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More Of You (Colton Dixon)
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Michael Colton Dixon is an American singer born in Tennessee. He first became famous when he placed seventh on the eleventh season of the TV talent show American Idol. More of You is the fist single, released in the summer of 2014, from his second studio album Anchor.

 

I made my castle tall
I built up every wall
This is my kingdom and it needs to fall
I want You and no one else
Empty me of myself
Until the only thing that's left is...

More of You
Less of me
Make me who I'm meant to be
You're all I want
All I need
You're everything

Take it all I surrender
Be my king
God, I choose
More of You
And less of me

I need more of You
More of You

This life I hold so close
Oh, God I let it go
I refuse to gain the world and lose my soul

So take it all
I abandon everything I am
You can have it
The only thing that I need is...

More of You
Less of me
Make me who I'm meant to be
You're all I want, all I need
You're everything

Take it all I surrender
Be my king
God I choose
More of You
And less of me

I need more of You
More of You

I need more of You
More of You

All to You I surrender
All to You our blessed Saviour
I surrender all

All to You I surrender
All to You my blessed Saviour
I surrender all

More of You
Less of me
Make me who I'm meant to be
You're all I want, all I need
You're everything

Take it all I surrender
Be my king
God, I choose
More of You
Less of me

I need more of You
More of You

I need more of You
All to You I surrender
All to You my blessed Saviour
More of You
I need more of You

More of You
I need more of You

 

 

 

 

 

NO ONE ELSE= No other person.

EMPTY ME OF MYSELF= Dissolve my ego, eliminate my personal ambitions and desires (because they are all wrong)

WHO I'M MEANT TO BE= The person that I should be.

I SURRENDER= I stop fighting (against you)

SO CLOSE= So near, so tight. To hold something tight is to grab it strongly so no one can take it away from you.

TO GAIN THE WORLD AND LOSE MY SOUL= This is a biblical reference from Mark 8:36 (For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?). That means that the most important thing is to love God and your neighbour (= other people), so if you work hard to be rich and famous but you forget to be a good person and love, then your life is useless.

BLESSED= /blesɪd/ (you can also say /blest/) holy, worth of worship.

SAVIOUR= (AmE spelling: savior) It is a title given to God in general or more usually to Jesus in particular, because he saved us from eternal death.

I SURRENDER ALL= I give up everything. If you give something up, you let it go, you don't hold to it.

 

Click here for a video with Colton explaining the meaning of his song.

Emphasizing how temporary our earthly kingdoms are, the chorus helps us realize the importance of surrendering to whatever God has for us. The more we empty our lives of materialistic ambitions, the more it will be filled with God's love.

Colton started singing as a young teen, and always wanted to use his gift for ministry. “I started singing when I was 13 years old. I truly believe my voice was a gift from God to share the Message,” he says. “I hope that you enjoy my music, but furthermore, I hope you can connect with it personally and apply it to your everyday lives.”

 
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