Sing with me child, as my ears are bleeding,
The dreams that have now seem so fleeting,
Still your cradle, with no effort sways,
Where this monochromatic record is played,
And I’ll purse my lips and blow kisses goodbye,
It’s so easy if you never ask yourself why,
My lungs will contract and give up a brief sigh,
Shall we say an appendage has finally died?

Or is it easier to go on with a smile,
With flattering ease, and talk for a while,
Words fall from your mouth and are lost on the floor,
And I can’t go on singing anymore

Oh the tale you tell, oh the web that you’ve spun,
And the salt that was sprinkled on the things that you have done,
Makes the anger oh so sweet, makes the world fall at your feet,
Makes the pity that you pour over your head quite a treat,
So go ahead and cry, and go ahead and lie,
Begin every sentence that you vomit with “I”,
And then Jesus will forgive you, but oh what can I do,
To see if there’s enough forgiveness left for me

But in all of Israel, father did you see someone who seeks himself so perfectly,
The Pharisees would be content at the sight of me,
The snakes would wrap around me and we’d dance across the sea,
To ridicule you there and to spit upon your face,
Unsheathe this wicked tongue, and invite disgrace,
Isn’t that the goal that I’ve always pursued?
While I beg you, father, to be used for you

Under a light in Bethlehem I was sifting through the sand,
The saline burned my eyes, I was looking for your hand,
I gave up on myself, and left this pride disarmed,
I cried out “I’m alone!” and found myself in your arms

Rest in me oh my love,
I have loved you before the world began,
Rest in me oh my love,
You will never to wander too far to reach my hand,
Did they not murder you?
Did they not see you die?
Hanging on a tree as the life had left your eyes,
Did we not torture you?
Smiling as you died,
Or is it that you killed death itself, and now you are alive?

I won’t find you there, lying with yourself,
Sleep under a rock until your mouth is full of insects,
I won’t look for you, praying to your ceiling,
Swallow every snake and sing of your mistakes,
Put lipstick on your mirror,
Cry into your hands

Lyrics submitted by amestheamazing

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    General Commentmarilyn manson = love... spank me with hate... i'm going to have some premarital sex now. peace my straight edge amigos.
    wheredotheducksgo?on July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song ever. man isnt God's love great
    zanebob1234on December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like it goes from talking about himself and someone else? kinda cool. Maybe i'm wrong.
    Wheresyourhopeon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMusically, this song goes all over the place. It's great.
    amestheamazingon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Or is it that You killed death itself and NOW You ARE aLIVE!!!"

    I LOVE that lyric. I never really thought of it quite in that way before. That Jesus killed death itself. It's coo. :)

    I also love:

    "I gave up on myself, and left this pride disarmed,
    I cried out “I’m alone!” and found myself in your arms"

    and the part after that... "I have loved you before the world began"

    GREAT song!
    iwasdeadthenaliveon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow. Josh is an awesome writer, I dont care what anyone says. The art in Showbread to me is more than music and screaming, its writing dude. Josh = Awesome.
    SHUREEKon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to agree with SHUREEK, the best part of Showbread is the art of their lyrics. God has truly blessed Josh Dies and given him an amazing talent. And I know we're all glad he's using it.

    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 Commentthis song is absolutely amazing.
    to me its all about us as Christians wanting so much to live a righteous live in the eyes of God and yet Satan is attacking us with sin in which we give in to.
    and how terrible we have become as people.

    "But in all of Israel, Father did you see someone who seeks himself so perfectly?
    The Pharisees would be content at the sight of me"

    raw rock kills.
    kyleeeon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one my all-time favorite songs. Its meaning makes me feel so much better because I then realize that I'm not alone in our struggle as Christians. But I was wondering, does anyone know what the last two lines mean?
    Less Than Sevenon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentzanebob1234
    God's love IS great...and I'm so glad that I found that out!

    JESUS AND GOD OWN MAN!!!!!! literally!
    foreverHis888on November 02, 2006   Link

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