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"Life Is Water"
by Sim Redmond Band

Lyrics & Song Meaning

Blue skies, a gentle rain has washed away yesterday worries
No anger, there's no blame, the love in our hearts set us free again

Would you say life is water?
It's noisy timid and strange
Maybe when we're older, it's calming down, but never aging

I know I let you down, but eventually everyone's bound to
But we all do the best we can, and sometimes we all need a hand

It's easy to be wrong (The pain in my heart won't be long)
Less trouble to stay away, easy to escape (Won't be long, no the)
Less trouble to stay silent (Pain in my heart won't be long, won't be long)

We've come a long way, we've seen hard times
But through it all we stood tall, side by side
And together we still stand, and the love in our hearts set us free again

You know when we get angry, we're children, forgetting what we've seen
And every little worry seems bigger than happiness could be

Blue skies, a gentle rain, make the truth seem so simple and plain
'Cause we all do the best we can
And sometimes we all need a hand

Song Meaning, from a Biblical Perspective:

Why We Love This Song -- A Rhythm of Love and Forgiveness

Why We Love This Song
“A Rhythm of Love and Forgiveness”

1. God’s Grace Like Gentle Rain

The opening lines evoke renewal. We see this as God’s grace washing over us, cleansing our souls like rain refreshes the earth. The gentle rain symbolizes forgiveness, and we’re reminded of how God’s grace washes away our sins and worries (Isaiah 55:10-11). The lyrics “No anger, there’s no blame, the love in our hearts set us free again” convey reconciliation and unity through love. In a spiritual context, it highlights letting go of anger and blame, embracing forgiveness and love instead. This aligns perfectly with Jesus’ teachings on forgiveness in Matthew 6:14-15. Embracing love over anger sets us free from bitterness and allows harmony to flourish. More >>

2. Life as Water

The question “Would you say life is water?” invites us to consider life’s fluidity and impermanence. Water sustains physical life, but it also symbolizes spiritual life. Jesus referred to Himself as the “living water” (John 4:10), offering eternal satisfaction. The contrast between noisy, timid water and the calming, never-aging water reflects the tension between earthly existence and eternity. Ecclesiastes 3:11 reminds us that God has set eternity in our hearts. The phrase “Maybe when we’re older, it’s calming down, but never aging” could symbolize the spiritual growth and maturity that comes with age. While our bodies may age, spiritually we can find peace and stability through faith and wisdom. This idea resonates with Psalm 92:14-15 which says “They will still bear fruit in old age; they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming ‘The Lord is upright; he is my Rock’.” It suggests that even as we grow older, our faith can bring calmness and steadfastness that transcends physical aging. More >>

3. Acknowledging Our Imperfections

The singer’s admission of mistakes and the need for help resonates with us. We’re imperfect beings, prone to stumbling. But just as the lyrics acknowledge our flaws, we recognize that we all make mistakes and need God’s help to overcome them (Romans 3:23). We can find solace in the fact that we are not alone in our shortcomings; seeking forgiveness and doing better is key. The phrase “But we all do the best we can, and sometimes we all need a hand” emphasizes compassion, understanding, and support in our journey. Just as we may falter, helping others in need is crucial. Galatians 6:2 encourages us to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Showing kindness and offering assistance reflects Christ’s love and strengthens our community. More >>

4. Choosing Silence or Truth

The lyrics, “It’s easy to be wrong, Less trouble to stay away, easy to escape, Less trouble to stay silent,” invite us to reflect on our choices. As Christians, we face a pivotal decision: Do we take the easy way out, avoiding difficult conversations and sidestepping truth? Or do we courageously embrace the challenges, communicate openly, and seek forgiveness? In our pursuit of growth, healing, and stronger relationships, we choose the path of truth and grace. Let us remember that silence may seem convenient, but it often leads to distance and misunderstanding. Instead, let us follow the biblical wisdom of open communication and forgiveness. “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” – Ephesians 4:25.  “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3:13.  May our words be guided by love, and may our relationships thrive through honest dialogue. More >>

5. Hope and Endurance

The lyrics “The pain in my heart won’t be long, won’t be long” express a sentiment of hope and endurance in the face of suffering or heartache. In times of difficulty, it’s important to remember that pain is temporary and that with faith and perseverance, we can overcome trials. Psalm 30:5 reminds us that “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” This verse offers reassurance that although we may experience moments of sorrow or anguish, brighter days filled with joy and healing will follow. By holding onto this hope and trusting in God’s plan for our lives, we can find comfort in knowing that the pain in our hearts is not permanent. It serves as a reminder to lean on God for strength during challenging times and to have faith that better days are ahead. More >>

6. Unity and Standing Tall

“We’ve come a long way, we’ve seen hard times.” These words resonate with our journey. As believers, we stand tall together, united by our faith. Ephesians 4:3 reminds us to maintain this unity, celebrating the goodness of harmony (Psalm 133:1). The lyrics “And together we still stand, and the love in our hearts set us free again,” convey enduring unity and the liberating power of love. In a spiritual context, this reflects the bond that is strengthened through shared struggles and the transformation of love. 1 Corinthians 13:7 affirms the endurance of love by stating “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” This verse emphasizes that genuine love overcomes obstacles and brings freedom. When we stand together in love and support each other, we find strength and resilience. This message underscores the importance of cultivating love, compassion, and solidarity to experience freedom and overcome adversity. More >>

7. Anger and Perspective

The lyrics “You know when we get angry, we’re children, forgetting what we’ve seen, And every little worry seems bigger than happiness could be” touch on the idea that anger can cloud our judgment and perspective, causing us to lose sight of the lessons and experiences that should guide our actions. In moments of anger, it’s easy to magnify worries and problems while overlooking the joy and blessings in our lives. Ephesians 4:26-27 advises against letting anger control us by stating “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” These verses remind us that it’s natural to feel anger but cautions against allowing it to lead us astray or overshadow moments of happiness. By acknowledging our emotions without letting them dictate our actions, we can maintain a balanced perspective and focus on cultivating joy rather than letting worries consume us. It encourages us to remember the bigger picture and prioritize gratitude over temporary frustrations. More >>

8. Simple Truth in Christ

The final verse of the song—“Blue skies, a gentle rain, make the truth seem so simple and plain 'Cause we all do the best we can, And sometimes we all need a hand”— highlights the beauty of simplicity and the universal need for support and understanding. In moments of calm and clarity, truths become more apparent and straightforward. In Christ, truth is straightforward: love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-39). Amid complexity, this simplicity anchors our souls. The song concludes with a powerful message of shared vulnerability: "sometimes we all need a hand." This resonates with Galatians 6:2, which urges us to ‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.’ This verse emphasizes the importance of compassion and offering a helping hand to others when they are in need. More >>


As you listen to “Life Is Water” on DOC Radio, may its melodies and lyrics remind you of God’s grace, the beauty of imperfection, and the unchanging love that carries us through difficult times.  Let this song be a stream of hope, with its undercurrent of love, connecting us to the peace we can find in God. 🎶🙌

Album cover for Life is Water by The Sim Redmond Band, from Ithaca, NY Symbolic water drop: a metaphor for God’s grace, forgiveness, and love that washes away our worries and sins, and quenches our deepest thirst.

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