Burn out bright

Burn out bright

I've been listening to the new Anberlin album and one song in particular has captured my mind. It's called 'Burn Out Bright' and it seems to match so much of what I think and feel that it's a little scary. The song talks about a person who has made mistakes, is scared, wants to do right but just doesn't and yet still has this desire to do something positive in the world. Check out the chorus and bridge:

"Live; I wanna live inspired.
Die; I wanna die for something higher than myself.
Live and die for anyone else.
The more I live I see, this life's not about me.

Don't wanna leave this world, knowing I've lived in vain.
No time for myself; so sorry, so ashamed.
Don't wanna leave this life, knowing I've barely tried.
Chase down all my dreams that I've hid away on the inside."

Cool song

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1. Erika wrote:
You reminded me of another Burn out Bright (by Jon Foreman) that is right now my favorite song. In fact, I thought of you when I listened to it this morning. See:

Does it have to start with a broken heart
Broken dreams and bleeding parts
We were young and world was clear
Young ambition disappears
I swore it would never come to this
The average, the obvious

I’m still discontented down here
I’m so discontented

If we only got one try
If we’ve only got one life
If time was never on our side
Before I die I want to burn out bright

So a spark ignites
In time and space
To make it through this human race
You fight and crawl your way back home
But you’re running the wrong way

The future is a question mark
With kerosene electric sparks
There’s still fire in you yet

Tue, October 27, 2009 @ 11:34 PM

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