Confusing and scared there is a decision made with this choice a child has to pay
She puts it's life in her hands, and then she destroys its only chance to become someone in life
You should of thought about the baby before you had sex, because you have destroyed a gift from God
You kill, you destroyed
Never will this baby be able to grow up or show its love
You'll never hear it say I love you, I love you
God does not give you the privilege to carry a child for nothing
When you kill, you destroy that child's dreams and hopes
How innocent a baby is... how can you put it to death?
What if you were aborted... you could of never had life
And now you make a choice to take this child's life because it is a burden in your hands
A burden in your hands
Destroyed out of convenience
They put an end to you life because you're too big a burden and one that they can not have
So they take your life before your first breath
When will it stop, the killings continue
Babies die everyday because of a pro choice made
Helpless and innocent they are put to death
Then why did the parents choose to plant a seed and then destroy it?
Pray for the people who are killing the kids of tomorrow
How desperately they need Jesus Christ in their hearts
So they take your life because you're a burden in their hands
Destroyed out of convenience
They put a end to your life because you're too big a burden and one that they can not have
So they take your life before your first breath,
so they take your life before your first breath


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    General CommentThis is a song about abortion. It is saying how babies get aborted everyday because people chose not to be careful. They took away everything the baby could have had and what it could have been. All its hopes and dreams, and how if you could have had the child it would have grown to love you. If your not ready for the consequence, then don't take the action.
    Suicidal Tendencieson June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat's sad is how accepting people are of SOAD's political lyrics (that are also pretty shitty) yet a conservative band speaks up and it suddenly ruins the band or song, whereas if someone said the same thing about an SOAD song...

    ...well, that's just wrong. -_-

    I agree that the lyrics aren't that well-written, but the music is phenonemal and the band should be commended for their relentless execution.
    CovinSon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentu are very observant arent u? lol, just playin, it is an amazing song tho, and does not hold back
    z3rok00l81on March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentu are very observant arent u? lol, just playin, it is an amazing song tho, and does not hold back
    z3rok00l81on March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentu are very observant arent u? lol, just playin, it is an amazing song tho, and does not hold back
    z3rok00l81on March 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is what pisses me off about Underoath, I really like their music but I disagree with their views and that makes it hard to fully enjoy it. However in this instance I can't really blame them, if I was Christian I'd be 'pro-life' as well. Of course I'm not, so this and many other songs of theirs are kinda ruined for me.
    mambodogon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI used to be pro-choice as well but the pro-lifers make very good points (this song shows examples of that) so I'm kind of undecided now. A lot of people abort just because they think it would make their life crappy instead of thinking about how the baby will turn into a child they will love unconditionally. I think if you abort, you better have a damn good reason to do so.
    GhettoAstronauton December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome song....haha in this song and innocence stolen i laugh at like the most important parts cuz it just sounds funny...in this song when he says 'you should have thought about the baby' it sounds southern or something and in the other song when dalls goes 'why was i raped, why was i raped, why would he do this to me' it just makes me laugh....
    punkkid6312on March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of the most amazing songs of all time. and underoath is one of the most amazing bands of all time
    campawana91on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I hate songs that just shove thier message down your throat.
    duras27on July 30, 2006   Link

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