This Is It, This Is It

focus on the horizon, men
should you grow seasick
but don't expect silhouettes
of rescuer ships coming

coming, they arent coming for us

we've got prices on our heads
and millstones around our necks
we try to live forgiven but they won't let us forget
the bodies we're still in
the bodies that we still war against

son, this is it, this is it
you're gonna sink for your sins
unless grace be the wind
son, this is it, this is it
we're all sinking for our sins
unless grace be the wind

forget about being honest
forget about being passionate
wear that smile like you feel it
even when you don't
forget about being honest
forget about being passionate
i think they forgot about Jesus
seeking us out

in the bodies we're still in
the bodies we still war

son, this is it, this is it
you're gonna sink for your sins
unless grace be the wind
son, this is it, this is it
we're all sinking for our sins
unless grace be the wind
to fill our sails


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    General CommentThis is what I believe this song to mean (I'll quote then give a explanation)


    Focus on the horizon, men
    should you grow seasick

    (we need to focus on God, even as we stray away from God or face troubles)

    but don't expect silhouettes
    of rescuer ships coming
    coming, they arent coming for us

    (Even though the Church is supposed to help in tribulations, I think this whole reference is speaking of the Church, and because a lot of churches are becoming corrupt and not focusing on God, we need to be aware that the church may not support us like it is supposed to do)


    we've got prices on our heads
    and millstones around our necks
    we try to live forgiven but they won't let us forget
    the bodies we're still in
    the bodies that we still war against

    (Jesus says that when we cause some one to stumble that it is better to put a millstone around our neck and throw ourselves into the sea, because it is better than what will happen when we are judged, again I believe this is referring to the church because it is plural "we've got prices on our heads and millstones around our necks" the church often times is not a biblical church and is causing people to stumble, referring back to the quote of rescuer ships, some times these "rescuer ships" cause us to stumble) And it is saying that we're reminded daily by our sins (this millstone) that we are still human

    son, this is it, this is it
    you're gonna sink for your sins
    unless grace be the wind
    son, this is it, this is it
    we're all sinking for our sins
    unless grace be the wind

    (Unless GOD(Grace) is the one driving our ships, we are going to hell. (again this is referring to the quote Jesus makes about the millstones)

    forget about being honest
    forget about being passionate
    wear that smile like you feel it
    even when you don't
    forget about being honest
    forget about being passionate
    i think they forgot about Jesus
    seeking us out

    (referring back to the church, a lot of people in churches spread rumors, they lie amongst eachother, and they pretend that they love God, even when they are living in sin, and they forgot about Jesus and are seeking "us" out. Which i believe he is saying the church has started focusing on themselves rather than God, and also maybe referring to the fact that they are trying to point out people they believe are sinning, and causing them to stumble

    References in scriptures:
    John 13:34 (the church needs to love one another)
    Luke 17:1,2 (millstone)
    Matthew 6:33 (seeking God first above ourselves)
    alibialibison July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty straight forward, Its talking about our need for Gods grace.

    " Focus on the horizon...." talking about the hope we have left in our hard times.
    " but don't expect sillhouttes..." state that the our hard times won't be easy to escape from.
    " coming, they arent coming..." no one on this earth can help us throught these hard times

    I'm not sure about the second verse but the refrain thingy says "Son this is it.... Your gonna sink for your sins, unless grace be the wind" its say that the only thing to save us is Gods grace.

    If I could get someone elses help, that'd be great.
    everglow16on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about works within the church, about the church's masqurade. smile even if you aren't happy, feel passion even when you doubt, lie about being good, even when your not...that when it all comes down to it we've gotten so concerned about godliness we've forgotten God...

    let grace be our wind, because thats the only way to get us out of this.
    to_save_madmenon June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's a quote by some theologian:
    "There's something narcissistic, in fact quite nutty, about being more concerned about godliness than about God."
    to_save_madmenon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel that.
    this is a reply to contact. their other song.
    cause its all about. not knowing if God exists and if its all real.
    is says.
    "God, could it be that all we see is it?
    Is this it?"
    and well. the title is. this is it...
    and God simply answers the question by saying.
    son, this is it. and so on.
    Djeanon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti doubt the song is simply about our need for grace. i think the majority of their songs and beliefs come as a response to christians. not that we need grace...we do, but that we seek people out and forget about jesus. jesus said to love god and love others. i am so sick of the story of god being about sin. the story of god is about love. everything falls into place. all the points in which you could say "what about this" all fall in line properly if we just focus on the point of it all. i don't think its saying we sink without god's grace...though we do...i think he's addressing a big part of christianity that is so focused on sin that they miss the point of God's grace. kinda in the same lines of addressing issues in a in your face, kinda sarcastic way like "hoard" and "empire" which are about christians who are misguided or about "christians" who either think they are glorious or people who think they are great when they're really dying inside. this is jumbled and what not but i dont feel like revising. hope you get my point. we need grace and we understand it so little. we speak for God too many times when we should be quite and let him speak and take it in ourselves. many of ACB songs address the flaws or misguided concepts of western Christianity. by the way...jesus was much different than what you would see in a typical American church. just sayin.
    bgiaco00on December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOnly 5 replies? This song is amazing...As Cities Burn are too good.
    formethisisheaven9on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about Christians not being transparent with who they really are/what they're dealing with

    "forget about being honest
    forget about being passionate
    wear that smile like you feel it
    even when you don't"

    I think it may also have something to do with people trying to earn their forgiveness and think you need to have everything worked out before you can go to God.

    "i think they forgot about Jesus
    seeking us out

    in the bodies we're still in
    the bodies we still war"

    I have a recording of the album release show and he adds in the song (please correct me anyone if you have a recording)

    "come on grace be the wind
    cause I don't deserve it, you don't deserve it"


    I think the main point of the song is that you can't attain forgiveness by your own efforts
    and that you just need to accept grace
    "we're all sinking for our sins unless grace be the wind"
    thefiresgravityon March 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with alibialibis.

    it makes me think we shouldn't expect others, or the church, or ourselves to fix our sins. and we don't even need to be fixed really. we just need god and his grace.

    so we should forget the "war" against our "bodies" (or flesh/each other/sin) and not forget jesus who is seeking a graceful, loving relationship with us.

    writelikenesson May 18, 2010   Link

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