"Forsaken" as written by and John Aka Johne Battle/lary Battle....
I recall going madly in love with you
And I remember this
How could I forget?
Regret is a needle
In my neck
It's slowly filling me
With poison
Spreading to my chest

Take my pain and numb me from this

Why do I have to beg
When all that's left
Is a memory
Forsaken
Forsaken

I recall pledging my sole devotion to you
It reminds me how
Now I'm on my knees
My guilt consumes
Lost the will in me
Wasting away before you
Hold me closer please

Take my pain and numb me from this

Why do I have to beg
When all that's left
Is a memory
Forsaken
Forsaken

Yeah, yeah, yeah
You break me

Forsake
You break me
You break me

You're breaking me

I recall going madly in love with you
And I remember this
Tell me

Why do I have to beg
When all that's left
Is a memory
Forsaken
Forsaken

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Forsaken
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Tell me why, why, why, why


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"Forsaken" as written by Jason Schwartzmann Alexander Greenwald

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    General CommentTo me, this song kind of represents how you feel when you've sinned. You feel forsaken, even after you've asked forgiveness, because you haven't forgiven yourself. You feel bad so, even though it's now no more than a memory, you think God hasn't forgiven you and you beg for His forgiveness.
    i_heart_ldbon July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song describes what it feels like to me when something terrible goes wrong (something more than breaking up with a boy/girlfriend or getting into a fight with parents.) A friends dies or you lose your home. You wonder how God can let somthing like that happen. how something, someone you loved so much just...disappear.
    chosen_innocenceon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you guys.

    But, I also see it as Jesus dying on the cross, asking God why he had forsaken him. And it ties us being forsaken, into his.
    ccjampon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, not much else to add! You guts got it right on, but ccjamp... I don't see where you're comming from...
    RaWk4ChRiSton January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I agree that it's about us sinning, but also that they're remembering the time that they first gave their life to Jesus, and how in love they were with Him.

    "I recall going madly in love with you

    "I recall pledging my sole devotion to you"

    and now i'ts like they've messed up and sinned and fell away from God so it's almost like they've forsaken Him and it's only a memory now...
    "Why do I have to beg?
    When all that's left is a memory, Forsaken"
    LindsayLovesYouon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just noticed something...

    "Why do I have to beg?
    When all that's left is a memory, Forsaken."

    Notice the comma. Is it us that feels forsaken, or is it that the memory of what we've done is forsaken? Either way, this song is about dwelling on the things you've done when you're already been forgiven by Jesus Christ. That is if you've given it over to him of course =]
    mitsukai_zeroon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always see this as a song about falling in love with sin, and then later realizing what you are doing is wrong, and devoting your life to Christ. ccjamp, you make an interesting point, but if it was Christ, it would be while He was still in prayer in the garden of Gethsemane while on the mountain. That is where He is most in despair, except for the period on the cross soon before He dies
    Patijado122on January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song troubles me. It really seems to be saying that God has forsaken us, but I know that Skillet usually has very good theology (in m opinion at least), and that the Bible says "[God] will never leave you nor forsake you"...

    Especially: "Yeah, Forsake
    You break me
    Forsake, you're breaking me"

    I don't get it... I don't see how he isn't exactly saying "I'm forsaken by God"... :s

    Like
    andrew_buschon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also don't see the message that we're forgiven by God no matter what, as long as we ask for Him to forgve us. It just seems to be a really negative song...
    andrew_buschon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my first time commenting, but I just happened upon a website that had on it an interview with John Cooper on what this song means. He said that it was about how people kind of forget what they were passionate about and who they wanted to be back when they were younger, because the stress and business of life has gotten you distracted from it. It's about looking at yourself now and wondering where all of those good things went, and how all you have now is a memory of them forsaken. If you wanna see it for yourself heres the address
    theskilletsizzle.com/…
    I hope this helps, SKILLET ROCKS!!!!
    Jesussavedrockon April 06, 2009   Link

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