"Deteriorate" as written by and Ryan Clark Don Clark....
Time has had its way with me
My broken, tired hands can't build a thing
The wires that have held me still
Embedded now in flesh, define my will
The idle of my days has won
The empty I have fed has made me numb
Despite what you will find in me
The failures of my past still swell beneath

I need a heart that carries on through the pain
When the walls start collapsing again
Give me a soul that never ceases to follow
Despite the infection within

Our careless feet leaving trails
Never minding the fragile dirt we all end in

This is where I find my fall
The cares that held me life don't work at all
And every step away from here
Is closer to the plague I hold so dear

Awaiting my end
Breathing in the day that finds me new
Redemption begins
Bleeding out the flaws in place of you

Our careless feet leaving trails
Never minding the fragile dirt we all end in


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"Deteriorate" as written by Ryan Clark Don Clark

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    General Commentfrom demonhunter.net

    “Deteriorate” is more or less about getting old and feeling the effects of that. It’s about longing for an eternal body that will be flawless and will never wear out. When I sing “Awaiting my end, breathing in the day that finds me new,” I’m talking about looking forward to that day when our bodies will be replaced with Heavenly bodies.
    In addition to this, it’s also just a reminder for listeners that life here on earth is not very long, and to live wisely while we’re here.

    For my loins are full of burning pain, and there is no health in my body.
    Psalms 38:7
    Nascarguy329on February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRyan made this seem like to me that, He is giving himself what the world has to offer and he is mindlessly following it. And everything that we accomplish really means nothing cause we all are going to die someday. He is struggling with the world and not caring to take in what Christ has to offer though he knows he needs it
    Gods_kidon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI need a heart that carries on through the pain
    When the walls start collapsing again
    Give me a soul that never ceases to follow
    Despite the infection within

    Our careless feet leaving trails
    Never minding the fragile dirt we all end in

    One of the best calm and gentle songs of Demon Hunter!
    WAYAlbuquerqueon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, first song i heard of DH.
    Cant say i know the meaning but its a good message
    Metal_Head_Christon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Awaiting my end
    Breathing in the day that finds me new
    Redemption begins
    Bleeding out the flaws in place of you"

    that part makes me think of the cruzifixion(prolly a bad misspell), jesus was "awaiting his end" and while he was, our"redemption began" and he bleed out the flaws in place of us
    Velrexon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBoth theories link to the song, Gods Kid and Velrex.
    I'd say Velrex' idea is like quoting Jesus, but not quoting Him. More like saying His thoughts.
    Arthemesicon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is about seeking Jesus through everything that goes on in your life. one of the best songs from demon hunter.
    christianmetal86on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is about seeking Jesus through everything that goes on in your life. one of the best songs from demon hunter.
    christianmetal86on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song is about realizing how you can so easily get caught up in worldy things, so bad that it feels like those things are what keeps you alive. he's decided that those things are worthless and that he needs to disconnect from them no matter how bad it hurts and choose to follow God, and he's asking for the strength to do that.
    kateb3on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've tried and tried and tried. I've tried to fight the things in my life that have bound me, but now they've become a part of me. Trying to continually fill this emptiness has made me numb inside. I may seem ok, but I can't let go of my past.

    --- I want something inside that I can cling to when the world around me is caving in! Lord, give me a desire to continually chase after you despite this sinful nature I was born with!! ---

    We live not paying attention to the impact our decisions and experiences have on our lives and how they shape us.

    So here is where I failed . . . chasing after things that in the end have no value or leave me broken. And as I hang on to them, I am drawn further away from who I was, and move toward the very thing that's killing me.

    --- Oh God!! I need something more than this! Something that will hold up when all else fails!! I need your help to fight this infectious sin within!! ---

    One day we will die. And as we look back, what will the path be that we've so carelessly traced through our lives?

    --- I look forward to the day when I will be free from this battle within! I now let go of all my past mistakes and replace them with you oh Lord!! ---
    leomccoyon September 10, 2007   Link

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