it turns my stomach every night
like scattering bats in disrupted flight
the idea of ideas and tired points to pierce the skin
little children lining up and losing all of their time, losing all their time

I don't have the time for my own lifetime
when you blink my stay here is over
batting those long eyelashes, baby save yourself the trouble
and seperate from this strangling cable
I have won victory over death, won like an automatic weapon
fingers itching, itching for my trigger

I am a firearm, a machinegun

walk this tired planet, make sandcastles in the tide
I am not my own so I will not call this place my home
I do not belong to me, and I do not have a care to see
my hands reaching out for wind, like you're reaching out for wind

counting the days, counting the scars
counting the miles to get this far
and looking back at nothing, looking back at nothing
and I turn to look up at your flags laughing
thinking of how sad it is to see you capture butterflies in mason jars

I rip my ribcage open and proclaim, I belong to Christ

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    General CommentThis song is awsome..everyone knows the lyrics it seemed,when i went to their concert..i espacially like the last line...its somewhat hard to find a line like that these days..
    Rock On!..
    SmallDarkJunkieon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbout how we have victory over death like a machine gun!
    amestheamazingon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOLD SCHOOL SHOWBREAD! YEEEEAAH!! "I have won victory over death, won like an automatic weapon
    fingers itching, itching for my trigger " such an awesome part.
    commonwealthon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what cd this song is on?
    Pixdoggon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe album title is Life, Kisses, and Other Wasted Efforts
    vtscreamoguyon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentComparing our victory over death through Christ to that of an automatic weapon? If Showbread gets anymore incredible I may just have to...well...scream and shout a little more than usual. Thank you Lord for such a blessing as Showbread.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Age of Reptiles

    and may Raw Rock kill you forever and ever, amen.
    age_of_reptileson February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG... i love the line "walk this tired planet, make sandcastles in the tide" i think that part means just that we are here and all the things we do wont matter when we are dead just like how you could have spent a hour on a sandcastle and in 5 seconds its washed away
    friendsrfakeon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJosh's screams use to be a lot more grainy and gravelly. Now he's master the art and he can screech better than anyone I can recall. It's almost a shame Josh's amazing lyrics are hidden behind walls of spastic yelling... if the spastic yelling weren't so awesome, that is.
    JakeTieon November 07, 2009   Link

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