I use to see a million colors
And now the only one I see is used
And I would sing in rising chambers
But then I followed jealous words from you

So now,
Shivered nights wake sleeping heartaches
There will be a bruised love
Little lives need greater mercies
Let there be a bruise

Here comes the storming
And there goes all
But little fires burn beneath the sea

When I woke up
A bird in morning
I flew above my bed then drowned

Oh God,
Who am I
But a lily in a field
Across the night
Stars sing of you


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Bruise song meanings
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    My InterpretationThis song is about feeling burdens and weights in your life that you begin to to feel, well, bruised (as the song title suggests). And you begin to doubt or turn a cold shoulder towards God - "shivered nights wake sleeping heartaches."
    You begin to question God.

    But hope still lies deep within - "but little fires burn beneath the sea."

    And understanding comes when you surrender and stop fighting God, and see
    His glory.

    "Who am I
    But a lily in a field
    Across the night
    Stars sing of you"

    I see so much more in it but I won't elaborate on that.

    This is a great song! The bridge is very humbling. God Bless!
    mlex210on April 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI know this (awesome) band is a lot about god and such but this song somehow looks like it's about a broken heart and misery that follows. The first sentence is amazing IMP - "I use to see a million colors and now the only one I see is used" - He used to be able to go out with a lot of women and wasn't emotionally attached to anyone but now he has fallen in love with a women who is already taken. (therefore the only color he sees now is used). The rest of the song describes his sufferings (sleepless,heartaches and so on)
    whitelieon July 19, 2014   Link

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