So I spilled out my guts
To look past my regrets
And I sang to the heavens
As I bled from my neck

I said thanks for your patience, God
and all your wisdom and strength
I said thanks for the suffering
As I sang for the dead

They lived for the living God
You ignored every word
We'll all grow old and die
As our pleas go unheard

So I walked through the valley
And I tried to forget
How I loved every moment
Of the life that I left

We were all cheated my brothers
We were all lied to my friends
An' no one can save us from God
Not even death

So cast off what is mortal
And discard all your dreams
They all turn to shit in the end
And you wake up in hell

Why fear the unknown?
The present's as painful
As being ignored


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    General CommentWAA FUCKING HOO I'M THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS SONG! YAYYYY FOR ME. THIS SONG IS SOOOOO AMAZING AHH THE LYRICS, THE BAND AND HIS VOICE JUST MAKE IT. AHHH I LOVE VENDETTA RED AND THIS SONG IS AWESOME!
    ILoveNerdyPunkson March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI told Erik that this song scares the hell out of me and he said that was the point. He said that it was written about a point in time when everything is going wrong and there is no high point in the near future. but i bet you could figure that out by reading it...
    Konstantine_McMahonon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song F***en rules!!! it is kinda scary lol but nevertheless good as hell haha .. get it ? hell ? ehh .. i didnt think so . FOR life baby !!!!

    "Why fear the unknown the presents as painful
    As being ignored"
    slitwrist_theoryon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty scary. What do you guys think his religious views are? He mentions religion in just about all their songs.. I'm just wondering?
    SummerIMINLOVEon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"por vida" means "by life" in spanish, if that makes any sense or if anybody cares
    Nova4761on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentseems he's pretty pissed at God...
    XtheXpovertyXfoldXon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti know he had a pretty shitty childhood & ended up living on the streets as a teen. I've been a fan of them for a few years but they've only toured in the pacific norhtwest recently. They kinda remind me of a punk rock Rage Against The Machine. iono- anyone else agree?
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentClearly this song is about religion, and failed faith.
    It's evident in every single word.
    brutal_romanceon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm life kinda doesn't matter much...cause when you die...it's all gone.
    ...So cast off what is mortal and discard all your dreams
    They all turn to shit in the end and you wake up in hell
    RuthLesson December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think that the song is talking about how useless praying is..... They lived for the living god you ignored every word
    We'll all grow old and die as our pleas go unheard it deals with how most people take a false comfort in believing that someone is hearing their prayer.... I said thanks for your patience god
    and all your wisdom and strength It also tries to tell you not to be afraid of death...Why fear the unknown the presents as painful as being ignored
    let_ur_sensesfailon July 24, 2005   Link

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