"Something Beautiful" as written by and Nathaniel Rinehart William Rinehart....
In your ocean, I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin' on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be
But I can't figure out, yeah I can't figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
Will ya let me drown, will ya let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, oh, ohh something beautiful

And the water is risin' quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can't be sure when it will subside
So I won't leave your side, no I can't leave your side

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, oh, ohh something beautiful
Oh, oh, ohh something beautiful

In a daydream, I couldn't live like this
I wouldn't stop until I found something beautiful
When I wake up, and all I want I have
You know I still won't have what I need
Something beautiful

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees, I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, oh, ohh something beautiful
Oh, oh, ohh something beautiful


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"Something Beautiful" as written by William Rinehart Nathaniel Rinehart

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    General CommentI agree whole-heartedly with nerdy_scarlett. Only wish I hadn't read the blurb from the interview with Bo about him not having "seen anything truly inspiring in awhile." Our God is a God who hides Himself. Don't look for Him in the outward matters. I think the Scripture he refers to is probably Psalms 51:17 (34:18 is similar). "A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise."

    But we need to see that according to Isaiah 57:15: "For thus says the high and exalted One, / Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: / I will dwell in the high and holy place, / And with the contrite and lowly of spirit, / To revive the spirit of the lowly / And to revive the heart of the contrite." The Lord comes to dwell with and within these in order to give them grace (Prov. 3:34 - "to the humble He gives grace.").
    bainrex7on July 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWhen I wrote "Something Beautiful", I was in a pretty desperate state. I kinda felt like I hadn't seen anything truly inspiring in awhile. And we're taught that inspiration is just around the corner, but the problem is, it may not be until the fifteenth corner that we finally see it. We talk about that risk and we use a metaphor in the verse of being "ankle deep in the ocean" but "the water is rising quick" and the tide's coming in, y'know, am I gonna drown, in search of this thing that i've been looking for. But I believe that anything worth having, is worth the risk of losing it. The Scripture that comes to mind is that "a broken heart and a contrite spirit He has yet to deny". In the song, we don't really give the answer of how to find something beautiful. Because how you find that may be completely different than me. But i'm pretty sure it's going to start with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. This is Bo, from the band, Needtobreathe, and this is "Something Beautiful".

    ~ Interview from air1.com/
    sarame287on April 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song! Its words are so true about us letting go and needing something beautiful in each of our lives, and that gorgeous beautiful thing is Jesus.
    nerdy_scarletton June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about the Holy Spirit; water and fire.

    He starts out with I am only ankle deep in the Holy Spirit because he hasn't taken the 'plunge.' I knows that he needs to go all the way in but, he is afraid that he will loose his worldly affections and that they will be drowned it out. He wants to breathe them in and keep them when he tests the deep. But will God let him go?

    Alternate meaning of the first part: He is walking on water but sinking. And having trust issues and afraid that he may drown. Will God save him? (this doesn't quite jive with the rest of the song).

    Consume me like a fire: He desires to be consumed by the Holy Spirit. He knows that he is not outside Gods reach. He his down on his knee begging and waiting for revival.

    He is no longer scared of letting go of worldly desires and taking the full plunge. God is with him.
    sdd757on February 23, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI hate to sound negative, but I really don't like the voice of this singer. The whole time he's singing, all I can picture is the boy from Family Guy singing it.

    I hate family guy, so the song doesn't inspire me to do anything but turn the radio off.
    captainron042on August 24, 2010   Link
  • -2
    My Opinionbad song by a bad band. hate to break it to you but its about a guy coming out of the closet.

    'Cause I just want
    Something beautiful to touch me
    I know that I'm in reach
    'Cause I am down on my knees
    And waiting for
    Something beautiful.



    Hes on his knees ready to give oral to his boyfriend, is basically what this whole part means..
    carnesauron June 29, 2012   Link

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