"5/4" as written by Jeremy Enigk, William Goldsmith, Dan Hoerner and Nate Mendal....
Call me
The sign
Rise and shine
Strange promenade with
Eyes closed
I thought I'd write the book of
I'm trying

While my eyes
I now you're coming back
I can climb without you
I spoke bad poetry
The wrong way, you said
Lay down in my hands
Where promises will never break

But I've lived through
Lay down my life's broken
My lips feel
Incomplete without love
So I go on
And set my life before you

I'm lost in you
Open my eyes
You set me free
Won't lift me up
You held me
I'm lost in you
You're Jesus

Lyrics submitted by amanda_

"5/4" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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    General Commentthis song is absolutely beautiful. if i ever meet a guy named Jesus -- this is going to be our song ;-)
    a perfect sonneton April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti am not sure if this is about Jeremy's christianity or about a girl...there are passages in it that could go either way, like i can climb without you seems more like a girl, but who knows...maybe it's about a girl and religion and how he feels the same about both
    fquaye149on May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"you're jesus" the song is very plainly laid out to be about his faith, but i guess you're unknowingly right, the love for jesus is very much like love for a girl in some ways
    greg_cross08on June 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdamnit, why must jesus ruin the song.. ._.
    Fanatismon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, the title refers to the song's time signature (5/4). This is typical of SDRE's lax song titling. This song is fantastic in its use of timing - any musicians will know how hard it is to keep up a 5/4 for any length of time.

    The last line of this song suggests to me that its not about jesus - if it was, why would he clumsily state 'you're jesus'? Clearly he is calling somebody else jesus. Obv Jeremy is a Christian so he is seeing christ in somebody, in that wierd wooly sort of way that new-age Christians like him do, seeing christ 'everywhere' :S

    I do wish that SDRE were less god/christianity-focussed - think of the fascinating insights Jeremy's clearly poetic mind might hold apart from 'oh isnt jesus wonderful'... I actually think he makes the lyrics up either on the spot or just before - the lyrics are usually fairly garbled and nonsensical. I no longer bother trying to interpret them as I don't think they are written carefully as poetic pieces, even if the tone is poetic - the content isn't.

    FANTASTIC band though, with great instrumentation, vocal style and a great song altogether.
    funkadelic101on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh also - the song uses syncopation* to make the already confusing time signature even more difficult to follow! Artistic or artless? At any rate, an incredible show of skill from the band - this is NOT easy to do!

    I'd venture a guess this took an awful lot of practice before being ready to record...

    * google.co.uk/…
    funkadelic101on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is def about jesus and jeremy finding him. some of these lyrics on here are wrong too. i asked jeremy and he told me what this song means. he did make up some parts on the of the song on the spot. but he gave me the right lyrics to the song. and when i asked him why he didnt tell people the right lyrics. he said he thinks its funny/cool that people are making up what they think or hear.
    tearsforthekingon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just love how they made it so that the last line demands you'll read again the lyrics.
    Obviously "Rise and shine" is refering to "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee." from the bible.
    I also agree with @funkadelic101 comment, and I don't wanna repeat it so just make sure you read it =)

    Still, notice that there are some structure, sometimes:

    I'm lost in you
    [ elaborations ... ]
    I'm lost in you
    You're Jesus
    fresh123456on October 08, 2016   Link

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