"One Foot in the Grave" as written by Michael Spearman, Matthew Scarpelli, Mike Wellnitz, Scott Daby, Chance Medeiros and Aaron Pauley....
For so long I have waited
For this sense of urgency
For as long as I can remember
I've always been the type
Of person to just give in

I want to run just as fast I came in
I want to have the chance
To flee the scene
And to find peace
Oh, it’s so hard to find relief
With this excess sensitivity
To the crimes that have been
Committed to others, not only me

How long must I wait
Til I’m at peace again?
And how long must I wait
Til I am whole again?
Oh, how long must I wait
Til I’m at peace again?
And how long must I wait
To see your face again?

I've got one foot in the present day
And one foot in the grave
I've got one foot in the present day
And one foot in the grave
One foot in the present day
And one foot in the grave
One foot in the present day
And one foot in the grave

But, it’s your grace that gives us
The second chances that we don't deserve
And that we take for granted
But, it’s your grace that gives us
The second chances that we don't deserve
And that we take for granted

How long must I wait
Til I’m at peace again?
And how long must I wait
Til I am whole again?
Oh, how long must I wait
Til I’m at peace again?
And how long must I wait
To see your face again?
(To see your face again)
To see your face again
(To see your face again)
To see your face again
(To see your face again)
To see your face again
(To see your face again)


Lyrics submitted by MrFox, edited by Anistasia

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    Song MeaningHonestly, I think he is referring to God and his walk with faith in this song. That's how I take it, but that's the great thing about music, it can be taken so many ways. Great song either way.
    emeryfan56on January 09, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat do they mean by "One foot in the present day and one foot in the grave"? Can't work it out...
    Quiggieon April 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree somewhat with emeryfan on this. I'm not sure if this band has christians in it so it may not be what they are meaning. From my point of view, however, this is talking about how he's scared of the world "want to have the chance to flee the scene and to find peace" and when he says he has one foot in the present day and one foot in the grave I take it to mean that he has one foot in this life and one foot in the next life in heaven where there is the peace he is seeking. Then he talks about grace that gives us a second chance and I believe he is talking about God's grace.
    adrenalinerushon January 20, 2012   Link

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