On the porch, two words changed life for me
And I'm not the same

He said, "Son, soon your life will change"
And I believed in him
"Your soul will be free of the pain"
"In time you'll know that it's true"
The hand of God will pick me up
"So pledge your loyalty"
So I fall to you

False eyes
Forked words
I'm ten

Now that I see you're just a man
Recruiting your followers
And this was not won by your hand
Questions and contradictions
It's like I'm following the rabbit around the track again
Around and around

And you're so sure
Two words

The changes I've endured

And I know it is all shit.


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    General CommentI think this song is about not believing everything that you hear...because everyone has something to gain by their opinion being pushed to the forefront, especially with religion. Perhaps the "two words" referred to in this song are "Jesus Christ".
    renegadeon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits obviously about religion being a load of shit
    xsj4d0on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDave Verellen has said in an interview that the song is about when he or some other member of the band was attending some camp as a child -- one of the camp counselors insisted on holding "confession" at the camp despite the secular nature of the camp.
    sommyon December 25, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is clearly about being exposed to concepts of Christianity at a young and vulnerable age.

    He speaks of the promises of a changed and fulfilled life in exchange for a pledge of total loyalty. This is followed by "False eyes, forked words. I'm ten." Obviously he's implying that he was 10 years old when he was exposed to what he now perceives as lies. "Now that I see you're just a man recruiting your followers."

    I believe the "two words" are "have faith." I grew up in the church and it's the first thing that popped in my head when I read the words.
    Outlieron February 02, 2018   Link

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