In Exile
Thrice Lyrics


I am in exile, a sojourner
A citizen of some other place
All I've seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror
But I know, one day we'll see face to face

I am a nomad, a wanderer
I have nowhere to lay my head down
There's no point in putting roots too deep when I'm moving on
Not settling for this unsettling town
My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don't belong here, I'll never
Call this place my home, I'm just passing through

I am a pilgrim, a voyager
I won't rest until my lips touch the shore
Of the land that I've been longing for as long as I've lived
Where they'll be no pain or tears anymore

My heart is filled with songs of forever
The city that endures when all is made new
I know I don't belong here, I'll never
Call this place my home, I'm just passing through

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: EDDIE BRECKENRIDGE, JAMES RILEY BRECKENRIDGE, DUSTIN MICHAEL KENSRUE, TEPPEI TERANISHI

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Stephanie Ettinger

I am an exile - a sojourner; A citizen of some other place.
All I’ve seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror,
But I know one day I’ll see face to face.

I am a nomad - a wanderer; I have nowhere to lay my head down.
There’s no point in putting roots too deep when I’m moving on.
I’m not settling for this unsettling town.

My heart is filled with songs of forever -
Of a city that endures, where all is made new.
I know I don’t belong here; I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through.

I am a pilgrim - a voyager; I won’t rest until my lips touch the shore -
Of the land that I’ve been longing for as long as I’ve lived,
Where there’ll be no pain or tears anymore.

My heart is filled with songs of forever -
Of a city that endures, where all is made new.
I know I don’t belong here; I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through.



All comments from YouTube:

Steve Still

one of the most amazing and brilliant songs EVER recorded.

Sharayme Crumble

Cc p

Chris Clarke

This Album was in my regular music rotation about 5 years ago when my Mom passed away. The day she died, as I drove away from Hospice, this song came on. I felt something release in my heart and I was flooded with hope. I felt my faith increase. I must have listened to this song 100 times that day. So, Dustin Kensrue, if you ever happen to read this comment someday, I just want to say thanks. Your thoughtful poetry comforted me on one of the most difficult days of my life and continues to bring me comfort every time I listen to it. God Bless.

Jason B

Wow! Thank you for sharing this story. God is truly awesome. Our lives in this world is the difficult part, but by enduring loss & the inevitable obstacles & suffering that comes, through Christ we can have peace, joy, & grace. And in the life that follows, the pain and suffering that we experience in this world will be wiped away as pain & sorrow are turned into ecstasy when we enter into life in His eternal kingdom. As the Christ said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.” (John 6:37)
Hallelujah & God bless!

Kody Foster

@Chris Clarke
I played in a band that was very good. We were small time then, but quickly gaining momentum. I had been feeling a tug from God to leave the band for a few months and was having a very hard time giving in. I played my last concert with them in Coleman,TX and the whole set I was just uneasy and fighting God's will. Anyhow after that concert around 2am I was driving back to Stephenville,TX to stay with the the other band mates and this song came on. It immediately grabbed my attention. I had no idea who thrice was. I recorded a little of the song on my phone on the drive so I could remember it. The whole song I'm certain God was talking to me telling me He really wanted me to follow Him and be faithful to Him. I knew on that drive home my music days were over. It hurt but I was peaceful. To be honest I even cried a little. I listened to that recording every day before I could find the recording on youtube and just kept listening and listening.
A few months later I was glad to be out since I could see my walk with Christ would have suffered.
Maybe a year later the band hit it big... that was tough. I questioned God, cried out to Him, and I'm sad to say even got mad at Him. I'm talking they signed with a major record label, and sell out concerts with anywhere from 2k-15k in attendence almost every concert.
It's been years now but occasionally I get down when I see info about the band and how successful they are.
One thing remains though, I chose to follow God's will and it wasn't to be a professional musician. Today I am glad I'm not with my old buddies in the band. Not one of them are in a position to witness if needed. To be honest I seriously question their sincerity with their relationship with Christ. Anyhow, I can't say who is saved or not, God looks at the heart and mankind sees the outside.

J Martin

I use this song to comfort me with my moms death too ♡.

Amanda Maglio

One of the best underrated bands of our time

Autumn Radchishin

I’ve loved this song for 10 years. Now I’m a Christian and I love it even more! Can’t wait to go home

Nox

Your God doesn't love you
Your God is a dick

Nox

Your God forgives pedophiles

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