Your gross fabrication of pretext could bore.
Yet still I fall victim from syntax and omitted.
Just shy of something I could understand.
So blissful, I press on to the sound of the organs
Playing their most convincing tunes
As they serenade to the parade of paid off parts.
And the only thing left to discuss
Is the details of this armistice.
We’ve come to this agreement…
Check my vitals.
The truth is vile but vital to this cause.
I’ve been held hostage a captive of this passive shell.
Give me gravity, give me clarity. Give me something to rely on.
Tell me who’s pulling the strings;
Tell me who’s that move for.
We’re all puppets;
We’re all marionettes.
These body parts of plans.
Passed by my hands, my hands shake through handshakes
Forsaken by my limbs.
My limbs sing the hymns, the hymns of a tyrant
In a crumbling pantheon
As inhabitants will raise their fists and bid him disarm.
Tell me who’s pulling the strings;
Tell me who’s that you move for;
We’re all puppets
We’re all marionettes.
Oh, how I’ve been teething in light of your misleading.
You’ve caused this collapse between
The heart and the synapse.


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

This Armistice song meanings
Add your thoughts

25 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentIf you check out the interview AbsolutePunk.net has with Casey, you'll find out exactly what this song means. Basically: it's about how the mind (full of synapses and brain matter) is controlling the body without paying attention to the desires of the heart. It's ruling over every action of the limbs, like a dictator or a tyrant, going through the motions of life. The heart wants to come to an agreement, an armistice, so that it can give some meaning to life, but it falls through. There's a collapse of the mind's empire to make way for the vengeful heart. Or something like that. It's about the heart taking control, about doing things with purpose and reason.
    vile but vitalon September 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvile but vital has it right up there ^

    It is worth mentioning that this song and its theme are the central theme of the whole album. Obviously the title is in there, but this idea of the mind versus the heart is what they were going for with the whole cd. Listen to the rest of the album, and you will understand what an excellent job they did of it :)
    theboohion January 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Oh, how I've been teething in light of your misleading..."

    Hey, Music4aNurse, it's cool and all if you want to think that this album is about Christian beliefs, but If that really was the case, they'd have the genre listed as "Christian Rock" "Religious" or something to that extent. They wouldn't put it as "Experimental." Sure, if you want to stretch this within your own perception to apply better to yourself, that's fine, but I honestly find that anyone can grab any old song and find some fucked up way to link it to God. I myself am a devout Christian, but I believe that If these guys wanted to put out a Christian message, they really would've put out a Christian message. No offense, but your no better than the countless others who go to every other song on Song Meanings and post some comment about how this song is totally about God. If you think that it can be related to God in some form or fashion, then that's great, but make it expressly clear that it's your interpretation, and not what the band intended unless you personally know Brendan or Casey or anyone else in this band, or for any band whatsoever. Also, maybe I haven't been listening enough, but in BTHATS and TESMiFaMi I hear not a single reference to God even existing. Maybe they were smart and decided to up their appeal to a larger audience by leaving out the controversy of religion overall for the better of their music? If I was an atheist and I saw your comment, would I not lose some appreciation for this band because of the misinterpreted ideas of a shallow and presumptuous religious zealot?
    In conclusion, while I believe you may have worked very hard on your... presumptions... I find them overall to be entirely superficial and based on the false belief that The Receiving End of Sirens is a Christian band.

    Personally, I'm going to agree with Casey, and the comments that vile and blc had to say. What they put is sufficient, I believe, to get the point of the song.
    eyevan.vegaon January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthave you even heard the song? i wish more people would put what they think of this song. sweet.
    NightPride911on August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. Not sure what it's about though.
    javnesson September 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot only is this band amazing musically, but fuck man they are intelligent and sophisticated as well. ORGASIM
    Your_Biznatchon November 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment=====
    This Armistice
    =====

    The gross fabrication of pretense could bore
    Yet still I fall victim to syntax omitted
    You're just too shy of something I could understand
    So blissful I press on
    To the sound of the organs
    Playing the most convincing tunes
    As they serenade to the parade of paid off parts

    Now the only thing to discuss is..
    The details of this armistice
    We've come to this agreement

    Check my vitals
    The truth is vile, but vital to this cause
    I've been held hostage
    A captive of this passive shell
    Give me gravitiy, give me clarity
    Give me something to rely on

    We're all puppets, we're all marionettes
    We're all puppets, we're all marionettes

    [[Tell me who's pulling the strings
    Tell me who's that you move for]]
    [[[These body parts]]]

    Are parts of plans
    [are parts of plans]
    Passed by my hands, my hands, my hands shake through handshakes
    [handshakes]
    Forsaken by my limbs
    My limbs sing the hymns
    The hymns of a tyrant
    In a crumbling pantheon
    As inhabitants will raise their fists and bid him to disarm

    Check my vitals
    The truth is vile, but vital to this cause
    I've been held hostage
    A captive of this passive shell
    Give me gravitiy, give me clarity
    Give me something to rely on

    We're all puppets, We're all marionettes
    We're all puppets, We're all marionettes
    We're all puppets, We're all marionettes
    We're all puppets, We're all marionettes
    [[Tell me who's pulling the strings
    Tell me who's that you move for
    Tell me who's pulling the strings
    Tell me who's that you move for...]]

    Now the only thing left to discuss is
    The details of this armistice
    We've come to this agreement

    For now I've been teething
    In light of your misleading
    You've caused this collapse
    Between the heart and the synapse
    Oh, how I've been teething
    In light of your misleading
    You've caused this collapse
    Between the heart and the synapse

    [[[Tell me who's pulling the strings
    Tell me who's that you move for
    Tell me who's pulling the strings
    Tell me who's that you move for
    We're all puppets
    We're all marionettes]]]

    These strings and joints will join us together
    These strings and joints will join us
    NightPride911on April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guitar work in this song is fucking disgusting.

    In a good way.
    antennason October 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing, it is one of those songs that grows on you
    The first time i heard it i thought it was OK but now im addicted
    xXHeyLushXxon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, NightPride911 has the acoustic version's lyrics up. Both versions are amazing.
    Junesongon January 21, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain