Awake and Alive… or am I?

I’ve had the chance recently to be reminded of how much I like Skillet. I have spent some time listening to them and watching their videos on YouTube. Several songs on their new album really stick out to me. Awake and Alive is one of them. I suppose I didn’t realize the gravity of the lyrics and the struggle that they allow us to join with them as they wrestle with their faith. Maybe these songs are written for us to share with and to be able to the light at the end of the tunnel. These songs unabashedly point to Christ as being the only answer to the riddles of life. When life is getting difficult and we want to throw in the towel and give up, Christ is there to pick us up and help us continue in the journey. The writer of Hebrews tells us that we have a High Priest who is able to identify with us in our struggles, he knows what it is like to be human… to be us.

I hope you can take courage in this song as I have: Christ has never left me or forsaken me. Though there are times that he feels distant, in reality he is not. It’s in the times I find it difficult to see Christ walking beside me that I realize he has been carrying me…

I’m at war with the world
And they try to pull me into the dark
I struggle to find my faith
As I’m slipping from your arms

It’s getting harder to stay awake
And my strength is fading fast
You breathe into me at last

I’m awake, I’m alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it’s my time
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life

(Here, right now)
Right here, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I’m awake, and I’m alive

I’m at war with the world
‘Cause I ain’t never gonna sell my soul
I’ve already made up my mind
No matter what, I can’t be bought or sold

When my faith is getting weak
And I feel like giving in
You breathe into me again

I’m awake, I’m alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it’s my time
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life

(Here, right now)
Right here, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I’m awake, and I’m alive

Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up in the dark

I can feel you in my sleep
In your arms, I feel you breathe into me
Forever hold this heart that I will give to you
Forever I will live for you

I’m awake, I’m alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it’s my time
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life

(Here, right now)
Right here, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I’m awake, and I’m alive

Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up
Waking up, waking up

TG Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.