"Dez Moines" as written by and Andrew Trick Larry Williams....
Fall to your knees, accomplishing nothing.
Fall to your knees, only to exercise your schedule.
Abandon calendar.

What has come with such preaching is loneliness.
Profit: zero.
Achievement: zero.

Forward can't be stopped.
It just goes to show that some words are useless.
Take all your medals, take all your ribbons,
Take all your awards, take them back to the ground.

Our youth is lost;
A product of the created circumstances.
All I can say is "Maybe."
This is what I've been expecting all along.
Now's the time of weakness, now's the time of blood.
Perhaps even the whole-hearted had wished for this.
Now's the time of weakness, now's the time of blood,
And still the time of lions.
Push everything, force everything.
We've all sung of the end, but who truly understands it?
All along.

Forward can't be stopped,
It just goes to show that some words are useless.
Take all your medals, take all your ribbons,
Take all your awards, take them back to the ground.


Lyrics submitted by Christ_is_King!, edited by getitright2, Lynade, ShaneIsAwesome, Frostytheone

"Dez Moines" as written by Christopher Henry Rubey Andrew Jerome Trick

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  • +6
    General CommentSaw them play this song last night, they did a great job. The show was completely sold out.
    As for the song itself, I get the feeling that it means that it doesn't matter what possessions you have or where you stand in society, the only thing that matters is if we've got faith in Jesus Christ or not.
    "Take all your medals, take all your ribbons,
    Take all your awards, take them back to the ground"
    Those lines pretty much say it all, you might as well throw all your possessions to the ground because they mean nothing to Jesus.
    nuclearnatalieon March 28, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti agree with nuclearnatalie about the song being about materialism and such [and i was at the same sold out show on 3/27/09 in the atl], but i also think that they might be saying that alot of times, christians get all high and mighty, preaching about things they don't and can't fully comprehend [we've all sung of the end, but who truly understands it?] and you're speaking in vain [some words are useless] if you're only seeking your own profit, ie. medals, ribbons, and trophies.

    what has come with such preaching is loneliness; pretty self explanatory, you're alienating yourself from others when you shove things in their faces.

    if you are using your religion/faith to elevate yourself above others or even if you just don't completely know what you're talking about, even the most "whole-hearted" will be attacked in their time of "weakness," hence the "time of blood."
    chelsroukon April 26, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentChelsrouk pretty much hit the nail on the head.
    While in some areas of the song, the lyrics do seem to be regard the issue of people too concerned with worldy possessions,
    there are numerous times the song focuses on christians taking the wrong approach towards introducing someone to god.

    I also think that it talks about people that call themselves christians, but don't really even have a relationship with God. It suggests that those people are just going through the motions, and not truly trying to develop that relationship. ie. "Fall to your knees, accomplishing nothing. Fall to your knees, only to exercise your schedule."

    Great song though.
    Chambers1990on May 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentChelsrouk pretty much hit the nail on the head.
    While in some areas of the song, the lyrics do seem to be regard the issue of people too concerned with worldy possessions,
    there are numerous times the song focuses on christians taking the wrong approach towards introducing someone to god.

    I also think that it talks about people that call themselves christians, but don't really even have a relationship with God. It suggests that those people are just going through the motions, and not truly trying to develop that relationship. ie. "Fall to your knees, accomplishing nothing. Fall to your knees, only to exercise your schedule."

    Great song though.
    Chambers1990on May 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentzeivhann, every member of the band mentioned either jesus christ or god at some point in thank yous:
    mike: "jesus christ, you have blessed us, the undeserving, unconditionally, and i will always owe you thanks"
    chris: "...finally, thanks to god for creating me and loving me and blessing me with the ability to live the life that i do"
    jeremy: "thanks to my lord and savior, jesus christ, who loves me no matter what mess i end up in"
    daniel: "first and foremost, god"
    james: "...and finally, jesus christ, if anyone has been supportive, protective, caring, and loving, it has been you"
    andy: "first of all, i would like to give my thanks to god"

    the band might have difficulties maintaining their faith in god, as you said, but i think that their love for god becomes more and more apparent with each record.
    chelsroukon May 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI lovee this songggg <3*

    hmm what I thinkk it means isss... that god made us to prepare for death.

    I think its saying no matter what you say to someone or what you achieve in life your gonnna die. but no one reallly understands why we die. andd it can happen to anyone.(:
    Pearlxciwwafon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me its trying to say like.. you pray and pray but nothing is happening because your doing something wrong! its like your praying but you dont realy mean it like if your distracted or something! in order to pray and something to happen you have to mean it! and have faith that its going to happen!.... and while your praying and praying your jus saying random words...and that nothing is real nothing in that prayer,your meaning it! and wen it says our youth is lost its saying that ourselves and people in this word including christians! are so cot up in all the drugs,bad music,alcohol. etc. that we forget about jesus christ and what he has for us! and now is the time of weakness because of that! people are weak..thats all of what this world is about! but as christians we will fall but we have to learn how to get back up!!-sorry its not the whole song but well yeah hehe-



    lexi1996-god bless
    hellobeautiful96on July 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think "Fall to your knees, accomplishing nothing. Fall to your knees, only to exercise your schedule. Abandon calendar." is saying that if you are only going through the motions of prayer without actually putting all of yourself into prayer and just doing it because its part of your schedule you might as well abandon the prayer because it means nothing unless you put meaning into it
    jeepdudeon July 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm liking this song. quite alot :)

    "Push everything, Force everything."
    that part is my favorite.
    bromptonXblendon March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah and the "forward can't be stopped" part is cool too
    jaydawgtwo04on March 24, 2009   Link

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