I was just about
To quote Mark Twain
When I realized that
It's all in vain.

A twist of fate,
A twisted look of pain.
To defeat the wheat,
Go against the grain.

I know
I know
I know
I know

I know what you've been through.
But there's only so much one can do.
Now the rest is up to you
The rest is up to you.

The rest is up to you.
The rest is up to you.
The rest is up to you.

The rest is up to you.
The rest is up to you.
The rest is up to you.

Your mentor's become
Your tormentor.
Give him the money,
But is it for rent or
Will you get burnt for the countless time?

Your head starts to hurt.
You just close your eyes.

I know
I know
I know
I know

I know what he did to you.
But there's only so much on can do.
The rest is up to you
The rest is up to you.

The rest is up to you.
The rest is up to you
The rest is up to you

The rest is up to you
The rest is up to you
The rest is up to you

This speech is merely words.
It's even worse because it rhymes.
Give me a minute or your time,
I'll have a minute of your time.

And I can't make this click.
And I can't tattoo your mind.
But you know this ain't no trick.
Take it or leave it all behind.

The rest is up to you (the rest is up to you)
The rest is up to you (the rest is up to you)
The rest is up to you (the rest is up to you)

(Gave my advice, done all I can)
The rest is up to you
(It's your life, it's in your hands)
The rest is up to you
(Whoa oh oh)
The rest is up to you

Why don't you try to slow down?
Slow things down.
Slow things down.

Cause I know you're hurting.
So put down your burdens.
Crucify your doubts and just reach out

Reach out to Jesus.
Embrace him.
Turn your life around to face him.

You'll find mercy,
You'll see
Grace, love, and beauty
Defined in his
Face.

You'll find mercy,
You'll see
Grace, love, and beauty
Defined in his
Face.


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The Rest Is Up to You Lyrics as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    i LOVE the end part!!!!

    "crucify your doubts and just reach out, reach out to Jesus, embrace Him, turn your life around and face Him."

    malli321on July 03, 2002   Link
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    I'm not really sure what this song is about but I think it might have something to do with having an abusive boyfriend or something along those lines. Like when he says "I know what he did to you, but there's only so much one can do. The rest is up to you." Most victims of abusive boyfriends say things lik "he didn't mean it, he's all tore up about it. He's really sorry." but there is only so much you can do for that person. The rest is up to the victim to leave her abusive partner or something. I'm not really sure but when I studied the lyrics that's what I came up with.

    SKankinSkaGirlon August 01, 2002   Link
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    i never quite got this song, but ska girl is probly right. any other views?

    MetalHeadforGodon August 23, 2002   Link
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    ska girl could be right cuz i got no other points

    badnewson November 09, 2005   Link
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    He's talking about being hurt in general, especially by someone you're close to (your mentor's become your tormentor) And now the person is hurt and stressed

    I think Matt's saying that he's tried to explain to this person what they need in their life, but "there's only so much on can do" and now that person has to decide on their own if they're going to turn to Christ or not

    He's begging the person to give their problems to Christ and he's explaining just how great God is and what He can do for us. It's a great song

    faithful1_7on November 09, 2005   Link
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    faithful1 7 is right in saying that it's about being hurt in general, It never mintions a specific relationship between two people.

    "This speech is merely words. Its even worse because it rhymes. Give me a minutes of your time, I'll have a minute of your time. And I can't make this click. And I can't tattoo your mind. But, you know this ain't no trick. Take it or leave it all behind. Gave my advice. Done all I can, but it's your life. It's in your hands."

    This part agrees with what faithful1 7 said. You can tell someone over and over but what good will that do? Thay have to believe and accept God, it's all up to them. This song is adressing the unbealievers that thay have tryed to turn to Jesus.

    "Why don't you try to slow down? Slow things down. 'Cause I know you're hurting. So put down your burdens. Crucify your doubts and just reach out. Reach out to Jesus. Embrace him. Turn your life around to face him. You'll find mercy, you'll see grace. Love and beauty defined in his face."

    This part is saying how great and comforting God is.

    clutteron July 31, 2006   Link
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    This is NOT The Rest Is Up To You! These lyrics are from "Failure To Excommunicate". (also by Relient K)

    jesslo1994on September 22, 2014   Link

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