"The Fight" as written by Rick Rubin, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch and Cara Quici....
Would you go to war for me, baby
Would you cry for the weak
And die for the peace of men
Oh how can we know
You and I both know
So let's make this boatload of excuses burn and sing

One day it all comes down to this
You can sink or swim
You can handle this
One day it all comes down
One day we all go down

I'll take my heart back
And set the people free
I'll leave the dead to die
And take what's coming with me

Step back for all the world to see
Your life means all the world to me
I'll take your pain and suffering
I'm such a sucker sometimes
Sometimes we don't know
So plug up those bullet holes
Oh you feel so close, don't let go until I say

One day we'll drink to this and say
Remember when we died
We went out in flames

I'll take my heart back
And set the people free
And take what's coming with me

Step back for all the world to see
Your life means all the world to me
I'll take your pain and suffering
I'm such a sucker sometimes
Sometimes we don't know
So plug up those bullet holes
Oh you feel so close, don't let go until I say

One day we'll drink to this and say
Remember when we died
We went out in flames

I'll take my heart back
And set the people free
There will be blood in the streets


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"The Fight" as written by Gordon Jenkins

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    General CommentKnocloo27, I think your over analyzing it a bit.
    The Classic Crime has some serious potential for success. Bravo for those of you who already know about this awsome band. They definitely aren't like all of the other cookie cutter bands like Panic at the Disco and FallOutBoy. They defy the norm.
    everglow16on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove love love this song and band... i got to see themin seattle a couple months back =]
    xnotquiteurgurlxon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is quite an amazing song by an unknown band. he seems to be talking to a girl judging by "baby" so that messes up the Jesus thing.
    osu8907on May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with about half of what knocloo said. My disagreements: "How can we know" how God may use us? The "excuses" thing, I think that's Christians making excuses not to go and tell people about God. (the lines I don't mention are ones I agree with) "I'll take my heart back" from the way of the world, and its tricks and traps, and the ways Christians sometimes drift and let the world take them instead of God. "I'll take all pain and suffering" meaning to defend each other. And I have completed my minor change to your ideas.
    theonethatison May 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok, what about when it says, "One day we'll drink to this and say, "Remember when we died... We went out in flames!"' what is this supposed to mean?? this is a christian band, and i'm a christian, too, i just don't understand it...
    lilsaint2k9on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this band has a load of potential. :) What I don't get, though, is how this band constitues as Christian rock; where does it say that? Sure, the lyrics can be interpreted as being Christian, but I have yet to see a statement where it says this band is Christian. So someone please tell me where this band has stated that they are Christian rock?

    Not that I have anything against it; I'm just curious. Otherwise, I think that, Biblical inferences or no, they're just an awesome rock band. With pretty lyrics.
    elven confinedon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is merely my humble opinion:

    [Would you go to war for me, baby?
    Would you cry for the weak
    And die for the peace of men?
    Oh how can we know?
    You and I both don't
    So lets make this boatload of excuses burn and sink]

    I believe this verse is the lead singer saying to his girlfriend: would you die for me and be my savior like christ did? probably not. so lets take all these sins, (probably impurities, sexual), that we've been doing, and throw em away. lets stop making each other our own saviors.

    The chorus i see as the whole "second coming" idea, the guys saying that that is the reason they gotta straighten out their relationship and live for christ together.

    In the last verse he's saying that his girl means everything to him, and that one day they'll look back and see the day they died, AKA the day they let their old, sinful selves go and began to live for Christ. And oh, how beautiful it was.
    hurstieon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a response to eleven confined's question about where the band says they are christian: In the insert in their CD almost all of the members thamk either God or Jesus, you won't find that in a secular band's insert. Also they are put out by tooth and nail records which is christian/alternative music.
    poiquigon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, I thank poiquiq for clearing that up for everyone. The Classic Crime is a band with christians in it, joining the mainstream like so many like them. Emery, Anberlin, Demon Hunter, Norma Jean, UnderOath, the list goes on.

    Sometimes it's good to check the thank you's. ;-)

    As for this song... Good stuff. I love the message. I would have to agree with everyone who is talking about missions and/or the second coming. It makes sense. I try not to divulge too much into the meanings to the point where i lose the effect of the music, but it is good.

    I quote lilsaint2k9: '"One day we'll drink to this and say, "Remember when we died... We went out in flames!"' what is this supposed to mean?? this is a christian band, and i'm a christian, too, i just don't understand it... '

    As reply to you, lilsaint2k9, the "drink to this" is somewhat of a metaphor, i believe. Let me put it in easier to understand terms for you. :-)

    "One day we'll drink to this..."
    "One day we will look back on this"

    Does that help? And also, its okay for Christians to drink alchohol my friend. After all, Jesus DID turn the water into wine. It is only wrong when you abuse it and become an addict or overly drunk.
    UberGeetaron June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think maybe everyone is reading too much into it.
    GREAT FUCKING SONG! They are AWSOME live!
    beautiful_letdwn9on June 17, 2006   Link

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