"Prey" as written by and Lewis/hasek Cosby....
One at a time
One in the same
One is the time
That remains
Snip back the weak
Before they give away
I'm twisted in knots from
Hard work and strain

I've been waiting so long for this time
I'm terrified
Blind in ways I've never realized
I don't mind

All at a time
All in the same
Califormula
I've become prey
Strolling down
In my face
These tears I'm not crying
This will not kill me

I've been waiting so long for this time
I'm terrified
Blind in ways I've never realized
I don't mind

To do this right
We must realize
Everyone kneads equally

I've been waiting so long for this time
I'm terrified
Blind in ways I've never realized
I don't mind


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"Prey" as written by Jesse Hasek Lewis Cosby

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    General CommentNot every song by every band since 2001 is about war, sorry gents.

    "Prey was inspired by the band's move to Los Angeles to record their debut album, and Hasek's observation that people in L.A. drive cars worth more than some of the houses in their Tennessee hometown." - Total Assault

    Check out the lyric in the second verse, "Califormula". I believe that lyric by itself qualifies the previous statement.

    You've gotta trust the man who wrote it, eh?
    IndelibleEntityon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSurprised nobody has commented on this song. It's a very good 10 Years song in my opinion... As for the meaning behind it, I'm going to go out on a limb and give my idea of it being about war.

    The first verse seems to give the idea of how he has been moulded into the image of a soldier ("One in the same", "I'm twisted in knots from hard work and strain").

    The chorus may give an indication of mixed feelings -- anticipation, fear, enlightenment and acceptance. The soldier is afraid to be on the frontline, fighting in a war, afraid that death is ever so imminent, only now because he realises what it is like. However even through his realisation of what war is like, he doesn't care. He simply wants to do what he wants to do.

    The second verse seems to describe the soldier's futility and how all the efforts he has put in seem to be in vain, how the hunter has become the hunted. Even through this, he is attempting to hold back his true feelings of fright to maintain his composure as a soldier.

    As for the bridge, I feel this is simply the message that war is not the answer, that all nations need equality.
    bigdatfazon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great band, I'm surprised more people haven't commented on these songs. I heard them on the radio and immediately downloaded some songs. I think they're great. I agree with the war theme, I think the whole album is about war.
    smokebreakon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^agreed^
    jinxxedmaggoton March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIndelible got it.
    Industrialon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"One at a time
    One in the same
    One is the time"

    WERE ALL ONE IN JESUS

    "Snip back the weak before they give away
    I'm twisted in knots from hard work and strain"

    send back judas he was weak and betrayed jesus he was so tierd from spreading the word and do amazing things

    "I've been waiting so long for this time
    I'm terrified
    Blind in ways I've never realized
    I don't mind"

    jesus had been waiting so long for this time he was so afirad and did want to be sacrificed but he knew he had to do it and he did mind

    "All at a time
    All in the same"

    everyone sins all at once he is dieing for everyone


    "I've become prey
    Strolling down
    In my face
    These tears I'm not crying
    This will not kill me"

    he knew he what was in store for him was not going to be gone for ever just a few days

    "To do this right
    We must realize
    Everyone kneads equally"

    we all need god equaly you need to realize that

    jesse is a very sneaky write he write in ways that its hard to find but he lays out almost the hole story of jesue life in these song its tricky you just have to listen and think

    Through The Iris : finding god

    Wasteland: being sacrificed

    Prey: going to the cross

    Fault Line: jesus comeing back

    these are also the only 4 song he did a special accostic LP for
    nosofaston March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, Sorry. These songs have nothing to do with religion. Not every song is about god Ok? What IndelibleEntity said is true, he has the proper meaning of this song. I went to one of their concerts and they have nothing to do with god and the reason they did an acoustic version of those songs is becaue they were the most succesful so far. So yes, there is my thoughts.
    Death-2-Thyon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have talk to jesse before he is all about god
    nosofaston April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell I know this is what the band was shooting for but to me the song is about someone who is pressured into sex and finally has it

    "I've been waiting so long for this time
    I'm terrified
    Blind in ways I've never realized
    I don't mind"

    All at a time
    All in the same
    Califormula
    I've become prey
    Strolling down
    In my face
    These tears I'm not crying
    This will not kill me

    that may refer to how all at once everything changed and suddenly they realize someone has taken advantage of them

    ha this is just what i think when i listen to it
    Xericon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commento yea i forgot the most important part

    "One is the time
    That remains
    Snip back the weak before they give away
    I'm twisted in knots from hard work and strain"


    one time remains...as in the first time or virginity...and then the weak are those who just give it up so easily but the narrator is trying hard not to
    Xericon July 16, 2007   Link

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