Nothing's ever changed, you still turn away
You've washed your hands, you've made that all too clear
You just keep on living this lie

You refuse to see, you're denying me
The cross I bear but you don't seem to care
Even Judas knew he had lied

I keep wondering why
I'm still calling your name through my tears

Why have you waited to embrace me my dear?
Cold is your silence, denying what is real
I'm still wondering why
I'm still calling your name my dear

I'm sorry if you can't stand the naked truth
All you see is how you want it to be
So you keep on living your life

Release me from this cross after all these years
Oh call my name and help me with this weight
Even though it comes far too late

I keep wondering why
I'm still calling your name through my tears

Why have you waited to embrace me my dear
Cold is your silence, denying what is real
I'm still wondering why I'm still calling your name
And I wonder, oh I wonder

In my heart I still hope you will open the door
You can purify it all, answer my call

Why? Why?

Why have you waited to embrace me my dear?
Cold is your silence, denying what is real
I'm still wondering why I'm still calling your name
And I wonder, oh I wonder

In my heart I still hope you will open the door
You can purify it all, answer my call


Lyrics submitted by P30

"The Cross" as written by Sharon Den Adel Martijn Spierenburg

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, SPIERENBURG MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    My InterpretationHmm, I personally think this song is singing from the perspective of Jesus. Mainly because of:
    "You've washed your hands
    You've made that all too clear
    You just keep on living this lie"
    Which is what Pilot did to claim innocence of Jesus' death.

    The other reason why I think this is singing from Jesus' perspective is because of this line:
    "You refuse to see I'm in agony"
    Which I assume to mean that people turn away to avoid seeing Jesus in pain.

    The whole calling to "my dear" part throws me off though. Perhaps it's referring to Jesus calling to sinners? I'm not sure. However, that is my take. This is the kind of song that could be interpreted to be highly-pro religious or highly anti-religious. But the way the references to the Bible were used make me think that the song is highly-pro religious. I doubt WT would blatantly go against Christianity because their sales would probably go down.
    Invictus312on March 30, 2010   Link

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