You're all just staring, angry faces, begging for a place to die.
Or I could leave you where you stand,
Up upon that hill that'll fall to the wayside.

This hoax to live for, dictating regulation of thoughts.
This hoax to live for, the very plague that kills us all.

And in this scene, I play the protagonist, and as well I play the opposed.
Or I could leave you where you stand.
All alone in the hall, your trap for the meantime.
And you call this home, no home I've ever known.

This hoax to live for, dictating regulation of thoughts.
This hoax to live for, the very plague that kills us all.

This isn't war, but these are still battles
And battles make it all die out.

This hoax to live for, dictating regulation of thoughts.
This hoax to live for, the very plague that kills us all.




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    General CommentThis is my opinion.
    Everything society is living for ( money, sex, drugs, taking risks, etc.) is 'the hoax to live for'. its dictictating our behaviour and thoughts and everything. it's killing us.
    This isn't war, but these are still battles (we're fighting against the hoax) but battles make it all die out (they're wearing us out).
    but anyways, i'm interestd in more opinions.
    the_endofmeon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe "staring, angry faces, begging for a place to die" could be, as you said endofme, people living for what the world has to offer.
    "I could leave you where you stand, Up upon that hill that'll fall to the wayside." The hill might be like the world, and the singer could just leave them there, and not try to save them.
    The chorus, yeah, I think the hoax is everything the world says will make people happy. It dictates thoughts, and it can kill all of us if we believe it.

    "And in this scene, I play the protagonist, and as well I play the opposed." Here, the singer could be talking about his views as a christian. He's a protagonist in that he's against the people believing/living the hoax , but he's also opposed because people living for the world usually don't like what christians' have to say about their lives.
    "Or I could leave you where you stand." Again, he contemplates leaving them all and not trying to stop them from living the hoax.
    "And you call this home, no home I've ever known." As christians (of which I am one), we are told that "this world is not our home". But I could be way off in my interpretation of this line.

    "This isn't war, but these are still battles."
    I think it's kinda self explanatory, here.

    And battles make it all die out."
    Not quite sure what to make of this one...

    "This hoax to live for, the very plague that kills us all."
    Living for the world (which I believe is the hoax they are talking about) will kill us all if we don't believe in God.

    That's my interpretation, for now.
    OceanFlooredon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't really agree with you guys. I think this hoax to live for is essentialy living to please the system. You spend your whole life working to get money just to survive in this system, happiness is measure by material value. No one is ever really themselves and your all just eating out of their hand and playing there game until you die. A hoax.
    So I guess it is what society lives for but I don't agree society lives for drugs, sex, and taking risk. Just money, and money owns us.
    Mikomion December 26, 2007   Link

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