"Circle" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Kirkpatrick Seals....
Circle encircles the earth
Chance and choice break his heart
His innocent arm moves to save me and I am spared
His beautiful arm is bloody and cut off
His heart ripped out to show me he loved me
But I would not believe him
He did all that he could
I still would not believe him

I left his arms empty and tied
Out stretched for me until he died
I left his arms empty and tied
Outstretched for me until he died
No man shows greater love
Than when a man lays down his life
For his beloved

I left his arms empty and tied outstretched until he died
I left his arms empty and tied outstretched until he died

Here I'm alive
And I don't have the right
He gave me the light
Costing him his life
New mercy's in the morning

I believe!
What if I believe you now
Could it ever change this
Forgive me, believe me
Please come back to life

Come back to life
I believe!
What if I believe you now
Forgive me, believe me
Please come back to life
Could it ever change this

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"Circle" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

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  • +7
    General CommentCould be? No. It's DEFINITELY about Jesus, though you could twist the lyrics to fit about the military.. maybe? Some of you might not know that Flyleaf is actually a Christian band. When I first heard the lyrics to this song I knew immediately who it was about..

    "I left his arms empty and tied
    Out stretched for me until he died"
    Jesus died for us, as sinners.
    He died for the very ones who pushed him away.

    "He did all that he could
    I still would not believe him"
    People believed in him AFTER the fact of his death.
    People today still don't believe in him,
    even after all he has done for us.

    Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. The most inspiring part of it is that he would've died if it was just for me or you.
    igorawron November 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is DEFINITELY about Jesus.

    I think this song is from the perspective of someone who has witnessed the crucifixion - someone who didn't believe Jesus was the Son of God and came to believe shortly after Jesus died on the cross. How sad it would be to realize you watched your Savior die...too late to tell him that you finally believe in him. "Please come back to life" is a regretful plea.

    ezmo, in his reply above, is right-on with the way the lines of this song correlate DIRECTLY with scripture.
    Fury220on November 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about those who do not believe in Jesus. When she says "No man shows greater love
    Than when a man lays down his life For his beloved" that is what Jesus said to his disciples the days before he was put to death. This song talks about how even though Jesus died for everyone who sins to show love that person still wouldn't believe. But then they realized and asked for forgiveness.
    BethP2013on February 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhether this song is about Jesus or not, I think of it as a tragic love story. I am atheist though, so maybe that's why.

    Well, this song is beautifully written either way, and it brings out strong emotions in me.
    I love it.
    nicoleLauraon November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFrom the lyrics and reading the CD booklet, I think this song is about how Jesus saved mankind and mankind crucified Him (and has been recrucifying him over and over ever since then). Some see the wrong they have done and turn towards Jesus, realizing that His words are truth and that He truly loves them. The cycle (circle) of people crucifying/forsaking Jesus and then turning to, and believing in, Him continues through time.
    fireToSteel0423on November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe thing I like about Flyleaf's songs/lyrics apart from the obvious EPICNESS! Is that each song has a different meaning to everyone to me this song is about Jesus, and maybe how Lacey felt/feels from when she was younger .

    The stanza "And here I am alive, and I don't have the right, but he gave me the right costing him his life"
    Seems to me that it talks about how Jesus died for our sins.
    I'm getting that tattoo'd (My first one) hopefully very soon as it means a hell of a lot to me.

    "I believe (...)" indicates to me, the day her Grandmother took her to church, the day before she was going tp end it all, and the vicor (or someone simular) told a story which seemed so much like her life. "Although you've never had a father He can be a father much better than anyother" (not quoted word-for-word) Thus resulting in Laceys faith in God.

    I don't mean to get all "preachy" but wether or not you believe in God, during the times you feel like you have no hope left try praying. I did, i asked him to help me, and the next day i bumped into these wonderful LDS missionaries who just talked to me and asked if I would like to learn more about them...
    Honestly, I believe God has saved me many times... =]

    OK Blabbering over ^_^.
    Just enjoy the music! =D
    Credocheon January 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing its about gods love 4 us if u read the bible stories talk about him saying he was jesus and noby belived him but now a lot of people do and they now belive it and want him to come back

    zeldaluvon September 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it has several meanings.

    At first i thought (and hopefully its not true) that what she is talking about is what actually happened.

    Then i listened a bit and i thought "Could this be about how jesus died for us, and we didn't really believe what he was saying until he died" as quoted

    I belive!
    What if i believe you now
    Could it ever change this
    Forgive me, believe me
    Please come back to life

    Another meaning i thought of, which i believe happens soooo much, is that we don't realize what we have until its gone. Maybe this guy liked you and kept flirting with you and you told him all the time that you weren't interested, and once he stopped, you started to feel for him once he stopped. (or vice versa)
    I've experienced this feeling soo much in my life (not necessarily in this context) but i'm pretty sure the rest of you have felt this before, too.

    Love this song~!
    aam146on September 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this about Jesus?

    When I first heard it, I thought it was about her husband (she is lacey strum now congrats) but when I saw the lyrics properly I guess its about Jesus.

    radioinaholeon November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could be about Jesus? i'm thinking it's about the sacrifice to protect. i'm pretty sure it could be a solider. and i'm sure flyleaf dedicates this song to the men in the military.
    stardreamer86on November 08, 2009   Link

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