Slow Fade by Casting Crowns

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CastingCrowns_Interhigh_Fellowship“Slow Fade” is performed by Casting Crowns. This song carries a profound message as it speaks about how it has become more and more common for Christians to become morally compromised. The lyrics have a certain level of simplicity and innocence yet they carry deep meaning, describing how small steps of compromise, though seemingly unimportant, transition into deeper and more serious sins.  The lines “The journey from your mind to your hands is shorter than you’re thinking, be careful if you think you stand you just might be sinking” describe how though we may not immediately feel the effects of our wrongdoings, they add up, and before you know it, you are too engulfed in your sins to get out.

The Message

Mark Hall, the lead singer for Casting Crowns, wrote a small piece about the song and its meaning on the band’s website: ”People don’t crumble in a day. You don’t fall, you fade. In your mind, there’s that pride that says ‘I’d never do that’… but you don’t just do it, it’s a slow, series of compromises, little ones that go there eventually, until you’re sitting in a place you’d never go, doing something you’d’ never do… and yet the way you’re living totally makes sense to you somehow because you’re so numb….This song was inspired by the spreading cancer of moral failure in the fathers of this generation. As believers, we must guard our hearts and understand the no one crashes and burns. They just slowly fade away one little compromise at a time.”

Finally…

This song is a clear reminder that as Christians we cannot let down our guard under any circumstance. There are constant and daily attempts to undermine our belief and moral standing, and we must not compromise in the least. As portrayed in the music video, even the smallest of things can start a downhill slide into committing more grievous sins. It is vital that we stand out by remaining firm in our faith and persevering through any temptation or desire to do even the smallest of wrongs.

Stephen Sun, Alameda High School, Class of 2011.

Here is the music video and the lyrics:

LYRICS – “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

Author: conrad

13 Responses to "Slow Fade by Casting Crowns"

  1. Clean Cut Media
    Clean Cut Media Posted on July 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Good stuff.

    Here is a link to another post with the same topic.

    http://blog.cleancutmedia.com/video/casting-crown-slow-fade-mistakes-regrets

  2. George
    George Posted on August 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Amen! Thanks Stephen…

  3. Vanessa
    Vanessa Posted on August 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the post! =) Very powerful song.

  4. Vivian L
    Vivian L Posted on September 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks Stephen for reminding us to guard ourselves against compromising our Christian values in seemingly small ways.

  5. Judy
    Judy Posted on September 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Love the song, and this post.

  6. Courtney L.
    Courtney L. Posted on September 10, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Stephen!
    Such an inspiring song, I love the message.
    Continue being a disciple of Christ and being an example
    of a Christian that doesn’t let his guard down (:

  7. Jenn Chen
    Jenn Chen Posted on September 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for this post! This song is such a good reminder to us all to not be complacent and to guard ourselves by standing firm in our faith.

  8. Isaiah Kang
    Isaiah Kang Posted on September 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Love Casting Crowns. They have some of the best lyrics around.

  9. John Q
    John Q Posted on November 2, 2009 at 8:35 am

    So good. Casting Crowns’ song “Slow Fade” is on the new WOW HITS 2010 CD.

    You can check them and the other artists out here:

    http://hearitfirst.com/wow

  10. joey koo
    joey koo Posted on January 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

    wow. thx for the reminder stephen oppa. putting our guard down as christians could lead to serious consequences.

  11. jonathan
    jonathan Posted on January 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Stephen! its a Good shot posting that song!.. nowadays some christians forgott, that their guard is down and letting outside influence fade their spirit and loose hope…
    its a good thing to be reminded hehehe
    (“,)

  12. Jenna R. H.
    Jenna R. H. Posted on September 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

    All to often do we see what is happening after it has already destroyed us, or our families. Indeed it is the ‘slow fade’ that can be our worst enemy, or rather, the greatest tool our enemy so often chooses to bring us down. Resist the devil, and flee from temptation, for they do you no good. And always remember, God is Love. (see also, 1 John 4:7-21)

  13. caleb kang
    caleb kang Posted on November 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

    thx 4 reminder stephan hyung.