Daddy was a preacher
She was his wife
Just tryin to make the world a little better
You know, shine a light
People started talking
Trying to hear their own voice
Those people tried to accuse my father
Said he made the wrong choice
Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed

Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

Even if the Earth crumbles under my feet
Even if the ones I love turn around and crucify me
I won’t never ever let you down
I won’t fall
I won’t fall
I won’t fall as long as you’re around me

Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water


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    General CommentI am not sure about the first paragraph, but I think this song...to me..is about how God can wash out all your dirt. No matter what happens he is always there to forgive you
    redbrickon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing the first paragraph is about his dad being a preacher. The church was his wife. And apparently he had people telling him he made the wrong choice by becoming a preacher. He could have done this or that, but he decided to be a preacher. These people probably didn't believe in God. That's what I get from it.
    sam98034on June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWith Jesus nothin can harm him he is just washed by the water
    cheeseninjaon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust a hunch, but I think the "father" that he's talking about in the first paragraph is God. I agree, the Church is his "wife". God comes to the world in the form of Jesus, Jesus chooses to make Himself a sacrifice for all of mankind. Many people accuse Jesus of making the wrong choice, they say He should have fought them in this world. But as the song says, "Those people have long since gone, My father never failed."

    Beautiful song.
    LaBradford22on May 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas I listened to this song for the first time, I felt a chill over my body.
    This song has a very powerful message and it's been a long time ago since the last time I was moved by a song.

    It's a really great song.

    bear_hug20on May 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti read that this song is about his dad being wrongly accused of something by the church and how he got throught it. anyway really awesome song, makes me think of how baptism symbolizes Jesus washing away our sins.
    funkyjammieson June 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI know for fact Bo & Bear Rinehart wrote this about their father. I've seen them live 3x's and each time before they did this song they have said it was about their dad.
    KissOnTheNeck85on December 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell this song is about his life. First paragraph is about his family. this song talk about how the world is changing and how his dad stayed faithful to Christ. Also, it simply is saying when things go bad he won't let go of Christ.
    rehabrebelJesusFreakon August 14, 2011   Link

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