Last night I had a dream that you decided to leave me
and no matter what I said, my persuasion fell upon your deaf ears.

Don't leave me here alone. I'm not so good on my own.
I'm not so good. I'm not so good on my own.

Is it too late?
Am I too gone?
Is there something I should know?
Am I working for nothing?
Will there ever be anything to show?

Is it true?
I don't know what the storybooks have told.
Though I wouldn't be so bold to say so.
Will I do what I'm told?
Will I play my hand or fold?
Will I stand my ground and hold?
I would like to think so.

But if I just walked away, would you still save me?
Or would you take back all that you gave me?

Is it too late?
Am I too gone?
Is there something I should know?
Are we working for nothing?
Is there anything to show for the service?
Is it worthless?
All the waiting is the hardest part.

Come home my dear because I love you.
I love you still.

It's a slap in the face when I feel my complacency grow.
It's the thrill of the chase, when you catch it you just let it go.
I take for granted the grace that is given me daily I know, oh.

How can you say that you love me when all that I want.
All that I want is your blessing and then I am gone.
Nothing I do can make up for the things I have done, oh.

Your love is all we need. We're gonna make it.
So let's close our eyes tonight and just believe

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Ten Talents song meanings
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    General Comment
    i could be totally wrong, BUT!
    i feel like this song is about a struggle of a guy that feels like hes let God down.
    he feels like hes already messed up so bad that its too late and hes too far gone for God to save him or even care about him anymore. And maybe the reason hes sort of "fallen away" from God is because hes started to doubt his faith "are we working for nothing? is there anything to show..." this whole "come home my dear because i love you" would be God saying something like hey man, its all good i'm not going to leave you. But the guy still feels discusted that hes complacent with where he is in his faith, and he feels like he just comes back to God to get a blessing and make everyitng right before he goes off on his own again...
    haha, idk that was quite a bit to type if im totally off.
    jackamundaon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjackamunda I agree with what you said. I think this song is about a guy who has probably been a christian for a while, and wonders if the work he has done as a christian has amounted to anything. He wonders if it is too late for him to make a difference anymore. That sums up the first part of the song. In the third verse, God is saying come home because I still love you. Then it shifts back to the guy's point of view, where he says It's a slap in the face when I feel my complacency grow, I take for granted the grace that is given to me daily... referring to the grace of God. In the next section, he says nothing can make up for the things I have done, again the guy is feeling he is too far gone for God to save. Finally, at the end, the person realizes that God's love is all we need, and that God will forgive him. I am pretty sure this is correct, because in the cd insert it explained it this way too. Keep in mind this is a Christian band, and though not all of their songs are christian, this one is.
    TheAbstruseMeaningon January 12, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI love this new song, it's really good, both lyrics and the way it sounds. =)
    I think the meaning is pretty much laid out right in your face in the lyrics - pretty easy to figure out.

    However, could someone explain the title to me? "Ten Talents" - how does it relate to the song? Thanks in advance!
    jonneh_on November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMMM. excellent song, i guess, the 'ten talents' is relate to the song because of the biblical parable!!!! maybe in the way he worked hard for the relationship ( as the man in the parable worked to double the five talents teh master gave him), and made the things right, but later, you know...the song changes to his personal issues!!!
    Diegotoolon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with jackamunda (:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE this song..
    mannequinson February 07, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is definately about walking with Christ. The singer is in some sort of constant struggle where he feels like he constantly fails his savior, and he wonders if his savior can find it within him to forgive the singer for his terrible and consistant deeds. By the end, the singer has found God's love again.
    awoston November 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjackamunda is completely correct and the title does come from the biblical parable
    zerote26on December 13, 2010   Link

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