More Lyrics – Alter Bridge – “Watch Over You”

Time for some more lyrics. I really like Alter Bridge, as I have said before, because the play great rock but also because they do it with more creativity than just the “sex, drugs, and rock” mantra. I was listening to this song today and understood it in a different light. Listen and follow the lyrics, and then I’ll give my thoughts.

Leaves are on the ground

Fall has come
Blue skies turning grey
Like my love

I tried to carry you

And make you whole.

But it was never enough

I must g0

[Chorus:]
Who is gonna save you
When I’m gone?
And who’ll watch over you
When I’m gone?

You say you care for me
But hide it well
How can you love someone
And not yourself?

[Chorus]

And when I’m gone
Who will break your fall?
Who will you blame?

I can’t go on
And let you lose it all
It’s more than I can take
Who’ll ease your pain?
Ease your pain

[Chorus:]
Who is gonna save you when I’m gone?
Who’ll watch over you?
Who will give you strength when you’re not strong.
Who’ll watch over you when I’ve gone away?

Snow is on the ground
Winters come
You long to hear my voice
But I’m long gone

So today, as I was listening to this song, it thought of it being from God to me. At first glance, it can’t be that. On the surface it is about someone being so hurt by his love’s behavior or his friend’s behavior that he can hardly stand to stay around and see this person continue to destroy themselves, hence the footage from Dr. Drew Pinsky’s “Celebrity Rehab.”

But what if this is what I do to God? What if I ignore God? What if I don’t ever slow down enough to see God in the world? What if I am so selfish that I don’t ever stop to see God in other people? What if I need so much evidence for everything that I make it impossible for me to see God? What if I base what I think about God on a house of cards? What if I shut down my emotional side and that is one of ways God is evident in us and speaks to us? What if I am so angry that I don’t love? What if I am always the victim? What if I miss out on today because I am always thinking about tomorrow? What if I mistake scripture for God? What if I hate myself so much that I don’t know how to love another? What if I push everybody away?

I believe there is God. I believe this God created all that is around us. I believe this God talks to all of us in a million different ways, down a million different paths, if we will let him. And I don’t want to ever be in a place where I can’t recognize that. I saw of picture of Richard Dawkins today. He looked angry. He looked bitter. He looked lonely. He believes there is no God. I don’t ever want to be there.

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3 responses to “More Lyrics – Alter Bridge – “Watch Over You”

  1. i’m with you here man.

  2. When God made us in his own image he put us beyond his ability to control us. He cannot will us to listen to him or to choose him, just as we cannot will another person to love us. Every relationship depends upon the openness of each person to the other. And such a relationship is always growing and becoming. So it is with God. And we so easily miss him and shut him out. When one person in a relationship must prove himself to the other, trust and faith are missing and the relationship is crippled. So it is if we require God to prove himself to us. Relationships are always faith, trust, and love.

  3. We see what we want to see. We envision what we constantly dream. May your dreams fulfill you.

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