"Image of the Invisible" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
We're more than carbon and chemicals
Free will is ours and we can't let go
We can't allow this, the quiet cull
So we sing out this, our canticle
We are the image of the invisible

We all were lost now we are found
No one can stop us or slow us down
We are all named and we are all known
We know that we'll never walk alone

We're more than static and dial tone
We're emblematic of the unknown
Raise up the banner, bend back your bows
Remove the cancer, take back your souls
We are the image of the invisible

Though all the world may hate us, we are named
Though shadow overtake us, we are known


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"Image of the Invisible" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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  • +4
    General CommentI totally disagree with all the people that would like to say this song is about Christians/Christianity. First off, the band doesn't like to segregate religions as shown in their song "Cold Cash and Colder Hearts." Although I know that the song sounds like it refers to the Bible. But to be honest, the Bible likes to cover almost every aspect of life and anyone can make anything seem like a reference to the Bible.

    My main point is, this song seems to be taking a humane point of view on life in general. It's like a broader version of "Colder Cash and Colder Hearts" because it talks about people who feel like they're shunned or rejected by society.

    "We're more than carbon and chemicals"
    People aren't just things.
    "Free will is ours and we can't let go"
    We can decide for ourselves and we can't just go along with whatever everyone says.
    "We can't allow this, the quiet cull"
    This can't be left alone. A person who is rejected/shunned who is quiet and says nothing back.
    "So we sing out this, our canticle"
    So we chant out against this injustice.

    For definitions,
    Cull = Something picked out from a group, especially rejected because of inferior quality.
    Canticle = A song or chant. (If you want more extreme, it's like a religious chant/song that people believe in)

    Of course... my view on the song is my own. Just sharing my opinion :D
    DarkZephon September 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really dont think its possible for this band to make a bad song.
    TooCloseToSeeon September 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I think people are looking more into the references than the actual meaning of the song. Since when are Christians the "cull" in a situation?
    DarkZephon September 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't wait until the new album comes out. This song sounds great.
    Mellow_Harsheron July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about Christians and how we see ourselves in this world. 'Image of the Invisible' refers to Christians as the Image of God.

    -we're more than carbon and chemicals
    free will is ours and we can't let go
    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    so we sing out this, our canticle
    we are the image of the invisible-

    1. we are living human beings...not something created in a lab.
    2. God gave us free will and we cant abandon that
    3. We can allow evil to take over/be drawn into evil/ have christianity fade away
    4. we sing this song in protest
    5. we are all under the image of God on earth


    -we all were lost now we are found
    no one can stop us or slow us down
    we are all named and we are all known
    we know that we'll never walk alone-

    1. we were lost in the beginning... but Jesus came and guided us/saved us
    2. We wont give into evil/sins of the world
    3. people know who Christians are
    5. God will always be with us to guide us


    -we're more than static and dial tone
    we're emblematic of the unknown
    raise up the banner, bend back your bows
    remove the cancer, take back your souls
    we are the image of the invisible-

    1. static/dial tone is usually something you hear or see when you pick up the phone... but dont pay attention to. i think he is putting it in terms of christianity saying how it isnt just 'there'
    2. we represent God
    3 & 4. Get rid of evil/sins in your life
    5. because we represent God on earth


    -though all the world may hate us, we are named
    though shadow overtake us, we are known-

    1. Not alot of people agree with Christianty and most of the world hates it... but they know who we are/what it is
    2. I think this line refers to some of the bad rap the 'gay preachers/priests' give to Christianity


    Just my 2c on the song and what I think it means.:)
    pdpdrummer88on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwe're more than carbon and chemicals
    we are the image of the invisible
    free will is ours and we can't let go
    we are the image of the invisible
    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    we are the image of the invisible
    so we sing out this, our canticle
    we are the image of the invisible


    we all were lost now we are found
    no one can stop us or slow us down
    we are all named and we are all known
    we know that we'll never walk alone


    we're more than static and dial tone
    we are the image of the invisible
    we're emblematic of the unknown
    we are the image of the invisible
    raise up the banner, bend back your bows
    we are the image of the invisible
    remove the cancer, take back your souls
    we are the image of the invisible


    we all were lost now we are found
    no one can stop us or slow us down
    we are all named and we are all known
    we know that we'll never walk alone


    though all the world may hate us, we are named
    though shadow overtake us, we are known
    we're more than carbon and chemicals

    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    we are the image of the invisible
    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    we are the image of the invisible

    we are the image of the invisible

    we are the image of the invisible


    we all were lost now we are found
    no one can stop us or slow us down
    we are all named and we are all known
    we know that we'll never walk alone
    we all were lost now we are found
    no one can stop us or slow us down
    we are all named and we are all known
    we know that we'll never walk alone


    raise up the banner, bend back your bows
    remove the cancer, take back your souls

    Not sure about the bracketed parts
    This is how they sing it live
    Cypher1994on July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthough all the world may hate us, we are named
    though shadow overtake us, we are known
    we're more than carbon and chemicals
    we're more than stars and chemicals
    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    we are the image of the invisible
    we can't allow this, the quiet cull
    we are the image of the invisible
    raise up the banner,they'll try to call
    we are the image of the invisible
    so we sing out this, our canticle
    we are the image of the invisible

    that part lol
    Cypher1994on July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat lyrics, didn't heard the song yet..
    Sudon August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them at warped and they played i freaked out! I was stoked to hear new thrice. Can't wait till the album drops.
    OneArmScissoron August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbandbuilder.com/image_of_the_invisible/…

    This is a site to download this song, they need like 80k more people to download it before its unlocked so go get 80k more people.
    Shaolin2419on September 07, 2005   Link

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