Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is gonna change
I close my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything

With arms wide open
With arms wide open

Well I don't know if I'm ready
To be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, I'll take her by my side
We stand in awe, we've created life

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
Now everything has changed
I'll show you love
I'll show you everything

With arms wide open
With arms wide open
I'll show you everything, oh yeah
With arms wide open, wide open

If I had just one wish
Only one demand
I hope he's not like me
I hope he understands
That he can take this life
And hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world
With arms wide open

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
Now everything has changed
I'll show you love
I'll show you everything

With arms wide open
With arms wide open
I'll show you everything, oh yeah
With arms wide open
Wide open


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  • +7
    General Comment

    DUH! This song's about him having a baby!

    konaboyon March 22, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    A paternal masterpiece, may we all agree?

    edguardon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    i agree with what yall are saying except the part where he says: If I had just one wish Only one demand I hope he's not like me I hope he understands That he can take this life And hold it by the hand And he can greet the world With arms wide open

    I think that he means that he did not realize how much better life was with christ until later in his life, and i think he wants his kid to realize it early in his life.

    Jonah 33on March 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    whatever the meaning of this song, i think it is beautiful....God Bless You All, I Love You In Jesus!!!

    jesusmyheartadoresuon August 06, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I just want to say this to everyone who has posted here that hates Creed and Scott Stapp. If you really hated them that much you wouldnt waste your time on this board posting stupid shit that no one will ever agree with because your all just pissed because Scott Stapp is a great song writer and he writes about stuff that he feels inside his heart and soul. And by the way, this song is about the day he found out that his wife was pregnant.

    AlmondJoyon January 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i mean really, who names themselves cowboyhair?homosexuals, thats who.

    dragonmasterbobon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    And as for you, hpw101, you can be funny, but get your mind off the subject of anal sex, since that's obviously all you can think about. People, be serious here or don't post... [/Scrappy is a hypocrit]

    Scrappy999on April 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think that it's about the birth of his son, but I think it's a double meaning.

    It may also be about Forgiveness, and Jesus. Jesus basically saying "You are Forgiven!" and standing there with arms wide open, like He actually does.

    When he says "I'll take her by my side", it could be to his wife, or grace, and how they are gonna have a child, or Scott dying, and being Born again in the name of Jesus.

    Just my two Cents :)

    To Christ be the Glory!

    SoraRaitoon May 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    well i have read some offb the blogs and think myself that the meening is he is having a baby . i will also say to all those moronsw that can complaine about this singer is in it for the money or this o or that theese people need to grow up .if you disaprove of creeds morals or resone they are singing then dont buy there albums . but to any extent heres the real secret they are in it for the money WHAT IS RONG WITH THAT NOW GROW UP AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC AND ENJOY HAVE A NICE DAY HAPPY THANKS GIVVING M.S. OF SANFORD MAINE

    dealmnon November 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    the song is about him becoming a father "we''ve created life" DUH! and also he wishes that his son will be a better man than he is " If I had just one wish Only one demand I hope he's not like me I hope he understands"

    tedalion August 03, 2012   Link

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