Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Relient K - Who I Am Hates Who I've Been

God is always in the business of giving us second chances. None is more true in the fact that Jesus came and died for us. In so many other ways, Christians and non-Christians share so many blessings from God as He is always giving us more chances, beckoning us to love Him in new and refreshing ways, asking us to come to Him for our satisfaction.

That’s what this song is about: Hating who we become when we find and seek other things in Him. It hurts God, others around us and ourselves when we do this. As the last part of the song says, “and who I am will take the second chance you gave me.” He is in the second-chance business, and I’m buying as much stock as I can of it.



Lyrics from here

I watched the proverbial sunrise
Coming up over the Pacific and
You might think I'm losing my mind,
But I will shy away from the specifics...

'cause I don't want you to know where I am
'cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been.

This is no place to try and live my life.

[Pre-Chorus]
Stop right there. That's exactly where I lost it.
See that line. Well I never should have crossed it.
Stop right there. Well I never should have said
That it's the very moment that
I wish that I could take back.

[Chorus]
I'm sorry for the person I became.
I'm sorry that it took so long for me to change.
I'm ready to be sure I never become that way again
'cause who I am hates who I've been.
Who I am hates who I've been.

I talk to absolutely no one.
Couldn't keep to myself enough.
And the things bottled inside have finally begun
To create so much pressure that I'll soon blow up.

I heard the reverberating footsteps
Synching up to the beating of my heart,
And I was positive that unless I got myself together,
I would watch me fall apart.

And I can't let that happen again
'cause then you'll see my heart
In the saddest state it's ever been.

This is no place to try and live my life.

[Pre-Chorus x2]
[Chorus]

Who I am hates who I've been
And who I am will take the second chance you gave me.
Who I am hates who I've been
'cause who I've been only ever made me...

So sorry for the person I became.
So sorry that it took so long for me to change.
I'm ready to be sure I never become that way again
'cause who I am hates who I've been.
Who I am hates who I've been.