"Left for Dead" as written by and Hunter/arnold/talley/lamarca/spicuzza/devries....
Greed has caused you to become a monster
Greed has caused you to become so cold
You said you loved him, then you put him away
"Till death do us part" means nothing to you
Greed has caused you to betray your family
Greed has caused you to become so jaded
We've got some news for you, every dollar you save

Will cushion your pillow in hell
You act like we're blind, deaf and dumb
Betrayal has now left us numb
We're sorry we can't escape from
This choice now we all must succumb
He's been thrown away, left for dead
This is the only father we've had
Thrown away, left for dead

How could you choose money instead
Greed has caused you to become a monster
Greed has caused you to become so cold
We've got some news for you, every dollar you save

Will cushion your pillow in hell
You act like we're blind, deaf and dumb
Betrayal has now left us numb
We're sorry we can't escape from
This choice now we all must succumb
He's been thrown away, left for dead
This is the only father we've had
Thrown away, left for dead
How could you choose money instead
We will never forget that you're the reason

This sadness has overwhelmed us
This grief is too much to bear
How can we look you in the eyes
How could you ruin his life
After all the years of of joy he brought us

There is no 'we' anymore
There is no 'us' anymore
You will have to live your last days in infamy

How could you do this
How could you choose to have him
Thrown away, left for dead
This is the only father we've had
Thrown away, left for dead
How could you choose money instead


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"Left for Dead" as written by Jim Lamarca Chris Spicuzza

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    General CommentI always assumed this song was about a bitter divorce, but now I'm reading the lyrics a bit closer and it might be specifically about the bitter divorce of a mother and father, where the mother left the family behind in the pursuit of money.
    benclarkon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering if it was about Andols & his girlfriend & how he left the band for her, i dunno if they are still together, but if they are not, this sure would justify Marks lyrics, how Andols left the band for her & everything, I imagine i would be a little pissed if i was Mark & found out she left him...
    coldvayne13on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the song's about how high the worth of materialistic things is for some people compared to a human life in nowadays world.
    metalmachineon September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds to me like a gold-digging bitch betrayed the family who loved her
    SwiftImmortal_1on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"will cushion your pillows in hell" ooo thats magic, thanks mark hunter.

    As much as i LOVE Chimaira, half of their lyrics are horrible.
    PuppyButcheron August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Judas and his betrayal. In my opinion.
    damone014on February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like sending someone (father) to the "old folks home."

    This is the only father we've had
    Thrown away, left for dead
    thndrstrckon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOr divorce through the eyes of a child, like the mom leaves for a rich man and takes the custody of the child hence the lines

    Thrown away, left for dead
    This is the only father we've had
    Thrown away, left for dead
    How could you choose money instead
    laldemaron July 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think the song is about a divorce between fathers. Clearly the mother has left the father for a richer man or 'Money Instead'. He doesn't understand how his mother could do that to the family 'How could you' etc. The idea of his mother leaving for another man would link in to [Divination] as well. 'Fake fucker, fake father die' clearly showing dislike for a step-father or whatever.

    Just some observation.
    PhotonSharkon February 17, 2014   Link

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