Where The Light Shines Through Album Lyrics by Switchfoot


Switchfoot Lyrics

Where The Light Shines Through Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Holy Water

(Because hope deserves an anthem)

Give me something I can feel
This time I wanna rain dance for real
Wash the dust of dirty wheels
Give me the waters that could help me heal and
Hold the old me down
(Give me the waters that could help me heal)
Hold the old me down
(Let the rain come down)

On the thirsty ground
Let the rains come down
I want to drink the clouds
Like holy water

I felt like this when I was a boy
A firefly in Illinois
A pair of wings and an electric heart
Broken wings and a shot in the dark

With that fire in our eyes
(Lighting up the summertime sky)
With that fire in our eyes
(I felt so alive)

But now I'm praying for rain
I want to make that change
I got your blood in my veins
Like holy water

Sisters, sons, and daughters
Hold me down with the holy water
Blisters, guns, and fathers
Hold me down with the...

Sisters, sons, and daughters
Hold me down with the holy water
Hold me down with the holy water
Like holy water

My head is aching like a riot
40 days in the desert pain
When I hear the lies I don't buy it
Still looking for the desert rain and I
Fight the fire with the fire
I want to taste your love again and I
Let the flood rise higher
Wash the doubt away

But now I'm praying for rain
I want to make that change
I got your blood in my veins
Like holy water
(Like holy water)



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Float

OK, let's do it

Turn it up so I can feel it
Turn it up so I can be near it
Baby says she's got that feeling
Moonwalking on the ceiling

It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright, all alright

Turn it up so I can feel it
Loud enough so I can get near it
Baby's in that slow emotion
Moonwalking on the ocean

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

Don't you need someone to lean on?
Don't you need that taste of freedom?
It don't take no education
All you need's an invitation

It's alright
It's alright, all alright

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

Away from the crowds where you realize
The herd's insecure or the free mind
So don't let em tell you what to feel like
They can't bring me down, can't bring me down, yeah
Money gonna run away hardest
Money gonna leave you broken-hearted
But money can't finish what we started
It can't bring me down, can't bring me down, yeah
(It's how we float, yeah)

It's how we float, yeah (in orbit)
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float (orbit), yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot (yeah, yeah)
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it (it's how we, how we)
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground (it's how we float)
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound (it's how we float in orbit)
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot (it's how we float in orbit, yeah)
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down



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Where The Light Shines Through

When you're feeling like an astronaut
Stuck on a planet even time forgot, and
You're a version of yourself, but you're not the same
You try to keep the wound camouflaged, and
The stitches heal, but the years are lost, and
Another bottle on the shelf can't numb the pain

Why're you running from yourself now?
You can't run away

Cause your scars shine like dark stars
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let's go there, to that place where
We sing these broken prayers where the light shines through--
The wound is where the light shines through
Yeah, the wound is where the light shines through

Ain't we all just Abraham's son?
Saint and sinner with the song and drum, and
We're fallen on our knees, we all bleed the same
And the only tattoos I have are scars
I got your name written on my heart
And the story that brought us here ain't the thing that changed, no

I wanna see that light shining
Brighter than the pain

Cause your scars shine like a dark star
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let's go there, to that place where
We sing these broken prayers where the light shines through
The wound is where the light shines through

Mama, ain't the blood just proof I'm human?
Mama, ain't the wound just retribution?
Well Mama, ain't the scar like a vision of grace?

The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you
The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you
Your scars shine like dark stars
Yeah, the wound is where the light shines through
It's where the light shines through
Yeah, yeah, it's where the light shines through
Yeah, the only time to our heart, oh oh
It's where the light shines through
Where the light shines, where the light shines through
Where the light shines though
It's where the light shines through



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I Won't Let You Go

When it feels like surgery
And it burns like third degree
And you wonder what is it worth?
When your insides breaking in
And you feel that ache again
And you wonder
What's giving birth?

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
You could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won't let you go
I won't let you go

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there's war in your head
Maybe that's where life is born
When our façades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won't let you go

I won't let you go
I'll always be by your side
Yeah

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust me somehow
I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in me now
I swear, that I won't let you go

(I won't let you go)
I won't let you go
(I won't let you go)

There ain't no darkness strong enough that could tear you out from my heart
There ain't no strength that's strong enough that could tear this love apart
Never gonna let you go
Never gonna let you go

No I won't let you go



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If The House Burns Down Tonight

Ashes from the flames
The truth is what remains
The truth is what you save
From the fire
And you fight for what you love
Don't matter if it hurts
You find out what it's worth
And you let the rest burn

The sunset burns like gasoline
Touch me and make sure that I'm not dreaming
I see her face and my heart skips beats
But I still get the feeling that we're half asleep and
There's a spark in the corner of my baby's eye
Like a distant star that won't burn quiet
And I might not know what I want from this life
But I know I want more than the starting line

So give me the fire

I can hear the motor running down the interstate
And all the distractions fade away
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side
I see the smoke piling up in the rear view mirror
Yeah but I ain't ever seen it any clearer
If the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

I've given too much of my heart away
My soul's holding on like a house divided
Like a match it burns down like a masquerade
And I had to let it go when the fire ignited

One heart, two hands, your life is all you hold
(your life is all you hold)
To hold, hold tight and let the bitter go
Yeah let it go, and give me the fire

The smoke tries choking the pacific sun
We rocket down the road like we're shot out of guns
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side
Holding you and the wheel and it occurs to me
We're driving down the edge of eternity
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

Put your hand in mine and
Put your heart in driving
We got everything we need yeah
We got everything we need yeah
Left it all behind us
What we need will find us

We got everything we need yeah
We got everything we need yeah

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor running
There ain't no stopping us now
There ain't no slowing us down

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor run, run, run

And all those lies that mattered most to me
Were draining me dry making a ghost of me
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need, everything I need
There's a fire coming that we all will go through
You possess your possessions or they possess you
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side

And let the rest burn

Ashes from the flames, the truth is what remains



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The Day That I Found God

The morning comes like an enemy soldier
I feel the weight across my shoulders
I feel the shadows getting colder
But that ain't you

This noose ain't getting any looser
I get so fearful about the future
I hear the shame of my accuser
But that ain't you

I found strength but it wasn't what I thought
I found peace in the places I forgot
I found riches ain't the things that I had bought
I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

I get caught chasing my own illusions
I get so lost in these confusions
I keep on looking for my own solutions
But that ain't you, that ain't you no

My enemies weren't the ones I had fought
My liberties weren't the freedoms I had sought
What I learned weren't the lessons I'd been taught
I found out the day I lost myself was
The day that I found God

Where is God out in the darkness?
Cause the voices in my head ain't talking honest
They're saying maybe you made us then forgot us
But that ain't you, that ain't you no

And all I know is that I still don't know a lot
I don't know how it ends I'm in the middle of this plot
Yeah and I found grace for the man that I am not
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God



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Shake This Feeling

I can't seem to shake this feeling
That we both could break through that ceiling
And there's a look in your eyes and I'm not surprised
And I'm wishing that we could start all over again

I get the feeling that we're losing heart
Heart, heart
Harder to keep it than it was to start
Start, start
I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I can't seem to shake this feeling

The words came out like a landslide
What you can't take back keeps you up at night
And it's hard to fly when your wings are tied
And I'm wishing that we could start all over again
Yeah, start it over again

I get the feeling that we're losing heart
Heart, heart
Harder to keep it than it was to start
Start, start
I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I keep feeling like we fall apart
And then we got to fight to fall back in love again

And I can't seem to shake this feeling
No, I can't seem to shake this feeling
Well, maybe it's time to start healing?

I wonder when did I lose your heart
Your heart, your heart?
And whether we can go back to the start
The start, the start?
I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I keep feeling like we fall apart
And then we got to fight to fall back in love again

And I can't seem to shake this feeling

We both started with a broken heart
Admit there's a problem that's a start
And I want to start healing, healing

'Cause everybody wants to rock and roll
But a couple of years and it takes a toll
And I wanna start healing, healing

And I can't seem to shake this feeling
Oh I can't seem to shake this feeling



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Bull In A China Shop

I get by with what I got right here
Do what I can with what I got this year
Watching the time on the clock disappear
Fear is all I got left to fear
I got my enemies among these friends
You got means and baby I got plans
Give me the start and I can find these ends
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

I want peace and all I got's this war
I want wings and all I got's this floor
I want a shot of what I'm aiming for
Coming in hot but they blocked this door
So bring me the music for the revolution
I'm singing for more than just a dead solution
So maybe good living is the best defense
So give me more time I can do it again, again, again

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

What are you waiting for the future's here?
What are you waiting for the future's here?
What are you waiting for the future's here?

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again
[x2]

What are you waiting for the future's here?
I get by with what I got right here
Fear is all I got left to fear
[x4]



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Live It Well

Yeah
(I wanna live it well)
Yeah, yeah
(I wanna live it well)
Yeah

Take the burden from my arms
Take the anchors off my lungs
Take me broken and make me one
Break the silence and make it a song

Life is short; I wanna live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short; I wanna live it well
And you're the one I'm living for
Awaken all my soul
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short; I wanna live it well, yeah

I wanna sing with all my heart a lifelong song
Even if some notes come out right and some come out wrong
Cause I can't take none of that through the door
Yeah, I'm living for more than just a funeral
I wanna burn brighter than the dawn

Life is short; I wanna live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short; I wanna live it well
And you're the one I'm living for
Awaken all my soul
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short; I wanna live it well, yeah

I got one life and one love
I got one voice, but maybe that's enough
Cause with one heartbeat and two hands to give
I got one shot and one life to live
One life to live, yeah
And every breath you take is a miracle

Life is short; I wanna live it well
One life, one story to tell (one love)
Life is short; I wanna live it well
And you're the one I'm living for (the one, yeah)
Awaken all my soul
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short; I wanna live it well
And you're the one I'm living for

(One life) One life, one love
(One love) One life, one love
(One voice) One voice, yeah
(And that's enough) And that's enough, oh
(One heartbeat, two hands to give)
I got one shot and one life to live, one life to live



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Looking For America

[Lecrae & Switchfoot:]
Land of the free, home of the brave
But Lord knows that we need plenty change
'Cause plenty chains in the past leaving deep scars
But when the sun come down we gonna be stars

The doors are locked where they once stood open
A wound of fear where we once stood hoping
The shattered glass where the bullets broke in
I'm looking for the place that I was born
I'm looking for a way to fix what's torn
I'm looking for America

I'm looking for America

Yeah, you know
Beaten red white and blue for the green we pursue
I'm still looking for you

[Switchfoot:]
America who are you?
Underneath the red blue and white?
America who are you?
I wonder who you are tonight
America who are you?
Is God still on your side?
I want to see a nation rise above the fear and fight that haunts these streets tonight

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

America who are you?
Am I asking for too much
America who are you?
Has your dream become out of touch
America who are you?
Do you get what you deserve
Between the violence and entitlements
Which nation do you serve?

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

I'm singing
Farewell my utopia
Farewell my euphoria
Fare thee well my suburban day-dream
Farewell my utopia

[Lecrae:]
America you so pretty
But you not perfect
Confession of guilt is worth it
These people hurting deserve it
Blood on your hands I saw
When there's blood on this nations floor
But it's blood on the upper post of your door
If you need to know

I'm looking for your honesty in skeletons
Do away with your ignorance and arrogance
America the land of immigrants
Check the green card and pedigree
Bless the Choctaw and the Cherokee
That we'll never see

[Switchfoot:]
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

[Lecrae & Switchfoot:]
The land of the free, home of the brave
But Lord knows we need plenty change
I'm looking for America
Plenty chains in the past left deep scars
But when the sun come down we gonna be stars
And may the stripes heal when it's through
Beaten red white blue for the green that we pursue

I'm looking for America



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Healer Of Souls

All right, yeah!
All right, let's go

Are you tired yearning just to be free
Are you fighting for a reason just to believe
Ain't we a nation torn by the clashes
You can send those huddled masses to me

Ain't we all just running
Aiming for that something
Ain't we all just limping down the road

I want more than just a crutch to lean on
Yeah I'm looking for that freedom
So let's go there
To the healer of souls

You start to wonder who's on your side
You start to wonder what's wrong what's right
Ain't we human ain't we all got problems
Honey rock and roll ain't gonna solve them, no

Ain't we all just running
Aiming for that something
Ain't we all just limping down the road

I want more than just a crutch to lean on
Yeah I'm looking for that freedom
So let's go there
To the healer of souls

Tell me are you ready to go?
Maybe we could make it home
Tell me are you ready to go?
Take me to the healer of souls

We're going down the road gonna find your place at the healer of souls
We're gonna watch these scars just fade away, we're gonna make it home

Ain't we all just running
Aiming for that something
Ain't we all just limping down the road

I want more than just a crutch to lean on
Yeah I'm looking for that freedom
So let's go there
To the healer of souls



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Hope Is The Anthem

Sometimes what you need is what you fight
Like a wounded man out on the run
Like shadows hiding from the light
But your love is what I was running from

Hope's a seed you have to sow
When you let it go it comes to life
So you stretch your arrows on the bow
And you pull them back and watch them fly

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My lungs and I were born to fight
Sometimes I'm not sure what I'm fighting for
But death ain't the only end in sight
Cause this ain't a battle it's a lifelong war

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My freedom, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My heart is beating like a blown speaker
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weaker
A distortion pedal and a pair of wings
And an anthem played on broken strings

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Yeah could you make me whole?
(like holy water)



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Light And Heavy

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

I'm on a roll
I'm feeling Icarus
I might have flown too high
I'm not alone
I'm feeling Icarus
I might have flown too high

Adrianna, I hope you found what you were looking for, looking for
Adrianna, I hope you found what you were looking for, looking for

Pick up the phone
Please tell me anything
You might have flown too high
My bird has flown
Please tell me anything
You might have flown too high

Adrianna, I hope you found what you were looking for, looking for
Adrianna, I hope you found what you were looking for, looking for

On my pilgrimage, I'm traveling light with the heavy heart
On my pilgrimage, I'm traveling light and heavy, light and heavy, light and heavy

This is your torch to carry
More than just a cross to bury down
None of us are ordinary
A beating heart is light and heavy

Adrianna, I hope you find what you were looking for, looking for
Adrianna, I hope you find what you were looking for, looking for

Light and heavy



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Begin Forever

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Yeah

Like blood without a heart
Like a race without a start
Like a submarine stranded on the shore
Like a plane without the wings
A piano without strings
Like a memory we've forgotten what it's for

Maybe we lost the plot, maybe gotten stuck
Well I'm holding on to what we got, I'm not giving up

It's never to late to try
It's never to late to finally find a way to make you right
Happily ever
I don't need no alibis
I just need you by my side
I'm telling you one more time
It's never to late to begin forever

Yeah, like a telephone line with nobody left to call
Like I'm living in a home that's got no roof at all
Like a man who won the world and lost his soul
Yeah, without wonder, how could life ever be wonderful

Yeah

But it's never to late to try
It's never to late to finally find a way to make you right
Happily ever
I don't need no alibis
I just need you by my side
I'm telling you one more time
It's never to late to begin forever

What's it worth if it costs you all your hope?
You and me, we got stories to unfold

Like a hammer without a nail
Like a ship without a sail
Like I'm all dressed up, but nowhere left to go

Without you, without you, it means nothing, nothing
Without you, without you, it means nothing
Yeah

It's never to late to try
It's never to late to finally find a way to make you right
Happily ever
I don't need nothing money could buy
I just need you by my side
I'm telling you one more time
It's never to late to begin forever

It's never to late to try
It's never to late to try
It's never to late to try
We could begin forever
It's never to late to try
Yeah
It's never to late to try
Begin forever



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When Was The Last Time

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Give me a little time to sink
My footsteps on the brink
My girl says that she's freaking out
And I'm not sure what I can think and I think and

My heart keeps skipping the beats
And my beach feels out of reach
And I wish I could say that the world's gone crazy
But it feels like it's just me

And it's been so long
It's been so long

When was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?
I said when was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

And let go
And let go
And let go
And let go

Life is already difficult, but I'd rather be happy than typical
The crowded heart leaves abominable, but I'm the one moving on

And it's been so long
It's been so long

When was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?
I said when was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?

And let go

When was the last time you did something that made you feel like a kid
Life ain't just like a [?] we're moving just the little ones
It's been so long
When was the last time we held hands and we looked at the stars as they fell
Laughing hard at ourselves, we're moving just the little ones
It's been so long
It's been so long

When was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?
I said when was the last time that you found you're lasting?
When was the last time you tried something for the first time?
[x3]
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