you've taken this too far
now it has to stop
once again
the table has turned
and i'm behind
picking up the pieces from the night
my face is scared
sometimes I feel that I can't trust myself at all

every time the sky
breaks open with sunshine
and streaming swords collide
it takes me back in time
I float away to another place
where heaven is waiting right outside

this is war
can I take it anymore
i'm falling faster and bleeding more than i have bled before
certain death (this blade will carve a purpose)
lingers on the other hand (and make you feel defeated)
but i will fight you and victory will be mine in the end
circumstances mean nothing
when it's over we will be heroes
constantly pushing forward without any fear

if i erased the line between
forgotten days and memories
i'd never change

resolution made (in vain)
to face (play out) the day
life is yours to save (save it)
or take (take it) away


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    General Commentthis song is about having trouble in the phsyical department with a girlfriend while trying to remain a pure christian. words straight from the band.
    x_nicka_xon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^^yeah seems right. this is a pretty sweet song.
    resolution made (in vain)
    to face (play out) the day
    life is yours to save (save it)
    or take (take it) away
    -Rock ON!-
    denmil24on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm always reminded of Donnie Darko for some reason during this song. I realize it probably has nothing to do with the song meaning, but it's just eerie how well the two fit together.

    picking up the pieces from the night
    -he's always following clues which he knows nothing about

    every time the sky
    breaks open with sunshine
    and streaming swords collide
    it takes me back in time
    -The engine from the plane takes him back to the beginning

    resolution made (in vain)
    to face (play out) the day
    life is yours to save (save it)
    or take (take it) away
    -he saves everyones' lives by sacrificing his own

    Just some of my own thoughts on the interesting parrallels, take em or leave em.
    mtfujiinmypantson November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust amazing.
    Dannysheavenon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHeh, while Donnie Darko probably doesn't have anything to do with this like you said mtf, I can see how it reminds you of it. But yes, its definantly about how he fails to remain chaste. I like the lyrics so much better in this song than "So Cold I Could See My Breath", which is also about failing to say chaste, just because at the end he writes about how hes going to stop this no matter what.

    "But I will fight you and victory will be mine in the end
    circumstances mean nothing.
    When it's over we will be heroes,
    constantly pushing forward without any fear."
    Nothingtoknow911on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are right and it probably is about physical temptations. This is one of my favorite songs on the Weak's End. But I think Emery probably wrote the lyrics to the song in a way so that many people could identify with it. When I first heard the song I simply related it to the "battles" I was fighting in my life at the time.

    "this is war
    can I take it anymore
    i'm falling faster and bleeding more than i have bled before
    certain death (this blade will carve a purpose)
    lingers on the other hand (and make you feel defeated)
    but i will fight you and victory will be mine in the end"

    So I agree emery had the idea of sexual temptation when writing the lyrics to this song. I take it a different way though. That's the great thing about art, everyone can interpret it a different way. Just another lyrically superior emery song.
    TheAbstruseMeaningon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlthought the physical temptation view sounds correct, in MY opinion, try reading the lyrics while playing the song and imagine being Christ during his crucifiction in a first person perspective....it's pretty intense.

    every time the sky
    breaks open with sunshine
    and streaming swords collide
    it takes me back in time
    I float away to another place
    where heaven is waiting right outside

    this is war
    CAN I TAKE IT ANYMORE
    I'M FALLING FASTER AND BLEEDING MORE THAN I HAVE BLED BEFORE
    certain death (this blade will carve a purpose)
    lingers on the other hand (and make you feel defeated)
    but i will fight you and victory will be mine in the end

    --I thought the last part was a mental conversation/battle between Christ and Satan--

    resolutions made (in vain)
    to face (play out) the day
    life is yours to save (save it)
    or take (take it) away



    SuperGroveron December 25, 2009   Link

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