"Take Me As I Am" as written by Lonnie Liston Smith, Keri Lynn Hilson, Candice Clotiel Nelson, Jordan Matthew Suecof, Ezekiel L. Lewis and Thabiso Nkhereanye....
This time I finally see the reason why
I can't do this alone
It took some time and concentration
To believe it, this I know

I need to build my faith sometimes
But I am so comfortable in line
I'm up, there's no more time
To try to mess with this design

Tonight's complete, everyone's asleep
And I wanna say these words to You
I'll be Your hand, take me as I am
I just wanna be with You

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm going
I was too scared to start
Now I'm too scared to let go

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm growing
But it's so hard to tell
When I'm not used to this, so

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm going
I was too scared to start
Now I'm too scared to let go

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm growing
But it's so hard to tell
When I'm not used to this, so

I lift my voice to sing now
Let the sound of my heart ring out
These hands aren't holding me down
Never again will I be without

I need to build my faith sometimes
But I am so comfortable in line
I'm up, there's no more time
To try to mess with this design

Tonight's complete, everyone's asleep
And I wanna say these words to You
I'll be Your hand, take me as I am
I just wanna be with You

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm going
I was too scared to start
Now I'm too scared to let go

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm growing
But it's so hard to tell
When I'm not used to this, so

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm going
I was too scared to start
Now I'm too scared to let go

Take me as I am
'Cause I'm growing
But it's so hard to tell
When I'm not used to this, so


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"Take Me As I Am" as written by Keri Lynn Hilson Lonnie Liston Smith

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    General CommentWell, as a counter-argument to that, I like to believe (and know to be true) that this is about God. Coming from a concept album, the main character (Aero) moves to a new town, meets a girl, this girl then shows him her beliefs and takes him to church. He then has some soul-searching to do. Then the girl's father commits suicide, putting faith in question for the both of them. The boy (Aero) then thinks that his faith can't grow in this type of situation. By the time "Take Me As I Am" comes around, the boy then realizes that his faith can grow.

    now about the song...

    This song is definitely about God, or meant to be about him. He was too scared to start believing, but now he definitely knows that he needs him (especially after what happened) and is too scared to let go of him.

    Cheers
    AndSoIWaiton May 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much! It shows to me that even though we may be at our lowest low, God will still take us back no matter what we've done.

    Also, it says in the song, "I need to build my faith sometimes, but I am so comfortable in line. I'm up, there's no more time to try to mess with this design." So often in our lives we get comfortable with just getting by in life when we really should be working more and more each day to get closer and closer to being like God. Obviously nobody's perfect, but we can all try as hard we possibly can.
    jcsiscoolon July 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is obviously a Christian song, whether you want it to be or not. And, I absoloutly love it. I first heard it on the "X" top Christian rock hits cd. Some of the lines really hit home, like "I was too scared to start, now I'm too scared to let go." Being a Christian is hard to jump in to, but once you've really got it, it's scarier to let go. Also, "These hands aren't holding me down, never again will I be without." I'm guessing it means he's raising his hands in worship, and he knows that he'll never be without God's love again. And the whole point of the song "Take me as I Am", like what jciscool said, it doesn't matter what we've done, God will take us as we are.
    daretomoveon July 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that You most definately needs to be capitalized because that's the way that FM Static meant for it to be... We sing it in Church a lot, this is meant to be a song about him growing in his relationship with Christ
    Lucylou1065on November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd rather not see this song with he word 'you' capitalized. I'd rather let myself believe that the lyrics are the words of someone offering themselves to the person they love.

    And it's one of my favorite songs right now, mainly because it reminds me a lot of how I feel about loving the person I love. "Take me as I am, cause I'm goin', I was too scared to start and now I'm too scared to let go." Too damn scared to start loving him before, too damn scared to stop now.
    artemisaureliaon May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAstebbing, AndSoIWait- pretty much nailed it. Obviously the song is open to interpretation, but the intended meaning is learning to trust God and give one's self to Him.

    Only disagreement is the meaning of 'hands'. When he says "these hands aren't holding me down", he doesn't mean his sin isn't holding him down. It's a response to the fact that many people feel religion constrains and limits a person- in reality, those hands are holding him up and protecting him.
    nrooon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG! i know its about God and a kid whos finally realized that he NEEDS God and is praying to him...telling him hes made mistakes maybe?*(take me as i am- which means youve messed up) asking for forgiveness... basically giving himself to God. GREAT SONG
    guesswhat37on August 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEverdred
    why would you listen to a christian song that is honoring God and then go and dishonor it like that by saying that? clearly its christian ITS A FREAKING CHRISTIAN BAND... i dont see why you ppl go and comment crap like that on a friggin christian band and say that it ruins it because its honoring out God.... that insults me and i dont think someone should be posting something like that on a webpage that is a christian band about a song that is christian. because you know that ppl who are christian and most likey believe very strongly in God are going to read it. are you tring to insult us directly or just the person that created you? either ways its wrong.
    guesswhat37on August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthonoring our God** my bad
    guesswhat37on August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionlove this song. so much.
    kaythepenguinlvron August 06, 2009   Link

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