"To Sand We Return" as written by and Steven Allen Dail Andrew Albert Schwab....
Cowering man, a legion of no-ones call,
bet it all

Covenant kill, he points to the heavens, bare
with blank stares

Beckoning search in self for his answer
Reckoning, purge, the great fall, the cancer
Settlement comes in wages now he is

shattered, broke, and all alone

We’ve lost all our control
Our faces fall to the ground
We’re powerless to your voice
Surrender to the sound..

What’ll it take to prove our decision’s wrong
will we fall?

Alone in ourselves there nothing but chaos, fear
end it here

‘til we concede to drink from the endless
The desert we find ourselves in is hopeless
‘til we submit and let go the control

we will always be alone...

We’ve lost all our control
Our faces fall to the ground
We’re powerless to your voice
And No longer seeming so, shattered, broke and all alone

Who do I belong To?
Not Earth
Not world
Not Evil
Not mortals
Not wretches
Not horrors

Who do I belong to?
Unchanging
Unbreaking
Unfailing
Creator
Immortal
Eternal

Surrender to the sound.


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    General CommentThis song speaks of a broken man. It speaks of a man whose lost it all due to his sins, he has hit rock bottem. He tries to find the answer in himself, in his pride, but can't find it. He has no where else to turn but to God. So he stares at the heavens broken, empty with blank stares. His face falls to the ground in prostration, in prayer. He surrenders his life to Jesus, the sound of salvation. And screams his salvation, "Who do I belong to? Not earth, not world, not evil, not mortals, not wretches, not horrors. Who do I belong to? Unchaging, unbreaking, unfailing, creator, imortal, eternal." It is only until we're broken can we be restored.
    Antiprideon January 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is saying that in order to find/return to our solace, our safe havens, God. we need to listen to his "go to the desert" where we surrenderd to God in the first place(hence to the sand we return). Because with out his voice, his help, we are hopeless, filled with chaos.
    "We're powerless to your voice
    And No longer seeming so, shattered, broke and all alone"

    side note,
    "Who do I belong to?
    Unchanging
    Unbreaking
    Unfailing
    Creator
    Immortal
    Eternal"
    never heard such a way to describe my God. Andrew Scwab is a genius.
    livinit777on July 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe certainly has a way with words. You should have a read of some of the stuff on his personal site, theres some really good stuff on there.
    commanderjarakon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProper lyrics:

    Cowering man, a legion of no-ones call,
    Bet it all.
    Covenant kill, he points to the heavens,
    Bare with blank stares.

    Beckoning search in self for his answer,
    Reckoning, purge, the great fall, the cancer.
    Settlement comes in wages now he is,
    Shattered, broke, and all alone.

    We’ve lost all our control,
    Our faces fall to the ground.
    We’re powerless to Your voice,
    Surrender to the sound.

    What’ll it take to prove our decision’s wrong,
    That we fall?
    Alone in ourselves, there nothing but chaos,
    Fear, end it here.

    ‘Til we concede to drink from the endless,
    The desert we find ourselves in is hopeless.
    ‘Til we submit and let go the contol,
    Wwe will always be alone.

    We’ve lost all our control,
    Our faces fall to the ground.
    We’re powerless to Your voice,
    Surrender to the sound.

    We’ve lost all our control,
    Our faces fall to the ground.
    No longer seeming so,
    Shattered, broke, and all alone.

    Who do I belong to?
    Not Earth, not world, not evil.
    Not mortals, not wretches, not horrors.

    Who do I belong to?
    Unchanging, unbreaking, unfailing.
    Creator, Immortal, Eternal.

    We’ve lost all our control,
    Our faces fall to the ground.
    We’re powerless to Your voice,
    Surrender to the sound.
    [x2]

    Who do I belong to?
    Not Earth, not world, not evil. (Surrender to the sound)
    Not mortals, not wretches, not horrors. (Surrender to the sound)
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link

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