Stop the press, everything’s a mess
You can look alive, but you are not at rest.
And i-ideas are flowing through your head
A million miles an hour while lying in your bed
A lucid life you never thought you’d lead
Are you working everyday?
Are you working just to bleed?
I know [x5]

You’re staring at the names of the famed that are dipped in gold
The feeling you deserve what you’ve heard
But it doesn’t go that way

Oh, the tongues of men and angels
I speak but lack love.
Oh, love, will I stab you in the back?
Working everyday,
I’m afraid I forgot to show what’s most important: love

Here I am, dear Lord, tasting hints of fame
And I don’t want it anymore
If it’s not you that I gain
Wanna fall at your feet
Don’t wanna fall from your peace
I understand

Have you ever been the man that just ran
When you knew that God was talking?
Have you ever heard his voice through the noise
But just let it go away?

Oh, the tongues of men and angels
I speak but lack love.
Oh, love, will I stab you in the back?
How can I go with mine instead of yours
When yours is always right
I’m sorry just pour into me love.

Here I am, dear Lord, tasting hints of fame
And I don’t want it anymore
If it’s not you that I gain
Wanna fall at your feet
Don’t wanna fall from your peace
I understand

A heart at rest is harder now
Don’t let it go away
A hard earned pay, a hard earned pain
Right now they’re just the same
What’s the use, why work so hard
When it’s not what you crave
When what you need is: love.

Here I am, dear Lord, tasting hints of fame
And I don’t want it anymore
If it’s not you that I gain
Wanna fall at your feet
Don’t wanna fall from your peace
I understand
Here I am, dear Lord, tasting hints of fame
And I don’t want it anymore
If it’s not you that I gain
Wanna fall at your feet
Don’t wanna fall from your peace
I understand


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  • +2
    General Commenti was so amazed in Bryce's faith, but even more impressed that he sang about it
    it's so easy to forget our faith and God in the blur of life and we loose focus
    it's amazing that bryce is willing to throw it all away for God,
    now that's really amazing
    varsityfc16on April 25, 2010   Link
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    Memoryso i went to a private catholic school my whole life (preschool all through highschool) and my family went to church every sunday. i believe in God and love Him dearly but growing up i feel that..idk how to describe it, almost like i was too lazy to the point i hated going to church and was always happy when we had to miss, and i kind of took faith for granted. like, i see all these stories and such about people who led hideous lives and then found the lord, and i was always so jealous that -I- never felt so strongly about God or my faith. i took everything for granted and i feel that i've lived my life making good decisions thusfar for my parents and friends and peers, not for myself. i'm in college now but things are getting better. im glad i discovered this band, bryce's love for his faith is just so beautiful and inspiring to me <3 especially this song
    so thanks, rocket, for helping me, even if it seems like a small thing
    its made a difference

    WalkOnWaterOrDrownxon July 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, he really shows his faith in this song!
    kewlestkidOroundon February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti never knew that bryce was the religious type. this song is all about how easy it is to lose your faith when yor famous amd that if being in the spotlight means giving up his love for God than he doesnt want the fame any longer. ps i love this song and my mom was against letting me go to one of his concerts until she found out that he sings about his faith (christian family...) and now im possibly gunna go see him with the goo goo dolls!!!!
    loveyourmusic123on April 10, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningBryce states "dear Lord, tasting hints of fame, And I dont want it anymore If its not you that I gain. Wanna fall at your feet, Dont wanna fall from your peace."

    This is similar to Paul (of the Bible) referring to his previous life as a prestigious and powerful Pharisee. Philippians 3:8 I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ."

    Bryce quotes 1 Corinthians 13:1 in his chorus: "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal."

    "The simplest and most profound description of Christian character is love." - John MacArthur
    seehouseon April 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@WalkOnWaterOrDrownx - College can be a rough place to "keep the faith," I'm glad to hear you're thriving. It's a place you have to really be diligent about your beliefs (I struggled in college). =) Just a word of advice for you: it's not love of faith that will get you anywhere, just try to get to know Jesus more. Maybe it's just a wording difference, but I'd encourage you to get to know Jesus as much as possible, and let Him love you. Nothing matters but Jesus & religion will get you confused. It's all about Jesus. Rest in God's Love!
    trisaratopppson September 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is addicting. Especially as a worship leader, I get the passion behind it. 6 mile walk kept me hitting the back button on my ipod every time this song ended, haha. :)

    @WalkOnWaterOrDrownx Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Your past choices have zero hold on the ones you make today.
    YellowLedbetterLoveon February 15, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti really like this one. it sounds soo peaceful :)
    quakerladyon June 14, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis actually is probably one of my least favorite songs on the album,
    i can relate to "roses" a lot more than this song.

    this song is just about realizing nothing in life is worth it, if you don't have god in it.
    for Bryce its how being famous is great and everything, but it won't be anything if he doesn't have God as a part of it. that if he puts his fame before god, thats when he really loses god.
    audge22on July 24, 2010   Link

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