You are the essence of a life that needs to pray
You are the shadow of a man that bleeds away
You are the hopes and fears that bind us to return
You are the shattered dream that frightens us to burn

Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Leave them behind
Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Please, leave them to die

You are the reason for the wars that plague the land
You are the symbol for the cause in which they stand
You are the one who sits there watching as they die
You are the son of man that listens as they cry

Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Leave them behind
Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Please, leave them to die

Are you the man who said to turn the other cheek?
Are you the one for this appears to be the weak?
Are you to lift us from this silent found rebirth?
Are you to take us from this stench that fills the earth?

Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Leave them behind
Jesus Christ - Vengeance is mine
Jesus Christ - Please, leave them to die
Bring them to life

Without hate, without pain
Without suffering insane
Without death, without fire
Without lies that feed the liar
Without war, without games
Without fear to take the blame
Without fame, without power
Without drugs to heal the coward
Without violence, without rape
Without sickness, without plagues
Without judgment, without crime
Without hope, without time
Without two, without three
Without torture over belief
Bring us love
Let us see
Set us Free


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    General CommentThis is a song about Jesus Christ, as the lyrics say. Very powerfull song.
    RevelationTravison September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like the way the point of view shifts here... (if you compare the verses)
    patryxdethon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree patryxdeth.
    It's an unusual interpretation of Jesus as I see it. Christian? Anti-christian?

    'You are the reason for the wars that plague the land
    You are the symbol for the cause in which they stand
    You are the one who sits there watching as they die
    You are the son of man that listens as they cry'

    This sounds like Eric is talking about Jesus being the son of a man (God) who doesn't seem to help by cleaning people of their sins, but do quite the opposite by causing famine and disasters.

    'Are you the man who said to turn the other cheek?
    Are you the one for this appears to be the weak?
    Are you to lift us from this silent found rebirth?
    Are you to take us from this stench that fills the earth?'

    And that sounds like Eric is patronizing God, saying that he is simply a hypocrite who told US to pray and US to toil about religion, where he should in fact be 'setting an example', I guess you could say, instead of causing all this havoc.

    'Bring us love
    Let us see
    Set us Free'

    That part totally turns the song around though. Unless 'Let us see' means that Jesus or God should prove that he exists and does take us under his wing when we die, so people have reason to believe in him. Eh, confusing. Good old Eric Clayton and his metaphors. Keep enriching our airwaves Saviour Machine \m/
    demon_of_the_fallon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, Saviour Machine is very Christian, so I don't see this as Eric criticizing God. Although, he could be speaking AS a non-believer in this song.
    TheHorseDontCareon August 29, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationYou know at first I thought the same thing... that Eric may have been frustrated with God or Jesus The Christ.

    I now look at it like this: Eric seems to sing a lot about the end. The apocalypse. I think in this song he is really saying that he is frustrated with the world. All the violence, lies, pain, feelings of insanity, drugs to heal the cowards, etc. etc. I think he is voicing that he is ready for the end to come, that he's ready for the rapture. That he's ready for the last chance, to choose between good and evil. To be ascended into Heaven or descended into hell.
    peteTHEheaton March 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhile "Bring them to life" is definitely the turning point in the song, I believe that the key point is actually "Without torture over belief".

    My interpretation is that the song is about a person that suffers persecution for being a Christian. The arguments used in it are the exact arguments that a atheist or anti-christian person uses to criticize our faith in Jesus, our Saviour. With that said, I believe the person quotes those who make him/her suffer while speaking to Christ, and enraged, asks for vengeance to Him, by leaving them behin, leaving them to die. And by asking it, he/she realizes how wrong he/she is and remembers when Christ said to love his/her neighbour as him/herself, and asks to God to bring them to life.

    He then, remembers the Promise that one day, we will be with Him. And where we'll be, there won't be hate, pain, suffering, insanity, death, fire (of hell), lies that feed the liar (the Antichrist), war, games, fear, fame, power, drugs, violence, rape, sickness, plagues, judgement, crimes, hope (we will be with God, there's nothing else to hope), time (for eternity will be ours. Amen!), two or three (for we will be one with Christ. Amen!), and finally, torture over belief, the reason of his/her suffering.

    Then, he/she asks to Jesus to bring us love, not only for the ones that persecute him/her, but also for him/herself, as he/she realizes that he/she also needs it. He/she also asks for all of us to see (the light? the way? God himself?) and to set us free (from this world).

    That's my interpretation, and I'm sorry if I couldn't make myself clear, English is not my native tongue.

    Peace.
    IntoTheNarrowGateon November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love Jesus Christ!!!!1!!!11!!!one!!!!111!!!!eleven!1!!!!one thousand one hundred eleven!!!11!!!!1111!!!1111!111111111!!!!
    quizzlequesteron March 30, 2006   Link

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