Where I Belong

You know how sometimes you come across a song, a poem, a phrase, a moment where you think, “THIS is what I’ve been trying to express my whole life and now someone finally has!” I hope you’ve had that moment! I have many times, usually within the power of music; the extraordinary combination of lyrics and sound that is so moving and powerful I wish I could climb inside the music.

The new Switchfoot cd, Vice Verses, has been doing that to me with almost every song, but the final track called “Where I Belong” is especially moving. It may be the best Switchfoot song I’ve ever heard. It is moving, inspiring, and reminds me that this is not our home. We were created for me, for an eternity with a Savior.

Listen to the track yourself! (Lyrics after the video.)

Feeling like a refugee
Like it don’t belong to me
The colors flash across the sky

This air feels strange to me
Feeling like a tragedy
Take a deep breath and close my eyes
One last time

Storms on the wasteland
Dark clouds on the plains again
We were born into the fight

But I’m not sentimental
This skin and bones is a rental
And no one makes it out alive

Chorus: Until I die I’ll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong

Feels like we’re just waiting, waiting
While our hearts are just breaking, breaking
Feels like we’re fighting against the tide

I wanna see the earth shaking
I wanna see a generation
Finally waking up inside


This body’s not my own
This world is not my own
But I can still hear the sound
Of my heart beating out
So let’s go boys, play it loud

On the final day I die
I want to hold my head up high
I want to tell you that I tried
To live it like a song

And when I reach the other side
I want to look you in the eye
And know that I’ve arrived
In a world where I belong


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