Daniel broke the king's decree,
Peter stepped from the ship to the sea
there was hope for Job like a cut down tree,
I hope that there's such hope for me
dust be on my mind's conceptions
and anything I thought I knew
each word of my lips' description,
and on all that I compare to You

[the preference of the sun was
to the south side of the farm
I planted to the north in a terra-cotta pot
blind as I'd become, I used to wonder where you are -
these days I can't find where you're not!]

mine's been a yard carefully surface level tended foxes burrowed underground
my gardening so highly self-recommended,
what could I have done but let you down?

the sun and the moon,
I want to see both worlds as One!

mine's been a vivid story, dimly remembered
and by the hundredth time it's told, halfway true
of bad behavior well engendered
what good is each good thing we think we do?

[find a friend and stay close and with a melting heart
tell them whatever you're most ashamed of - our parents have made so many mistakes, but may we forgive them and forgive ourselves]

the sun and the moon are my Father's eyes (x1,000)


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  • +2
    General Commento wow, i can't believe i never made the connection before:
    "there was hope for Job like a cut down tree"

    anyone remember their album title as "The Operation"?
    "There is Hope For a Tree Cut Down"
    theenjoisk8ron September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song starts off by listing examples of those who have strayed from faith, showing how the narrator feels these are his new companions after his own straying from faith.
    In the first paranthesized section, I think its almost like the thought of God is pressing increasingly more heavily upon him, almost sufficating him with the thought of his misguidance. He had talked about himself so highly that he set up a stage to fall down from. The narrator states that well meaning actions dont make for good actions. The last paranthesized part is the narrator finally coming to repentance and realizing that all people mess up, yet not outside of the bounds of God's forgiveness.

    The sun and the moon lines are connected. He wants to see his Father's eyes, as one. He wants to feel in his heart and in his faith the closest connection with God.
    JetstyleArmadaon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI understand where you're coming from, but im sorry to say i disagree with your interpretation. The list of people in the beginning weren't faltering in their faith in the moments Aaron's referencing. Daniel refused to bow to the idol like Nebuchadnezzar ordered, because he only worshipped God. Peter, though he got scared after a couple steps, took that step from the ship to the water out to Jesus, which was a huge act of faith triumphing against huge odds. Job had everything go wrong for him, but he remained faithful the whole time.
    The narrator is saying in his story about his garden that it was great, but something bad happened to it, and he assumed he had upset God. The Sun and the Moon are the two sides of God: the side that allows good to happen to us and the side that allows what we see as bad things to happen. Aaron is saying that both good and bad things happen, even to believers, and that this is all part of God's plan... we need to have faith in it though.
    breathingbywireson November 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVINES, THE YARD surface tending
    andreaaaaon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand was over Job like a cut down tree should be "and there's hope for Job in a cut down tree"
    tjwellson September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty confident he says "..what you're most ashamed of"

    with the one word changing the statement completely.

    i agree with breathingbywires.
    kristicationon November 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe the "see the world as one"
    means in faith?
    instead of people sinning, and satan, only see christianity. the people united as one through Jesus.

    just a thought.

    I definetly think the sun and the moon are good and bad. God's loving eye, God's punishing eye.
    wereshipon December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentre thought : the bible says when god comes back, we won't need the sun because the light of his glory will fill every crack and crevasse in the earth with light. (eliminating night).

    I think the literal meaning of the song doesn't matter. it's more of what it means to you. put it in your perspective and run with it, as long as it is backed by good ambitions. =)
    wereshipon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes this have to do with Aaron's parents being from different faith backgrounds? If i am not mistaken, his father is Jewish and his mother is a christian. Obviously he is heavily influenced by Jewish teachings and even speaks some Aramaic. maybe the chorus at least is about him trying to reconcile the two belief systems. maybe not.
    ac731on March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song is based off a poem called "canticle of the sun" by Francis of Assisi. thats the theme behind the whole cd.
    aperfectredcakeon May 13, 2007   Link

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