Hoobastank -- "Crawling in the Dark"

I will dedicate
And sacrifice my everything for just a second's worth
Of how my story's ending
And I wish I could know if the directions that I take
And all the choices that I make won't end up all for nothing

Show me what it's for
Make me understand it
I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer
Is there something more than what i've been handed?
I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer

Help me carry on
Assure me it's ok to use my heart and not my eyes
To navigate the darkness
Will the ending be ever coming suddenly?
Will I ever get to see the ending to my story?


So when and how will I know?
How much further do I have to go?
How much longer until I finally know?
Because I'm looking and I just can't see what's in front of me
In front of me
In front of me


"Crawling in the Dark" expresses the mindset of a sincere, spiritual seeker, which is ideal. Even after we meet with Jesus for the first time, we should never stop seeking Him.

Christ honors sincere seekers by allowing them to find Him. Even after we find him (or he finds us), we will not be able to help desiring to know him more.

Spiritual seekers are in touch with one of the most basic characteristics of being human, which is that we all desire God. This is true regardless of whether we realize that we desire Him specifically. If we seek out the "something that's missing" long enough, we will eventually find Him.

God wants us to ask questions, exactly the kind that Hoobastank asks here: "When and how will I know? How much further do I have to go?" The Psalms are a collection of prayers and songs, some of which beseech God with such insistence that they sound almost cheeky. Take Psalm 30:9 for example,

" What gain is there in my destruction,
in my going down into the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness? "

As Jesus said:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
-- (Matthew 7:7)


Mazz said...

I really enjoy all the song lyrics you post from different bands relating to faith. Another artist I recommend you look at is an Australian group called John Butler Trio. You may have already heard of them but if not they're more a blues and roots trip but they're music is very significant and beautiful. The songs I suggest you listen to are (in no particularly order);
-Seeing Angels
-Peaches and Cream
-Company Sin
-Damned to Hell
These songs take a Gandhi approach treating all religions as branches of the same tree and he sings a great deal about an individuals spiritual connection to the earth.

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I really like the words to this song. I have to admit that I have not heard the group I will now go to youTube or Amazon to see what I can find. These words express even my own thoughts. Wondering if I will have a life of significance or if I will leave a legacy worth following or just be dust. Following Christ assures me that I will have significance and if my life is one of integrity that my legacy will be one worth carrying on. Good thoughts Patrick.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that too about the song, that it could be applied to looking for spiritual answers.

Angie Mozilo said...

It is amazing how many secular songs can be applied to our walk with God. I love your site...really thought provoking...I'll come back and visit often! AZ Mom of Many Hats.