"C.S. Lewis Song" as written by and Brooke Fraser....
If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
I can only conclude that I was not made for here
If the flesh that I fight is at best only light and momentary,
Then of course I'll feel nude when to where I'm destined I'm compared

[Chorus]
Speak to me in the light of the dawn
Mercy comes with the morning
I will sigh and with all creation groan as I wait for hope to come for me

Am I lost or just found? on the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me, is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?
Cos my comfort would prefer for me to be numb
An avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become

[Chorus]

For we, we are not long here
Our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it
And I, I was made to live, I was made to love, I was made to know you
Hope is coming for me
Hope, he's coming


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"C.S. Lewis Song" as written by Brooke Fraser

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    General CommentThe first verse is a close paraphrase of a C.S. Lewis quote from Mere Christianity:
    "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
    This is the whole premise of the song, that we are not made for this world so we will hope and wait for the day of the Lord, which we are at the dawn of.
    ultimateellioton November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love love love this song. I think the meaning is kind of obvious, but can be taken many ways, depending on what you want it to mean. :]
    Whirron November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLife is too short to live for our desires of the flesh.
    Life would be so much easier to be of this world, but our soul desires more. Life may be hard right now, but the dawn is approaching. With the light hope is coming. He (Jesus Christ) is coming to bring us hope.
    brrryceon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am not religious, but this song is really awesome...
    Kîrstinon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is a beautiful song, like Whirr pointed out, you can kind of take it to mean what you what. I love that about Brooke Fraser's songs.

    The piano is beautiful, okay the whole song is incredibly beautiful, I know I'm going on a bit but it really is. It makes me want to stand outside at night and stare at the stars and listen to it.
    undeniabledreameron March 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm actually not sure how to interpret this song, or why it's called C.S. Lewis Song, but I do know that it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, seriously.

    Like undeniabledreamer said, it makes you want to just go outside and stare at the stars. But personally, I think it's one of those songs that you listen to driving down a long highway, it's got that really haunting melody that fits the mood.
    xSakuraon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song, It´s just perfect, the music,lyrics Brooke´s voice, it´s just amazing....





    By the way.. Have you guys noticed that Brooke has the same drum sequence in like 3 songs? haha I guess that´s her style..
    CinthiaBassgirlon March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song, It´s just perfect, the music,lyrics Brooke´s voice, it´s just amazing....





    By the way.. Have you guys noticed that Brooke has the same drum sequence in like 3 songs? haha I guess that´s her style..
    CinthiaBassgirlon March 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit was the sound and the voice that drew me first.then i heard
    'if the flesh that i fight is at best only light and momentary'..
    i hear an echo;Switchfoot's Meant to live..AMEN!!
    purplieon March 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"As I wait for HOPE to come for me"....doesn't make sense to me...???

    It sounds like she's an angel doing her time on earth, waiting for her prison sentence to be up, so she can be free and return back to heaven.

    But she must be innocent though; i don't think she committed the crime, because she keeps going on about not belonging here.
    VonLemonicon November 21, 2010   Link

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