"Where I Belong" as written by and Michael Elizondo Jon Foreman....
Feeling like a refugee
Like you don't belong to me
The colors flash across the sky

This air feels strange to me
Feeling like a tragedy
I take a deep breath and close my eyes
One last time
One last time

Storms on the wasteland
Dark clouds on the plains again
We were born into the fight

But I'm not sentimental
This skin and bones is a rental
And no one makes it out alive

Until I die I'll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Feels like we're just waiting, waiting
While are hearts are just breaking, breaking
Feels like we've been fighting against the tide

I wanna see the earth start shaking
I wanna see a generation
Finally waking up inside

Until I die I'll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong
A world where I belong

This body's not my home
This world is not my own
But I still can hear the sound
Of my heart beating out
So let's go boys, play it loud

And on that final day I die
I want to hold my head up high
I want to tell you that I tried
To live it like a song

And when I reach the other side
I want to look you in the eye
And know that I've arrived
In a world where I belong
In a world where I belong
In a world where I belong
Where I belong
Where I belong
Where I belong

Where I belong

I still believe we can live forever
You and I we begin forever now
Forever now
Forever
I still believe in us together
You and I we're here together now
Together now
Forever now
Forever now
Forever now
Forever
Forever


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"Where I Belong" as written by Michael Elizondo Jon Foreman

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    General CommentFirst of all, this is the best song Jon has written. Have been waiting for his songwriting to really come back around since The Beautiful Letdown. Since eighth grade, Twenty Four has been my favorite song of all time. Now, as a senior in college, Where I Belong has taken over. It's just tremendously beautiful. I also love how this is, by far, their longest song. They just jam out. I wish it would never end.

    The song is about someone who is close to death. He is questioning his purpose in life, or if he even had one.

    When he says, "Feeling like a tragedy," he is implying he doesn't think his life went the way it was supposed to. An unhappy ending. I imagine a lot of people lie on their deathbeds and think back on their lives with regret, even if they led good lives.

    Of course, he might not even be dying at all, because later he talks about how "we're just waiting" and other things in the present tense. He wants to "feel the earth start shaking" (Maybe Jesus' second coming?).

    Another interesting line is "On that final day I die..." Reminds me of 1 Corinthians 15:31 about Paul dying daily to renew himself in Jesus. So the final day he dies is him actually dying.

    The shores of Babylon thing is also cool. The shore has always been a place of peace and hope in literature. I'm reading Lord of the Rings right now, and they go to the Gray Havens (the Elves, at least) and are able to sail to Valinor, their heaven on earth, of sorts.
    swft24on November 30, 2011   Link

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