Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's here
Everyone's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be, yeah

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move like today never happened
Today never happened

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?

Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before



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  • +11
    General Comment:This to me is an encouraging song. It's basically saying that it's time for change, and you can either stay down, or pick your self up and move like today never happened before. When i feel like i'm worthless, like God can have no use for me, I'm reminded that "forgiveness is right where you fell," and God has forgiven my sins. It's a challenge for me to live aggressively for God, not in a curled fetal position on the floor, taking life's kicks to the face. It's helped me alot, just my interpretation.
    mattlikescheeseon February 25, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:"Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
    Where can you run to escape from yourself
    Where you gonna go
    Where you gonna go

    Salvation is here...... "

    Word.

    - Jarsonic
    jarsonicon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Switchfoot is a great band. (I get to see them in concert in May!!!)
    Anyhoo, what I gather from this song is that they're saying that if you fail, try again. (I think that cuz of the "I dare you to pick yourself up off the floor")
    I think that they're saying bad stuff is gonna happen, but you gotta be strong, and keep moving forward.
    Switchfoot rules.
    God bless everyone.
    -Nicole
    *Rainbow*Diva*on April 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:this song is so powerful.. makes me wana go outside n make the world a betta placE! it makes me think off all the gud things in life.. n turns down the shitty things.. honestly.. this song is so moving..!! :D
    lil_miss_evilon September 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Awesome song, Jon Foreman is a genius. This song is about trying to live the perfect life Christ intended in the midst of imperfections.

    The song is written from Christ's point of view, most likely speaking to a new believer (welcome to existence, resistance, fallout, etc.).

    And trying to live the Christ life (AKA the "zoe" described by C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity) is tension ("the tension is here") between the sinful nature and the perfect person Christ desires. As C.S. Lewis put it, Christ does not wish to subdue, to mitigate, or to torment our old, sinful nature. Christ wishes to kill it completely. Christ demands perfection.

    However we have been far from perfect in the past, and continue to be dreadfully lacking in the present.

    The challenge (Dare you to move) is to have faith that Christ will rectify our shame as we boldly strive to live perfect lives, to become "who you could be." There is nothing we can do to earn forgiveness and nowhere we can "run to escape from ourselves." But earning salvation is not our job. Christ has already done it for us on the cross, "salvation is here". Our shame is paid for, "today never happened." Our job is to move, to "lift ourselves up off the floor" and strive to live the life Christ desires. It is Christ who gives us the ability to get up ("forgiveness is right where you fell"). We no longer have to live under the old law of sin and death, Christ has set us free and empowered us to walk. And now Christ dares us to move.

    And to take from C.S. Lewis once again, we live the Christ life by allowing Christ to kill our old, sinful nature and fill the void with his own perfection. This is not a one-time happening. This is a war that begins anew everyday. "Welcome to resistance" is a call to put to death the things of the sinful nature and allow God to fill you instead. And it is from God's dwelling inside of you that you begin to become "who you could be," a process that continues to the end of our earthly lives and beyond.

    "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
    Philippians 1:6
    tfcapon June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this is such a sad song, makes me want to cry everytime. but anyways. i think this is a song about a failed relationship. the other person has been trying to froget that anything has happened and the narrator is trying to help the other person realize that the situation cannot be ignored (welcome to the fallout...the tension is here...between how it is and how it should be).
    the narrator is also kind of confused as to how the other person can somehow pretend it never happened, hence the "i dare you to move like today never happened"
    that's just what i think, although i'm not very good at this.
    suggestions anyone??
    pumpkingirlon February 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song reminds me of the girl that I like so much. It's almost like I dare myself to move. I dared myself, and I did it. It's developing well. But you just have to dare yourself to move if you are going to do something..Thanks.

    b
    zipped6648on May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:nerdy, why are you trying to be rude? I'm quite sure not everyone in the world enjoys YOUR favorite bands. Leave people alone. People can like whatever they want. If you don't like them, fine, but you don't have to act like an immature "my music is better than yours" kid. A Walk to Remember is a great movie in my opinion, the book even better. Maybe you couldn't catch the meaning in the story...who knows. You seem to suggest that you hated them before you heard them based on the fact that they were on the sndtrck alone, what does that say about you?
    have a nice day everyone!
    madrigal82on June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Switchfoot is a christian band, and if I'm not mistaken that movie had some religion in it, so I didn't think it was a bad idea...that's just what I got out of it. They're a good band, I really like their music.
    perfectmyroleon June 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song is just damn beautiful. its just about going on and venturing further into your life.. no matter what.
    i love this song like whoa.
    fucktartgrlon July 30, 2002   Link

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