"The Rest Is Up To You" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
It's the principal, it's the issue
That your principal would dismiss you
Because you don't fit into the all-American box
That coffin created for creative thought
It's disgusting, his priorities
And how we're entrusting him with authority

His gavel's gone down
Before he looked in your heart
He finished this race(ism)
Before he reached the start.

Jesus loved the outcasts
He loves the ones the world just loves to hate
And as long as there's a heaven
There'll be a failure to excommunicate

The world just keeps you at an arm's length
Every week you work up the strength
To fight the flames that are hurled
Let your faith shine right through
You know it's the world versus Jesus and you

It's disgusting, their priorities
And how we're entrusting them with authority
Their gave's gone down
Before they looked in your heart
They finished this race(ism)
Before they reached the start

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"The Rest Is Up to You" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    General Commenti LOVE the end part!!!!

    "crucify your doubts and just reach out, reach out to Jesus, embrace Him, turn your life around and face Him."
    malli321on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what this song is about but I think it might have something to do with having an abusive boyfriend or something along those lines. Like when he says "I know what he did to you, but there's only so much one can do. The rest is up to you." Most victims of abusive boyfriends say things lik "he didn't mean it, he's all tore up about it. He's really sorry." but there is only so much you can do for that person. The rest is up to the victim to leave her abusive partner or something. I'm not really sure but when I studied the lyrics that's what I came up with.
    SKankinSkaGirlon July 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti never quite got this song, but ska girl is probly right. any other views?
    MetalHeadforGodon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentska girl could be right cuz i got no other points
    badnewson November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about being hurt in general, especially by someone you're close to (your mentor's become your tormentor) And now the person is hurt and stressed

    I think Matt's saying that he's tried to explain to this person what they need in their life, but "there's only so much on can do" and now that person has to decide on their own if they're going to turn to Christ or not

    He's begging the person to give their problems to Christ and he's explaining just how great God is and what He can do for us. It's a great song
    faithful1_7on November 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfaithful1 7 is right in saying that it's about being hurt in general, It never mintions a specific relationship between two people.

    "This speech is merely words. Its even worse because it rhymes. Give me a minutes of your time, I'll have a minute of your time. And I can't make this click. And I can't tattoo your mind. But, you know this ain't no trick. Take it or leave it all behind. Gave my advice. Done all I can, but it's your life. It's in your hands."

    This part agrees with what faithful1 7 said. You can tell someone over and over but what good will that do? Thay have to believe and accept God, it's all up to them. This song is adressing the unbealievers that thay have tryed to turn to Jesus.

    "Why don't you try to slow down? Slow things down. 'Cause I know you're hurting. So put down your burdens. Crucify your doubts and just reach out. Reach out to Jesus. Embrace him. Turn your life around to face him. You'll find mercy, you'll see grace. Love and beauty defined in his face."

    This part is saying how great and comforting God is.
    clutteron July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is NOT The Rest Is Up To You! These lyrics are from "Failure To Excommunicate". (also by Relient K)
    jesslo1994on September 22, 2014   Link

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