"Crazy Times" as written by Dan Haseltine, Mark Hudson, Stephen Daniel Mason and Greg Wells....
You're cold that way
And that's why you say
The things that you say
You can't attract
The things that you lack
You're trying in vain

It seems it's always the crazy times
You find you'll wake up and realize
It takes more than your saline eyes
To make things right

You spiral down
You've broken your crown
You don't feel like a queen
You've seen the proof
But you're still crying wolf
You'll never believe


You try to climb a broken ladder
Grip the missing rungs
And fall down, down, down
Seems sometime ago you said
This wouldn't last
And now you sit here crying

Beside your bed
You feel left for dead
You kneel in the dark

It takes more than your saline eyes
To make things right


Lyrics submitted by jarsonic

"Crazy Times" as written by Mark Hudson Greg Wells

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis is one of my most favorite Jars of Clay songs ever! To me this song is really about a person excepting Christ.

    "You're cold that way, And that's why you say, The things that you say, You can't attract, The things that you lack, You're trying in vain"

    This first verse is really about going through life as an unbeleiver, attacking Christianity, lacking the wholeness that comes with accepting Jesus. The chorus is when "crazy times" come, and there you are crying, and then suddenly realizing that it's gonna take more than that to make things right.

    "You spiral down, You've broken your crown, You don't feel like a queen, You've seen the proof, But you're still crying wolf, You'll never believe"

    Faced with cold reality, "you've seen the proof" Christ is real, but you're in denile and you refuse to beleive.

    "You try to climb a broken ladder, Grip the missing rungs, And fall down, down, down, Seems sometime ago you said, This wouldn't last, And now you sit here crying"

    The broken ladder is your way of life, which doesn't work, and now your crying because you never thought these hard times would go on so long.

    "Beside your bed, You feel left for dead, You kneel in the dark..."

    The moment of truth of course! Accepting Jesus into your heart!

    This song rocks! I've been listening to Jars since I was a little gryffin, and this "Much Afraid" is definetly my favorite album. There, that's my two cents for ya;)
    gryffinon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about having your faith tried, being tested. When things are difficult for you, it's easy to cry about it and give up. "Saline eyes" refers to crying, and it's saying you have to do more than just sit there and mope about; one thing to do is pray, another thing to do is act.
    japhyon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree. :-)
    Kiwiddon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree too, but i'm going to add a little more:

    it also touches a lot on how your trying to make yourself happy and thinking you can do more than you actually can.

    "you can't attract, the things that you lack": Christ, because "You are trying in vain": you think you can save yourself, get yourself out of this mess.

    then "you spiral down, you've broken your crown, you don't feel like a queen": eventually, trying to save yourself and thinking of yourself more than you are fails. Your break your crown and fall off the pedestool that you put yourself on by thinking you don't need Christ.

    also when it says "you kneel in the dark...", it's not just dark as in night, but you kneel in the darkness and shadow of your own life without Christ, the light.

    you kneel in the dark...ready to accept the light!!!

    that's it.
    malli321on July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoa...go gryffin...and malli327...i agree
    pureOwTkAsTemotionon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI living on the crazy times
    tommibon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd be lying if i said this song wasn't my theme song...b/c it really does sum up my life for me
    youchokemeupon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I know what it's like to have my faith being tried. I'm still living in the crazy times...but i keep praying.
    PequenoPatoon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with what gryffin and malli327 said. It's about trying to fix things on your own when your world is going crazy, and the fact is you can't, you need God. Great song, great group!
    coolrayuson August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGryffin! Great interpretation... i was lost with this song, but it makes perfect sense now. Thanks... this song rocks!
    CadillacKincaidon August 12, 2008   Link

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