"Take This Oath" as written by Howard Jones, Justin Foley, Mike D'antonio, Adam Dutkiewitz and Joel Stroetzel....
Abandon the safety of mindless following,
Abandon what holds us captive to suffering
Pierce the blinders, behold
The path that leads before you
Let us forsake - forsake all the things
That lead us to our demise

Open your eyes,
See the divine
Open your eyes,
See the

Destruction of innocence
Watch it breathe it's last

Open your eyes (behold the path before you)
See the divine (forsake our demise)
Open your eyes (behold the path before you)
See the

Abandon the safety of mindless following

To the grave we take this oath
To leave this world behind
Hear the words of the voice
That lives inside

Break free, this is your time
Break free.

To the grave
Take this oath


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"Take This Oath" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewitz

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    General CommentI think this song really fit with the stuff Jesse did on the first Killswitch album, again, it talks about not being a sheep and about not being scared to stand for what is right.

    "To the grave take this oath" I think that pretty much sums up the whole song, live your life, doing what you know is right, no matter what anyone else says.
    quiffpornon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"This next song goes out to those of you who like the combination of root beer soda and vanilla ice cream. It's called Take This Float"
    -What Adam said in concert before they played it here in Philly. Also, he was wearing really short shorts and prancing around on stage. It was amazing. Not many people in metal bands can pull this off, but he is a crazy mother fucker, and I love him for that.

    Of course, I really don't think this song's about root beer floats. It seems to be more about not conforming. I do like the float explanation though.
    jc6mdon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol, Adam Dutkiewicz is a god, I was watching his "valentines message" on the roadrunner site, it creased me, he is so funny (not to mention a bad mo-fo guitar player).
    quiffpornon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my second favorite song on KSE's newest release, behind "rose of the sharyn." incredible song, to me its about nonconfomrmity and rebellion, not just for the sake of rebelling, but to save us from destruction, one way or another. if you look into the lyrics, it runs so much deeper than other songs like "Walk" by Pantera and basically every punk song every written that tries to preach a similar message.
    hermanator05on June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Let us forsake, forsake all the things that leads us to our demise.

    Open your eyes, see the divine.
    Open your eyes, and see the...
    Destruction of innocence, and watch it breathe its last."

    it's like saying: "destroy what destroies you". or
    "sin kills. so kill sin!"
    don't give in to the shit around you that tries to destroy yourself. take a stand and make the difference in this fucked up world where integrity is hard to be found.
    xHARDCORE4CHRISTxon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand man.. i so love this song. this album is just so beautiful and the production is phenomenal!
    xHARDCORE4CHRISTxon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentagree with all definitions above. adam d is a great guitar player. amazing band that has brought my faith into metal.

    this band has the best vocals and guitars. heavy and aggressive guitars with amazing and smooth guitars and fucking awsome choruses


    to the grave we take this oath, to leave this world
    xkillswitchengageon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song means what the true test of character and strength within a person is really all about, a person that is willing to stay true to him/herself and will not fall to comformity
    cold_waron June 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkickass song!!!
    ENion January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs it me, or do a lot of KSE's lyrics sound religous, or in particular, Christian? Half of them on Alive or just breathing are basically saying, Seek the divine, or, if you believe, you have, then your dead, but when you die, you have eternity in heaven. And this song is saying, "Take the oath that Jesus is the one, to the grave."

    My 2 cents
    YourNameHere117on August 04, 2006   Link

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