In a nutshell, "All Along" came from a very honest place in David. A place where he realized that the many things he thought would fulfill him...ultimately didn't. In the first verse David writes:
It’s not everything it seems - the world and its dreamsFor David, getting a record contract was it. The pinnacle of achievement for him and his three brothers (who are also in the band). Then it became hearing their song on the radio for the first time. Then, a national concert tour. Like a drug, once he got a little in his system, he kept craving more and more and more. But nothing satisfied.
Slipping like water through my hands tonight
All the things I thought would fill me up inside
Left me empty here - and now I know why
David even mentioned getting married and having kids as "letdowns". As great as family can be, they didn't leave him feeling complete like he thought they would. Sound familiar?
Well, in the chorus of "All Along", the Remedy Drive front man begins to work things out:
All along I was looking for something elseI don't know about you, but I'm guilty of not finding my completeness in Christ. Too often, I try to find it in my work, my connections, my writing, my popularity, etc....but to no avail. My satisfaction is always short-lived. My fulfillment is always fleeting.
You’re something else
All along I was looking for something more
You’re so much more
I finally found what I could never see before
You’ve always been the one that I was looking for
Rock star, radio personality or anything in between...our satisfaction, completeness and fulfillment can only be found in one place...in one person. And, as David reminds us, He's been there "All Along".
YOUR TURN: What thing/person/event are you counting on today for your fulfillment?