Reaching always reaching
Never reaching solid ground
Seeking always seeking
Never seeking what I've found

Hey, baptize my mind
Hey, baptize my eyes
Hey, baptize my mind
For these seeds to give birth to life
First it must die

Both my hands are filled with guilt
(Be my absolution)
Oh with my eyes are blind with filth
(Be my absolution, absolution)

Hey, baptize my mind
Hey, baptize my eyes
Hey, baptize my mind
For these seeds to give birth to life
First they must die

Hey, baptize my mind
Hey, baptize my eyes
Hey, baptize my mind
For these seeds to give birth to life
First they must die


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    General CommentThe hardest part about believing anything (that is unprovable) is convincing your earthly, logic driven mind to believe on faith alone. Only by trusting God can we truly understand. Oh God, baptize my mind...
    jdd35on September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a song about regret, and how he's looking for a new start. He admits that he's done things wrong, and he's found himself desensitized by things (entertainment choices, realtionships, or bad decisions in general). He's simply looking for a new start; a renewing. He's asking God to redeem him. He's looking for justification. Another brilliant song my Mr. Foreman.
    JByler15on October 25, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI kinda have a compleatly diferent view of this song. I'll start with the begining.
    Verse 1
    He talks about how he could never reach solid ground and about how even though he was seeking, he wasn't looking for the right thing. He wasn't looking for "what he found." So he obviously found something right, he was just wasn't looking for the right thing at first. I think what he found was redemtion. Redemtion through the gospel, which is something we don't "look for" when we're lost because the Bible says the lost resist God.
    Verse 2
    He admits that he is still dirty and wicked. Even after we are born again, we still strugle with the flesh. He is confessing this to God and asking God to make him absolutly pure. "Be my absolution." God may see us as righteous after we're born again, but we don't live in purity, so we must ask God to help us.
    Chorus
    I don't think this has anything to do with washing us clean because baptism is never picture as a washing in the Bible. What is baptism? It emersion in water that pictures death, burial, and reserection. Even though we are baptised once in life to show that we have died to the flesh and have been risen(born again) by God, he is asking God to baptise his mind.
    What does he mean? Easy, he wants God to slay his flesh and awaken his spirit to live as God wants him. He wants to die to his flesh, and live for God.
    "For these seeds to give birth to life, first they must die."
    If his small life is to ever be used, as a seed dies, he must die to his flesh, and God will use him to bare fruit and live ritouesly.
    I don't know if this is what Foreman meant, but this is how I interpret it.
    btw: Sorry for the bad spelling.
    TwiceBornon February 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds really Sufjan Stevens style.
    whatsrealon June 04, 2010   Link

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