To only end the heartache
to shed this mortal coil
Face pressed to the earth
I’m frozen to the soil

My only thought
with my last breath

To suffer slings and arrows
adrift and lost it seems
or take flight with the sparrows
the ghost that haunts our dreams?
Drained of all resolve
my spirit pours from me
The fire’s growing cold
please do not forget me

One lost night against a sea of troubles
I could not hear You through the thunder’s peal
My only hope is that You cannot, not- be real

My only thought
pray for me now
My only thought
with my last breath

Lyrics submitted by chippurmunkee

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    My InterpretationThis song is clearly a prayer. It reminds me of a lot of psalms, in their utter honesty with God.

    I see this as a reflection on what I'd describe as a sort of faith crisis. With it would come a sense of hopelessness, as could be characterized by the first stanza.

    The second describes it in more detail, with some symbolism of spiritual attack (slings and arrows) and wanting to run away from it (take flight with the sparrows), followed by a candid confession of the hopeless feeling, and pleading with God for mercy.

    The bridge seems to be a profession of undying faith, that despite facing immense hardships ("One lost night against a sea of troubles") and not seeing immediate signs of God's presence through these trials ("I could not hear You through the thunder's peal"), the psalmist's faith remains unshaken ("My only hope is that You cannot not be real")

    Such a powerful song for anyone who has gone through seasons of difficulty or doubt in their faith.
    Aryalon February 06, 2014   Link

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