Monday, November 1, 2010

Second Hand Dream

This is a lyric about ignoring the truth and settling for way less than we deserve. We so often forfeit God’s perfect will in favor of our own way. In essence we’re making ourselves the God of our lives when we do this. It prevents Him from working in our lives and giving us the beautiful blessings he has for us. I wrote this about someone very dear to me. It has been heartbreaking for me to have to stand on the sidelines while this person has slowly drifted away from the truth, and has lost who they really are in the process…someone they wouldn’t even recognize if they were thinking clearly. This person has value and worth and should respect themselves more. So I wrote this about how God’s perfect will is the best place to live…anything and everything else is only an imposter of the best, only second best.

Second Hand Dream

You know the truth but are not wanting to face it. Instead of owning up you'd rather close your eyes and embrace it. Robbed blind by bittersweet kisses and little white lies. Now you're way past walking the line.

Oh you've been here before, said goodbye once, now you've gone back for more. Desperately trying to hold onto both worlds but you're losing your grip. You're smarter than this. It isn't what it may seem. So sick of waiting that you end up settling for a second hand dream. Second hand dream.

Falling head first into the same mistake. Expecting different results for these choices you make. Changed so much, not the same person you used to be. It's like I don't even know you, and you don't know me. So disconnected from the truth, you've lost so much, you've lost you.

{Repeat Chorus}

With your head stuck in the clouds you can't see this is less than what you wanted, less than what you need. Threw yourself in the dirt to search for your destiny. But is it you or God who's writing your story?

{Repeat Chorus 2x}

(C) Krystal Celeste


"Then you will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler." - Isaiah 60:16-17 (New International Version)


  1. Krystal - thanks for your comment on my blog.. glad others are thinking of this and wanting to discuss it... its going to be good :)

  2. Your welcome Kate! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm also glad people want to talk about this. I think it's an important discussion; one that is kind of overlooked. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts on it! :)