"Time I Understood" as written by Robert Douglas Graves and Dave Stovall....
As I'm building up this house
I wonder what of it will stay
It seems You just take things away
And I'll admit I shouldn't say these things

But I have got to hear from You somehow
Does this have a point to it?
God, I wish I could hear You
You said You'd help me through this
I wish You didn't have to

Why did You take this away? I wanted it
Show me that there is no need to be afraid
Can I move on now that it's gone?

As I travel down this road
I wonder if I should turn home
All this time I've felt alone
My head in my hands

Where were You when I was in need?
And I look back to find You chasing me
Sometimes I try and I miss the point of it
It's about time we die…we're not down here for us

As You're tearing down this house
There is only one thing I can say
I'm so glad You take away
And I'll admit things worked out for the good
And it's about time I understood

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"Time I Understood" as written by Robert Douglas Graves Dave Stovall

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    Song MeaningThe first verse of this song talks about how the singer feels a distance between him and God. He's working through life on his own but knows that he will need God. He doesn't want to have to rely on anyone but himself, so it's hard for him to ask for help.
    Then in the chorus, God takes something away from him. He is unsure why it was taken away and is having a hard time without it.
    In the second verse, the singer is continuing to live on his own but wondering if he should change his ways ("I wonder if I should turn home"). He begins to get angry at God for not taking care of him when he was in need. It is then that he realizes that it's not God turning away from him, it has been himself running from God. God is there to take him back when the singer finally stops running away ("I look back to find you chasing me").
    Chorus plays again.
    The final verse, the singer realizes that God takes away for our own good. In hindsight, the singer sees that everything has worked out well and knows that God knew the whole time.
    siggydudeon August 07, 2010   Link

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