"Paralyzing Kings" as written by and Lewis/hasek Cosby....
The death of a king
Alluring lassos
Slide on so smooth
Tension made of razors
Dragging across you
The flushing of eyes
Couldn't cleanse your abrasions
Deep inside consumed with guilt
I'm clothed in a bed of blankets
Dream suspicious strangers over night

[Chorus]
Righteous pharisees befriending
Silent movements mar re injuring god
The taste of absent minded actions
Outweigh forgiveness

Bridging a widow in spite of her venom
I've failed to mention your soul
Three becoming two
Such a left in criminal
Only the mind of the temptress knows
Actions are my remorse for amnesia

[Chorus]

So close to healing the weak
Turning into the enemy
Paralyzing kings

We are so self

[Chorus]


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"Paralyzing Kings" as written by Jesse Hasek Brian Vodinh

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    General CommentI think this song is about somebody who either screwed somebody over while not being in a healthy state of mind, or was screwed over himself by somebody close.

    AbsentMindedon June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm suprised nobody has posted here.
    This is a great song and one of my favorites of "10 Years"
    Now to the meaning.

    I feel like this song is about losing and gaining power.
    That's what this song means to me. It will have different meanings for everyone though.
    Dominikon September 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song seems to be about trying not to sin
    CripticChaoson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"remorse for amnesia" I always though he was saying "remorsefull Amnesia" which I took to mean something you felt so bad about you chose to forget it even happend.
    Again sounds like temptation, having trouble resisting something you know you shouldnt do.
    jojojennjoon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPharisees = Hypocritical in the Bible.
    I heard a quote from Hasek saying this is about putting your faith in someone who is a hypocrite in the first place.
    Industrialon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmusicstore.connect.com/album/500/000/000/000/010/542/272/…

    This givws the meaning for all the songs

    this one is about a personal matter for the lead singer
    Cpov1on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!

    Its about the crucifiction folks. read it again.

    The first 4 lines-Jusus being whipped.
    Next 4 lines-view of the people doing, amd condoning this.
    Rightous pharisses---the pharissis silent movements were to put the blame on ceazar so the church would not be blamed and ceazar "washed" his hands. silent movements=nobody to blame. They acted absent mindedly, businesslike almost.The movements reinjuring god was like not only are you going to kill me but you wont be open about it---huh, that must mean its wrong...could be?

    Briding a widow in spite of her venom---the crucifiction was also seen as a miarrage betweeh Jusus and the earth, which is seen as a female entity. Even though the earth was corrupt, he did it anyways, sacraficed himself.

    So close to healing the weak---if jesus could have lived forever as a person, he could save us all easy, but he had to give us the choice to do what we want, and that wasnt easy for jusus to like.

    And then it changes to WE are so self rightous-we are no different than those people then, they are not any less corrupt than we are, saten has just found a way to make sin look les drastic)


    GET IT NOW?!?!?!
    Read it again now, youll see.
    serenity_092989on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, this song means all of that and so much more. I love Ten Year's lyrics because it's one of the few band where I stuggle with the meaning. They add so much detail and it still remains vauge. Honestly, every song of theirs has a seperate meaning in every line...
    HearMeWhisperon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentserenity i believe whats in tht interview

    which says:

    "The lyrics are very weird. I wanted to write some off-the-wall lyrics. It really won't make sense to anyone, because it's a very personal thing and I meant to write it that way. But to sum it up, it's about being hypocritical. That's why it uses the term "the Pharisees," because Pharisees is Biblical, but if you look it up it [also means] a Pharisee is a hypocrite. And it's about someone putting their trust and faith in another person and finding out that t hey're a hypocrite; what their actions are is totally different from what's coming out of their mouth."

    but i see where u first got tht thought just because it says pharisee
    Cpov1on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are ENTIRELY wrong.

    i saw 10 years a few weeks ago and i was praying they would play this song cuz it's my fav. so they did and before going into it jesse explained what it's about. it has to do with him getting drunk and messing around with his buddy's gf. weird right?? sounds like something blink 182 would right but that's what he said. i forget the name of the alcohol he kept mentioning but that's what it's about.
    dan3the1man1on October 29, 2008   Link

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