"Through Smoke" as written by and William Rinehart Nathanial Rinehart....
Before the Truth will come to fill our eyes
The world comes down in the form of fire
And when the the answers and the Truth have cut their ties

Will you still find me
Will you still see me
Through smoke

I was born in a house in a town just like your own
I was raised to believe in the power of the unknown
'Cause when the answers and the Truth take different sides

When the whispers have painted pictures that make you doubt what you once believed in
Paper stories that hide the Glory to keep us searching
Through smoke

Who do you believe when you can't get through
When everything you know seems so untrue
When I'm lost in a place that I thought I knew
Give me some way that I might find You


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"Through Smoke" as written by William Rinehart Nathanial Rinehart

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    General CommentThis song to me is about the world today. the corruption and the ugliness. And it has taken over everything. And when it all comes to an end, will God still see those who believe? No doubt he will. But its about the fear of being buried underneath the garbage.
    hrs89on March 18, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I listen to this song...It really reminds me that even in any situation that I cannot see the ending and that I cannot see exactly where I stand, God has my back and can see right through all the smoke that may come up in my life. Through all adversity, God prevails.
    Chaseroonieon June 23, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm an atheist now, but my childhood was shaped by my Christian faith. This song reaches out to me. I know it's probably not what Needtobreathe intended, but to me this song tells a story about a man losing his faith but desperately trying to hold on to it, as I did for such a long time before finally abandoning it. "When the answers and the truth have cut their ties"...life has shown me that my beliefs just aren't making as much sense as they used to. "Will you still find me, will you still see me, through smoke?" I want God to still be there for me, I want him to make sense of all these questions and eliminate my doubts (smoke). "When everything you know seems so untrue...when i'm lost in a place that I thought I knew....give me some way that I might find you" That bridge is the most powerful...we desperately seek the surety and comfort of our childhood faith but it has eroded to the point that you're left with uncomfortable doubt and uncertainty. We want God to restore that confidence in our faith.

    For me personally, I pleaded with God for 6 months of my life in college to restore that faith, and he never did. But that pain and sadness has been replaced with the liberation, joy, and happiness of accepting the fact that while there is no God, I can live every day as if it were my last without the repression and guilt that comes along with religion. This song reminds me of that beautiful transitional time in my life six years ago.
    BrinkMoneyon July 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat it means to me is that sometimes the faith we grew up with is not the truth and reality that has been revealed to us over time. For example, the Christian Church today's main teaching is that God required punishment for sin, and Jesus took all our punishment for all our sin. In what just and fair court do the innocent get punished and the guilty go free. His is just and the concept of Vicarious Sacrifice is in no way just. Finding the writings of George MacDonald and in particular his sermon called "Justice" and the one called "Righteousness" have helped me to see through the smoke of what I consider a false teaching if the church today. I desire to follow my Lord Jesus and his Ways and not what I consider the mis-guidings of the church today.
    JisTheWayon October 31, 2016   Link

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