Disguised as a remedy / Take us higher than before / Enter the covenant / Not worth the paper that it’s written on / When you speak we all wait 20 minutes before you ever even say a thing / And when your words finally make their way out on the stage / Only God knows what they even mean / You tell me not to speak, but you don’t understand / That He’s ashamed of me when I’m ashamed of Him (Mark 8:38)
What good is the next level if we gain the world, but then we lose our soul (Mark 8:36)
I’m not saying you’re a liar / It’s just that none of us believe a word you say / They say the tongue is like a fire (James 3:6) / Nothing but empty promises around your flame
I listen to what was said / Even though it’s not the same as what you really meant / And when the light is shining on your lips / Can’t take the blame when denial is your only friend / You tell me not to speak, but you don’t understand / That He’s ashamed of me when I’m ashamed of Him (Luke 9:26) / You don’t believe anymore / The days turn to weeks then to months we haven’t heard from you
I will forgive you (Luke 17:3-4) / But it will take some time to forget / I will forgive you (Matthew 18:21-22) / But it’s gonna take some time
Note: Regarding our lyrics, we try to write songs that are passionate, genuine, and from the heart. We like to write songs about real situations that people face in everyday life. We also understand that we are role-models and we want our music to point to our faith in Jesus. With that being said, I felt it would be good to add a note on the subject of forgiveness. When I wrote this song I was struggling with forgiveness and wrote the line, “I will forgive you, but it’s gonna take some time.” This was an honest evaluation of where my heart was at the time. But it is God’s will for us to forgive. Sometimes it is hard to do that. As followers of Christ we are called to forgive at all costs. In light of Matthew 18:21-35, it is very clear that God has forgiven all of us of a multitude of sins, and that He expects us to forgive just as He has forgiven us.