"Halo" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Who hasn't made
A big mistake
Betrayed a love
Or turned to hate?
You think it's you

Who hasn't told
A small white lie
Or felt revenge
Was justified?
You think it's you

Who hasn't had
A secret need
A truth to hide
Desires to feed?
You think it's you

Who has the strength
To save us all
To make us clean
And break our fall?
You think It's You

Does God bleed on the world?
Does God bleed on your white halo?

I looked inside
A big mistake
I'd make it stop
But it's too late.
I Think It's You

I've never been
Afraid to face
A fear but there's
No darker place
I Think than You.

Something crawls
And something lies
Something breathes
And something dies.
I think it's you

Does God bleed on the world?
Does God bleed on your white halo?

Lyrics submitted by OmegaCM, edited by JohnJacobJingleheimerSchmidt

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    General CommentUm.. The correct chorus should read:

    "Does God bleed on the world?" ...not WORD.

    Oh, and this song kicks copious quantities of ass.
    damraton April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, damrat, but the Jagged Microsite AND the booklet that came with the CD say "word". Also, these lyrics were copied directly from the microsite.
    OmegaCMon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOmega, I checked it out and I stand corrected. Thank you.
    damraton April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song on Jagged. I thought initially that the lyrics were quite good. Listening to it yesterday and suddenly the full force of the song's meaning (at least to me) came crashing through. At first I took it to be some pretty straightforward lyrics about self delusion, but suddenly I realized that Gary was taking a very cleverly written dig at holier-than-thou, religious hypocrites.

    The first set of verses basically says "Hey, Religious Jealot: A) You think your sh-t doesn't stink. and B) You are lying to yourself and everyone else."

    The second set of verses is Gary saying: I'm better than you because I am honest about my inner demons and I own up to my mistakes.

    The chorus is Gary reiterating the theme that this "god" you people believe in is either a lie or worse yet, is crapping all over his "words" and all over your false, hypocritical front: your "white halo".
    damraton April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou're welcome, damrat. To tell you the truth, when I first listened to the song I thought it was actually "world". I had do really look at the lyrics sheet to believe otherwise.

    Nice interpretation of the lyrics, by the way. I agree with what you said. If you ask me, the meaning behind this song expands beyond religious zealots to hypocrites in general. A few of my "friends" come to mind, actually.

    Also, I feel I should mention that a working title for this song before it was recorded was "Does God Bleed?". If I'm not mistaken, Gary performed this song under that title a few times before the recording and release of Jagged.
    OmegaCMon May 01, 2006   Link

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