"If You Believe Me" as written by and Thiessen....
I got a chill and I wanted to say it was you
Be still because what I'm about to say is the truth
Unless we stretch until the point in nearly breaking in two
Will never find our weakness coming on glue

A cracked sculpture I wanted to say it was you
Being vultures is why I feel the way I do
I fell in love and I wanted to say it was you
I wanted to say it was you

If you believe me
We can stand the test of time like no one else
If you believe me
It means you have to disbelieve yourself

A sudden wind and I wanted to say it was you
I never been so confused about who knows the truth
It began when I wanted to say it was you
'Cause I swore you had your head in this too

If you believe me
We can stand the test of time like no one else
If you believe me
You know it means you have to disbelieve yourself
If you believe me

Because I'm here wondering what could you be thinking
Though I know you that you're thinking I wonder that all the time
I can still invade your thoughts when you're not with me
Yet don't mind me I'm just a pin side on your mind
Yeah don't mind me I know you're wondering all the time

If you believe me
We can stand the test of time like no one else
If you believe me
It means you have to disbelieve yourself
If you believe me


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"If You Believe Me" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentI think this song goes like this:

    "I got a chill
    And I wanted to say it was you
    Be still because what I'm about to say is the truth
    Unless we stretch until the point of nearly breaking in two
    We'll never find our weakness coming unglued"

    This verse is referring to his search for God, and wondering if he is misinterpreting God's wishes for his life. He's beginning to realize that what he thought was God's will may have been wishful thinking as he searched for a sign that he should go in the direction he wanted to.

    "A cracked sculpture
    I wanted to say it was you
    Feeding vultures are why I feel the way I do
    I fell in love
    And I wanted to say it was you
    I wanted to say it was you"

    He's denying that the feelings of maybe his fiance not being who he is meant to be with are from God, that it is people who are detrimines to pick him apart, which is why he uses vultures. He fell in love and wanted to say that it had to have been God's wishes and that this was the girl he was meant to be with, but really it was wishful thinking.

    "If you believe me
    We could stand the test of time like no one else
    If you believe me
    It means you'd have to disbelieve yourself"

    I think this might be God's voice, telling him that to listen to what God has to say, you have to ignore your own desires, or disneleive yourself. He also ends it with the phrase, "if you beleive me," emphasizing that it is our choice to beleive God, that he doesn't force us.

    "A sudden wind
    And I wanted to say it was you I've never been
    So confused about who knows the truth
    Where to begin
    Well I wanted to say it was you
    Because you swore you had your hand in this too"

    He's become so confused that he's confusing everything with God's will, even something totally small and unrelated, like a sudden wind. Everyone is telling him different things and he doesn't know who to beleive. He wants to say that his own will is God's, and doesn't understand how he could fall in love with someone if she wasn't meant to be "the one," because God promised He would have His hand in every part of our lives.

    "Cause I'm here wondering what could you be thinking
    Though I know you're there thinking that I wonder that all the time"

    He's doubting God and His will for his life, and is a little guilty at doubting God so much.

    "I can still invade your thoughts when you're not with me
    Yeah don't mind me I'm just a parasite on your mind
    Yeah don't mind me I know you're wondering all the time"

    At this point God's voice comes in again, saying that, even when we deny His voice, He still knows everything we're thinking. When we deny Him, he can't help us in our decisions, but only sit and watch as we deviate from His path for our life.

    Please tell me if you think I'm right, wrong, stupid, whatever. I want know what you guys think! :)
    prttyrideron January 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing... brilliant... best song off the new CD. I would have put this as the first single.

    As far as the meaning goes... I feel it's about Matty T's breakup with his fiance. She broke up with him after she found out some things that "she just couldn't handle". Some people said that Matt cheated on her... but who knows.

    I think the song is talking about after the breakout. He's still thinking about her all the time. "I felt a chill and and i wanted to say it was you." Then it moves on about him wondering what she is thinking about him. If she still likes him. He knows that he is still on her mind. The chorus is saying to believe him, whether it's about him truly loving her or about cheating on her or doing something else "she just couldn't handle."

    Let me know what you guys think! Amazing song though.
    SwimAndy013on October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan. I love the lyrics to this song...but it's so sad. I feel sorry for the guy...
    bigwigglystyleon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I know matt. and he did not cheat on shannon! Evadently she got the wrong impresson when matt said that those songs were not about her anymore and he kept talking about another girl, which i can tell you truthfully who she is. She is the girl who god realy wants matt to be with in the future. But the thing is that they have not even met yet, ok! So how could he be cheating on her with someone he has not met? Shannon hearing him sing curl up and die and talking about a possible breakup. evedently she thought that he was cheating on her with “the girl” so she broke up with him. everthing is just one big misunderstanding mess."

    Shelly: "I know matt. and he did not cheat on shannon! Evadently she got the wrong impresson when matt said that those songs were not about her anymore and he kept talking about another girl, which i can tell you truthfully who she is. She is the girl who god realy wants matt to be with in the future. But the thing is that they have not even met yet, ok! So how could he be cheating on her with someone he has not met? Shannon hearing him sing curl up and die and talking about a possible breakup. evedently she thought that he was cheating on her with “the girl” so she broke up with him. everthing is just one big misunderstanding mess."

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    awesomeradon October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is NOT completely about the breakup. imo, its about God and how we think we feel him/ see him in our lives, but we're aren't completely sure.
    he relates it to shannon at the end of the second verse...
    "Where to begin
    Well I wanted to say it was you
    Because I swore you had your hand in this too"
    i think its about how he thought God wanted their relationship but eventually realized he didnt.

    as a whole, i interpret the song as being about having doubts about God and his presence in our lives. the chorus is God saying "if you believe me" you have to put aside everything else and you'll experience God in a way you havent before.

    the bridge confuses me. it could be God always knowing what we're thinking and how that could be difficult to deal with. or it could be about the girl.. thoughts? anyone agree?
    orwhateveron October 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with SwimAndy013
    cheeseninjaon October 28, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationwell, i interpreted that this song is about shannon's trust in matt. i mean, everything points in that direction because the song is pretty much self-explanatory. "if you believe me, it means you'll have to disbelieve yourself". because i learned that she turned to her family for advice, and she believed herself that it had to end. good for you shannon, you didn't hold yourself back!
    danlexon August 19, 2010   Link

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