"Sound the Surrender" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
this moment marks the severing of sences
comatose distinctions the gathering of flies on an
irrational mind filled with broken conviction i've
seen how lies take form in your eyes your suspicious
ways followed a hollow gaze you fucking left
me to rot but one day you'll see first hand how i've
paid for your biggest mistake sound the surrender
embraced in vain what will you gain from this
what will you lose secrets hidden behind your back
your silence it serenades deceit secrets hidden
behind your back your forever ideal fantasy sound
the surrended you have gained all you could form
this sound the surrender but you've lost the only one

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"Sound the Surrender" as written by Kristopher Norris John Henry

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    General CommentWow. i cant believe no one's commented this song yet.

    I think it might have something to do with someone who was stabbed in the back and is getting revenge... i'm probably wrong
    DHRockson December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about his girlfriend lying to him [I've seen how lies take form in your eyes] & not telling him everything [Secrets hidden behind your back]

    And he WILL take revenge
    CalibrateTheViruson May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering the same thing, this song is ridiculously sweet.
    jchristsuon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely reminds me of some sort of abusive relationship where problems were covered with physical comfort "embraced in vain". Sounds like both parties let themselves be seduced but it could be just that the narrator is finally opening their eyes to the person that they have given in to. This dissolution leads to the kind of explosiveness in this song. The riff that hits right at the chorus is one of my favorites. The whole song is a reminder to myself about not giving control of my life to others.
    vsovon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the current state of America. I personally believe he uses the idea of a relationship gone sour to describe how the current administration continually goes against the popular voice of the people thus making it feel like being stabbed in the back.
    thew728on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh man oh man, if I had a dollar for every time I've broken down to this song, I'd have gas money all week long. Something about this song hits me so hard, and the solo makes me think of anxiety and nervous breakdowns, where everything is crazy and racing, and you can't slow it down.
    BeatOnTheBraton April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is the reason why he probably wrote with a thousand words to say but one, because, in with a thousand words to say but one, he talks like he didn't trust her and he did get revenge. and he feels bad, and just wants everything to be okay again.

    i find so much to relate with darkest hour. IF this is what he is really talking about.
    kansason August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me its about the break up. Its the follow up to "With A Thousand Words To Say but One" on the album. Hes getting revenge for what she did to him. Hes pissed now. Thats why its one of the more fast paced song on the album. The solo and the double kick has tons of anxiety and they showed the craziness of it all in the video when the guys head starts spinning all crazy.
    zero92425on October 19, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionInstrumentally this is one of my favourite darkest hour songs, i love the riffs, that catchy guitar part in the chorus and the really cool solo.

    In my opinion i think this song is about a break up, i think he is pissed off because she left him and he says that she will regret it, but at the same time he knows that maybe it was the best thing for her.

    These are the parts of the song that give me that feeling:

    "Sound the surrender, embraced in vain.
    What will you gain from this, what will you lose?"


    "Sound the surrender.
    You've gained all you could from this.
    Sound the surrender.
    But you've lost the only one."
    MessengerofHatredon July 07, 2010   Link

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