Slow Fade

I just want to share with you the lyrics to one of my favourite songs these few months. The song is Slow Fade by Casting Crowns.

Do you know this Sunday school song?

Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

It’s really amazing how Casting Crowns wrote a song using the same truths but expanding on the concept to apply to us adults. It’s just one of those songs you would wish you had written.

I feel that this song is really relevant to me for several reasons.

First of all, I don’t possess any supernatural ability to repel temptation. I am a mortal man. I’m vulnerable to temptation. I don’t think I’m alone. I don’t think we can find any normal man who is not prone to temptation.

Second, this song really reminds me that I have to be an example and role model for my children. The second verse reminds me that there are little feet behind me watching me, following me.

I read somewhere that the first four years of a child’s life is spent absorbing everything from their parents like a sponge.

I tremble thinking of this responsibility that I have.

Finally, this song also reminds me that marriages and families don’t break up overnight. It is a process that happens subtly if we’re not careful. And the destroyer of families is none other than the devil.

Here are the lyrics to the song. I highly recommend that you buy the Casting Crowns album “Altar and the Door”. It’s one of the best I’ve heard this year, with 3 or 4 really good songs.

Update: I found a YouTube clip of the song here. It’s not the original music video, but the song is playing in the background.

Update 2: Another video on YouTube, Casting Crowns singing the song live in concert. But the quality of the recording is quite bad. 

Slow Fade by Casting Crowns

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that binds your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

[Chorus]
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

[Repeat Chorus]

[Bridge]
The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

[Fade out, little girl sings]
Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

Photo: Matouš Horáček

7 thoughts on “Slow Fade”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *