#54 Burn the Ships

For this week’s post, I thought I’d share another song from for King and Country.

As a Christian, I believe God changes people’s lives. Sometimes we don’t want out lives changed, but other times we do. This song, for me, is about looking at where your life is at, not liking it and stepping up out of a dark place, into a new season of life.

A new season, in which you don’t regret the things you leave behind. You just push on into that new place. It’s like C.S Lewis said: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind”. Or, as for King and Country sing

We can dance upon our heartache. So light a match. Leave the past. Burn the Ships. And don’t you look back… 

So you can find the joy.

I also like the narrative that they’ve gone with: one person trapped on their ship; unable to break free from their darkness. And then another person coming and doing what’s needed, to order to get someone else out of their dark place.

That can be true in life. We might want to move into a new season but we can’t do it on our own. Yet, I believe, God puts people in our lives who will do what needs to be done to get us there.

So enjoy the song and enjoy the costuming. Any excuse for wearing breeches is a good excuse.

Also enjoy the smile on Joel Smallbone’s face once he reaches the shore. He captures the message of the song perfectly right in that second. It’s only quick, so pay attention… 🙂

Yours in new seasons,

Alison

Burn The Ships Lyrics Source: LyricFind

How did we get here?
All castaway on a lonely shore
I can see in your eyes, dear
It’s hard to take for a moment more
We’ve got to

Burn the ships, cut the ties
Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide
Dry your tears and wave goodbye

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back

Don’t let it arrest you
This fear is fear of fallin’ again
And if you need a refuge
I will be right here until the end
Oh, it’s time to

Burn the ships, cut the ties
Send a flare into the night
Say a prayer, turn the tide
Dry your tears and wave goodbye

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back

So long to shame, walk through the sorrow
Out of the fire into tomorrow
So flush the pills, face the fear
Feel the wave disappear
We’re comin’ clear, we’re born again
Our hopeful lungs can breathe again
Oh, we can breathe again

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back

And don’t you look back
And don’t you look back

Songwriters: Joel David Smallbone / Luke Smallbone / Matt Hales / Seth Mosley

Burn The Ships lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Capitol Christian Music Group

Image Credit: Still from Burn the Ships Official Music Video

One thought on “#54 Burn the Ships

  1. Pingback: #55 Fight on, fighter – bible'n'god

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