A penny for your thoughts now baby
Looks like the weight of the world's
On your shoulders now

I know you think you're going crazy
Just when it seems everything's
Gonna work itself out
They drive you right back down

And you said it ain't fair
That a man walks
When a bird can fly
We have to kick the ground
The stars kiss the sky
They say that spirits live
A man has to die
They promised us truth
Now they're giving us lies

Chorus:
Gonna take a miracle top save us this time
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle
'Cause it's all on the line
And I won't let you down
(No I won't let you down)
The river of your hope is flooding
And I know the dam is busted
If you need me I'll come running
I won't let you down... no, no

You're looking for salvation
You thought that it'd be shining
Like an angel's light
Well, the angels left this nation
And salvation caught the last train
Out tonight
He lost one hell of a fight

He said
I'm just one man, that's all I'll ever be
I never can be everything you wanted from me
I've got plans so big
That any blind man could see
I'm standing in the river
Now I'm drowning in the sea

Chorus:
Gonna take a miracle top save us this time
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle
'Cause your heart's on the line
And your heartbeat is slowing down
Your feet are grounded still
You're reaching for the sky
You can let 'em clip your wings
'Cause I believe that you can fly

Solo

Well my eyes have seen the horror
Of the coming of the flood
I've driven deep the thorny crown
Into the soul of someone's son
Still I'll look you in the eye
'Cause I've believed in things I've thought
And I'll die without regret
For the wars I have fought

Chorus:
Gonna take a miracle top save you this time
And your savior has just left town
Gonna need a miracle
'Cause your heart's doing time
And your conscience is calling you out
It ain't all for nothing
Life ain't written in the sand
I know the tide is coming
But it's time we made a stand
With a miracle


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    I really love this song and have come to appreciate it more and more since I first heard it when it was released. This song is about holding onto hope when being tempted by the strongest forces possible to give up. At certain points in the song, it's actually about triumph over those dark forces by using hope to always overcome bad situations no matter how desparate they seem.

    In the first verse, the narrator is talking to a person and trying to provoke them into feeling horrible about themselves and their outlook. The narrator reminds them how victimized they feel by the fact that man has to die but there's no truth to it because it can't be verified. Basically this first verse is all about putting your faith in something and having massive amounts of doubt. So much doubt that you can begin to think everything is a lie. By the way, the part where he's singing "And you said it ain't fair that a man walks..." is my FAVORITE part of this entire song! I didn't even know what the lyrics were when I first heard this but I just loved the rhythm of the lyrics, the harmony, and just how it fit so well with the music.

    Then the first chorus kicks in, which is basically the uplifting portion of the entire song and the main message of the song. Saying that a miracle is what will save us. And holding firm to the idea that a miracle is going to happen. There is a line in the chorus that confirms that the "savior has just left town", which to me means that there is nothing called salvation to believe in, which is discussed in the second verse.

    So in the second verse, there is a bit of darkness that starts to set in. The narrator now tells the listener how foolish he is to believe in something called salvation. He goes on to tell him, you thought salvation would be this shining angel's light. But guess what? I (narrator) have seen salvation and I know him well. He ran out of town basically ""caught the last train out tonight") with his tail between his legs. And the reason he did that? It's because "He said I'm just one man, that's all I'll ever be". Meaning, he could ever live up to your lofty expectations of what salvation is. There are millions, maybe billions of people that need salvation and guess what? That's what he means by "I've got big plans. SO BIG". Salvation is not happening because "I'm drowning in the sea" meaning I can't possibly save everyone.

    The second chorus is almost a repeat of the first chorus but there is a different line which says "your heartbeat's slowing down" which is a stark reminder that your time is fleeting and we all will die at some point.

    The third verse is an interesting one and kind of dark. I believe this verse is where the narrator who was speaking in the prior verses reveals himself and he's the devil, or some powerful dark force. What gives it away to me is he says "I've driven deep the thorny crown into the soul of someone's son". Which means he is claiming he is the one who crucified Jesus and is so disrespectful he doesn't even say "God's son", he says "someone's son". COLD! Anyway at the very end of this verse, the devil is defeated because he simply cannot convince the person to give up and go with him. He says "I'll die without regret". So, our hero has avoided being seduced by the devil and giving up all hope.

    After the third verse, the song rides out with the chorus and some additional vocals. But at this point in the story, the temptation to give up hope is over. The devil is defeated. Hope remains. Hope prevails...by holding onto miracles. Believing they will happen, and needing them to happen. The last line in the final chorus says it all:

    It ain't all for nothing Life ain't written in the sand I know the tide is coming But it's time we made a stand With a miracle

    vindas777on December 20, 2022   Link
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    lagu ini bagus banget, sampe saya bikin alamat e-mail pake judul lagu ini. klip nya juga ok's banget. pokoke top abis !!!!!!!!

    tarion September 24, 2002   Link
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    wtf!...no comments?...awesome song...awesome lyrics!...kudos!

    NHM>>blue.heart.inon January 08, 2007   Link
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    "aint fair when a man walks, when a bird can fly,we have to kick the ground, the stars kiss the sky"

    Great number

    irishlad86on June 21, 2007   Link
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    This one is definitely a miracle ~

    AVon August 09, 2007   Link
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    One of my favorite songs of all time... awesome lyrics, great melodies..

    Bon-Jovi-Dudeon December 23, 2007   Link

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