"Light Gives Heat" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matt Odmark....
Catch the rain, empty hands
Save the children from their lands
Wash the darkness from their skin
Heroes from the West
We don't know you, we know best
But this is not a test

You treat me like I'm blind
Setting fires around houses on the hill
But light gives heat
You segregate my mind
Burning crosses from your fears
But light gives heat

It's not the way to light their way
Boys in holes and empty fields
Oh, how good it feels
Lower class and understate
Empty promise, empty plate

You treat me like I'm blind
Setting fires around houses on the hill
But light gives heat
You segregate my mind
Burning crosses from your fears, your fears
But light gives heat, gives heat

You treat me like I'm blind
Setting fires around houses on the hill
But light gives heat
You segregate my mind
Burning crosses from your fears, oh, no
But light gives heat

Will you teach us how to love?
To see the things you see
Walk the road you walk
Feel the pain that you feel

At your feet, I kneel
I want to see you shine
See your light not mine
'Cause light gives heat
Your light gives heat



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"Light Gives Heat" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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    General CommentThis is an emotionally gripping and troubling song. It appears to be about Christians doing good work, but with selfish intentions - wanting to show the world how good they are and win brownie points, and basically trying to convert people in less privileged countries to a Western way of thinking, confusing American culture with the actual teachings of the Gospel. The song seems to be a plea from the poor and needy, saying that while they need food and water and the money that is required to make these changes happen, they also need to be respected as people who God loves, and not just as a means to an end. We have to learn how to come alongside them in their sufferings instead of just callously throwing money at their problems.
    murlough23on November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCharlie does a deft job on this track. Love the chorus.
    Celtic_FCon September 08, 2006   Link

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