"Let It All Out" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
I think you know what I'm getting at
I find it so upsetting that
The memories that you select you keep the bad
But the good you just forget

And even though I'm angry I can still say
I know my heart will break the day
When you peel out and drive away
I can't believe this happened

And all this time I never thought
That all we had would be all for none

No, I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you
Know I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you
'Cause you took this too far(too far)

Make your decision and don't you dare think twice
Go with your instincts along with some bad advice
This didn't turn out the way I thought it would at all
You blame me, but some of this is still your fault

I tried to move you, but you just wouldn't budge
I tried to hold your hand but you'd rather hold your grudge
I think you know what I'm getting at
You said goodbye and I just don't want you regretting that

No, I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you
No I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you

And wisdom always chooses
These black eyes and these bruises
Over the heartache that they say
Never completely goes away
(I just can't believe this happened
And one day we'll see this come around)
And wisdom always chooses
These black eyes and these bruises
Over the heartache that they say
Never completely goes away

No, I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you
No I don't hate you
Don't want to fight you
Know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't like you
'Cause you took this too far

What happened to us
I heard that it's me we should blame
What happened to us
Why didn't you stop me, from turning out this way
And know that I don't hate you
And know that I don't want to fight you
And know I'll always love you
But right now I just don't


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"Let It All Out" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentIf ever a song were written to describe the true nature of love, this is it. Probably the most I've ever been touched by a song. It seems that Matt penned these lyrics after going through my life over the previous 3 weeks; the song truly made me want to cry the first time I heard it, and it has been in my head ever since. A poignant, painful song that is overwhelmingly sad and yet still holds out a glimmer of hope for a return to better and brighter days, Let it All Out is the epitome of a love song, at once showing the happiness that love can bring and the contrasting incredible pain that that same love can bring if taken away. Love, the two-edged sword that can vanquish any foe but cuts all the more deeply when turned against the one who wields it; if only it were not so. I suppose the tragic loss of love only serves to make it more valuable, but that's a hard pill to swallow when you're lying bleeding from a wound given to you by the one you loved more than life itself. Let the blood from my wound flow all the more freely if hope is gone, but it somehow remains, kept alive for now by things like this song.
    AntiLiberalJacketon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe new album is amazing, and you are nothing but right. Isn't this song amazing?
    jaycar2aon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's leaning more towards making mistakes, like I So Hate Consequences.

    In the first verse, the imagery is that there's something in the blood that needs to be let out, like venom from a snakebite. I'm kinda foggy on the second half, but it strikes me an awful lot like: "For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." - Matthew 16:25

    "And today I will trust you with the confidence
    Of a man who's never known defeat
    But tomorrow, upon hearing what I did
    I will stare at you in disbelief
    Oh, inconsistent me
    Crying out for consistency "

    he promises that he won't do something, and then he can't help himself when he's tempted to do it and gives in. Later the person he made the promise to finds out and confronts him about it, and he can't believe that he lost control again. That's something I've gone through so many times I've lost count.

    In the second verse, he describes the human condition of being weak; we're fallen creatures, and we should realize that we are. As they say, knowing's half the battle. But we're not perfectly imperfect,(how's that for a contradiction? It's like in the movie the Incredibles, how they say that if everybody's special, then nobody's special. Anyways...) and somewhere inside of us is the strength to defeat our problems (that grow on us, like gravity); hmm... then there's that image in Christianity of Jesus coming to live inside us... hmm...

    "If the burden seems too much to bear
    Remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there"

    This is easily the best part of the song, IMHO. It's just... I don't know... moving, to think of how although we're going to have to go through all kinds of hardships in this life, the end goal of the joys of heaven will be more than worth it.

    That principle, of course, applies to almost everything in life; like in school, if you don't work and push yourself and suck up the discomfort, you won't learn. If you want to play sports, you've got to work. No pain, no gain.

    This, for me, is one of the best songs on this CD. And that's saying something, because it's an amazingly good CD.
    liebherkon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoyed this part "Remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there". Adding on to what liebherk said.. It was interesting because I had just finished reading a chapter in my history textbook about "end justifying the means". Not only was it a completely inspiring line, but thiessen drew from history, and that deserves my deepest respect.
    Popular_Geniuson December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just amazing. I can relate so much to this song on how much I struggle trying to live up for Christ. This song is so deep, and so emotional. I guess the best part is the chorus. It's so catchy, yet so true. Very awesome song.
    Roihclemon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't really sure what this song meant until the other day I was having a pretty rough time and listened to it in the car. It kind of just all came together. This is how i interpret this song, right or wrong, it makes sense to me.

    "And today I will trust you with the confidence
    Of a man who's never known defeat
    But tomorrow, upon hearing what I did
    I will stare at you in disbelief
    Oh, inconsistent me
    Crying out for consistency"

    ^ Turning his life completely over to God, leaving what temporary behind for the eternal. I think those who have experienced this would agree that after you try to turn everything over to God, you start to think, "I did what?! but that's all I have!" Humans are inconsistent. One moment we'll be all out for God, and the next moment doubts and troubles arise and we long for that trust and peace we once felt when we seemed humble and close to the Lord.

    And you said I know that this will hurt
    But if I don't break your heart then things will get worse
    If the burden seems too much to bear
    Remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there

    More often then not, it seems God has to break our heart before he takes us where he wants us to be. Our hearts are filled with worldy things, and God sometimes has to break our heart so we realize what is really important. We get on the wrong track and the wrong things become important to us, and sometimes if God doesn't break our heart, things will just get worse. I think the last 2 lines of this verse are self explanatory:
    Remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there
    Timbaliyaon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTimbaliya is correct. This is a song dedicated to God. It really has no meaning towards a human such as a loved one. I absolutely love this song, regardless of the fact that I am not one who believes in religion. However Timbaliya, some of the things you are saying such as "God has to break our heart before he takes us where he wants us to be" are just opinionated and aren't factual. And the next sentence is opinionated as well. God doesn't break heart to realize what is really important. It is you all along who makes that decision. A supreme being cannot do that for 3 billion+ that live on this earth. God doesn't do that; you do. But yes, Relient K is right; the end will justify the pain it took to get us there...probably the most meaningful thing i have heard in a song yet.
    WeAllFadeToTheSkyon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo say that this song doesn't have any human meaning about love I think is a bit naive. Yes I know that this song was written about God as most of Relient K's song are, however the beauty of music is the ability to interpret it to yourself, without taking anything away from the song itself. That why I think this song is so beautifully written along with the rest of the album. If you know the bands religious background then you begin to understand what the singer is trying to say in regards to himself but makes the message so subtle that it allows others, who don't believe in god to apply these same feelings and emotions to other things that they love, just as he loves God, and being an non-believer myself I think its an incredible generous act, we see so many radicals these days but heres a song that says "This is what my love is for God, you may not believe in him but there is someone or something out there that you love in the same way".... just amazing.

    On a more non-reflective note I personally relate to the line:
    And you said I know that this will hurt

    But if I don't break your heart then things will get worse
    If the burden seems too much to bear
    Remember
    The end will justify the pain it took to get us there

    As at the beginning of my relationship my girlfriend broke up with me as things weren't ready for the seriousness of what could happen, now later on we are back together, ready and are and always were in love 0:)
    Understatementon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am in physical pain because of this song.

    I love it so much. It's my life story. Ah. It hurts.
    mulizahon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish this band wasn't religious.
    i2ockbotmon March 05, 2005   Link

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