Living in the same town
For all these years
Doing the same old things
Hanging with the same crowd
And it’s starting to get crippling
You’ve never felt in place
And you tell yourself it’s all okay
But something’s different today
You want to run the opposite way

And it seems like you’re locked in a cage
And you need to find a way of escape
When everyone is setting the pace
It’s okay to run the opposite way

The Father sent His Son down
The light of men
The cross He bore was crippling
Rejected in His own town
They couldn’t see the sun shining
He knelt in the garden and prayed
Father, let this cup pass from me
It’s not Your will for me to stay
Your will for me is the opposite way

And it seemed like He was locked in a cage
And He couldn’t find away of escape
But through the cross He conquered the grave
My Jesus ran the opposite way

Oh, and through the cross He conquered the grave
Oh, He ran the opposite way
Yeah, through the cross He conquered the grave
So you could run the opposite way

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    General CommentIn Romans Paul talks about conforming to the way that everyone else in society acts, thinks and believes. He urges the Christian to not go in that direction, but instead go the way God would, which is good and righteous.

    Following God's path is not always the easiest, and it's almost never the way the culture would want to go, but then, neither was dying a gruesome death on a cross. But that's exactly what Jesus did.
    davim00on September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI haven't been a huge Leeland fan, but this song really won me over. It's got a great, catchy melody and full instrumentals. Sticks in my head, and great message.
    crystalynn84on June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeeeyah!! I love it! Run the opposite way of the flesh. Away from the World! Niiice! :D
    unggoyon April 28, 2009   Link

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