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You woke me up in the morning
To say, "He is risen."
And I replied with a smile,
"He is risen indeed."
And somehow you always leave the room
Alive with truth and beauty
And carry yourself like you know
That it's all just a matter of time

I said, "But maybe I'm too far down this time."
"Too proud to hope too weak to climb."
But you just pierce through me with eyes
And I know I'm done

And I can
And carry yourself like you're sure of it
Like the stitches dissolved
And the wounds all heal in time
Your words are giants next to mine
And your thoughts are giants

I only hope that someday
I might resemble you in
Even the smallest way
I only hope that
You can be proud of me


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    General Commentthis song is actually written by Chris to his father. GJS is his father's initials (simpson being the last name like chris). he wrote it for his dad to explain how he wishes he could be a man as good as him one day. it's really good.
    twstedroadson August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never viewed the title as initials. I always thought the title was a cryptic way of pronouncing Jesus (Gjs). Today is actually easter sunday and Christians say "He is risen", "He is risen indeed". I wonder if the song was intended to have double meaning.
    diehardon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing, no, everything by Mineral is amazing. It seems this song is about a girlfriend/mother and how he wants to be like her.
    tsucolon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI only hope that someday
    I might resemble you in
    Even the smallest way
    I only hope that
    You can be proud of me
    I wish I wrote that....!!
    emofanon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    The outro to this song is so intense. It makes my heart feel like it's about to explode. Especially when he sings "You can be proud of me." Wow.
    I agree that it's about either his mother or his brother.
    silencestrikeson October 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about god. i wouldn't except for the first verse -- "he is risen" blah blah blah. you know how it goes :-)

    but yes... completely emotional and beautiful.
    a perfect sonneton April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about his mother. His mom rushes in his room on Easter morning to tell him "he is risen"...like, get up little boy easter has come. And then he moves into talking about how his mother gives him strength when he was weak, and he hopes that someday she'll be proud of him.
    theDubScouton December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not even a Christian anymore... but doesn't it seem blatantly obvious that he's talking about Jesus/God? Anyone? No? Well whatever... it wouldn't be the first time Chris has made Christian references... like in Dolorosa.
    iamnothing2uon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing beyond words. A few corrections, though:

    >>And I know I'm done
    Should be "And I know I'm not"

    Also, the line below it ("And I can") really belongs in that verse. The lines are a response to "Too proud to hope too weak to climb", like he's saying And I Know I'm not (too proud) And I Can (climb).

    >>Like the stitches dissolved
    >>And the wounds all heal in time
    Should be "Let the stitches dissolve
    Let the wounds all heal in time"
    hemlock_echoon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this definitely has to be one of Chris Simpsons better songs...has anyone listened to Zookeeper?
    efcolbyon February 26, 2007   Link

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