"This Is Who We Are" as written by and Samuel Nicholas Hipa Jordan D. Mancino....
Now this is who we are
I am no one
I am no one's hero
I am no one

For we are not the giant men
That some may think
You are faithful when we are not
So I'd like to tell this story the way it is meant to be

Without the burden that's in our hearts
None of us would have ever found you
You are faithful when we are not
You began a work that only you can complete

Now this is who we are
I'll never know the answers
And I'll always wonder why

Now this is who we are
I'll never know the answers
And I'll always wonder why

Why we're given grace we'll never deserve?
And a second chance that we will never earn
For there is nothing I can do to save myself
For there is nothing I can do

Now this is who we are
I'll never know the answers
And I'll always wonder why

Now this is who we are
I'll never know the answers
And I'll always wonder why
And I'll always and I'll always wonder why

Now this is who we are
I'll never know the answers
And I'll always wonder why

You have let me start again
I'd rather be called weak
Than die thinking I was strong


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"This Is Who We Are" as written by Phillip J. Sgrosso Jordan D. Mancino

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    General CommentThis is my favorite AILD song. I love the meaning and the piano part at the end gives me chills! I love it!!
    XmeatXloafXfreakXon January 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think he says, "And I've always wondered why," instead of, "And I'll always wonder why." I don't know. It sounds like both.
    FearAllWithinon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti considered that, but in the line before that he says "I'll", obviously referring to the future, so i went with that
    kingh44on August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a brilliant song. The piano outro adds so much to it, and the vocals are incredible. Speaking of which, is that Tim singing in the chorus? Because Josh isn't credited for this track in the album liner notes, and that's definitely a new voice.

    Lyrically, I think this is the same areas that As I Lay Dying like to focus on. Human beings are thoughtless, selfish and undeserving of God's grace, and yet, he continues to bestow it upon us. So Tim is saying that he will embrace this redemption with open arms, adding that he doesn't care how weak others may ridicule him as.
    xNo.Transitoryon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentxNo.Transitory, I was wondering the same thing. No one (other than Tim) is credited to the clean vocals just like Nothing Left.

    Also I heard Tim was trying to streer away from Christian related lyrics on this album, for fear of alienating (sp?) some of their fans.
    TheJesuson December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTheJesus, you couldn't be further away from the truth, with this album Tim deliberately focusses on the difference between us Christians and the rest of the world (An Ocean between us). This album is by far their most 'Christian' album,

    Thats why this is their best album, thus far. Anyway whoever is singing in those two songs (Nothing Left and This is who we are) should sing a lot more.

    This song specifically means a lot to me as the youth of today does not know who they are or were they fit in, As I Lay Dying knows exactly that, we are lost and without God's grace and mercy we are nothing. There is a lot of question that we will never know the asnswers of but as Tim said, I'd rather be called week than die thinking i was strong...
    Mordecai.XIon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust because it's their "most christian" album doesnt mean it's their best. yeah it's excellent, but frail words collapse was really good too with ripe, new material at the time. and it was raw as fuck. but anyways, yes Lambesis sings on Nothing Left and This Is Who We Are
    charliewarneron January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe only six people have commented on this song so far. its one of the best ever, i especially like how they end each chorus with a low scream in addition to the clean vocals.
    ultra_blueon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust a shot in the dark, but I think this song might be about accepting undeserved salvation from God.
    ASweetNoobon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas the bible itself says...

    "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
    livinlovinnrockinon March 12, 2009   Link

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