"Us" as written by and Matthew Preston Slocum....
I know we often feel the rub of love
That we don't always fit quite hand in glove
But we live inside of a mystery
And my heart often fails to contain

And I know that words are not enough
When I think of all the endless love
That you give to me in my time of need
Boy, it's high time these words were said [will sell]

Ask for my hand you know I'll give it
And if you're cold I give you warmth
And I don't care if it's unfair

'cause I would sacrifice myself
Now that I know
The only thing that matters
Us [Repeats]

It's hard to say what road we're traveling down
Sometimes it leads us to some awful towns
But we somehow keep, both our hands and feet
On the floorboard and the steering wheel

Ask for my hand, you know I'll give it
And if you're cold I give you warmth
And I don't care if it's unfair

'cause I would sacrifice myself
Now that I know
The only thing that matters
Us [Repeats]

There was a time I lost my, eyes
There was a day I wasted
Too much of your golden light

Ask for my hand
You know I gave it I give you warmth
And I don't care if it's unfair

'cause I would sacrifice myself
Now that I know
The only thing that matters
You're the only that matters
You're the only that matters

Us [Repeats]


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"Us" as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

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    General CommentThat no matter the problems and the differences, the love couple always find themselves in control and the mystery of love keep them together making them or ''us'' the only thing that matters.
    cranberrydudeon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song seems to describe certain community dynamics. First clue is the title "Us". Granted, that could still pertain to just two people, but other clues that it's about a larger corporate community lie in the description of practical love that the first Christians in the book of Acts shared with one another:

    -Sharing things in common - "you give to me in my time of need"

    -The newness and mystery surrounding the Holy Spirit's spread of this new faith - "we live inside of a mystery that my heart often fails to contain"

    -The sacraficing of self being one of the central principles Christ taught his disciples as emulated by the chorus.

    -The idea of a socialist or communist community often associated with the first church in Acts - "I don't care if it's not fair (in other words, in context of the chorus, it's okay with me if I'm not getting my fair share)... now that I know the only thing that matters: us." The community is more important than the individual members.

    -The disciples never knew where they would be led to preach the gospel next, they were just following the Holy Spirit's leading, and oftentimes that led them to places where they endured harsh persecution - "It's hard to say what road we're traveling down, sometimes it leads us through some awful towns."

    -And finally, the last stanza seems to be speaking straight from the perspective of the apostle Paul, the greatest champion of the earliest Christian missionary endeavors who was blinded on the road to Damascus, where he realized how much of his former zealotry was wasted in persecuting the church before his conversion - "There was a time I lost my eyes. There was a day I wasted too much of your golden light."

    The evidence seems strong that this song describes several different facets of the early spread of Christianity from the book of Acts.
    earthenvesselon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis pretty much seems to be a song directly about love. It is very true that there was a lot of love in the original groups of followers of Jesus, and that is the way it should be, but that is not what this song is talking about. It's a song about love between two people -- there is no need to attempt to further spiritualize it, as love between two people is a thing God takes very seriously. He gave us a song about it, for crying out loud lol.
    tfkillzoneon October 27, 2010   Link

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