I am one as you are three
Try to find a messiah in your trinity
Your city to burn
Your city to burn
Try to look for something
In your city to burn, you'll burn
Am I as I seem?
I'm down
Down, so down

Time is right for a guiding light
Try to turn to reasons in your bitter life
Your city to burn
Your city to burn
Try to look for something
In your city to burn, you'll burn

See you, don't you just want to
See you, I am one
See you, don't you just want to
See you

See you, don't you just want to
See you, I am one
See you, don't you just want to
See you, I am one


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  • +2
    General CommentAmazing Song the guitars used in this are awesome!
    Riot Grrrlon March 30, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI loved this song to death, and thusly I broke it down somewhat largely...

    "I am one as you are three"
    -Billy trying to show how he is whole, he has become one: gained nirvana.

    "Try to find a messiah in your trinity"
    -This is just like saying 'Yeah, go to church, see what they have to teach you, like they know more than you or I do.'

    "Your city to burn
    Your city to burn"
    -When rome burned, Nero fiddled. Nero is said to be one of the forms of the Anti-Christ, meaning that if you go to church and learn their stuff you're just going to end up getting screwed by them.

    "Try to look for something
    In your city to burn,"
    -Billy's way of saying to the listener 'Good luck learning anything from this place that will just screw you over, you won't find what I already know.'

    "you'll burn"
    -Telling the listener that they're just going to get burned -> Either go to hell (Because you don't understand God like Billy does) or 2 get physically burned (They are going to get the royal screw job for wasting their time)

    "Am I as I seem?"
    - Similar to saying that the listener doesn't even know Billy.

    "I'm down
    Down, so down"
    -Two meanings I derived from this one, either that Billy feels sad though about not having anything left in his beliefs or that he's down as far as he can go (Hell).

    "Time is right for a guiding light"
    -Explaining how the listener needs to get some real guidance, not the kind that can be found in some kind of instutition.

    "Your city to burn
    Your city to burn
    Try to look for something
    In your city to burn, you'll burn"
    -See above

    "See you,"
    -Telling the listener good-bye, but works in a second way:
    "don't you just want to
    See you" Billy is trying to say that the listener doesn't see his or herself for what he or she really is.

    "I am one"
    -Back to the entire wholeness/nirvana/zen/yin-yang thing.
    du0on February 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentoh gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimm gimm gimme gimme gimme gimm gimm gimm nothing....who has seen the viuephoria live perfomance of this song?
    cupid de lockeon June 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAh shit, I always had assumed that 'see you' was 'sayo', damn american accents. now my graffiti around my hometown means nothing. boy do i feel dumb.
    Infraon April 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I've seen the vieuphoria performance of this. it was awesome. I swear that the yogo add ripped off their gimme gimme thing from that.
    who_killed_heidi?on May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I've seen the vieuphoria performance of this. it was awesome. I swear that the yogo add ripped off their gimme gimme thing from that.
    who_killed_heidi?on May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas no one analyzed this song???? damn....
    Duielon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI AM ONE FOR TEH FUCKING WIN FOREVER!!!
    8dmsguitaron March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe going against someone who has a different religion and hating them because of it? Fits with the times. haha
    whiskeyclonehotelon August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimilar to the thoughts by duo above, but what if this song is written from the perspective of Satan? He's saying that he is one entity, as opposed to the trinity of God, the Son and the Holy Ghost. He's essentially bragging (as Satan) that the listener can try to find a messiah, but inevitably they're just going to burn in his hell. Many of the other lyrics flow in the same line of thought (down, down... am I as I seem, etc...). Just a notion...
    rktktvion October 17, 2007   Link

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