This is where the water becomes shallow
And nothing here is quite as deep
As you hoped it would be

You wish the lines were drawn a little clearer
The tides have turned
This drought will burn
And everything is falling out of place

And drying in the sun
Shriveling and shrinking
The hides are turning brown
Wrinkling and stinging

As you bury yourself

Deep in the dust
Of the sandiest grave you can find
It's a new desert life

To be reborn again
Out of glass and of sand
And you're glimmering and you are clear

This is where
The water is shallow and nothing is as deep
As you hoped it would be

And this drought will burn
And everything's falling, everything's falling
And everything's falling
Out of place

And you're glimmering and you are clear.


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A New Desert Life Lyrics as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba Chad J. Neptune

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    This song is so friggin awesome. I don't know what it means except about going through crap and thinking it will never end but wait it out and it'll get better. I guess...

    androachon April 14, 2002   Link
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    Since I know FSF are Christians... I'm thinking they are relating this song to God... how we get so buried in our sins and then once we repent, we are reborn and clear and pure

    AlphaEon May 22, 2002   Link
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    I don't care what it's about......i love it for Chris Carrabba's voice and the sound and feel of this song. Priceless I tell ya, this song is one of my fav's

    xStrikexAnywherexon May 30, 2002   Link
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    i dont think its relating to god. i think it's about a shallow partener who left them. i think this because i guess i am the shallow partener and i left a really good relationship for a goddamn desert. "the water is shallow and nothing is as deep as you hoped it would be" is seing that there is nothing behind a pretty face. expecting hte depth you had in your previous relationship with the current, then being horribly disappointed.

    bittersweeton June 02, 2002   Link
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    I'm definately thinking that it is relating to God. You have highs and lows in your relationship with God. For me, I never even really realize when I am falling away and when I do, I realize how much deeper I could have been. "This is where the water becomes shallow And nothing here is quite as deep As you hoped it would be". A lot of the other stuff really speaks for itself.

    Phrenchornon July 04, 2002   Link
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    I love this band and this song. They are so excellent. Further Seems Forever is great.

    XDelirium-TriggerXon July 16, 2002   Link
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    I very much agree with bittersweet......and yeah its not relating wih god....geez guy think out of the box!!!! hehe yeah this is a realllllllly good song..YAY

    EmoGurlyon July 24, 2002   Link
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    Actually, this song is about God. It's about being reborn into the spirit. FSF talked about the meaning of this song at Cornerstone. It's awesome that there are bands that are this good and talented and are fellow brothers in Christ. I'm with you on what you said, Phrenchorn. You got a goofy name but you're right on.

    androachon July 25, 2002   Link
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    wierd. i see the song as very negative, very depressing. most christians don't see their god like that. that's why i'm thinking it isn't about him. but perhaps they're catholic...haha...nevermind.

    bittersweeton July 31, 2002   Link
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    It does sound sort of like we are looking at God in a negative manner but actually, we're looking at ourselves in a negative manner. We have really joyous times when we're tight with God and we can feel him working in our lives but sometimes we start listening to Satan and falling away but since God's the awesome guy he is, he takes us out of the desert that we're in and renews our hearts so we can have a better relationship with him. It's called grace and I'm happy that God's a graceful god because there's no telling what kind of drug I would be in to or what kind of girl I'd give myself up to.

    androachon August 05, 2002   Link

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