Essential Songs: In Exile By Thrice

thrice in exile

With the release of 2009′s Beggars, Thrice once again not only trumped their previous effort, but also dug farther into the vast symbolism that acts as singer Dustin Kensrue‘s declaration of faith. While previous songs have only hinted at Thrice‘s more spiritual side, Beggars contains more vivid and frank imagery concerning Kensrue‘s relationship with God.

The lyrics speak for themselves, and “In Exile” may as well be named “In Exile From Heaven” as Thrice pour out what is to be separated from our true home in Heaven. With equal parts calm acknowledgment and constant yearning, “In Exile” could be song over congregations as well as concert goers. Partner the beautiful lyrics with one of Thrice‘s more experimental song structures, and “In Exile” has the potential to be added to the pile of classic songs of our time, Christ-centered or not.

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I am in exile, a sojourner
A citizen of some other place
All I’ve seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror
But I know, one day well see face to face

I am a nomad, a wanderer
I have nowhere to lay my head down
There’s no point in putting roots too deep when I’m moving on
Not settling for this unsettling town

My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don’t belong here, I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through

I am a pilgrim, a voyager
I wont rest until my lips touch the shore
Of the land that I’ve been longing for as long as I’ve lived
Where they’ll be no penalties anymore

My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don’t belong here, I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through

Comments

  1. mjcoutch says:

    Were they on the cd WOW 2010? Which , by the way , is a great cd. http://www.flyleafmusic.com/

  2. ian says:

    was Thrice on the WOW CD? most likely not…they dont really operate in the CCM world

  3. mjcoutch says:

    I really love the new Flyleaf cd. http://www.flyleafmusic.com/

  4. ian says:

    Im glad…we talk about that band alot…

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