"Believe" as written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Steve Kmak and Mike Wengren....
Believe, when you lie
You will never need to recognize yourself
To deceive
To remove all chance of doubt and be received
With your lie
The deception is complete when you concede
And decide
To reject your lives, sacrificed to me

Penance can't absolve your sin
All your belief
Cannot absolve your sin

Believe, when you lie
You will never need to recognize the source
Of deceit
To renew your faith in God
You must believe, in your lie
The redemption is complete when you conceive
And decline
To release your lives
Sacrificed to me

Penance can't absolve your sin All your belief
Cannot absolve your sin

Reap your life, like you want to
recognize, all you've come to

Reap your life
Veiled in shadow
Recognize
Faces of the crucified
I can hear their screams tonight
Ever haunting me

Burn your lie into me

Penance can't absolve your sin
All your belief
Cannot absolve your sin


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"Believe" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +4
    General CommentI think what he's talking about is all those people that claim to be faithful but continue to do wrong in spite of their religion.
    MikeyVon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhat point are you two trying to make? Where did being hypocrites come into this song? It doesn't. It's not a fact that people who believe in god are hypocrites. Most religious people on the other hand can be.

    I'm not sure what the the song as a whole means, but the chorus is about eeyore1883 said, "Just because you claim to believe in a higher power and claim that you're a follower, it doesn't mean all the wrong you've done in life is wiped clean."
    killpopon October 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning I get out of this song can be summed up with one bible verse: Faith without works is dead.
    Ganondoxon November 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd like to start of by saying that of all the concerts I've been 2...DISTURBED KICKS ASS, BEST CONCERT! David knows how to work the crowd and dan, mike, and fuzz all have their own little parts, DISTURBED FUCKIN KICKS ASS! And I donno if any1's taken the time to realize it but the believe symbol consists of the cross for christianity and catholicism, the penacle for something...the star of david for judaism, and the crescent moon for islam. its a worldwide unity of faiths, not just one. but this song kicks ass, i donno what it is about it, but it contains my favorite part of any part on the believe album..."Faces of the crucified, I can hear their screams tonight, ever haunting me..." I LOVE THAT PART...KEEP BELIEVING IN DISTURBED! THEY KICK ASS!
    FFwrstlr103on March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"To renew your faith in God
    You must believe in your lie"

    This seems anti christian to me. To be forgived of your sins, you must believe in your lie (religion). David is implying that your religion is a lie.
    Doppelganger2ndon November 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimply this,... Using religion of any kind to absolve yourself of wrongdoing is a cop out. No matter what your faith, you are solely responsible for your actions. Period.
    mdkarrenon June 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother good song...by Disturbed...I like the lyrics in this song a lot, don't know why? But I do!!
    Disturbedrulezon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song pro christian or anti christian?
    Eclipse2256on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song pro christian or anti christian?
    Eclipse2256on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion and my connection to the song about religion and how it's just pushed onto other people (especially with Christianity) and when one commits their life to a religion they get farther from finding the one true god...themselves.
    SilentAenimaon September 24, 2002   Link

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