38th Parallel Album: Turn The Tides Track: Who Am I?
Who Am I? Lyrics
(written by 38th Parallel, Tony McAnany, Nick Moroch, Tom Salta, and David Hentschel)
Made like a mirror to reflect his glory But the glass got smashed, bought a counterfeit story We gave into pride Sacrificed life, on that day we died inside Outside we ignited a rebellion, An infectious disease that labels us felons Cold and alone, ever wandering in search of a home Hearts breaking and shaking in time with our hearts vibrating We say bridges to yesterday are burned Seasons over, all those leaves have turned But we cannot look now We can only keep our gaze locked on the ground And here we stand with wide eyes as our world comes crashing down Chorus Who am I to say right ? Who am I to say you're wrong ? Play judge, look you in the eye, Who am I to throw the stones I remember when trust went for free Sold for a smile on the face of a fantasy Truth found her home in the pages of fairy tales Decadent words formed the phrases for dreams that failed Now trust is a costly commodity Giving it away is the mark of absurdity And truth is a homeless traveler Hoping in the night to be found Chorus And we wave goodbye to our innocence And we wave goodbye to our ignorance And we wave goodbye to our nursery mindsets Abandoning cribs of complacence
Song By Song Description
Who am I is an expression of the many facets of the plight of man apart from God and the common ground all stand on. It begins by explaining the fall from God into sin caused by mans pride. It then explores the results of sin ranging from fear and regret of ones past to the sense of alienation from other people and the lack of ability to trust that sin can bring. It ties up the issue by stating in the Chorus that we are all in the same boat and can't point fingers at each other, and that we must cease ignoring the state of the world around us and take it seriously.