I am a stranger here below and
What I am is hard to know my
Heart is cold and dark within I
Fear that I'm not born

When I experience call to mind my
Understanding is so blind, all
Feeling, sense, seems to be gone it
Makes me think that I
Am wrong

If I, forget your name
If I, forget your name
What will I do?

Tis' seldom I can never see my-
Self as I would wish to be, what
I desire I can't attain, from
What I hate I can't refrain

Everything's alright, yes

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    General CommentI think it's about a fear of losing your faith.
    Seems pretty obvious, but I could be wrong.
    LovePeaceRachelon November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about experiencing the fragility of being human. About feeling the effects of total depravity and despairing for your own sinfulness. When he says "What I desire I can't attain, from what I hate I can't be found" it is reminiscent of what Paul says in Romans 7:18-19 "I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing." or what he says in v.24-25 "Wretched man that I am! Who will save me from this body of death? Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    sofor9on February 04, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correction3rd verse, last line should be "from what I hate I can't refrain" (rhymes with "attain" in the previous line).
    amjohnstonon April 04, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationBeing born again, in my opinion, is being spirit filled (speaking in tongues). I can understand this song because I've been in the position where I have been under pressure to receive that gift and now I am not sure if I actually have it or if I just convinced myself that I received it. It's an uneasy feeling, not knowing.
    ahall321on July 29, 2011   Link

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