case is closed, you're back into focus
the jury's out, you're closing in
this battle of mind over matters spent
this scar, this scar is not permanent
choices or chances, or what sinks in water
your secret's out, what you held within
you've found your plague, your cancer, stop
i bet you've got something clever
this house is caving in
your last words, caught trembling
decisions, make decisions for your fate
your choice is the chance that you have to take
burn, stop, your time is up
you've found all of the answers
so take a breath and end this chapter
i'll bring the fire if you bring the water
face to the grave, will the hero be saved
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life
hero be safe from the killer you made
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life
case is closed, you're back into focus
the jury's out, you're closing in
this battle of mind over matters spent
this scar, this scar, rising the judge screams
"the courtroom is in order, you bring the victim, and we choose the martyr!"
taking time to make it happen, i can't hear you scream
this house is caving in
your last words, caught trembling
decisions, make decisions for your fate
your choice is the chance that you have to take
burn, stop, your time is up
you've found all of the answers
so take a breath and end this chapter
i'll bring the fire if you bring the water
face to the grave, will the hero be saved
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life
hero be safe from the killer you made
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life
from this point on hear no evil, speak no tongues
and the rhythms of past lovers come together or not at all
from this point on hear no evil, speak no tongues
and the riddles don't buy onto one
burn quick, sink slow, your heart grows colder than regret
your burden stone
your heart grows colder, stillbeat, weak, and frozen
face to the grave, will the hero be saved
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life
hero be safe from the killer you made
saved by the same hands, the same hands that frame life


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Absolution song meanings
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    General Commentthis song has a real authentic feel to it. Their new stuff just sounds more produced and unoriginal. I really wish they kept that tone on the newer album.
    nytemunkeyon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    i've only heard it once though, becuase i don't download music.
    mannn... i need to get this.
    klemmydiaon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds pretty different then most of the other stuff i've heard by them. i like it alot.
    RuthLesson March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeaa it does sound different. but in a good way. :]
    lovelyfallacyon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't like this song. it sounds too much like those emo bands, which isn't a compliment.
    AubergineDrea7son March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song isn't my favorite of theirs...but i still do like it compared to their newer sound.
    severalwayson June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf I'm in the moment and don't realize that I'm listening to it, i'll listen, But if I'm paying attention, I almost automatically skip past it.


    I prefer TAI's newer music to this time...I really think this song sounds pretty unoriginal, like i hear it everyday on those insanely long Fuse commercials for those buy the pound indie bands.
    kimmychooon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthalf of the genius of this song only comes into play when you listen to the entire cd that it's off of. especilly the intro track otherwise the endng doesn't make sense at all.
    i love this song. i wish their newer stuff still sounded like the original.
    arijustineon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song definitely has a different feel to it. i like it. it almost sounds like Taking Back Sunday's style.
    XhayleyXon December 05, 2009   Link

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