No one would love me
if they knew all the things i hide
My words fall to the floor
As tears drip through the telephone line

And the hands i've seen raised to the sky
Not waving but drowning all this time
I'll try to build an ark that they need
To float to you upon the crystal sea

Give me your hand to hold
'Cause i can't stand to love alone
And love alone is not enough to hold us up
We've got to touch your robe
So swing your robe down low
Swing your robe down low

The prince of despair's been beaten
But the loser still fights
Death's on a long leash
Stealing my friends to the night

And everyone cries for the innocent
You say to love the guilty too
And I'm surrounded by suffering and sickness
So I'm working tearing back the roof

And the pain of the world is burden
And it's my cross to bear
And i stumble under all the weight
I know you're Simon standing there
And I know you're standing there


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    General CommentI first really listened to this song shortly after Sept. 11, and the line "Everyone cries for the innocent, but you say to love the guilty, too" really hit me. You know, forgiveness is so powerful, and at such a difficult time in our nation, forgiveness was the last thing on some of our minds. But God doesn't want us to be bitter about our loss. He wants us to turn the other cheek and forgive our enemies. That's so hard, but if it were meant to be easy, everybody would be a Christian.
    UNDaholicon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dunno..............
    yMmon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. i love it. it reminds me a little of some savage garden songs. it is easily the best caedmon's call song, except for center aisle, but it is still GR8!!!!
    emokid378on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentread between the lines...it talks about faith and religion. in a world full of acting, it is really difficult to be yourself... however, there is an assurance that you are living the way that was planned, and that you are accepted whoever you are, no questions asked. we just have to look beyond the physical and explore the true essence inside
    cold_rainon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe line "everyone cries for the innocent, You say you love the guitly too" is what grabbed when I first heard these lyrics. Isn't that what we are looking for? I know I am.
    locketton August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a prayer. Its about a priest/pastor/religious praying to God and asking for strength because he/she is presently exeriencing hardships in his/her ministry. At the beginning of the song is a prison scene. The person is talking with a prisoner via the 2 way phone the have there. Then the prisoner says 'No one would love me
    if they knew all the things i hide'. The priest cannot find anything to say as this prisoner talks to him. No comforting words or any words for that matter come out. Only tears.
    Everyday in his ministry he sees struggling people. Hoping he can save them all. But loving alone is not enough according to the person praying this song. He needs strength from God to continue to help and love those people who are not worthy of loving.
    Everywhere he notices evil around. Evil still fights even if the Death of Christ has redeemed the world already. And for him its hard to see people fall into sin and evil.
    The most difficult part of his ministry is this. While everyone loves the innocent, he should also love the guilty, just like Chirst did. That's why he is asking for Christs help, by swinging his robe down low. This reference came from the parable of the woman who had bleeding. She had immense faith that just by touching the robe of Jesus will heal her. And she was healed. The person in this song is also asking for that same grace from Jesus, for Him to swing down His robe to touch.
    In his ministry, he bears the pain of the world. He considers it as his cross. But he has faith that with him in his journey, Simon and Jesus is with him all the time.
    This is a prayer asking for strength because the person is tired of the worlds burden.
    patchdooon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLoving alone accoring to him is not enough because he too is human. It is hard to love the guilty and the sinners knowing the bad things they have done in the past. He is praying for the grace to be able to love even those who are not worth loving. Through this he can bring them closer to God as said in this line 'I'll try to build an ark that they need, To float to you upon the crystal sea'
    patchdooon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always heard it as "swing your rope down low"...

    which I'm not saying is correct... but I got meaning from that...
    dmcdowelon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always heard it as "swing your rope down low"...

    which I'm not saying is correct... but I got meaning from that...
    dmcdowelon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always heard it as "swing your rope down low"...

    which I'm not saying is correct... but I got meaning from that...
    dmcdowelon July 11, 2007   Link

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