well, i've got a will but i want yours
i've got a growing heap of crosses and burdens
i've simply lost heart to shoulder
simply no strength to lift
i've always been a man in need
'cause i keep stepping in and out of the shadow

caught by the drift and pitch of whatever it is
that keeps me coming back
i want out
'cause i'm getting sick
sick from all this swerving
driver, sick from turning on you

someone show me a hole in this cycle
show me the way away and i'm coming back
the way i came
no! i've seen this place before
surely this is no place for the light of this world

oh how sweet the sound
i know it saved but is it changing a wretch like me
oh my God how sweet is the sound
i once was blind but now i just look away

my bride, i don't want to know what i'd be without
forgiveness brushing these adulterous lips


Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

Thus From My Lips, By Yours, My Sin Is Purged song meanings
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    General Comment"oh my God how sweet is the sound, I once was blind, but now I just look away."; need I say more?
    ThoughtLikeFlameson October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing!
    slightleystoopidon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe title is from romeo juliet its funny me and and friend were watching the one with leonardo decapaisraspor and i said the title to this song cause they were talking like that then two seconds later romeo says it
    whap whapon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanybody know what this is about?
    theperfectbreakon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about his struggle with his obeidence to God. He wants to do what is right with God, however, he keeps falling back into his bad habits.
    LiveThroughChriston October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agreee with Livethroughchrist.
    "caught by the drift and pitch of whatever it is
    that keeps me coming back
    i want out"
    I think that has to deal with his sturggle to get out of bad habits he has or as been dealing with.

    "oh how sweet the sound
    i know it saved but is it changing a wretch like me"

    I think that has to do with how Gods amazing grace saved us but we don't change any of our actions and continue to act as if we aren't Christ followers.
    ChristisnotFASHIONon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ChristisnotFASHION alot on this one. i personally think this song is about his struggle with lust/porn/sex. i know i can totally relate to how he's feeling here. powerful song; one you can really turn to when you're tempted....
    Valley of Darknesson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"my bride, i don't want to know what i'd be without
    forgiveness brushing these adulterous lips"
    the meaning is said in a nutshell.
    everglow16on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i read the lyrics to this song i was getting teary and i felt like they were talking to me. Ii si not only about the preasure of sex it is also about strugglinfg witha relationship with God.

    'cause i'm getting sick
    sick from all this swerving
    driver, sick from turning on you

    he is sick of sining and making God sad. Driver, sick from turning on you. But i also agree with every one else.
    rockislifeon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever!!!!
    Jenny_x_Booon August 13, 2006   Link

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