Mystical Theology in Rock n’Roll

While I’m more of a classical music sort of guy, I came across this band that I’m sure I should be embarrassed to know nothing about. Their name is Flyleaf and they are obviously a Christian rock band. Or rather, a rock band that is Christian. Very Christian. Their song called, “All Around Me” particularly struck me. The song is about an overwhelming experience of God. The lyrics are incredible:

My tongue dances behind my lips for you/… This fire rising through my being / Burning I’m not used to seeing you

Saint Teresa herself couldn’t have said it better. See the video here. Lyrics are below:

FLYLEAF

“All Around Me”

My hands are searching for you
My arms are outstretched towards you
I feel you on my fingertips
My tongue dances behind my lips for you

This fire rising through my being
Burning I’m not used to seeing you

I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

My hands float up above me
And you whisper you love me
And I begin to fade
Into our secret place

The music makes me sway
The angels singing say we are alone with you
I am alone and they are too with you

I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

And so I cry
The light is white
And I see you

I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

Take my hand
I give it to you
Now you own me
All I am
You said you would never leave me
I believe you
I believe

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healed

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1 Response to “Mystical Theology in Rock n’Roll”


  1. 1 Gedy June 29, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Yes! Amazing song. Amazing voice. Amazing lyrics. Amazing music. Amazing band.


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