when will the weak shame the strong
and not collapse into our own arms
when will we raise our flags past half-mast
and not collapse into our own arms
but shame will keep us who we are

shame is the anchor tied around my ankle
shame keeps me low and close to the bottom
where i am the least
at the bottom

where pride has never been and never will
the swell of my chest
i stand on this
where pride has never been and never will
the swell of my chest
i call this brave
but how dare i call this love
and not bear my cross to the end

how can i call this love when all that i am
is because your love endures my back to it
your love endures my back to it
your love endures my back to it


Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

One: TwentySeven song meanings
Add your thoughts

16 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is a great on humility. He takes the lesser liked viewpoint on humilty. It resembles many monastic writings, especially "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," in which St John Climacus says "Drink from the cup of humiliation like it is living water..."
    ThoughtLikeFlameson March 31, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top