I felt my heart beating faster I never saw it coming!
Gavels from gun barrels expose me as far less than what I need to be.
The sentencing will be dealt swiftly...It's too late to mend my treachery...

Shots ring out as my last mili-seconds unwind...
Time bloats with fresh gun-smoke forcing me to review what I've done with my life
Too late to change, too soon to die.

Life is still warm on my lips.
What can I expect from all of this?
I'm trembling at the mighty feet of mercy - guilty; it's true, but no less sorry.
Too late to change, useless to weep for years of sin weighed on scales accurately.
Interrogate, assassinate, take the lead for justice' sake.
Change of heart, repentant faith only count in mercy's wake...

Shots ring out as my last mili-seconds unwind...
Time bloats with fresh gun-smoke forcing me to review what I've done with my life
Too late to change, too soon to die.

I've debauched and deceived, and destroyed families... I've taken all.
Given none, and received judgement from the objective eye of a gun.
I'm guilty, it's true, but remorseful, no less. I'm sorry!
What becomes of me, but death deserved, received?
What of a crooked man's desperate plea seeking The Good Judge's mercy?
He loved the loveable and the unlovely, the decadent and the holy.
He made a way for the pope and he made a way for me...

FALLEN FROM HELL AND INTO YOUR ARMS...
BLESSED MYSTERY THAT YOU HELD ON...
FALLEN FROM DEATH, LANDING AT YOUR FEET...
AMAZING GRACE SO SWEET.

Shots ring out as my last mili-seconds unwind...
Time bloats with fresh gun-smoke forcing me to review what I've done with my life
Too late to change, too soon to die.
I'm finding out what it truly means to die - too late to change, too soon to die.


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    General CommentI was at their show last night and the lead singer gave the meaning for this song "this song was writen from the perspective of a man that was in the eyes of the world was a very bad man, and he did every thing he could to get to the top, he didn't care who he had to step on to get there, one day his past caut up with him and he got 2 bullits to his back, but what the man who shot him didn't know was that he(guy number1) had receved Christ as his Savior not too long before and hadn't had the time to change or try to change the thing that he had done...and the rest of the song is showing that you don't have to be perfect or even close to it for God to love you and He did make a way for you even if you are like this man and desrve the lead."
    *sigh*beautifulon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I was trying to communicate how amazing God’s system of mercy is for those who truly believe in the Christian message. Almost every other religion claims that salvation, or deliverance from evil – which ultimately leads to “heaven” or whatever state of one-ness the individual is striving toward–is achieved by doing good deeds. Do more good, you’re in. Do more bad, you’re out. But under these rules, there is no room for someone who lived 90% of their life badly and repented before living out the last 10%. Their deeds are stacked too highly against them. The man in this song is an example. Life has expired before his eyes, and now he stands in front of the Supreme Judge with nothing to offer that would ever grant him eternal life and not eternal death. God loves each person dearly. And He loved them enough to offer a sacrifice (Jesus) that would provide a way not only for the world’s up-standing citizens to receive salvation but also the hardened criminals who have lived off of hate their whole lives. All He’s asked for is a “change of heart, repentant faith,” and He’ll allow all of the wicked things they’ve done to be replaced by perfect deeds that someone (Jesus) did for them. This is true love. That God would want us in our wickedness and make a way to pardon all we’ve done if only we come to Him, and not ourselves, for hope. This is what a truly loving God would do, something that other religions don’t capture about Him." - Darin Keim (Staple)
    knocloo27on March 15, 2006   Link

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