"Face to Face" as written by and Tony Arata....
There was a bad boy in the school yard
Waited on you every day
Seemed like every time you turned around
Well he was standin' in your way

Well he broke your glasses
The girls all laughed
As he pushed you to the floor
But then you stood up one day knowin'

You couldn't stand it anymore
And your gentle hand was finally clenched in rage
You were face to face

Face to face with the devil that you've been dreadin'
Eye to eye finally has arrived
But bad as it was, well now brother wasn't it better
Dealin' with him face to face

Your date showed up with flowers
And you thought your dreams had come
But with every passing hour
You felt it come undone

Then the night exploded and you begged him no
But he forever changed your life
And now he waits a judge and jury
Thinkin' you'll break down inside

And with a finger you can put his fists away
And you're face to face

Face to face with the devil that you've been dreadin'
Eye to eye finally has arrived
But bad as it was, well little sister wasn't it better
Dealin' with him face to face

'Cause it'll never go away
Until the fear that you are runnin' from is finally embraced

Drivin' by the grave yard
On a wicked winter's eve
And you're wonderin' why a man of faith
Is whistlin' nervously

Then you stop the car
And you hold your heart
'Cause you finally realize
Hell, the devil ain't in the darkness

He's a'rattlin' 'round inside
And with folded hands you truly start to pray
And you're face to face

Face to face with the devil that you've been dreadin'
Eye to eye finally has arrived
But bad as it was, well now brother wasn't it better
Dealin' with him face to face

'Cause it'll never go away
Until the fear that you are runnin' from is finally embraced
Face to face


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"Face to Face" as written by Tony Arata

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    General CommentIt's about three examples of having the choice to stand up for yourself - A bully picking on you, someone raping you and the spiritual confrontation inside you. In each instance, the choice to stand up, face possible pain in an effort to gain a possible resolution, or retreat and have it haunt you for your entire life.
    slagoniaon January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about facing the things that scare you the most, and that as bad as things are it is still better to face them.
    Orion510on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about facing the things that scare you the most, and that as bad as things are it is still better to face them.
    Orion510on March 21, 2006   Link

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