Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands
As darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattering leads to compromises, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises leave broken hearts astray

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away

People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see


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Slow Fade Lyrics as written by John Mark Hall

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    General CommentI love this song because it is so true that it is a "SLOW FADE" we don't just crumble in a day, it takes time!

    God Bless
    christlovesall7on May 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are all totally right. our lives don't just fall apart in one day. it takes a lot of time to crumble our lives. thank GOD though that He is with us and we can hold on to Him when we slip
    gottaluvmusicon April 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm the first to comment?!? Granted, the song is pretty obvious, but still! This song captures our everyday battle to make the right choices and to live like Jesus. And this song is soooo true! It /is/ a slow fade...
    Dorcason December 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Be careful little feet where you go
    For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow"

    I think it could be emplied to the filpino saying, "Any bad things that elders do, become right to the eyes of the children"

    little feet=children
    bear_hug20on November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen we live in sin, we don't always see the bad changes occur right away.

    We slip into the world slowly - and it is a slow fade. A person who is drinking, or committing adultry, or starting to do drugs, doesn't lose everything in the blink of an eye (right away). Slowly, things will pass away from them. This is why we need to be careful, to remember that the choices we make can and many times, WILL, have lasting (often lifetime) effects/consequences.

    Little children, and those around us, watch, and often suffer, from these bad choices that we make.
    hfaith209on January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is best summarized by James 1:13-15, "Let no one say when he is tempted, 'I am being tempted by God,' for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death."
    falconnateon March 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about how the believer has to depends in Christ on everything and is a reminder for those who has suffered by the wrong choices that has lead us to terrible endings is more dedicated to christians and is a beautiful exhortation for us...

    The sins we make by our wrong choices they turn us gray...
    Leave it all to Jesus for His will is Perfect!

    Good 4 all of the above excellent comments God bless!!
    jesussonon March 23, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this songs meaning is talking about us humans that sin. I think that it says that every time we sin we give ourself away more and more. But when we sin it truly is a "slow fade"....i mean just think your not just like the perfect christian one night and then wake up one morning and decide that your gonna go out and do drugs and have sex....u know what i mean right? But I thinkwhat I have to say to anyone that reads this is just to try to stay pure....really wouldn't you want to go to heaven and have God say "Wow! you are and awsome example of a christian! you really rocked at this and avoided the worlds sins!" or would you have him say "Well you accepted me so I guess your free to come to heaven but you did this wrong and this and that...ect..."? And keep this question in mind "What if you were the only example of a christian someone ever saw?"
    holyroller4211995on April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan someone please tell me what the lyrics "When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near" means? Thanks
    Catholic21on June 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me that nothing in this world lasts forever. For example, life slowly fades. We slowly fade, every day, we "think we stand, but just might be sinking" due to the fact that we all trust in false hopes and think we're safe, but we're all going to die anyways.
    SilentSong19on July 28, 2011   Link

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