Eye is to the body as a thought is to the soul
They're both a lamp whose sharpness I control
Beauty lingers 'bout as long as flattery my friend
That door doesn't let out but lets back in

I was full of everything, my eyes put on this plate
Full of joy I'm needing, less of late
I can return love to You the best that I know how
I believe my worth has been redeemed
And I can be a new man now

Flatterers can fill a room as readily as this
The devil goes to dinner amidst their bliss
Following the need will lead me farther from truth's well
Then only to be filled with what I miss

I'm a new man, I'm a new man

Like I said, there's always room where one keeps all things dear
I'll shrink away from sight and thought and evil that appears

I'm a new man, I'm a new man.

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    My InterpretationThis is a very empowering song, I believe. Its pretty self - explanatory if you ask me, but here it is:
    Our thoughts are a part of our soul just as our eyes are part of our body. Also, our thoughts have a great effect on our soul, and we have the power to control what comes in to the temple of our bodies/souls (the lamp we control). Don't be led astray by flattery or be deceived by something else in the world, it never satisfies and leaves us still needing. The only thing that can satisfy is Christ in our lives. Here in the song, the speaker finds that by following Jesus he gets what he is needing and thus the void in his life is filled. Meanwhile, to me, he see the consequences of people filling the void / their needs in a way that is not of God - and he sees them being consumed.

    Possibly the most important part of this whole song is the idea that we can shove the world aside and if we let Christ in our lives (key is us allowing Him!) then we become new men and women - and the past doesn't matter so much anymore, but rather our future is the important part!
    shiningcartooniston June 23, 2011   Link

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