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You're not who they say you are
They made you the enemy
(CHRIST-Jah flesh; CHRIST-Light within; CHRIST- Beginning and the end)
Taken something so beautiful
Painted a new picture that makes me sick
(CHRIST-Witness; CHRIST-Living one; CHRIST-First and the last)
Feed our minds confusion
Sweeten the taste of pollution.
(CHRIST-Word life; CHRIST-Resurrect; CHRIST-Everlasting Jah)

chorus:
Some people call you father
Maybe you could set me free
These people hate each other
But you've always been there for me

I refuse to be like you
Without life, caving in
(CHRIST-Jah flesh; CHRIST-Light within; CHRIST- Beginning and the end)
I surrender, giving up all that is me
Yielding to you
(CHRIST-Witness; CHRIST-Living one; CHRIST-First and the last)
Shape me in my brokeness
Empower me forever
(CHRIST-Word life; CHRIST-Resurrect; CHRIST-Everlasting Jah)

chorus

I know you will complete this work started in me
I need you more than ever now that I know who you are
I know you will complete this work started in me
I need you more than ever now that I've come so far
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    General CommentI think this is about how religious people have distorted what Spirit or Jesus is.
    killpopon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeh they have some distorted image of what it is. And people experiancing hate because god or jesus has done nothing for them. And at times of weakness, they being needed
    exthuseon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSome people call you father
    Maybe you could set me free
    These people hate each other
    But you've always been there for me

    this song is so beautiful
    seabeneathmeon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI didnt like this song at fist but i listened to the whole thing and looked up the lyrics and it is amazing. I agree with your interpretations.
    cookiejmonsteron June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the first 2 posters. I think that organized religion and all of the different denominations have altered other's perceptions of Christ and what he is really about.
    eclipse13on February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDitto. Not to take it beyond its scope, but I can definitely see this as a cry from a person giving their all to walk with Jesus while being faced with both persecution and the torturous messages of false teachers. We definitely live in a broken, post-modern country (and world for that matter) where people meet everything in life with an attitude of skepticism, including the love God has for us through Christ Jesus.

    Though I'm not real into the punk sound, which the verses at times lend themselves to, I LOVE both the ferocity against the twisted image of Christ and the humility of the ending chorus! The lyrics are simple but amazing. I can almost see this point of view coming from a young teen with angst or even a kid whose walk in faith is so strong, clear and unconfused (why is it that things are always so simple to understand as kids?) that it doesn't waver by the hands of others. It's also cool to think of these words as being exclaimed by 1st century Christians, whose existence among zealous Jews (look at the first verse and think of the scene that unraveled before Pontious Pilate) must have been unbearable.

    P.O.D. is and will likely remain my favorite band with a Christian message.
    DThomas2359on May 20, 2011   Link

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