[1, 2, 3]

I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I've got one for every selfish thing I do

What's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

(chorus)
I want to be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I want to shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It's a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Tell me, what's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus)

Honesty becomes me
[There's nothing left to lose]
The secrets that did run me
[In Your presence are defused]
Pride has no position
[And riches have no worth]
The fame that once did cover me
[Has been sentenced to this Earth]
Has been sentenced to this Earth

Tell me, what's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus 2x)

[There's no other place that I want to be]
[No other place that I can see]
[A place to be that's just right]
[Someday I'm gonna be in the Light]
[You are in the Light]
[That's where I need to be]
[That's right where I need to be]


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In the Light Lyrics as written by Jimmy Page John Paul Jones

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    This is the best song that DC Talk has made. Basically, the person in this song is trying to have a personal relationship with God. He says that he such a sinner, which draws him away from God. He mentions that he struggles with life because he attempts to live life by himself, without God.This person wants to change, so he asks for God's acceptance, to be "in his light". The person wants to ber saved and to follow God's will. He finally realizes that he is nothing without God, so he will now attempt to be in the light. God rules!!!

    conspiracynsuon April 24, 2002   Link
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    Indeed he does!

    SnickerGlishon April 24, 2002   Link
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    "Conspiracynsu" that is the best interpertation of this song that I have ever heard and I believe every word that you have said, God Bless us all.

    Tydogg42on April 24, 2002   Link
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    Its the song of every Christian, no matter how much we try we keep screwing up :( but we just have to keep trying to b in the light :) this is by far my favourite dc talk song.

    AlphAon July 01, 2002   Link
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    Gotta agree with ya'll. Chosing a favourite DC Talk song seems impossible, yet it somehow always comes back to this one.

    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
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    yeah i totall y agree, i seem to fit in so well with the person in the song "i despise my own behavior" so often i find myself hatin what i do but thats cos i'm tryin 2 go it alone with out God and where i really wanna be is in the light

    E.Ton January 29, 2005   Link
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    I'm glad that so many people feel the same way as me. No one I know has really ever heard this song, but I just love it so much. It always reminds me of what I'm striving to do and when I feel guilty for my sins it reminds me that everyone messes up and that God will always take me back. It pumps me up to go out in the world and do more for Him, because that's what it's all about anyway.

    MrReallyBigBadManon April 06, 2005   Link
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    i believe this is one of the best songs Dc Talk has made. i absolutly love and adore this song. It describes me so perfectly...but then again..doesnt it fit all of us? as our mortal flesh fights, our spirit reliniquishes...to the one true God.

    MrReallyBigBadMan: i feel the exact same way. this song (along with Jesus Freak) makes me just want to go out into the world and say " LOOK the true God is here!" and just makes me want to start going out into the world...i love this song so very much.

    1m_n0t_0kaYon April 18, 2006   Link
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    This is THE BEST song ever. I mean I never get sick of it because it is always relevant either as a cry out to God because you need him or as a celebration of Gods light. Absolutley AWESOME!!

    frogblossomson June 08, 2006   Link
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    I agree with Alpha...it's definately like the anthem of every Christian. They played this song during worship at church the other day. That was the first time I've heard it in a while. It's amazing.

    loveisleeping0630on October 31, 2007   Link

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