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Song Released: 2018

Burn The Ships Lyrics

How did we get here?
We're 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...


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    Apr 5th, 4:56am report

    Explorers would tell their crews a long time ago to burn their ships so they couldn’t go back to the comforts of life at home. We need to burn the ships that will take us back to the temporary “comfort” of sin. If we are struggling, God will carry us. It’s his works that purify us. John 15
    But we aren’t puppets; we need to take initiative and burn the ships.


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    Nov 21st, 2019 11:01am report

    See this link: tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/09/27/king-country-burn-ships-nashville-ryman-auditorium-suicide-anxiety/1293796002/Recall
    Did you notice the lyrics, "flush the pills" in this song? The link explains this.

    This song goes very, intentionally deep. Its main theme, "Burn the ships", is about leaving our old life and stepping out into a new day — or in other words, burning the old comfort of our ships so that we cannot cuddle in the familiarity of the boat. Even if our boat is dirty, we may still stay there anyway because we don't want to explore the unknown that may be scary for us. Likewise, in our Christian lives, there is a time to say goodbye to the old — to leave our old friends, old habits, or even old home behind, especially if it is trying to tractor-beam us back into sin. The LORD will provide our needs, more than enough to account for whatever we give up, if we know Him and if we ask Him to provide!


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    Oct 12th, 2018 10:58pm report

    This song represents leaving struggles and burdens behind and walking away to begin a new day! And in a way talking about "burning the ships", we can understand that we can get rid of our worries using God, other supportive people, and our own courage. This song basically carries out this message: Let's burn our ship and climb onto the shore of God's love!

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