Time with you and time once had
Passed between my hands
The memories we can feel them fade
Like circles in the sand
A thousand thoughts, a thousand dreams
Lost within the day
A thousand ways for souls to touch
The things that we should say
The things that we should say

It's been a cold, bitter mile
Maybe it could be a while
Til the sun and the sky light the way
I'll bring you close, you could stay
Before our time has gone away
We should say the things that we should say

Tendencies and weaknesses
They make me who I am
I'm falling through the cracks and turns
Of circles in the sand
It's not lost when your love is near
Don't let this world turn grey
The dreams of hope and lips that heal
The things that we should say
The things that we should say

It's been a cold, bitter mile
Maybe it could be a while
Til the sun and the sky light the way
I'll bring you close, you could stay
Before our time has gone away
We should say

It's been a cold, bitter mile
Maybe it could be a while
Til the sun and the sky light the way
I'll hold you close, would you stay
Before our time has gone away
We should say the things that we should say


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    Song MeaningThings That We Should Say refers to the Ascension of Jesus Christ in the beginning passage of the Book of Acts. Apostle Peter and the other apostles gather once more to see the presence of the Messiah before he gives his Holy Spirit up to Heaven for good. And in this, the Messiah tells them to preach on the Word of God in his name, for soon they will be with the Lord in all things good. This was interpreted into a indie/folk song known as Things That We Should Say. Future of Forestry did a great job to make this ambiguous in terms of it's true meaning. It could be talking about a committed relationship, but in the true spiritual context, it refers to Jesus's last moments with the apostles. In the verse:

    "It's been a cold, bitter mile
    Maybe it could be a while
    Til the sun and the sky light the way
    I'll bring you close, you could stay
    Before our time has gone away
    We should say the things that we should say"

    This describes the struggle the apostles went through after The Crucifixion. And when the Savior had risen from the grave, the apostles were relentless in rejoice. The apostles welcomed Jesus with love and compassion, and in the stanza "Before our time has gone away", it describes the moment the apostles got to experience with Jesus. And of course "We should say the things that we should say". This refers to what the apostles should say that mattered, because they didn't have much time in their hands. Their words needed to be as pure as gold.

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    elementalHOPEon February 18, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHaha alright. My youth church ministry performs this song quite often during Sunday Worship services. As a pastor, I don't have the time to review every segment of the song(s) played, since I constantly have to work on my messages for the service. Well, keep up the good work as an English teacher as well as for your colleagues. Stay strong!
    elementalHOPEon April 05, 2014   Link

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