"Always" as written by Adam Jonathan Dutkiewicz, Joel Michael Stroetzel, Mike A D'antonio, Justin Foley and Jess D Leach....
In these moments of lost in torment
When the vast skies don’t seem to call to you
When the weight of this world press down
And the stars have fallen like tears

I am with you always
From the darkness tonight to the morning
I am with you always
From the life until death takes me

Monuments build to remembrance of me
The monuments fade and fall in decay
The memories of all that remains
As far as east is from the west, remember

I am with you always
From the darkness tonight until the morning
I am with you always
From the life until death takes me

When hope seems lost down and lonely
I am here with you always

I am with you always
From the darkness of night
I am with you always
From the darkness tonight until the morning
I am with you always
From life until death takes me

I am with you always
From life until death takes me


Lyrics submitted by JamusC, edited by corey11037, Texsunn, Dav13s

"Always" as written by Adam Dutkiewicz Jesse D. Leach

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    My OpinionUm.. this band is not Christian. Just because they use lines from the bible.. whether they are intentional or not.. does not make them a Christian band.
    slizdizzleon January 06, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitly tells me that this band is christian....the lyrics "as far as the east is from the west" is a direct quote from the Bible from Psalm 103:12
    stevesx48on July 26, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLinking in with stevesx48, another Biblical comparison that could be seen is the chorus/overall song theme with Matthew 28:20: "...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." As their singer Jesse Leach is indeed a follower of Christ a lot of Biblical ideas pop up all over his work, arguably even in every one of his songs, at least in Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace/Seemless anyway.

    My personal interpretation is that the song is written from the perspective of God to the listener, assuring us simply that He is always there for us, even in the worst of times. For one who has accepted God into their life through Christ this means eternal reassurance and the ability to rest in difficult times, knowing God with never leave them because of Christ's work on the cross. With one who hasn't it could be seen more as a calling for them to realize this and put their faith in Him.

    "As far as east is from the west, remember" brings to mind Psalm 103:12: "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.". I see this as a reminder that our transgressions (crime of sin against God) are completely removed from the one who has faith in Christ that His death and resurrection was the perfect sacrifice and substitute for our sins, meaning it's not by our own works, but solely in His, that we can rest assured.

    The only part of the song I feel could betray this interpretation is "From life until death takes me." which suggests that whoever the song is written from the perspective of will one day die. One way this could work is if you read the lyric from the perspective of Jesus Christ, who is both fully human and fully God (God in flesh with the two natures of both God and man, called the Hypostatic Union if anyone is interested in Christian theology) and physically died on the cross. In that case it reminds me of Jesus telling His disciples in the gospel accounts of what was to happen later in His life before the event.

    So it's an interesting song that seems fairly simple at first but could be looked into a lot more deeply.
    JamusCon July 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are incorrect...
    Plz see official lyrics vid on Youtube...
    youtube.com/…
    missie1968on February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if the band as a whole are christian, but Jesse (the vocalist and main songwriter for this album) is. He even stated in an interview that he turned to God for inspiration. So yeah, this song is definitely about God, and faith.
    DOOMRPon May 22, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is not about God. I can see how it can be interpreted as such especially since it has a direct bible quote in it. This wonderful song is about family members passing away and the remaining coping with their deaths. The music video helps explain this meaning. It’s about two brothers taking a long road trip after finding out the older one has cancer. After his brother passed away from the horrid illness, the younger brother takes the same road trip again to relive the memories. That’s why you see two different perspectives through the video and also the signicance of the camera.

    “The memories of all that remains
    As far as east is from the west, remember”

    “The memories of all that remains” is the brother reliving the experiences himself and his deceased brother had during the trip and I think the Bible quote was thrown in there as a double meaning. The lead singer, Jesse, is Christian so it goes with his faith and also the road trip could have spand the east coast to west coast/vise-versa and the “remember” ending is saying remember the memories they had.
    Ty.hansenon November 12, 2017   Link

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