"Flood" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matt Odmark....
Rain rain on my face
It hasn't stopped
Raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become
One with the mud

But if I can't swim after 40 days
And my mind is crushed
By the crashing waves
Lift me up so high
That I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up when I'm falling
Lift me up I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
Lift me up and keep me from drowning again

Down pour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean
I'm losing control
Dark sky all around
Can't feel my feet
Touching the ground

But if I can't swim after 40 days
And my mind is crushed
By the crashing waves
Lift me up so high
That I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up when I'm falling
Lift me up I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
Lift me up and keep me from drowning again

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
And dry the streams still flowing
Casting down all waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me

But if I can't swim after 40 days
And my mind is crushed
By the crashing waves
Lift me up so high
That I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up when I'm falling
Lift me up I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
Lift me up and keep me from drowning again

Lift me up, when I'm falling
Lift me up, I'm weak and I'm dying
Lift me up, I need you to hold me
Lift me up, and keep me from drowning again


Lyrics submitted by jarsonic

"Flood" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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  • +4
    General CommentThe lyrics are obviously intentionally designed to have multiple meanings and references. The story of Noah is the background theme, with the frequent references to rain, huge flood, waves, and the "forty days." But the story of Noah isn't the main message of the song - it's only the background. Is the song really saying anything at all *about* the story of Noah? Not really.

    What it *is* doing is drawing a pretty cool metaphor with the story, as it is applied to the pain and struggles of the individual. The great storm/waves serve to represent the struggles that a Christian may go through with their faith and with sin. The rain represents tears, hence the "rain on my face" that "drench my eyes" The rest of the lyrics emphasize God's restoring ability when we feel that we've lost our foothold ('can't feel my feet touching the ground) or that we're just overwhelmed and think we can't make it ("falling", "drowning",...etc).

    And finally, the song as a whole is actually a prayer, and a really humble one at that. It reminds me of many of the Psalms. Great song
    BurningTruthon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is obviously about Noah's Ark. If you want to take it metaphorically, this song could be about being strong in your faith; no matter what happens, things will come out right if you have faith in yourself and others.
    gotterdamon February 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not about the flood. The forty days refers to Jesus' forty days on earth after his ressurection. The key is "cast down the waves of sin" Acts 1:3-8 speaks of the baptism of the holy spirit. He also spoke of how he would not always be with them and there would another comforter "The Holy Spirit" to be with us when he was gone. In this song not being able to swim after forty days means not being able to remain faithful with out Jesus here on earth guiding us. The person is asking the Holy Spirit to lift him up and keep him from drowning in waves of sin.
    fgbiadon March 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, looking at all of your comments, I can see that all of you are right! The song can be taken in so many ways! I don't think it was strictly about Noah's Ark, but it did rain for 40 days and 40 nights! But the part about Jesus' temptation in the desert and having faith in God are probably the key points of this song! :)
    PrincessDiva282on April 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfgbiad, I think that you are so right in this. Because the Holy Spirit is supposed to lift you up to help you keep the faith. But there are so many meanings to this song.
    Love214on April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod is the same 'yesterday, today, and forever' right? so this song is tlkin bout Noah's ark , temptation of Jesus and any other time when God manifested as 'saviour' to those he loves. which is like, all the time! this song talks about the nature of God and as God is unchanging it can be aplied any needy individual/nation in any situation at any time.
    as everyone has said it's about crying out to God in times of trial and having faith that he will answer. and he does- praise God!
    heir2beulahon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as the faith part, I'm pretty sure that the songwriters' intention was faith in God :)
    jarsonicon February 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i think it's a plea for help from God, when you are 'drowning' in sin.
    HesMySavioron February 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey i like this song it too! =p it's very upliftong esp. after a trial or a "sad experience"..i mean, even if the beat is kinda like...rockish a little, it gets the soul stirrin'. No matter what it talks about, as long our hearts tell us that's it's in relation to God, then it's all good. =)
    pureOwTkAsTemotionon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can download a full version of this song for free? besides kazza?
    Teenster73on July 23, 2002   Link

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