"Sooner Or Later (soren's Song)" as written by John Charles Lodge and Justin Hayward....
Come back and haunt me, follow me home
Give me a motive, swallow me whole
They say I've lost it
What could I know when I'm but a mockery?
I'm so alone

Sooner or later
You'll find out there's a hole in the wall
Sooner or later
You'll find out there's a hole in the wall

Today is ours, condemned to be free
Free to keep breathing, free to believe
I look to find You, down on my knees
Oh, God, I believe, please help me believe

Sooner or later
They'll find out there's a hole in the wall
Sooner or later
You'll find out that you'll dream to be that small

I'm a believer, help me believe
I'm a believer, help me believe

I gave it all away and I lost who I am
I threw it all away with everything to gain
And I'm taking the leap with dreams of shrinking
Dreams of shrinking, dreams of shrinking
Dreams of shrinking

Come back and haunt me, follow me home
Give me a motive, swallow me whole

Sooner or later
Sooner or later
Sooner or later


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"Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)" as written by Justin Hayward John Charles Lodge

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    General CommentIt's a reference to Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher who was a Christian but struggled with the nature of faith. He was mocked by his peers when he was alive, and only after he died were his works translated and people began to realize he was pretty insightful. There's a little more info about him here: christianitytoday.com/history/newsletter/2004/….
    SweetnessFollowson May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Come back and haunt me, follow me home. Give me a motive, swallow me whole" is a prayer to God. He's praying for God to haunt him, consume him, and surround his thoughts, and the word haunt truly describes it. Give me a motive, swallow me whole. This whole song is about the growing distance in his relationship with God, and the idea that sooner or later, those who surround him, will find out that he's not the perfect Johnny christian.
    mattlikescheeseon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo comments:
    1) Soren Kirkegaard presented faith as the idea of a blind leap in the dark "And I’m taking the leap" This stood in stark contrast to the previous ideas that faith was something built upon knowledge. Soren's view of faith is the mainstream one today as can be seen in many people's view of religion and God. Evangelicals will still hold to the old view that faith is something built on knowledge and previous experience. That is to say faith in Christ isn't a blind leap in the dark, but is based on such things as a) fulfilled promises, b) personal experience, or c) the truth of changed lives that a person can see. This is true christianity, and it is unfortunate that most of the world, Christians included, can not see this. I don't check my head at the door of my church. In fact it is just the opposite, I walk into church and turn the criticism filter way up because the things discussed there, if true, have eternal importance.
    Also I will note that Soren was looking for the "hole in the wall" by which he could find a way out of the room of this existance and into the higher world of Reality where faith in God would not be a leap in the dark, but would provide an intellectual basis for faith.

    2) I will excuse myself some "reader response interpretation." from the song: Today is ours, condemned to be free
    Free to keep breathing, free to believe
    I look to find You, down on my knees
    Oh, God, I believe, please help me believe
    How many days do I wish for a robotic experience of submission to God's will. I burn so hot with shame when I fall, sin and have to come back on my knees crying for forgiveness. To be a robot would be so freeing! It would free my desires to serve God without distraction or failing. That would be ultimate, amazing, wonderful freedom. But it is not what God has for me. So I come back and pray "God help me believe." I mean this not just in the theoretical intelectual manner, instead I want to live that belief. To sin against God is to lack faith that He does provide a way of escape from all our temptations. It is to call God a liar, so I want to believe God actively, all the time. Help me believe!
    whatsrealon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does the chorus mean?: "Sooner or later
    You'll find out there's a hole in the wall
    Sooner or later
    You'll find out there's a hole in the wall"

    I was thinking that part was talking about how eventually they will realize that there is something missing from their life, hence the "hole in the wall", and that something is God.
    NicholasEthanon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsoren kierkegaard was a danish philosopher in the 19th century. i don't know why exactly the name soren is in the title, but i would assume it is him being referred to. i like the line, "i believe please help me believe." it's a lot like a guy in the bible, who asked Jesus to do something, if he could and jesus told him that all things were possible if he would believe. and the guy said he believed, but needed help with his unbelief/doubt. it's in mark 7 or 9 at the end of the chapter. i really like that because i can identify much more with that than i can of some great statement of faith. below is one of kierkegaard's thoughts, maybe it might have to do something with the song.

    "This sickness unto death is marked by the concept of despair. According to Kierkegaard, an individual is "in despair" if he does not align himself with God or God's plan for the self. In this way he loses his self, which Kierkegaard defines as the "relation's relating itself to itself in the relation." (taken from wikipedia - the sickness unto death)
    brett3011on February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means living in a world where you're actually finally aware of all the hate and ugliness that lives beside you. And to wish to be ignorant *dreams of shrinking/youll find out that youll dream to be that small* of all the ugliness again, and to see the beauty within everyone.
    lossocklaundrmaton June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen we become Christians, it is an act of faith hoping that God will change us, fulfill us, and show us who we are. Realzing how sinful our world is, being a Christian seems so much more worthwhile.
    daniela5586on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know who or what Soren is?
    shaynew216on April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy do I love this song so much? It's hard to say...but I can't stop listening to it!
    LilyBearon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Come back and haunt me, follow me home
    Give me a motive, swallow me whole"

    Can anyone explain that part to me?
    lemon_accwon September 08, 2005   Link

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