"Man with a Mission" as written by and Russ Tolman Brett Gurewitz....
Rescue me when I get too deep,
Talk to me there's nothing to tell,
Everyone, is a hypocrite,
Look to me,
I'll save your soul
Now somebody out there must be
Reading my mail
'cause' everybody knows
I'm a man with a mission,
Coming to your town today,
I can damn you to fiery perdition,
'cause' I'm a man with a mission
Follow me, when you give up,
Work for me, it'll serve you well
Everyone is a hypocrite, come to me,
I'll save your soul
Now somebody out there must be
Tapping my phone,
'cause everybody knows
I'm a man with a mission,
I'm gonna fly you away,
High above the noise and competition,
Yeah I'm a man with a mission,
Passing through your town today
I condemn you
To fiery perdition,
Yeah I'm a man with a mission


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"Man with a Mission" as written by Russ Tolman Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General CommentThis song seems to be all about a christian trying to influence people with his words of God, and how determined and bulshitty they are. Sorry about lack of articulacy!
    crazy_punk_gurlon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreg's voice is at its most soothing while delivering the line "I condemn you to fiery perdition", just brilliant. I guess this is a take on how easily the roman church converted people back in the day.
    noimnoton February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a priest or some other type of christian holy man. I don't know for sure but I think the parts of the song:

    "Now somebody out there must be
    reading my mail"

    "Now somebody out there must be
    tapping my phone,"

    Lead me to believe they might be referring to a specific real life priest who came under some trouble at the time the song was written, but this is admittedly speculation on my part
    Neonsolidon May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about Christian missionaries who travel to the third world. Those who say they will help them if they accept Christ as their savior, etc.
    gofuckyourselfon November 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttheir seems to be speculation on this song.

    Sounds a who lot like expressing the morale of christianity and its promises..


    hehe, in music, greg's basically just taunging and teasing his enemies telling them thier his bitches haha


    follow me.. when you give up... work for mee... it'l serve you well...

    Im successful

    is it just me or is hydocrite not a word and its used in all the lyrics and the lyrics are arranged out
    of order.
    pinkfadeon March 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is actually about Jesus himself. As a Christian I don't really agree with it, but still like the song!
    acirvinon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about someone facing the hard time try to make world better ,,an idealist some people may call,,of course if you wanna make a change in this world youll have to deal with many obstacles..

    "cause somebody out there must be reading my mail", it implies he knows that hes not alone/only one..

    i dont why everyone here relate this song to jesus or priest, a man in this song could be anyone, could be me, you.. its not a satire like most BR songs,,
    BBCCBBon October 28, 2013   Link

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