"Moving Mountains" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue, Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge and Teppei Teranishi....
I speak in many tongues of many men
Argue with angels and I always win
But I don't know the first thing about love

I prophesize and know all mysteries
All hidden things are opened up to me
But I don't know the first thing about love
Don't know the first thing about love

I have the keys to open any door
Give all my possessions to the poor
But I don't know the first thing about love

And moving mountains ain't a thing to me
Have faith enough to cast them to the sea
But I don't know the first thing about love
I don't know the first thing about love

All other things shall fade away
Love stands alone and still holds sway
All other things shall fade away
Into the ground into the grave

I give my body up into the flames
And never once have I denied your name
But I don't know the first thing about love
I don't know the first thing about love
I don't know the first thing about love


Lyrics submitted by Thrice III, edited by tomsterD

"Moving Mountains" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commentit is inspired by a chapter in 1st corinthians.

    "If I speak in the tounges of men and of angels, but not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
    -1 Corinthians 13:1-3
    wormwoodon April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCorinthians 1:13
    1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.
    missalaniouson August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Really can't wait for the album version to be released as this ripped version i have from a live performance is amazing, but just i'd love to see what other elements of sounds go into the album version.
    Mortisfacio3on March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have a fairly good idea what this song may be about. But beware; I am about to reveal a religious interpretation that I feel coincides with the songs lyrics very well. If you plan on getting offended by this then I suggest you take to heart the fact that it is not meant to offend but merely is an interpretation that is made based on my knowledge of Dustin and Christianity. Thanks you, I will continue.

    I am going to be blunt about this. This song is likely about how as men we may think we are loving and compassionate people, but in reality our love is nothing in comparison to the vastness of the love God has for everyone. It also talks about empty Christianity and Dustin's resentment of those who live good lives for the sake of the image of "moral Christianity" and not for the sake of serving God. "How so?" you ask.

    Well, as far as our love paling in comparison to that of God, Dustin uses various examples to show this and follows them with the line "But I don't know the first thing about love." The lines about moving mountains and giving your body up unto the flames support this idea. These are great acts of faith and sacrifice, yet Dustin argues that they are nothing compared to Love that is God.

    And as for the empty Christianity idea, I think the other verses support i very well. He talks about speaking in tongues and prophesying, things that are generally associated with people in Jesus' time (not that it doesn't happen today) that were acts of God speaking through various people. Dustin says that these people don't know the first thing about love. Well, the first thing about Love with a capital L is that we should love God before all others. Dustin refers to this idea of empty Christianity in saying that our faith is nothing if we don't put God on top of our priority list.

    And one last point I want to make is the bridge part. All other things shall fade away into the ground, into the grave. Jesus conquered death. Everything and everyone else has died and gone into the ground, but He is risen. And His love will endure forever.
    sabioon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry, a little longer than I was anticipating.
    sabioon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYah, i kinda agree with you bro

    My interpretation was this man was the man who thinks he is a good Christian, knows and understands every aspect of faith "I argue with angels and always win". Does everything a "good" Christian should do, like prophecy or "Give all of my possessions to the poor". But that is not the idea of Christianity. It's about Love, to Love God, and one another.

    But many people today see themselves as "a good Christian" if they follow all of the rules of the bible.

    If they are hallow acts, or have no Love, then they are pointless. I think Dustin is saying you don't have to understand in an intellectual level to be a Christian, because "all other things shall fade away". You just have to Love. It's the only thing that counts.
    T-H Rice fo shizon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust to throw something different in, i thought it might have been something to do with the earth. like the sonnets. but it obviously isn't a sonnet. And with closer inspection it probably holds more truth with the actions/ motives, or works/ grace, model.
    faithinthethiefon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI prophesied and know all mysteries
    All hidden things are opened up to me
    But I don’t know the first thing about love
    I don't know the first thing about love
    BrokenStar57on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song may be a little more critical than what sabio said. I think it may be about how religious people, go through the motions, but they don't do it out of love. possibly guilt, fear of god, fear of death, whatever. They're not doing it out of love, but because they feel they have to, and in that sense its not really a choice.
    superjesus64on April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its a bit about vanity. That He is smart, he knows truth from lies, he knows when to trust and when not, but that leaves no room for love, That he knows everything, but because of that he doesn't know how to love, because its hard when hes so sure about everything, and love isnt a sure thing.
    Nahumgmon April 13, 2008   Link

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