"Quicksand Jesus" as written by and Rachel Southworth David Sabo....
She caught the melting sky
It burned but still the winter passes by and by
To the other side

A slow parade of wind
That blows through trees that wilted with the season's children

Are we saved by the words of bastard saints
Do we live in fear or faith
Tell me now who's behind the rain

A maze of tangled grace
The symptoms of "for real" are crumbling from embrace
But still we chase the shadows of belief
And new religion clouds our visions of the roots of our souls

Are we ashamed of our own fate
Or play the fool for our own sake tell me who's behind the rain

What do we need where do we go
When we get where we don't know
Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
When faith's our shelter from the cold

What do we need where do we go
When we get where we don't know
Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
When faith's our shelter from the cold

Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away without you

Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away without you, oh oh
Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away
Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away

Quicksand Jesus I need you
Quicksand Jesus I believe you
Quicksand I'm so far away

Yeah, yeah, oh, oh

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"Quicksand Jesus" as written by Rachel Bolan Southworth David Michael Sabo


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    General CommentAs far as I can tell, this song is about struggling with doubt about Jesus. Every Christian has done it, and doubt is not labeled in the Bible as sin. Even Jesus doubted, because he was fully human as well as fully God. He was, however, sinless. Doubt doesn't become sin until it's acted upon. Anyway, that's my two cents on the song.
    Drison March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song......For me it is not about religion....but something more...I don`t know how to explain that. But I know that it gave me power to go on
    Tamara24on April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDave 'Snake' Sabo of Skid Row: "'Quicksand Jesus' is about the bullshit said via the media, everything seems to be very hypocritical, saying one thing and doing another."
    Nikoz78on December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song vocally by Bach.. this, My Enemy(which is very different) or Livin' on a Chain Gang
    hailtokidamnesiacon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think dris hit it right on, its about someone struggling with thier faith and wants nothing but to be right about religon but doesnt know.... everybody questions things
    andy2007on May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    Anilandon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome of my favorite lyrics of all time:
    Are we saved by the words of bastard saints? Do we live in fear or faith?
    Are we ashamed of our own fate?
    Or play the fool for our own sake?
    Tell me who's behind the rain.

    Great stuff.
    gouppernintyon February 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthe's using quicksand as a metaphore to say that people are slowly sinking away from Jesus, just kinda one of those songs in saying how fucked the world is
    thelatestdunbaron June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOr, it could possibly be talking about the struggle to keep the blind faith with the Religion... aka "Quicksand Jesus". The question comes up "Are we living in Fear or Faith?" Basically the social normality of society is to trust in this religion and blindly follow it, but everything is convincing him otherwise, the fact that life is so negative, "Who is behind the rain?" (who is causing all of this torment?) And how we are afraid of our fate which is why we hide behind religion to comfort ourselves that we will go to heaven... we are afraid of Not Knowing.. we have to have the comfort of knowing what will happen. We are playing the fools by following something blindly without questioning for our own sake of making ourselves comfortable and sane.
    Whats wrong with going through life not knowing? Whats wrong with not following something we don't trust or believe. We don't NEED to believe anything... Quicksand Jesus, brings me down.. (aka Quicksand)
    takiadoon March 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe phrase "Quicksand Jesus" is the "Jesus" that people turn to as a last resort when they are already in a deep trouble instead of calling Jesus as their first priority. This always happen to the rich people who have a lot of money to pay good doctors to heal their sickness. But when the doctor says that there's already no hope then they will call Jesus to either blame Jesus for the sickness or ask forgiveness when they are already dying.

    The song Quicksand Jesus is such a very deep beautiful song by Skid Row.
    It features the superb singing prowess of Sebastian "Baz" Bach.
    The song obviously have a religious meaning and quite hard to explain.
    Actually the entire song is quite is easy to understand,
    what took me sometime to comprehend is the phrase "Quicksand Jesus".

    To even complicate the meaning of the song, Skid Row made a music video for this song
    which explains the verses of the song but not the phrase "Quicksand Jesus"

    n the video, there was a child who had a seed on her hand and planted it.
    The girl also found a rosary.
    The seed grew as a strong and beautiful tree, and the child grew and turns out to be an old grand mother.

    As the video near its ending,
    the grand mother handed over the rosary to a girl(presumably her grand daughter) beside the tree.

    In my interpretation, the video completely explains the verses of the song.
    It's about handing down faith to the next generation.
    It's about sticking to the true religion that was your parent or grand parents have taught to you.
    The rosary in the video represents the faith.
    Not necessary the faith as Roman Catholic but the faith to a true religion and faith to God.

    "What do we need where do we go when we get where we don't know
    Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
    When faith's our shelter from the cold"
    Skidemon February 03, 2014   Link

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