"Honest Questions" as written by and Daniel Bedingfield....
Can you see
Honest questions in my heart this hour
Opening like a flower
To the rain?
And do you know the silent sorrow
Of a never ending journey
Through the pain

Do you see a brighter day for me?
Another day?
A day?
Do you wonder what's in store for me?
The cure for me?
The way?

Oh look down see the tears I've cried
Lives I've lived
The deaths I've died
You died them too
And all for me

And you say (faded)

"I will pour my water down
Upon a thirsty barren land
And streams will flow from the dust of
Your bruised and broken soul
You will grow like the grass
Upon the fertile plains of Asia
You will grow, You will grow"

Do you know
The story from the start?
And do you know me
Like you've always told me?
Do you see
The whispers in my heart against your kindness
My eternal blindness
Do you see?

Do you see a brighter day for me?
Another day?
A day?
Do you wonder what's in store for me?
The cure for me?
The way?

Oh look down see the tears I've cried
Lives I've lived
The deaths I've died
You died them too
And all for me

And you say

"I will pour my water down
Upon a thirsty barren land
And streams will flow from the dust of
Your bruised and broken soul
You will grow like the grass
Upon the fertile plains of Asia
You will grow, You will grow"

"I will pour my water down
Upon a thirsty barren land
And streams will flow from the dust of
Your bruised and broken soul
You will grow like the grass
Upon the fertile plains of Asia
You will grow, You will grow"


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"Honest Questions" as written by Daniel Bedingfield

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    General CommentThis song is amazing!! Not a fan normally, but this song is gorgeus. I love it.
    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is one of the best songs on the album. For me, this song is about the ultimate in suffering and anguish. I am not a religious person so correct me if I am wrong, but the song can't not be interpreted as talking to God?
    jamie283on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgot obssessed with this song on holiday n had it stuk in my head 4 weeks. v powerful lyrics and a v meaningful song. im not religious either but i agree the song has 2 b about god.
    lilrachion November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not even Christian, but this song does seem to be about God now that you mention it.. Never thought about it, just listen to his lovely voice, and how it soothes your mind...
    Caroline=)on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely about God. There are some scriptural references "barren land" and such. But everyone is right, this song is beautiful. I've never heard a song quite like this.
    UhnointedFaithful1on July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The whispers in my heart against your kindness
    My eternal blindness"

    "The deaths I've died
    You died them too
    And all for me"

    Definetly sounds Christian......Maybe he's praying.....?
    DenommusChickon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere is a definate reference to Isaiah, a book in the bible:

    "For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses."
    God in Isaiah 44:3-4

    And the part about "And streams will flow from the dust of
    Your bruised and broken soul" refers to something Jesus said:

    “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink!
    Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.”
    Jesus in John 7:37-38

    I think it's definitely a prayer to God because Daniel is an outspoken Christian. He openly shares his faith during concerts and occasionally in his songs. (source: answers.com/topic/…)

    The song is honest, heartfelt, struggling with problems, identity and sin (doing things wrong) deepening towards the end:

    "Oh look down and see the tears I've cried
    The lives I've lived
    The deaths I've died
    You died them too
    And all for me"

    Like he's saying: God take a look at me, the problems I'm facing, how many times I died in the process... and then realizing God was there all along with him. Helping him, carrying him. But above all dying out of love for him on the cross, for his sins. "you died them too... and all for me!" And you say:

    "I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness." (john 10:10)

    So there you have it:life in all its fullness, growth, healing of brokenness. :)
    mistiqueon July 01, 2007   Link

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