"Quicksand Jesus" as written by and Rachel Southworth David Sabo....
She caught the melting sky
It burned but still the winter passes by and by
To the other side

A slow parade of wind
That blows through trees that wilted with the season's children

Are we saved by the words of bastard saints
Do we live in fear or faith
Tell me now who's behind the rain

A maze of tangled grace
The symptoms of "for real" are crumbling from embrace
But still we chase the shadows of belief
And new religion clouds our visions of the roots of our souls

Are we ashamed of our own fate
Or play the fool for our own sake tell me who's behind the rain

What do we need where do we go
When we get where we don't know
Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
When faith's our shelter from the cold

What do we need where do we go
When we get where we don't know
Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
When faith's our shelter from the cold

Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away without you

Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away without you, oh oh
Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away
Quicksand Jesus I'm so far away

Quicksand Jesus I need you
Quicksand Jesus I believe you
Quicksand I'm so far away

Yeah, yeah, oh, oh


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"Quicksand Jesus" as written by Rachel Southworth David Sabo

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    General CommentThe phrase "Quicksand Jesus" is the "Jesus" that people turn to as a last resort when they are already in a deep trouble instead of calling Jesus as their first priority. This always happen to the rich people who have a lot of money to pay good doctors to heal their sickness. But when the doctor says that there's already no hope then they will call Jesus to either blame Jesus for the sickness or ask forgiveness when they are already dying.

    The song Quicksand Jesus is such a very deep beautiful song by Skid Row.
    It features the superb singing prowess of Sebastian "Baz" Bach.
    The song obviously have a religious meaning and quite hard to explain.
    Actually the entire song is quite is easy to understand,
    what took me sometime to comprehend is the phrase "Quicksand Jesus".

    To even complicate the meaning of the song, Skid Row made a music video for this song
    which explains the verses of the song but not the phrase "Quicksand Jesus"

    n the video, there was a child who had a seed on her hand and planted it.
    The girl also found a rosary.
    The seed grew as a strong and beautiful tree, and the child grew and turns out to be an old grand mother.

    As the video near its ending,
    the grand mother handed over the rosary to a girl(presumably her grand daughter) beside the tree.

    In my interpretation, the video completely explains the verses of the song.
    It's about handing down faith to the next generation.
    It's about sticking to the true religion that was your parent or grand parents have taught to you.
    The rosary in the video represents the faith.
    Not necessary the faith as Roman Catholic but the faith to a true religion and faith to God.

    "What do we need where do we go when we get where we don't know
    Why should we doubt the virgin white of fallen snow
    When faith's our shelter from the cold"
    Skidemon February 03, 2014   Link

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