"Fly From Heaven" as written by and Dinning/guss/phillips/nichols....
Paul is making me nervous
Paul is making me scared
Walk into this room and swaggers
Like he's God's own messenger
Changed the name of my brother

Changed the things that he said
Says he speaks to him
But he never even knew the man
But I'd give my life for him

Like water through my hands
You'd give him any ending
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven

To this world again
To this world again

Take whatever you're needing
Take whatever you can
We are broken from within
Run to another land

Like water through my hands
Or is it just beginning
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven
To this world again
To this world again

They took my brother
They ripped him from me
To twist his words as they did his body
Denied his family

Denied his beauty
To lie him down at the feet
Of those he couldn't save
Couldn't save, couldn't save

Will it be the end
Or is he still ascending
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven
To this world again
To this world again


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"Fly from Heaven" as written by Dinning/guss/phillips/nichols

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  • +5
    General CommentI think most people really don't know what this song is about. Yes it is written from the standpoint of Jesus brother James who was one of the original teachers of "Christianity."

    It is also written about Paul who persecuted the first Christians including James before having a revelation and changing over to "Christianity."

    Unfortunately Paul in the Bible did not teach about Christ's life and teachings. He twisted the words of Christ and got away from the early christians who were called Essene Nazarenes and they included Jesus' brother James. Paul was an agent of the Jewish puppet-government installed by imperial Rome.

    He basically created what we know today as mainstream Christianity preaching that salvation is through believing in Christ rather than following his works, which is not what was taught by Jesus.

    Paul never even met Jesus. Look at the lyrics. James is speaking.

    Paul is making me nervous, Paul is making me scared. Walk into this room he swaggers like he's God's own messenger. Changed the name of my brother (Jesus Christ was known to his followers, the real Apostles as Yeshua). Changed the things that he said (Paul distorting His words).

    Says he speaks to him

    But he never even knew the man (Paul never did know Jesus although he acted like he knew Him better than the actual people who lived with him and followed him).

    Unfortunately that's how mainstream Christianity was created. This false belief that all you have to do to achieve salvation is believe in Jesus... Jesus never taught that.

    Paul did. There are TONs of books about this Pauline doctrine. Paul vs. Jesus. It's incredibly interesting stuff.
    DHNFon December 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is about Paul the Apostle. Toad produced a second version of "Dulcinea" with a DVD ROM where they actually talked about this song and the meaning behind it. It is about Paul, and looking at him from the viewpoint of James. Nice grab for those of you who picked it up.
    travish19on February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is written from the viewpoint of Jesus' brother, James. Paul is then probably the apostle, although he seems to represent the whole church and everyone who started talking about Jesus after his death, changing "his name" and "the things that he said".

    But mostly, this song is about how devastated James is as Jesus' death
    toadtwson January 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to a guitar book I have of thiers, it's a song form the perspective of someone who was a friend of Jesus and watched him become deified by people who really didn't know him. The term "brother" is not intended to be taken literally...

    Kick butt song, definitely one of the most under-rated bands of the past 20 years...
    cheesedogon July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to a guitar book I have of thiers, it's a song form the perspective of someone who was a friend of Jesus and watched him become deified by people who really didn't know him. The term "brother" is not intended to be taken literally...

    Kick butt song, definitely one of the most under-rated bands of the past 20 years...
    cheesedogon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think its neccisarily about the apostle Paul, i think Paul could be a random person, I think the message of the song is more about seeing someone so strong in their faith when they have no proof, the writer is questioning his own faith saying, hey if this guy is all he says he is, then would he come back to earth again?
    skibunnie127on May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentboth of you are right...but i think its more of glen saying "hey, what did we do to this guy? imagine if jesus was your brother and you knew him and loved him as the one you used to go play with and share things with. then everybody started giving him all this responsibility and praise and it got out of hand and he was killed for it" glen just wants people to look at the personal side of it, jesus was a man. i think his saying "will it be the end, or is he still ascending, but if he's all you say - would he fly from heaven to this world again?" is kinda him almost condeming those people. saying "this man died for you (or you made him die for you) and what if he wasnt really what you say he was?
    Davkay20on June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe you're right the song is written in the point of view of james. I think james is having problems w/ Jesus's death...he cannot see the big picture and the ultimate sacrifice of what Jesus did. All he can see are the short-term implications of his death "denied his family" and "denied his beauty". It's really a song of mourning and different people go about it in different ways. Great Song!!!
    uncbb221on June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"but if he's all you say"

    would have been much better recieved had he said "but if he's even all you say"

    As a validation type thing, i.e. "if jesus was even who he claimed to be"

    "Would he fly from heaven into this world again?"

    He's thinking that Jesus should think to not come back for what happened the first time.

    He's just really confused about what happened and what Jesus thinks about it and if Jesus was even Jesus.

    And no, James had nothing to do with anything at all. Glen just considers Jesus to be like a brother.
    T_D_Phoenixon March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHowever, the

    "They took my brother
    They ripped him from me
    To twist his words as they did his body
    Denied his family
    Denied his beauty
    To lie him down at the feet
    Of those he couldn't save
    Couldn't save, couldn't save"

    could relay that Glen himself wasn't bitter about it, but that others were.

    It's possible that Glen thinks the people who did this to Jesus did it to him because they were angry, because if Jesus is Jesus he can control life and death, right?


    ...lie him down at the feet of the people he couldn't save would mean they lie him down as a dead man with the rest of the dead people that they're angry he "couldn't save"
    T_D_Phoenixon March 17, 2007   Link

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