"Boys (Lesson One)" as written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Daniel Mason and Matt Odmark....
Lesson one - do not hide
Lesson two - there are right ways to fight
And if you have questions
We can talk through the night

So you know who you are
And you know what you want
I've been where you're going
And it's not that far
It's too far to walk
But you don't have to run
You'll get there in time

Lesson three - you're not alone
Not since I saw you start breathing on your own
You can leave, you can run, this
Will still be your home

So you know who you are
And you know what you want
I've been where you're going
And it's not that far
It's too far to walk
But you don't have to run
You'll get there in time
Get there in time

In time, to wonder where the days have gone
In time, to be old enough to
Wish that you were young
When good things are unraveling,
Bad things come undone
You weather love and lose your innocence

There will be liars and
Thieves who take from you
Not to undermine the consequence
But you are not what you do
And when you need it most
I have a hundred reasons why I love you

If you weather love and lose your innocence
Just remember - lesson one



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"Boys (Lesson One)" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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    General CommentThis is such an awesome correlation to the way our relationship with God should be.

    "And if you have questions, we can talk through the night."
    We shouldn't ever be reluctant to question God, doubt God, or anything similar, as long as we have a heart that truly questions and desires answers.

    "I've been where you're going"
    Christ and the Father know us so infinitely well.
    Not only did the Father fashion us together but He sent the Son to earth to experience everything we experienced. Christ experienced sadness, loneliness, joy, excitement, and a host of other human emotions.

    "There will be liars and thieves who take from you
    Not to undermine the consequence
    But you are not what you do
    And when you need it most
    I have a hundred reasons why I love you"

    Even sitting in class, I tear up reading these.
    God hears the cry of His people. He always has.
    When I cry out to God, He gives me "a hundred reasons" why He loves me, so to speak.
    Unbelievably beautiful song.
    blainesledgeon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA simple song about the lessons of love, from a father to his son.
    digiloopson April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes I do agree, it's about lessons told by a father to his son.

    My favorite part:
    "If you weather love and lose your innocence
    Just remember - lesson one"
    PurpleDeeon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYa its definitely about a father and son relationship. I saw them when they came to The Woodlands at the beginning of there tour (last weekend) and Dan talked to everyone about how the whole cd is about relationships and how they focused this song on a father-son relationship because those relationships are often overlooked and since all 4 members have sons now they wanted to share the importance of there relationships with them. Great song!!!
    BigcSpaz504on May 06, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning**Opinion is all my own**

    First off and most importantly, you cannot ignore the FULL CIRCLE effect.

    God > Jesus. Jesus > us. Our "Farther's" > Us. Us > God. Rinse and repeat. And even if one is not religious, it is hard to question the experience of those "above us" or who "created us... See it still works at each stage of builds.

    And, it's about the power of going and growing through stages in life. The power of forgiveness is portrayed though common experience in first person. Which all of out "Father's" have. It shows how we can accept who we are, through who we want to be, no matter who we have been or currently are. So where do you want to be in the end...

    So back to the circle as I round this off: Most compelling line that sums it all... happens to be AT THE END (which is also juxtaposing, cause a circle has no end, but nor does this "life"...).

    "If you weather love and lose your innocence. Just remember - lesson one."

    The end... now the beginning. (Alpha & Omega).

    And whatever that loss of innocence might be... forgiveness, hate, change, love, grief... just remember....

    You can finish the rest.
    thatcliffguyon May 19, 2011   Link

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