“I do not exist. Only You exist.” I kind of have a vague understanding about that lyric, but can you explain it yourself for me?
It comes from something my mom read about or learned and taught us when we were growing up. My mom’s not a Christian, she’s a Muslim, but basically it’s kind of a broad, very abstract sort of statement about us and God. I think that the “I” is, obviously, me, or anybody, and the “You” is God. Only God exists. I don’t know; I guess it’s pretty abstract. I mean, when you’re talking about what does existence mean, and it almost seems like the exact opposite is the more apparent view; we definitely seem to exist. I’m talking to you right now. You see me. We’re here now. Where is God? No one knows what God is. What does God look like? What does God sound like? It’s a pretty radical statement looking at it in those terms, but what it really is is just crying out and saying, if there is a God, that created us, then He is ultimate; compared to that we might as well not exist…compared to how amazing God is.”—Aaron Weiss, Mewithoutyou, punknews.org (via paulaunfolds) (via britanyindetails) (via fuckyeahmewithoutyou)