Music Monday: 12 Stones – “Broken”

This week’s Music Monday is by the incredibly talented 12 Stones and the song is “Broken.” This song is a blast from the past … circa 2002! This is still one of my all-time favorite songs. It didn’t even take more than one listen for me to fall in love with it. The years ’02-’04 were some dark years for me in my life. This song helped pull me through those years.

The song speaks of feeling or being at the worst point in your life and you are just completely broken. In your brokenness, in your darkest hour, you cry out to the only person who can pull you out of the ashes and make you whole again. If you do a quick Google search for “broken to be made whole” you pull up roughly 437,000,000 results. Out of those results, if you narrow down your search to “broken to be made whole in God” you get about 119,000,000 results. The Bible specifically speaks about brokenness in several different passages (here are just 3 passages Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 53:5Psalm 34:18)

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18

All in all, when I first heard this song, I was all but broken. It was through my brokenness that God turned my life around. Even though I was a Christian, I did not live a God-centered life. I don’t want to come across as it was all roses and butterflies after rededicating my life to Christ. As a matter of fact, the closer I get the harder life is. But I know what the payoff at the end is and I know it is all worth it in the end. Jesus paid the ultimate brokenness so that we can all be made whole in him who seeks it out.


12 Stones
“Broken” Lyrics

Alone again, again alone
Patiently waiting by the phone
Hoping that you will call me home
The pain inside, my love denied
Hopes and dreams swallowed by pride
Everything I need it lies in you

Cause I’m broken
I know I need you now
Cause deep inside I’m broken
You see the way I live
I know, I know your heart is broken
When I turn away
I need to be broken
Take the pain away

I question why you chose to die
When you knew your truth I would deny
You look at me
The tears begin to fall
And all in all faith is blind
But I fail time after time
Daily in my sin I take your life

Cause I’m broken
I know I need you now
Cause deep inside I’m broken
You see the way I live
I know, I know your heart is broken
When I turn away
I need to be broken
Take the pain away

All the hate deep inside
Slowly covering my eyes
All these things I hide
Away from you again
All this fear holding me
My heart is cold and I believe
Nothing’s gonna change
Until I’m broken

This time, right now!

Cause I’m broken
I know I need you now
Cause deep inside I’m broken
You see the way I live
I know, I know your heart is broken
When I turn away
I need to be broken
Take the pain away

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