Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you

Runner-Up:ย Lay Your Hands by The Thompson Twins

Winner:ย The World I Know by Collective Soul

Just like ‘Lay Your Hands’ this song is open to many interpretations, but I want to talk about the “spiritual” one in this post especially the second verse.

Let’s face it, we live in a fallen corrupted world where every immoral thing is considered good. “Are we listening?” is asking are we listening to the inner voice within? Are our ears open to “Hymns of offering” and “Have we eyes to see?” We’re spiritually blind (and deaf) to this world and we can only see when the Holy Spirit dwells within us. Do not become drunk with the world.ย “That love is gathering” (Brothers and sisters. All those who have the dwelling of the Holy Spirit).ย 

Image result for gif collective soul the world i know

“All the words that I’ve been reading” (the Holy Bible) “Have now started the act of bleeding. Into one, into one” (becoming one with God because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit). When the narrator “walk up high” on that tall building to “see my world below” something awakens in him and he changes his mind about committing suicide. He connected with God on a spiritual level and was able to reflect on the world from His point of view. He realized that his pain and suffering is small compared to what others are going throughย daily hence “And I laugh at myself. While the tears roll down.”

Image result for gif collective soul the world i know

Songs are always open to interpretations and this one can go either way (I talked about this very same song last evening), and although it’s hard not to miss the spiritual feeling in this one, don’t read much into it. It’s sadness and joy and the realization that although the world is not good, there is redemption. The video is another thing entirely altogether for it may not reflect the song this way, but I’ve never seen the video and the original is nowhere to be found on YouTube. I heard it was quite powerful.

Image result for Collective Soul

So I walk up on high
And I step to the edge
To see my world below
And I laugh at myself
While the tears roll down
‘Cause it’s the world I know
Oh it’s the world I know



12 thoughts on “Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you”

    1. When I first heard them, I think they were singing ‘Run’ so I looked them up and actually fell in love with some of their stuff.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Got me with this one, donโ€™t know this group. A song for me is; vision of love by Mariah Carey. It reminds me of two encounters; getting saved, and meeting my wife, in that order. Both happened in that order too, 85, and 86. The vision may not have been 100% clear, but the vision very much all I see now. Like always, thanks for the question!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. But I am certain that you may know the song if you give it a listen. ๐Ÿ˜„I loved that song! What treasured memories that song holds for you, Warren. Thank you for sharing.

      Liked by 1 person

Let's chat ๐Ÿ’™

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s