"Gethsemane" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/mohney....
It was the perfect night
Then you had to go and ruin it with a kiss now
I'm trapped inside here
The innocence we held once so carelessly has been suffocated in this breathless moment

Believe in me and I will believe in you
You're asking of me everything
So I'll give it all to you

With arms raised to the stars begging them to listen
With legs littered with scars cut from these olive branches
Now, point of return now crossed and our hands left shaking
Tonight we give in to temptation

Believe in me and I will believe in you
You're asking of me everything
So I'll give it all to you

Someone stop my mind from screaming
It's so loud I can't hear myself think
Life, death, religion, survival
It makes no sense
Don't try to tell me that I'm a coincidence

Believe in me and I will believe in you
You're asking of me everything
So I'll give it all to you

Believe in me and I will believe in you
You're asking of me everything
So I'll give it all to you

If I never have you, then I can never lose you
Now, everything here is a lie
Where is the truth?
Where is the fucking truth?


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    General CommentI agree with JBcynical. Makes sense. Only if you have a chip on your shoulder about Christianity.


    The references are metaphors. He's talking about giving himself to someone and being betrayed.

    The line "Don't try to tell me that I'm a coincidence" is that he is wrestling with what the meaning of everything is, becuase he was betrayed by the person he gave himself to. They said it didn't mean anything. It was just a coincidence.

    Life , death, religion , survival where's the truth?

    He's suggestying you can't count on anything.
    peter_j_son October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry if I'm waaaay off, but this is what I think:
    Basically a guy and a girl being friends, and the girl making a move on the guy and the guy feeling like he has to go out with her. He misses how they used to just be friends, before it got all complicated. The girl wants the guys virginity, and because the guy is innocent and all he doesn't realize he's being used, but he knows there's something going on.
    OR:
    It could be about how the Government is sucking money out of our pockets, and people are pretty much oblivious to it. And because we grow up with patriocy, we trust our Government, and they're abusing out trust. I think this one makes more sense because of the title...
    Considering Tim's Agnostic, I doubt it's about Christianity with Judas etc,however I think they're using this as an extended metaphore.
    Raktafon November 19, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Don't try to tell me that I'm a coincidence"

    That's the most powerful part of this song, to me anyway.
    caseron September 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI was just in Israel, and while there we went to see the actual live Getshemane, and we heard a jewish guide talk about it alot.

    Title: Getshemane (hebrew word for olive press) is the garden where Jesus prayed the night he was betrayed.

    "Ruin it with a kiss": Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus by telling the soldiers who arrested Jesus "the one I kiss is He you should take." He then came and kissed Jesus (common gesture, not like romantic kissing), and Jesus asked him why he betrayed Him with a kiss.

    "The innocence we held once": It basically means that before he knew about his sin, he viewed himself as a good person. But because he now knows, everything has "been suffocated in this breathless moment".

    The Chorus is a plead from God, that the person in the song must believe in Him, and He promises to believe in the person in return. He then continued to say He gave everything (His own son) to the person.

    The whole second verse is about Jesus' intense pain as he prayed to God if there was any other way, because His path was so terrible and heavy. But he obeyed to the end anyway. He actually sweat blood as he prayed, it was that heavy a burden.

    The third verse is a description of the person in the song's own disabilities to believe or grasp the depth of what actually happened in Getshemane. He ends with a dare to anyone who would try to tell him he is a coincidence, as he can still grasp somehow that God did this for him.

    The fourth verse is a deep confusion about 'the truth', as there are so many people telling him it's all a lie, so he doesn't know where to find the truth anymore.

    All in all, a great testimony with clear pain and longing in his words.

    End of interpretation.
    jesuskalleon November 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beginning of this song is intense. I love the drums :)
    WayneSaysYeson May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never heard this song, but i love the lyrics. I think this song is talking about being betrayed. The song is called gethsamane, i think relating to Jesus, and at the beginning it says you had to betray with a kiss, relating to Judas. it also talks about scars cut from oliv branches. But all of that is a metaphor, i think it is talking about someone feeling like they are being betrayed just as bad. I really love the sentence " The innocence we once held has been suffocated in this breathless moment"
    Damn_Evil1on June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have never heard this song, but i love the lyrics. I think this song is talking about being betrayed. The song is called gethsamane, i think relating to Jesus, and at the beginning it says you had to betray with a kiss, relating to Judas. it also talks about scars cut from oliv branches. But all of that is a metaphor, i think it is talking about someone feeling like they are being betrayed just as bad. I really love the sentence " The innocence we once held has been suffocated in this breathless moment"
    Damn_Evil1on June 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis may sound weird... but it is what i thought of first reading the lyrics... but i think this song is about losing your virginity to someone who isnt very special to you. "tonight we give into temptation", "it was a perfect night then you had to ruin it with a kiss"... yes gethsemane is the place where jesus was taken captive by the jews...
    shallowXgraveon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song's about someone who's life's been fucked up by someone else. Like Damn Evil1 said, gethsemane was the place where jesus was betrayed and was taken away to Pontius Pilate where he would later be crucified.
    agnostic soldieron June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is cleary about christianity. But it can be taken in many different ways, this is mine.

    "It was the perfect night then you had to go and ruin it with a kiss now I'm trapped inside here the innocence we held once so carelessly has been suffocated in this breathless moment"

    --this is obv about Judas betraying Jesus and giving him over to the Jews/Romans.

    The Chorus is to me Jesus talking to us

    "Believe in me and I will believe in you You're asking of me everything so I'll give it all to you"

    --its really Jesus saying believe in me and my father and we'll believe in you(take care of you) and we asked for a saviour and he gave his life to us.

    With the next couple paragraphs the person is praying to God asking God to help him/her but Satan interferes and the person falls into temptation.

    The following the person is very confused "mind is screaming" he can't understand the whole cycle of life and is very discourgaged by the idea that we are just a coincidence.

    The end of the song sums it perfectly the person is completely lost and he/she wants the truth. "Where is the fuckin truth?!"
    22jesus22on September 21, 2006   Link

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