Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

CHORUS:
Even when the rain falls  
Even when the flood starts rising  
Even when the storm comes  
I am washed by the water  
 
Daddy was a preacher  
She was his wife  
Just tryin’ to make the world a better place
You know, shine a light  
 
People started talking  
Trying to hear their own voice  
Those people tried to accuse my father  
Said he made the wrong choice
 
Though it might be painful  
You know that time will always tell  
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed  
 
REPEAT CHORUS:
 
Even if the earth crumbles under my feet  
Even if the ones I love turn and around and crucify me
I won't ever let you down  
I won't fall  
I won't fall  
I won't fall as long as You're around me  
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)

TID-bits

  • Bo and Bear Reinhart, the brother duo that make up Need to Breathe say this song is from a situation their dad went through.
  • He pastored a church and was falsely accused about something.
  • However, He maintained his integrity through the stress of his accusation.
  • This is a message of hope for anyone who’s having lies told about them.

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  • This is a potato chips in the couch type of song.
  • Remember when your mom asked who was eating chips on her good furniture, and your brother said it was you when it wasn’t?
  • This song is about being wrongly accused.
  • But it’s also about enduring - about waiting for God to shine the truth, and being comforted while you wait.

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  • Have you ever felt pressured to make a decision, and the still small voice in the back of your head says “wait”
  • Often you were glad you did because you’d find a new bit of revelation about the situation.
  • This is a song about holding out for the truth.
  • It gives you the words you need when you feel like caving in:   “I won’t fall as long as you’re around me.”
  • And the whole part about being “washed by the water?”   It’s about how good it feels to ultimately be vindicated.

    Scripture References

    1 John 4:1

    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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    Isaiah 54:17

    no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

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    1 Peter 2:24

    He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a time that your sibling falsely accused you of something, and how your Mom or Dad got to the truth.   Compare that to how we have a Heavenly Father who knows all, and will support you as you wait for the truth to come out.

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    Talk about a time that you found out the truth about a situation, and how that truth was refreshing to you.

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    This is a song about endurance, and as such you can relate it to anything that you’ve had to endure for a long period of time.

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