The grass looked greener on the other side
So I tried to, snatch myself from your hand
Caught a boat to anywhere but Nineveh
And, well you know, I got spit back on dry land.

Give me purity and give me continence
But oh no, not yet.
Like a coin hiding in the corner
Trying not to be swept
And I was trying not to be swept.

Kicking against these goads
Sure did cut up my feet
And didn't your hands get bloody
As you washed them clean (you washed them!),

Here I am again, back where I began
Try as I may I can't get away from you
And all of these roads lead me to roam,
Bring me back home.
Here I am again, back where I began.

So you have yourself your ninety nine (ninety nine),
Isn't that enough for you?
Still you followed me to the shadowed valley
Carried me on your shoulders too.

I've done the work of Sisyphus
Thinking that I could get over this hill
But the one thing I can't get over now...(is the)
Is the force of your will.

[Chorus: x2]

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    General Comment
    I love how the use great historical and biblical references in their songs to get a point across. The main idea is that we always seem to think we can do things on our own and dont need God or his plan in our life. However when we realize we need Him, God still accepts us where we are and will pick us up again. I love the refernce to the shepard going for the 1 sheep out of 100, the work of Sisyphus is talking about a man who was doomed as punishment to roll a huge rock up to the top of a hill, but the rock would always roll back down and he had to bring it back up for all eternity.
    reytimon October 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    I just realized something! I believe Aaron Tate is saying that he has even finished the work of Sisyphus (which is impossible) but even after accomplishing such an impossible task, he can never seem to escape the God's will.
    reytimon October 10, 2005   Link

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