I used to be so young and invincible.
The mistakes of my youth
are finally catching up to me.
The face that stares back in the mirror
should carry nothing but pride.

As the days go by
it's getting harder to hold my head up high.

I've never been so tired.
I've never felt so weak, but I swear to you,
I swear to you that I'm not giving up.
Never been so tired. Never felt so weak.
My storied life is coming to a graceful descent, descend.

I've seen peace end, and battles begin.
I've seen peace end, and battles begin.

Go!

I won't forget the lives I've touched.
I won't forget the ones I've loved.

As the days go by
it's getting harder to hold my head up high.
As the days go by
it's getting harder to hold my head up high.

I used to think I'd last forever.
I used to think I'd last forever.
I used to think I'd last forever.
I used to think I'd last forever.
Forever.

Now I'm praying for the light to just carry me away.
I'm praying for the light to just carry me away
Say goodnight.
Say goodnight.
Say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
This is my time to be with my Lord.



Lyrics submitted by breakdowngasm, edited by bobbyloujo

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    General CommentI always like to look at ABR's songs with a different angle. Because JB writes the songs with a Christian base, I feel this song is no different. The person being described in this song is being tormented by Satan because of the mistakes he/she has made in the past. I think it's easy to imagine this song describing an elderly person which is understandable but ABR uses imagery alot and it's apparent in "Crusades". Focus on these lines:

    "As the days go by
    It's getting harder to hold my head up high

    I used to think I'd last forever

    Now I'm praying for the light to just carry me away"

    When I read these lines I can't help but think of Paul when He wrote to the church of Philippi. Paul was enduring extreme persecution for his efforts of spreading the Gospel. When he was in jail, he was torn between two desires. He wanted to free from his persecution and be with the Lord Almighty in heaven but he also wanted to remain on earth as encouragement for all the believers. To add to that story, Paul completely put his entire faith in Christ and was submissive to His will for his life.

    Is this song a reference to Paul's life or is it a story of someone in a similar situation? Just food for thought.
    CaptainCrunchon October 19, 2009   Link

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