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Looking on the sad times, the guilt and all the shame
I have learned to submit my existing hurts and pains
All the grief I've learned to set aside 'cause
I am, I am, I am

Feeling underooted feeling undermined
Can this grace of God cover me this time?
When I feel the pain I know
Why I feel strange, when I
Hear the rooseter crow
I am ashamed

Jesus on the cross
And this cross unpon my back
I have learned to submit
Then I whine about my lack
Sometimes I drop my cross, deserve a little rest
That's when I run to You and I nail
Your feet and Your wrist

I'm feeling underooted feeling undermined
Can this grace of God cover me this time?
Do You really love my soul, even after I hated You?
Do you really know My name, Can I really come to You?
Are You really more faithful
Than the changing of the seasons and the morning sun?
Do You really know my name, can I really come to You?
I can
I don't care if the rooster crows
I can


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    General CommentThis song is all about what it means to be a christian.

    Looking on the sad times, the guilt and all the shame
    I have learned to submit my existing hurts and pains
    All the grief I've learned to set aside 'cause
    I am, I am, I am

    This talks about the past and how he feels bad about it and how he learned to confess it to god.

    Feeling underooted feeling undermined
    Can this grace of God cover me this time?
    When I feel the pain I know
    Why I feel strange, when I
    Hear the rooseter crow
    I am ashamed

    He wants to know if God will forgive him for what he did this time. The rooster crow comment is a reference to peter in the bible where jesus tells peter he will deny him three times before the rooster crows.

    Jesus on the cross
    And this cross unpon my back
    I have learned to submit
    Then I whine about my lack
    Sometimes I drop my cross, deserve a little rest
    That's when I run to You and I nail
    Your feet and Your wrist

    This is when he is into living for God and he gets tempted or he gets tired of it and he deserves a little rest. Then he says he nails jesus on the cross. This is extreme but all of the people who killed jesus turned on him similar to what he is saying he did.

    I'm feeling underooted feeling undermined
    Can this grace of God cover me this time?
    Do You really love my soul, even after I hated You?
    Do you really know My name, Can I really come to You?
    Are You really more faithful
    Than the changing of the seasons and the morning sun?
    Do You really know my name, can I really come to You?
    I can
    I don't care if the rooster crows
    I can

    The last part of the song says can jesus really forgive me after i did all of this bad stuff to you. And at the end of the song he is saysing gods answer. I can.

    This song overall is one of the most powerful song this band has ever written and i really enjoy it throughly.
    tallandrew1982on January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was Skillet's first big hit and is a favorite to mosh to when the need arises.
    Protoon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is surely christian music's answer to Nirvana
    Aerofrogon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm im a little confused by this song, but from what i understand is that its about the saviors death, and how he died to take our sins....thats all i got sorry
    Thomas_bobbypinon August 26, 2008   Link

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