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STEPHEN SAYS: “It’s my entire childhood put into one song. My battle with being raised in a church and the individuals that completely devastated my faith. It took a good set of eight years for me to come back and find God on my own.” “But later in life I realized I needed to stop looking at Christians to see Christ. I wrestled with God, and he won.”

“In life, we’re all going to go through similar problems, even though you absolutely feel alone. There’s the moment when you have to fight depression, there’s a moment where, if you hit some type of fame in any capacity, whether it’s student class president or president of the United States, there has to be a moment when you confront pride. And there’s also a moment, like, what does my future hold, why am I here on Earth? A huge question is, who is God? And you have to wrestle with him and find out what you believe. And I think this song is a summation of my entire existence, of my wrestling process with God, starting with the house on Ridge Road. It was a house I lived in around St. Joe, Michigan, and I remember being six years old and walking to the end of the road, and just crying, because there was so much turmoil in the world, like seeing the news and seeing someone die, but then going to your Sunday school and saying everything is wonderful, and just feeling that kind of commotion in your soul.

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In other towns with lesser names
Where the unholy ghost doesn't tell
Mary or William exactly what they want to hear

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  • inthesameroom

    Masterpiece. So many feels.

    8 Aug 4:13pm Reply
  • khardman51

    stephens vocal solo at the end of this is outrageously good. i'm not religious at all but it gives me chills. Take what you will, what you will And leave. Could you kill, could you kill me If the world was on fire and nothing was left but hope or desire And take all that I could bring forth, is this hell Or am I on the floor over-desperate? Hold hands streaming of blood again? And then take full weight of me Guard my dreams, figure this out, It's me on my own. Helpless, hurting, hell. Will you stay strong as you promised? Cause I'm stranded and bare. Meanness is washed up in all that I am is God. Take this and all, Then grace takes me to a place Of the father you never had Ripping and breaking and tearing apart This is not heaven This is my hell.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • twelve_bvr

    supa nice!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SnakeDelilah

    The apex of Anberlin.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Stevenmcsquared

    "i feel like i'm one of the few people that feels like the childrens' choir adds to this song" I doubt that.....it's so perfect. Spine-tingling awesome.

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Too-Loud

    this is DAMN amazing. I couldn't even tell it was the same thing by 6 and a half minutes in, and now I want to play it over and over again.

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Mercenarion

    Holy shit.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • purpleyoshi7

    This song is a perfect example of Stephan Christian's musical genious. Love love love.

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Eli_Minator

    one of the greatest songs ever

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • gschmeus

    Epic!

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Dnwo

    in my opinion, anberlin's best [2]

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • zaubermaus4305

    ♥♥♥♥........

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • valiumobsequy

    The second the song picks up, I get chills. Every time. One of their best songs. Super well written. Stephen's vocal talents really shine here. [2]

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • VGKS

    to play epic tag-radio was my best decision today

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sithpt

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
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    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • magicalnora

    gyaaah anberlin rooooooocckkkk!!

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • felici0us

    The second the song picks up, I get chills. Every time. One of their best songs. Super well written. Stephen's vocal talents really shine here. =]

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Gekkouchou

    You'd think having grown up in an alcoholic household, I'd hate this song. But I guess it really gives you the motivation to move on, even if you're a non-religious person, like me.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • BREbeann

    in my opinion, anberlin's best

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
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