Everybody each and all
We're gonna die eventually
And it's no more or less our faults
Than it is our destiny
So now, LORD, I come to You
Asking only for Your grace
You know what I've put myself through
All those empty dreams I chased

BRIDGE
And when my body lies in the ruins
Of the lies that nearly ruin me
Will You pick up the pieces
That were pure and true
And breathe Your life into them
And set them free

And when You start this world over
Again from scratch
Will You make me anew
Out of the stuff that lasts
Stuff that's purer than gold is
And clearer than glass could ever be
Can I be with You
Can I be with You

And everybody all and each
From the day that we were born
We have to walk beneath
Those mercies by which we're drawn
Now we wrestle in the dark
With these angels that we can't see
We will move on although with scars
Oh, LORD, move inside of me

BRIDGE

And when You blast this cosmos
To kingdom come
When those jagged-edged mountains
I love are gone
When the sky is crossed with the tears
Of a thousand fallings suns
As the crash into the sea
Can I be with You
Can I be with You


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    General CommentEven after rich died, he wanted to be with lord and all the bad stuff that came crashing down on him in life would be earsed. He wrote while looking at the moutains in tennesee
    RichMullinLuveron January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've been playing this one a lot lately learning the piano, so been thinking about it. This has been called a morose song about dying, as Rich explains on one interview, but to me you have to skip over the most powerful line in the song to think that.

    When my body lies in the ruins
    Of the lies that nearly ruined me
    Will you pick up the pieces that were pure and true
    and breathe your life into them, set them free

    Probably the most interesting lyric in the song, depending on what he means by it is

    ... we're gonna die eventually
    and it's no more or less our fault,
    than it is our destiny

    The wages of sin is death, so I have bought my own death, but i was also born with sin, so in a sense someone else bought my death as well.

    Got some crazy life wisdom from Rich on

    we have to learn to walk beneath
    those mercies by which we're drawn
    and now we wrestle in the dark
    with these angels that we can't see
    we will move on although the scars
    oh lord, move inside of me.

    Amazing song, gifted writer.

    JVANDYKEon October 02, 2011   Link

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