Flesh – Track 6: “Whatever It Takes”


This one’s personal. I could explain it but you could also just read the lyrics or listen to the song.

Our desires are built for more than this world can offer. How do we live when we realize we may never get the things we want this side of Heaven? What if we actually get it and it doesn’t satisfy us?

“Whatever It Takes”
from Andrew Osenga’s Flesh EP


passion is a river that rages right beside the streets of gold
symphonies of empathy sing out to me from angels I am told
but everywhere I reach these days my hand gets slapped
every voice says no
passion is a river raging deep within that has no place to go
no place to go

I’ve got two hearts that keep me beating
one’s been torn apart, the other’s healing
and I’ve fallen far but I’m not retreating
whatever it takes, whatever it takes
whatever it takes, whatever it takes

failure was a fear til it walked with me for miles down the road
loneliness, my greatest threat, seeped slowly to the marrow of my bones
disappointment, how I’ve grown to know it well
the fire that fuels our ache
expectation drowns the good in should-have-beens ’til bitterness remains
or we choose to change

disappointment, how I’ve grown to know it well
disappointment, I’ve survived and lived to tell…


  1. Dan Rechlin

    How did I miss this party?! I already love this album, and especially the last song. I have daydreams about a live show featuring all these EPs happening some day. A little something for everybody, you know? Anyway, rock on, Andy!

  2. RonH

    This entire project has produced some fantastic music, and this EP keeps with the trend. AndyO puts a *lot* of energy into his music, as anyone who has seen him live can attest. This album hyar is some good, clean rock’n’roll. This last track is probably my favorite, and the great instrumentals at the end are a nice set-up for the “Bone” EP.

  3. Bethany

    This song makes me think of how often I’m trying to talk my kids down from their tantrums, and they’re basically just expressing the same frustrations I feel…

    It also makes me wonder if Andrew Osenga is Dr Who. 😉

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