Why am I so afraid of the night?
My silhouette it taunts me
My lack of faith in this beautiful life
My knowing of it haunts me
I'm haunted and know I should be afraid

Lay awake at night
Cry you know its not alright to feel like you’re falling into nothing
You can learn to fly
Just call
His name
Just call His name

Suddenly I wonder why I feel so alone
I know there’s something out there
Thought I’d suck it up and do it all on my own
Wish I'd known He does care
I'm haunted
And I know I should be afraid

Lay awake at night
Cry you know it’s not alright to feel like you’re falling into nothing
You can learn to fly
Just call
His name
Just call His name

Where do we go?
Call out His name
Lift up our hands
Completely ashamed
Give it all up
Dropping our pride
Rip us apart
Change us on the inside
Now change us now (we cry out to you we fall on our knees)


Lay awake at night
Cry you know it’s not alright to feel like you’re falling into nothing
You can learn to fly
Just call
His name
Just call His name


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  • +3
    General CommentIts about giving it all up-
    I believe to Christ, he's the only one who can make us fly free (from our knees)A beautiful song regardless
    -Write Love
    BBaker32on October 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe is thinking about what has happened in her life before she goes to sleep. She has found God again. She realizes that he has and will always be there with her. He was always loved her and will continue too.
    xosnoopyon March 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about finding freedom ("learn to fly") in God. The lyrics say that it's "not alright to feel like you're falling into nothing", but in God, there is always something to feel. And and at this moment, a feeling of surrender. It's about knowing that everything on earth is bad, but we can escape it when we call the name of Jesus! Great song, He is We!
    Jordanzadanggiton February 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can get this song? i dont think it's on their new cd that's coming out, and it's not on old demos
    mmhmm1252on November 21, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionHonestly this song was a lot like me just a few years ago.
    My best friend was very (and still is) into God and I wasn't and wanted to be but whenever I went to a church they rejected me because if my birthday 6/16/96.. ends with all 6's so I had no faith at all.
    I felt completely alone until I found him. I knew that there had to be something but I didn't think I could have him because I was always rejected, so as the song says "Thought I’d suck it up and do it all on my own, Wish I'd known He does care." Honestly God scared me.
    The chorus for me means that without him your going to fall into nothing, but with him you will fly because he will lift you up, you just need to call his name.

    Where do we go?, Call out His name - When you can't do it alone you just call out to him
    Lift up our hands, Completely ashamed, Give it all up, Dropping our pride, Rip us apart, Change us on the inside, Now change us now (we cry out to you we fall on our knees) - Basicly give yourself to him and ask him to change you and take away your hardships and to help you when you need, to give you streangth when it's needed. Don't have your pride with him, just give it all up for him, he is there and will be no matter what.
    TheNarwhalon June 05, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentBBaker, how can you get it so wrong?

    This song is about wanting to find comfort in god and hear from him, but accepting that god truly wont reply because hes not there. This song is about the pain in having to accept that there is no god.

    Realuser2themaxon February 05, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI thought i should break it down since i have such a different view on this than most people, which to me makes more sense than other peoples. I think my new view on this would be that she has lost faith in the existence of god but in a way wants to find comfort in the idea of him anyways.

    "A silhouette it taunts me." The shadow/idea of god is there but thats all.

    "My lack of faith.. I should be afraid" Shes lost faith and knows she should be afraid because god isnt helping.

    "its not alright to feel like your falling into nothing" Its not okay with her that theres no afterlife(fall into nothing).

    "You can learn to fly Just call his name." Just/all you can do is call his name. The only way she is gonna find that comfort is to call out and hope hes there.

    "Where do we go? call out his name, Lift up our hands completely ashamed.. cry out to you, we fall on our knees" See above, same idea. Wants comfort but is ashamed that she has to be so desperate(CRY out to him on her knees). Shes begging for god/comfort to show itself. "Change us on the inside" Help the horrible feeling shes been feeling inside.

    "Suddenly I wonder why I feel so alone" After calling his name nothing happens, so she feels alone.

    "I know theres something out there" (This is an agnostic view) Shes reassuring herself that theres something out there to find that comfort, even though its not showing as to be so.

    "Thought id suck it up and do it all on my own, wish id known he does care" This gives it away. Shes decided shes gonna have to suck it up and live without him, but she wishes she knew that god cares."
    Realuser2themaxon February 11, 2011   Link

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