"Naive" as written by and James Timothy/smith Nichols....
Religion is a breeding ground
Where the Devil's work is deeply found,
With teeth as sharp as cathedral spires,
Slowly sinking in.

God knows that I've been naive
But I think it makes him proud of me.
Now it's so hard to separate
My disappointments from his name.

Because shadows stretch behind the truth,
Where stained glass offers broken clues
And fear ties knots and pulls them tight.
It leaves us paralyzed.

But in the end such tired words will rest.
The truth will reroute the narrow things they've said.
The marionette strings will lower and untie
And out of the ashes, love will be realized.

God knows that we've been naive
And a bit nearsighted to say the least.
It's broken glass at children's feet
That gets swept aside unexpectedly.


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    My InterpretationI am a religious person, and though this mentions God and other religious themes, I have this feeling that it is more about human actions rather than religion.

    I personally think that the meaning is that, even though we grow wiser with age, we are still unknowing and learn every single day. We are naive until the day we die. And even then, there is more to learn.

    We make mistakes. Some more than others. But at the end of the day, it is only because we are human; it is how we learn.

    So many look at a situation with such a stubborn outlook and never bother to consider another's point of view.

    If we take our time to notice this, become more forgiving of others, and just accept everything for the way that it is, we can realize how beautiful life is.

    When all is said and done, love is the most important aspect of our entire life.
    sixtyoneloveson May 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti'm not religious at all, but this song is so beautiful...
    micr0phoneon January 26, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Religion is a breeding ground
    Where the Devil's work is deeply found,
    With teeth as sharp as cathedral spires,
    Slowly sinking in."

    man. i think this is so true. like, the devil is most at work, i believe among the Church, because he wants them to stop worshiping God.

    "God knows that I've been naive
    But I think it makes him proud of me.
    Now it's so hard to separate
    My disappointments from his name."

    i think he's talking about not being a part of the division, choosing to be ignorant of the things that cause division in the Church and for that, he thinks God would be proud of him, for not being a part of that. however, because of the people that claim to be obedient to God and yet so unattractive in their actions, it is hard to separate their actions and words from God Himself, but he knows it isn't God, but the people, that are unattractively acting.

    "Because shadows stretch behind the truth,
    Where stained glass offers broken clues
    And fear ties knots and pulls them tight.
    It leaves us paralyzed."

    i think maybe the shadows behind the truth is the impact it's having on the people.
    and the stained glass offers broken clues because it only shows some of the major parts of Jesus' life but it doesn't really explain much and so people are left to their own devices in trying to figure them out. the church thinks that they are explaining Jesus, but they're only giving a few ideas of Him, because of the fear that paralyzes, i think referring to the church being afraid to talk to them and tell them anything beyond Jesus dying and coming back to life, leaving out so much.

    But in the end such tired words will rest.
    The truth will reroute the narrow things they've said.
    The marionette strings will lower and untie
    And out of the ashes, love will be realized.

    eventually false teachings and misinterpretations of God's Word and the judgement and pride that came from them in the eyes of the "church" will disappear at His coming and we'll no longer be able to speak lies, because He'll be very obviously speaking truth. the devil will no longer be able to work and so the strings he's holding around us that paralyze us will fall and we'll realize His love and the love He wants us to live out.

    "God knows that we've been naive
    And a bit nearsighted to say the least.
    It's broken glass at children's feet
    That gets swept aside unexpectedly."

    we've been naive in thinking that God is made in our image and in trying to make Him in our own ideas of who we think He is and instead, the stained glass will break and He'll no longer just be a depiction, but a reality, which He is now, but a lot of people treat Him as just a thought or theory and not as a living, speaking, active God- which we'll only recognize when we come to Him with the "faith of a child".
    LazarusJon February 23, 2010   Link

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