"Believe" as written by Dillon O'brian, William Reese Iii Owsley, Robert Jr. Thiele and Amy Lee Grant....
Did you find what you were looking for
And did you hear what you needed to hear
And did I serve you well, did I serve you well
Did I serve any purpose, any one at all

Did you come for redemption or a resurrection
Mayhaps a bandage for a gaping wound
I know I put one there
Or perhaps you were bored
Or mayhaps you were confused
Did I serve any purpose, any one at all

A crown of thorns would suit you well
You hang there at a loss
A crown of thorns would suit you
I'd shake your hands if they weren't nailed to a cross

I don't want to believe (this is the end)
I don't want to believe
I don't want to believe
I don't want to believe
I don't want you to leave

And is that, is that all
Is that, is that all you wanted
Is that, is that all you wanted me to know
Is that, is that all

I don't mind you dragging me around
And I don't mind as long as I know where you're taking me
And did I serve you well, did I serve you well
Did I serve any purpose, anyone at all

A crown of thorns would suit me well
I hang here at a loss
A crown of thorns would suit me
I'd lend a hand if it weren't nailed to a cross

I don't want to believe
I don't want to believe
I don't want you to leave me here nailed to this question mark

I don't want to believe
I don't want to believe
I don't want you to leave

And is that, is that all (this is the end)
Is that, is that all you wanted
Is that, is that all you wanted me to know
Is that, is that all you had to tell me


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"Believe" as written by Dillon O'brian Amy Lee Grant

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    General CommentTwo youths are forced to seperate, in spite of their love for one another. Neither of them have ever spoken their love to the other and each lives in doubt that the other returns their feelings of love. When they have to be seperated they each approach and say goodbye, unwilling do drag this moment out, each willing to shout "I love you!" but they are unable to bring themselves to let their gaurd down and spout such feelings. They seperate and each one wonders what the other truly wished to say to them, they wonder this forevermore.
    The-Dullahanon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's such a sad song. :.(..
    Light Yagamion February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm really not sure you;re right Dullahan.
    There's some heavy christian imagery in this song and that doesn't come into your theory at all.
    Resurrection, redemption and the whole chorus.

    It's called believe for Christ's sake.
    TaintedDeityon August 18, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI believe (no pun intended) that "The-Dullahan Is right. While "TaintedDeity" is partly right.
    Maybe Voltaire is writing about two lovers..but maybe one is comparing her to christ.. like how angelic he or she is.
    Xalsuemon July 21, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningGo back and read it again, but this time imagine Judas singing to Jesus.
    JonPatrickon September 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentVoltaire talked about this song in his message list a few years ago when this album came out. He said it was about having a fling with an ex after not dating them for a while. They came back into the narrator's life but left soon after that, leaving the narrator with questions of what the hell that was all about. Was it "redemption or a resurrection" and did he and the fling 'serve any purpose to anyone at all". The ex, and the narrator to some extent, had a big martyr complex, so that explains the Jesus on the cross metaphor.
    janet65105on December 19, 2014   Link

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