It was a beautiful let down
When I crashed and burned
When I found myself alone unknown and hurt
It was a beautiful let down
The day I knew
That all the riches this world had to offer me
Would never do

In a world full of bitter pain and bitter doubt
I was trying so hard to fit in, fit in,
Until I found out
I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I will carry a cross and a song where I don't belong
But I don't belong

It was a beautiful let down
When you found me here
Yeah for once in a rare blue moon I see everything clear
I'll be a beautiful let down
That's what I'll forever be
And though it may cost my soul
I'll sing for free
We're still chasin our tails and the rising sun
And our dark water planet's
Still spinning in a race
Where no one wins and no one's one

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I'm gonna set sight and set sail for the kingdom come
I will carry a cross and a song where I don't belong
But i don't belong
I don't belong here
I don't belong here
Kingdom come
Your kingdom come

Won't you let me down yeah
Let my foolish pride
Forever let me down

Easy living, not much like your name
Easy dying, you look just about the same
Won't you please take me off your list
Easy living please come on and let me down

We are a beautiful let down,
Painfully uncool,
The church of the dropouts
The losers, the sinners, the failures and the fools
Oh what a beautiful let down
Are we salt in the wound
Let us sing one true tune

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I don't belong here
Feels like I don't belong here
Let me down
Let me down
Feels like I'm let down
Let me down.
Cuz I don't belong here
Won't you let me down?

Lyrics submitted by parth

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    General CommentI think this song is definitely about God. It is a picture of defeat, which is ultimately a picture of success. Following God is a letdown, it's not cool or fun or glamorous. But it is a beautiful letdown, a picture of grace and love. The part where it says "The church of the drop out the losers the sinners the failures and the fools..." those are the people who Jesus called. He didn't hang out with the high and mighty cool people. He hung out with the letdowns, and it was beautiful.
    awkwardlyeverafteron April 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIts saying that its a letdown that they (we) don't belong here, on planet earth, so that all we have made for ourselves, our possessions, etc are kinda worthless (although not unimportant - i'm not saying that we may as well sit and do nothing if its all worthless cos thats not true!!!) but its beautiful cos where we do belong - Heaven - is so awesome.

    And its beautiful that life and this world and people we know and all that let us down but God picks us up and looks after us always!

    It was beautiful the day they (the person's POV in the song) fell and as a result found Jesus.
    LottieLovesLifeon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm amazed that noone else has commented on this yet... this song is very good. To me its talking about a man, a man who has just realized something phenomenal, that nothing material in this life will satisfy him. thats about all im gonna write for now. ill be back when i have more time.
    TIMpani429on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely not about god even tho they are a christian rock band. its about someone making bittersweet self-discovery, he realizes that he is special and that he doesn't belong. At the same time, he sees everything clearly and is glad that he finally sees himself for what he truly is.
    amateur1979on February 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the thing that makes you turn around and face God. It's supposed to be devastating. A complete letdown. And it is. But it's beautiful, because despite what just happened, you're standing face-to-face with God, and you realize that's not what you're here for. Yeah. You can stand around and cry about it. Or you can see that you don't belong here. And while everyone else is running this wild goose chase, trying to fit in and live the easy life, you've joined the "church of the drop outs, the losers," etc. And you just... don't belong here. You belong with God. And wherever he leads you is where you will go. :)
    NinjaaaxKelon March 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOOOOVE IT!! Just talking about how awesome it is when you finally wake up and realize that you, in and of yourself, are GOING to fail. No doubt about it, we are failures and it is inevitable. And when we realize that we cannot succeed in this life on our own, that is when we truly realize that we have to rely on God to bring about happiness and peace. Jon Foreman, you are awesome.
    welchemrxon March 07, 2013   Link

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