The World You Want by Jon Foreman


We may not readily realize, but every thing we do affect others, whose actions affect others, and so on, and so it rings true that one person contributes to the shape of the world he’s in. What are you doing in this world? Will your actions be so that it becomes the world you want it to be? Jon Foreman writes insightfully in these lyrics he wrote for his band.

I’m kickin’ up the pieces
I’m trying out adhesives
I’m trying to fix a place that feels broken
All my words they fail me
My voices don’t avail me
I’m trying to say the hope that’s unspoken

The world feels so malicious
With all our hits and misses
Feels like we’re in the business of rust
It’s when I stop to listen
All the moments I’ve been missing
I finally hear a Voice I can trust

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You’re making it.

You start to look like what you believe
You float through time like a stream
If the waters of time
are made up by you and I
If you change the world for you,
you change it for me

What you say is your religion
How you say it is your religion
Who you love is your religion
How you love is your religion
All your science, your religion
All your hatred, your religion
All your wars are your religion
Every breath is your religion

You change the world
Every day you’re alive
You change the world
You change my world

Is this the world you want?
Is this the world you want?
You’re making it
Every day you’re alive.

From the Switchfoot album “Fading West,” released 2014. All rights reserved.