"Can't Take the Pain" as written by Johnny Mac Powell, Samuel Tai Anderson, Bradley B. C. Avery, David Carr and Mark D. Lee....
No, I didn't see this one comin'
It suddenly snuck up on me
I can't say you didn't tell me so
I can't say you didn't warn me

Well I can't take the pain,
Knowing that I left you
And I can't bare the shame
Of knowing I was wrong
But I'll take the blame for everything that I've done
But I can't take the pain of leaving you alone
leaving you alone

I was there when they accused you
But I guess I was too afraid
Not just once, and not just twice
But three times I denied your name

Well I can't take the pain,
Knowing that I left you
And I can't bare the shame
Of knowing I was wrong
But I'll take the blame for everything that I've done
But I can't take the pain of leaving you alone
leaving you alone

I never thought I'd get
Even a second chance
But you've given that, and so much more
And then for every time I ever did deny,
You asked me if I love you
You know I do, Lord

So I'm off to follow in your steps
It won't be easy, it's safe to say
Only two roads I can walk on down
The one less traveled is the one you paved

But I can't take the pain,
Knowing that I left you
And I can't bare the shame
Of knowing I was wrong
But I'll take the blame for everything that I've done
But I can't take the pain of leaving you alone
leaving you alone

Lord, you took the pain
Even though I left you
And you took the shame, and you made it all your own
Why'd you take the blame for everything that I've done?
Lord, you took the pain, you and you alone

You and you alone.


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"Can't Take the Pain" as written by David Carr Bradley B. C. Avery

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentIts about Peter realization about his 3 denials of Christ. Its a song of remorse and praise to God.
    Cuevoon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the struggle of a sinful soul for forgiveness from God. once he's forgiven, he must choose the path of Christ, or he'll be back where he started.
    christianPhilosophyon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a ho, whose pimp got busted, and she could have given him an alibi, but she was too afraid of the cops. So she ran and hid. And when he got back out on the street, he found her, probably gave her a severe beating. The ass-kicking taught her a good lesson, and now she's back workin' for him, but she knows not to screw up like that again, or it'll be her ass. Kinda sounds like a rap song.
    FilmScorpioon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay, FilmScorpio, I would appreciate it if you wouldnt mock my God, but hey, you are the one who will be in trouble for it so laugh it up. Anyways, this song, like Cuevo said, is about Peter and his denials to Christ. When it said" I can't say You didnt warn me", It is talking about the Lord's supper. Then when it says: "So I'm off to follow in your steps
    it won't be easy, it's safe to say," it is talking about his ministry with the church after the he matured up a bit when he saw how much he hurt Christ. ALSO, when it says: "There are only tow roads I can walk on down
    The road less traveled is the one you paved," it is referring to the verse that talks about the road to hell is wide and straight and the way to everlasting life in heaven is the way that is a rough road but all worth it in the end.
    drummergirl06on January 13, 2006   Link

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