Brand New has been my favorite band for a very long time now. Their newest album is titled The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me, and it is simply outstanding in my opinion. They are not a Christian band, by any means, but this album has quite a spiritual overtone to it. This song really got to me and continues to be my favorite song of theirs. I feel like the writer is just being real with Jesus. He doesn’t have everything together. He doesn’t know what’s going to happen to him. But he’s trying to be real and not hold back. This is exactly how I feel sometimes, but I know that it will be OK because of his love for me.

Jesus Christ, that’s a pretty face,
The kind you’d find on someone that could save.
If they don’t put me away,
Well, it’ll be a miracle

Do you believe you’re missing out
That everything good is happening somewhere else?
But with nobody in your bed
The night’s hard to get through.

And I will die all alone,
And when I arrive I won’t know anyone

Well, Jesus Christ, I’m alone again.
So what did you do those three days you were dead?
’cause this problem’s gonna last more than the weekend.

Well, Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die,
I’m a little bit scared of what comes after.
Do I get the gold chariot?
Do I float through the ceiling?

Do I divide and fall apart?
’cause my bright is too slight to hold back all my dark.
And the ship went down in sight of land.
And at the gates does Thomas ask to see my hands?

I know you’ll come in the night like a thief,
But I’ve had some time, O Lord, to hone my lying technique.
I know you think that I’m someone you can trust,
But I’m scared I’ll get scared, and I swear I’ll try to nail you back up.

So do you think that we could work out a sign,
So I’ll know it’s you and that it’s over so I won’t even try.

I know you’re coming for the people like me,
But we all got wood and nails
And we turn out hate in factories.
We all got wood and nails
And we turn out hate in factories.
We all got wood and nails
And we sleep inside of this machine.