"I Can Revive Him With My Own Hands" as written by and Jordan Robert/miller Whelan....
If love was this door, I've slammed it in your face, ran out to the balcony and jumped to the ground.
I've sponged the place in gasoline before igniting the foundation and burning it to ashes.
to ashes...
If love was a plane, then I've flown it to the highest point, but then let it come crashing down to earth.
Fasten your seatbelts, we're going down now.
If love was a child then I've scolded him to no end.
He's been filled the nothing inside,
until the day when bullets filled the emptiness inside him from his own gun, from his own hands.
Love became the pill that stopped his shakes.
He's never crossed a man's face so hard.
Love became the pill that put him under.
He's never scratched a man's heart so deep.
If love was born to die then I've buried him six feet under.
if you take the one and minus him by two, you've got the end of the world before its even begun.
Although I've murdered his whole heart, I can revive him with my own two hands.


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"I Can Revive Him With My Own Hands" as written by Cameron Thomas Mcintosh A.j Barrette

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    General CommentI honestly just think its simply about heartbreak. Unless it has some very deep meaning then It looks quite obviously about heartbreak.
    lightthroughskinon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think these lyrics are just about turning away from Christ, and yet always returning in the end. The whole 'two hands' thing, I always took as hands together, praying. 'Reviving', meaning renewing faith. Who knows?
    joshxkillyouon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds more of a religous song.

    "I can revive him with my own two hands."

    Such as in praying
    nfinion July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it is about heartbreak. Well, it can be, but not because of an earthly relationship.

    I think it's talking about how God did all these things for us, and we, because of our sinfulness, just continually sin against him and keep killing him over and over.

    The "I can revive him with my own two hands" part is signifying praying.
    HerEyesDestroyedon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about contraception, and how we're (supposedly) extincting ourselves as a species by not reproducing enough. these guys are catholic, right? it would make sense. now, its unfair to say its just about contraception, the lyrics are an indictment of what 'love' means to people today, what love has become. this would explain all the references to love dying, being burned, crashed, shot, etc. also the line 'love became the pill...' outwardly appears to be referring to an anti-depressant or recreational drug, but i'm thinking the line may also symbolically refer to 'the pill'. i think its also interesting to note the repetition of the verse describing a child whose death was caused by someone else, the same person who is doing this 'loving'. its the only one of these verses that is repeated, maybe theyre trying to say something about a child being killed. finally, the most important lyrics in my theory:
    If you take the one
    and minus him by two,
    You got the end of the world
    before it's even begun.
    take the one (one child) and minus him by two (two parents) you've got the end of the world (extinction due to negative population growth) before its even begun (if adam and eve had only had one kid, there would be no civilisation, according to christian creationism). basically i think this part of the song is referring to the belief that there is a trend in society for people to have less kids, resulting in negative population growth (this would be true if no couple had more than two kids between them, and some had less) and that if people don't follow the (may i add, catholic) belief that humans must go forth and multiply then the species will become extinct.

    that's my interpretation of the lyrics, me, im an atheist and personally i believe that if we want to maintain our standard of life and not outgrow our planet we really need to have less kids, but that aside, based on my understanding that still remains are a christian band (and im guessing, predominantly catholic) that's what i think this song is about. as for the 'I can revive him with my own two hands' bit, i reckon HerEyesDestroyed is probably right.
    mambodogon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely a religious song, as Still Remains is a Christian band. I'm not sure if these guys or Catholic or not, but I think you're theory about contraception is a little off.

    There is no such thing as negative population growth. No society has a "trend" to have less kids either. As a species we have come to a realization that overpopulation is an environmental threat to our existence -- so like you believe, we DO really need to have less kids. Birth rates in most parts of the world are higher than ever.

    Do a little research, the population on Earth is growing exponentially. It took nearly "forever" for the Earth's population to reach 1 billion. During the entire BCE era the population remained constant, through the "hunting and gathering" and "agricultural revolution" stages. When the industrial revolution came, population has been rapidly increasing and out of control.

    For this reason, I cannot believe that they would actually be singing about how we're "extincting ourselves as a species by not reproducing enough."
    WhiteFangon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely a religious song, as Still Remains is a Christian band. I'm not sure if these guys or Catholic or not, but I think you're theory about contraception is a little off.

    There is no such thing as negative population growth. No society has a "trend" to have less kids either. As a species we have come to a realization that overpopulation is an environmental threat to our existence -- so like you believe, we DO really need to have less kids. Birth rates in most parts of the world are higher than ever.

    Do a little research, the population on Earth is growing exponentially. It took nearly "forever" for the Earth's population to reach 1 billion. During the entire BCE era the population remained constant, through the "hunting and gathering" and "agricultural revolution" stages. When the industrial revolution came, population has been rapidly increasing and out of control.

    For this reason, I cannot believe that they would actually be singing about how we're "extincting ourselves as a species by not reproducing enough."
    WhiteFangon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre the ending lyrics definitely "I've murdered his whole heart!"? I always hear it as "My burden is so hard", which I know technically doesn't make sense, but I think it kinda fits with the theme of the song better.
    TeenBiteon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe've turned our back on TRUE love. The love of God manifested itself in flesh as Jesus Christ. Its all you'll ever need, it can fill the void in your heart. Take away the depression. Jesus was born to die, for our sins. Our sin killed Jesus. And that verse about the one minus the two I think is stating the fact that God is triune. Everything was made through Him and by Him. Hebrews chapter 1. Read it, i just kinda summarized it. Answering the question above me by Teen bite, that might be since Christ took up the burden that we couldnt handle.
    sonofGod7on September 28, 2007   Link

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