Our ship is being pummeled
By the angry waves
And their is not an ounce of
Fear in your voice
These dark burning clouds
Come burn the sky,
Come burn the sky tonight
And their is no man who
Can sleep through this
And their is nowhere,
Nowhere that I would rather be
Keep me close to you
Your all I need

[Chorus]
What if I stand here?
What if I trust you?
Where is the me I use to know?
Can you help me find my way?
Keep me close to you
What if you reached out and I try to touch you?
Would I be buried in the waves
I'm taking steps into the water
Your all I need

I'll set all my fear aside
I'll focus my eyes
I'll focus my eyes to you

[Chorus]
What if I stand here?
What if I trust you?
Where is the me I use to know?
Can you help me find my way?
Keep me close to you
What if you reached out and I try to touch you?
Would I be buried in the waves
I'm taking steps into the water

Everything I said I'd get now
Everything I can't live without
Where is the me I use to know?
I can't, I feel...

What if I stand here?
What if I trust you?
Where is the me I use to know?
What if you reached out and I try to touch you?
To touch you?

What if I stand here?
What if I trust you?
Where is the me I use to know?
What if you reached out and I try to touch you?

I'm taking myself into the water.


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    General Commentnot sure what it means....maybe like he's saying he's always just lived his life and did whatever and now he's finding god but he has an unsure feeling, maybe becaue of who he is or things he's done but he's just putting all his faith out there
    law187on February 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti interpret it as he is finally being able to devote himself and open up to his feelings. he used to be unable to open up and now he is finally able to take that chance, which is unlike his old self.
    AndJustice4All68on July 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the group vocals at the end are saying "I'm taking a step into the water". I can't make out what they are singing before that though, anyone have better ears than me?
    I N F E R N Oon December 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, I can't believe nobody has pointed out that this is a direct analogy to the story from the Bible where Jesus walks across the lake through the storm to the boat that the disciples are in and calls Peter out to him on the water.



    It's pretty obvious from the very start of the song, but the chorus makes it undeniable: "What if You reached out and I try to touch You? Would I be buried in the waves? I'm taking steps into the water. You're all I need."



    By the way, whoever wrote these lyrics, I suggest you look up the difference between "their", "there" and "they're", as well as the difference between "your" and "you're".
    blondy269on April 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe background lyrics are

    "I'm taking a step into the water
    And praying for buoyancy.
    Eye to eye and steps away from you."

    Then "I'm taking a step into the water"
    JackTrades92on March 21, 2011   Link

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