You and I meet
On the shores of the broken
You swallow the ocean
I Swallow my pride
Only to see
The way that I need you
Is more than I knew
I ever could

In between the ashes and the flames
Is a cry an awkward silence
Could never contain
And the falling of my hammers
And the writhing of my pain
Is just not as real as the way
That your calling my name

I cant help thinking
That the way that you want me
And the ghost that haunts me
Are one and the same
Cause you stand at my window
At night wile I'm sleeping
There's not a promise I'm keeping
That could ever repay you

In between the ashes and the flames
There's a song that burns brighter
Than Radio waves
Bout the remnants of my Idols
And the shadow of my shame
About how they scatter like the rain and I can't stop crying
Cause you wont stop calling my name

Calling my name up from the ashes


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Ashes and Flames song meanings
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    General CommentThis song in my life... held me up in my darkest hours. I can't listen to the song without crying, so I usually try to not listen to it outside of my bedroom.
    I used to struggle with pornography and masturbation, and I was a very broken person on the inside, because i was living two lives. The one on the outside, where people saw a girl going full hearted after God, and the one behind closed doors that was bound by sin, and hopelessness.
    This song was God singing to my heart at that time. For an entire year wherever I turned He was telling me it wasn't over, and that this was not a funeral precession for the calling He has on my life.
    Everywhere I turned He'd say the same thing in different ways: "Pheonix from the ashes", "Up from the ashes", "Rise out of ashes". I'd fall asleep, die in my dreams, and get raised from the dead by God's voice.

    That being said, if you're reading this right now, let me tell you something: God saved me. He set me completely free from pornography and masturbation in a single heartbeat, and it was by NO strength WHATSOEVER of my own. It was ALL by His grace. I may be a pheonix, but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is my fire and my wings.
    You can run all you like from God, but you will NEVER be able to get rid of His voice calling your name. Never. believe me, because I know from experience. He is more REAL, His voice is more REAL, than any self inflicted, or non-self inflicted sin, pain, or brokenness in your life. And if you let Him, than He will set you free in this very moment, wherever you are - He will call you up from your ashes.
    You want to be free? Than you cry out to God right now like you've never cried out before in your life. He is faithful and just to forgive you, and to purge you from ALL your sin, and your unrighteousness...
    And He's calling you.

    - Up From the Ashes
    Danyasauron October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWoh, Praise the Lord. Testimony is amazing. Yea, I struggled with lust a lot for a while too. I was in a bad place i my life, and I was angry with religion(religion does that to people) but at my youth group one night I was tired of closing myself off to God. I just knew I wanted God, and whatever that entailed I wanted that. I just opened up my heart to Jesus. I accepted His love for me. hehe That night I was so filled with the Holy Spirit that I was laughing hysterically until halfway through school on Monday. Everyone who knew me well knows I'm different now.

    Yea so anyone who wants to experience God and His passionate love, just ask. Take it. Accept His love. I guarantee you that if you accept His grace(that He wants desperately to show you), you'll have super awesome adventures with Him. Is freggin' sweet.
    unggoyon June 01, 2009   Link

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