When the world goes round and round
Just like the trees flipping upside down
Swaying in the breeze
What’s planting us in the ground?
Like a rock on solid ground
Re-correct my vision
Jesus be the center
Your holiness in the flesh of mankind
Stapled to the cross
The Wooden plank dug deep into the ground
As the innocent blood was shed and pierced for our sins
When we teased you
And persecuted you
You still loved us
There is nothing we can do to redeem ourselves to the true God
No good deed
Feeding the poor
Restraining ourselves from the sexual desires of lust only to wait for the vowel exchange
Only by His blood we can be set free
Who ever believes and confesses with a true heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He died and rose again from the dead will inherit eternal life.
Songwriter Ian Axel and buddy Chad Vaccarino met as music business students at NYU and decided to form the band A Great Big World in 2012. They used kickstarter to help fund their first EP Is There Anybody Out There? which is set to release in January.
The first version of “Say Something” was used last September by Amy Yakima on “So You Think You Can Dance”, and was brought to the attention of Christina Aguilera. Upon hearing the track, she personally called Axel, wanting to record a new duet version with them.
This version of the song then was performed on The Voice, where Christina is judge. Immediately the song caught flame and now has sold thousands of downloads since the performance.
This song was was written when both Axel and Vaccarino were experiencing heartbreak, and composing “Say Something” was part of their healing process. All of us have experienced heartbreak in the past, and saying goodbye to love is one of the most difficult things you can do.
For me, the lyrics have left a deep impression on me and describes my relationship with someone very special to me.
Say something I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one if you want me to
Anywhere I would’ve followed you
And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all
And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl
And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye
Sometimes you love someone so much, that you have no proper way of showing it because there is so much of it. As an 18 year old college student, I know that I still have a long way in understanding what love is to me.
I am just starting to crawl.
And in this state of stumbling blindly through my love for this one person, I wasn’t doing myself, or her, justice. I felt it was best to let it go, because we were lacking what I wanted love to be.
I swallowed my pride.
Someday I will not be ignorant to love and really be able to love my partner in the way I want to be loved back. At this point in time though, I know nothing at all and you’re the one that I love, so I am saying goodbye.