What you think is pivotal
Just for the sake of
Controlling your decision making
The world we're missing is still ours for the taking

Into isolation
To comfort, presentation
Anxiety laden, restless confusion
No courage, no confidence, absent delusion

Most of us would be lying
Holding fast to denying
If we
Said we're all feeling swell and content
All of us would be slipping
Backpedaling, gripping
So tight
To our fragile confidence

We're trying
Just to convince
The world we're
That we can't be
We are not
Afraid of
Being alone
Of being caught
By oursselves
With only
Our own thoughts

With hope and integrity
The only true currency
The guilt, not the guilty
And I promise a better night's sleep

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"Something We Can't Be" as written by Randy Michael Torres Andrew Albert Schwab

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    General CommentAnother song about the church and how it has conditioned us to be gnostic Christians, meaning we think it is between us and God and nobody else. In reality, without the community of faith we are not fulfilling our purpose in God's will.

    It's about how most Christians present a front that they're swell and happy and have no problems, when in reality we all struggle and have problems. If we'd admit we have problems and confess our sins to one another instead of being hypocrites, then perhaps the lost will see that we are not so different than them, except of course that we have a God to help us overcome our sin.

    "Devastate the guilt, not the guilty"

    When you find a brother or sister who has sin in their lives, it's not for you to condemn them. Love them and help them beat the sin, thus devastating the guilt and not the person.
    Skillet7on January 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe title is self explanitory...no need for details like ^^...even though i dont fully agree on those.
    blindshoekrutchon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Skillet has it close, AND the title has a lot to do with it.

    The first two verses are about the church as a whole, the common conquering Christian attitude. Save save save its a numbers game, but its done in a fake heart so much of the time. I've been there.

    I've also been the one pretending everything is going great and God has given me the most perfect life, when inside my head and heart thats not what is going on.

    But being honest, having hope/faith, acting with integrity, thats what is going to lead people to Jesus. Its the sin not the sinner. Get real with your faith and be true; you'll feel better about it.

    Thats how I'm reading it anyways, and it feels right to me.
    Dennis Roberton December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about 2 faced christians, one moment their praising God with a sort of spiritual high, but after that they go to the bar or do w.e their sinnful nature decides because they can't be the perfect christian they want to be so they live double lives, one spiritual and one sinful.
    Antiprideon January 10, 2008   Link

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