"Serial Sleepers" as written by Aaron James Babcock, Collin Rigsby and Timothy Ryan Skipper....
Wake the dead
Serial sleepers slay with words instead
Sleep with the light on
Keep the lonliness away
I feel the darkness anyway
And I reach for the doorknob

Wake the dead
Serial sleepers slay with words instead
Oooh
Rise up oh sons of God
And sing the song that hides behind your Teeth
These ears have longed to hear
All night long waiting for

Save our souls before all our dreams come true

Wake the dead
Serial sleeps slay with words instead
All gone


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"Serial Sleepers" as written by Collin Rigsby Aaron James Babcock

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    General CommentIt's so awesome to see people actually dissect our lyrics like this!
    And just to clarify, the correct words are indeed 'slay with words unsaid.'

    There are some... I guess you could say 'hidden' lyrics too... hidden by somewhat of a recording fluke. At the end of the bridge - after 'ears have longed to hear' - Tim whispers 'Be still' just as the guitar hits.
    We all still do that part live... at least I do. So if you see us play this song, watch me during that part. I'm not making it up =)
    Jared Rigsbyon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that most of these lyrics are based off the idea expressed in Ephesians 5:8-14

    8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10and find out what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
    "Wake up, O sleeper,
    rise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you."

    Punkgitardudeon June 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmmm... i hear the tag bit near the end as 'save our souls FROM all our dreams come true'... i may be wrong, it's been known to happen! But that bit of the song just cuts me to the core. I don't wanna live my life according to just my will or just my desires, but to see God's Kingdom come on Earth... and I 'serial sleep' with the best of them! And just a side-note, the way that they sing that line is just the most incredible part of any song ever...i have been known to exaggerate but i do love it!
    rescued15on July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI am not nt sure what they are saying but I was suprised to find they are christian rockers-I guess in light of that it means wake up for your own salvation an dont be betrayed by false words-but Im an athiest so there
    dogARTiton April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhy is it surprising that they are christians?
    amestheamazingon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have also seen the lyrics as... "...slay with words unsaid"...
    the song reminds me of, "Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober." Maybe it's a call to wake up in life, to not fall asleep like so many do as they fall into the monotiny of life. It's as if we are all being lulled into that tired state that we will ourselves not to be in.
    Anyway, this song is awesome.
    teriyaki86on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentteriyaki86 is right, it is "slay with words unsaid." this song Is about Christian people sleeping through life, and not being alive and awake for God. "slay with words unsiad" meaning...people are dying because you're not witnessing..."sing the song that hides behind your teeth"
    Lydia619on May 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentteriyaki86 is right, it is "slay with words unsaid." this song Is about Christian people sleeping through life, and not being alive and awake for God. "slay with words unsiad" meaning...your're killing people by not witnessing..."sing the song that hides behind your teeth"
    Lydia619on May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a great call for Christians to stop living our routine, lazy lives and actually go out there and fulfill the Great Comission. We "slay" people we know by neglecting to tell them about the freedom that comes with knowing Christ, and allowing them to spend eternity without Him.
    afropathon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love the "Rise up oh sons of God
    And sing the song that hides behind your Teeth
    These ears have longed to hear
    All night long waiting for" part it reminds me that if we as Christians don't live out our lives for God that those people who are longing to hear or see what God is really about won't get that opportunity, because we've become complacent
    DancingwithDamianon January 19, 2007   Link

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