38th Parallel Album: Turn The Tides Track: Turn The Tides
Turn The Tides Lyrics
(written by 38th Parallel)
Staring at the flames as they dance in red On the corpse of the land And there in they're midst are wandering a countless unnamed Walking hand in hand Blind leading blind aimlessly into the quicksand's of time where they sink On the brink of eternity cold and alone I shrink At the festering obscene corruption And my silence in the face of this mass destruction Chorus All rise, abandon your shadows and cut ties to your selfish pride Fix your eyes on the sun Get burned on the inside and turn these tides Closed minds ill equipped to deal with this madness Hearts far to hard to challenge a sadness that's draining The soul of a generation Blanketed with tears are faces of nations Chorus Everyone laughs, everyone cries, everyone lives Everyone dies and in between they crawl Through stagnate realities longing to fly
Song By Song Description
This is the basic declaration of our band as a whole. It speaks of a world full of people who often aren't even aware that they are wondering into oblivion and leading lives based on a meaningless illusion. It, on the other hand, describes another group who have the answer to the needs of those wandering both in and into emptiness but who are ill equipped (by choice) to help those in need. The call of the song is to change that reality. It is an exhortation for Christians to train our hearts and minds to make a difference in the world around us: to turn the tides of cultural irrelevance and leave an impact.