"I'm Dying of Thirst"
This is a deeper thirst of the soul that, ironically, “Swimming Pools” of alcohol will never quench. Rather, Kendrick needs the baptismal pool to cleanse his soul from sin.
As St. Paul details in verses 3-4 of Romans 6, the baptismal waters represent, when one is plunged beneath them, identification with Jesus in his crucifixion, death to sin, and a subsequent resurrection into life with Christ.
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