Wednesday, January 24, 2007

stained glass masquerade

Wow, this is powerful......I'm sure we have all felt like this. I know I have.

Is there anyone that fails?
Is there anyone that falls?
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small?
'Cause when I take a look around,
Everybody seems so strong,
I know they'll soon discover that I don't belong.

So I tuck it all away
Like everything's okay,
If I make them all believe it,
Maybe I'll believe it, too.
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them.

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain?
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken,
Maybe then we can close the curtain on our stained glass masquerade.

Is there anyone who's been there?
Are there any hands to raise?
Am I the only one who's traded in the altar for a stage?
The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart,
Only when no one is watching can we really fall apart.

But would it set me free?
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be?

Would your arms be open?
Or would you walk away?
Would the love of Jesus be enough to make you stay?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOVE this song. Btw- MercyMe = AWESOME i saw them in concert. Oh, and i totaly check your blog every day! <3Kay