"The Edge of Water" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matt Odmark....
Have you ever been haunted the way I've been by you.
And have you ever felt the measure of the days that I've spent waiting, pining for you.

I can't see the sun for the daylight.
I can't feel your breath for the wind.
I don't want to step from these shadows, 'til you're coming back again.

I've dammed the emotions to keep my lanterns lit.
I'm shaken by this longing coursing through my veins.
In mind my I can't make sense of it.

I can't see the sun for the daylight.
I can't feel your breath for the wind.
I get so used to these shadows.
Are you coming back again?

Do we give up this search and turn out the light?
Give up this holy ghost that rattles thought the night?

I can't see the sun for the daylight.
I can't feel your breath for the wind.
I get do used to these shadows.
Will you chase away these shadows when you come back again?

Lyrics submitted by jarsonic

"The Edge of Water" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentthis song is pretty cool. but still... it's sad... it seems to me that this song what this person is singing about is about some person waiting for someone. well yeah it's quite obious. but how long will the person wait for this person to come back? that's the question.
    sleepyhead245on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHeh, cool. I think Dan Haseltine (the lead singer / songwriter) is talking about his relationship w/ God. The cool thing about the song is that it can be related to on many levels, though.


    - Jarsonic
    jarsonicon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI definitely see the song as referring to a relationship with God, or more specifically Jesus. It doesn't get much clearer than "keep my laterns lit." :) I think the song is pretty much questioning things about the Second Coming.
    loveverlastingon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song, portraying so many shared feelings by christians today
    Dan Haseltine probably 99% talking about his own struggles that he shares, and this is a great part of Jars of Clay's ministry. They reach out to their fans, showing them that JOC is no where near perfect, they have their own doubts, their own fears, and their own struggles but above all they are living life for God.
    This song istelf is great, and the line "I don't want to step from these shadows" shows a shared feeling so many chrisitans have, of being luke warm, not feeling God's presence in their lives at many times, yet the song ends very hopefully, shown mainly by the fact that He will come back
    otwcon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song does reflect the writer's relationship with God and how much he longs for heaven, for his coming back again.
    I think this song is portrays eagerness for the Second Coming through a restless tone (about being in the world)
    subtexton October 08, 2005   Link

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