I built a fortress, with a hundred thousand faces,
I'll keep it safe, with a hundred thousand more.
But these masks are wearing thin, as You draw me in.

I spent my time on the empty and the fleeting.
I spent my life on much less than what I'd dreamed.
But I'm reaching out to You, to make me new.

'Cause I am just a beggar, here at Your door.
I am just a shipwreck here on Your shore.
I come empty handed, ready to see,
Your life in me changing who I've been,
To who I need to be.

You tell my story as You sift between the pages.
I feel redemption in the space between each turn.
Could You take me in Your arms,
And tell it just once more?
Could You take me in Your arms,
And tell it just once more?

Lyrics submitted by fresh_pickles

Shipwreck song meanings
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    General CommentThis is an absolutely beautiful song, and it's astonishing that no one has taken the time to comment on this yet.
    This song is more or less about a person needing God to truly achieve their greatest of heights - that they can't proceed forward without God's aid and his power to change.

    I'm not Christian, though, so I'm not entirely sure. ^^;;
    xxcantabileon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentxxcantabile...wow....i'm a Christian and i don't think i could've put that into the same words as you
    anyways i agree with you...this song is good
    JesusismineXDomRoxon May 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyup. I think xxcantabile hit it right on.
    wynnakinon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwaters my eyes just reading them. We're the beautiful letdown, depending on GOd for love
    worldfeston November 24, 2008   Link

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