Oh, they are most definitely cliched lyrics, no doubt.
[spoiler]But that they are also about the most familiar hymn lyrics of all time (outside Amazing grace, of course) is the main reason I used them. Revamp of the context and message of an old song. Rather than the traditional context of being a happy note, it is almost bittersweet - I guess. Comparison of "flying away" with running away is also in the forefront, and for a reason. The final section (would that be a tag or something else?) makes it clear that running away doesn't work - that I still was forced to face it and find the answers anyway.
...Guess it was a point of running away and claiming "religion" to get their ain't gonna fix it, you gotta face facts and then God will be there to pick you back up.
[Yes, religious reasoning behind the lyrics was intended.][/spoiler]
Now...if I can get that band back going good, we can get a version finished out and recorded (with better equipment).
The main issue we have had is in obtaining a good bassist and finding a reliable place to practice. But a full version shall be done by the end of the summer, even if I end up doing it all by myself. hahaha