the way they make feel
They try to fill my head with questions
They all doubt you but I know you're real

If it takes time then I’ll be patient
Know that I will still believe
I’ll take your hand and hold it tightly
Because I know you’ll carry me

Take me high, Take me in, Take these last six candles
And when I’m tired, and wearing thin.
Give me the strength to carry on
Here I am, see my hands, take these last six candles
We’re moving on, we’ll keep, keep moving on

And I’m so thankful for every breath I take
Theres not a moment that goes by
I waste wiping tears out of my crying face
Don’t look so sad, you’ve missed the point
I’m still so glad I knew you against the odds
I’ll take my chances and burn this candle through you

If it takes time then I’ll be patient
Know that I will still believe
I’ll take your hand and hold it tightly
Because I know you’ll carry me

Take me high, Take me in, Take these last six candles
And when I’m tired, and wearing thin.
Give me the strength to carry on
Here I am, see my hands, take these last six candles
We’re moving on, we’ll keep, keep moving on

If I could ever see the way you understand me
When no one else can see it
I know you surround me
I’ll be the one who listens only when you tell me
Not walking but running, not talking, yelling

And they might never understand why I do what I do
But I can only speak my mind
And what I feel is true
I’ll take a vow to be the only one who stands if it takes
All that I am, I will be standing, there, there

Take me high, Take me in, Take these last six candles
And when I’m tired, and wearing thin.
Give me the strength to carry on
Here I am, see my hands, take these last six candles
We’re moving on, we’ll keep, keep moving on

Take me high, Take me in, Take these last six candles
And when I’m tired, and wearing thin.
Give me the strength to carry on
Here I am, see my hands, take these last six candles
We’re moving on, we’ll keep, keep moving on


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Six Candles song meanings
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  • +6
    General Commentyeah, the candles represent how much faith he has in Christ, and how God just need to take those and make them more. it's baisicaly about how he needs God, not nesacerily because he's in a bad place, but mainly beacause his faith isn't as it was when he first got saved. I listin to song ALL the time, it helps me just be focused on God. and when I'm in the tight spot where I need God, I listin to pick up my Bible and read John, and I'm like a brand new Christian again!!!!
    foreverHis888on May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti.love.this.song.
    no comments yet?
    that's shocking!
    this song is amazingg
    Jesus__freakon April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not sure about the meaning though.
    any ideas?
    Jesus__freakon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe each candle represents a year, like on a birthday cake. What I don't get is whether it is six years since he met God (although could be any loved one), or he feels like he only really has six years left before some deadline (like "I'll wait for you until I am 30" or "I'll give this music thing a try until I am 40" either way, he then adds "if there is no success, I am moving on, but I have faith I won't be").
    Marmot14on December 08, 2010   Link

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