It couldn't be more far from the truth
If you could do to me the things you would do
And I know you're on to me
I'm watching you wanting me
You hung down the rebels and punish them wrongfully
You came with fire and weapons to kill

A warrior poet once said
You're not dead yet so live like you could be
A warrior poet said
Have no regrets when you're old
Have no regrets when you're old

I'm not looking for you to be anything
But my ultimate enemy
So back off, you're not what I would prefer to see
When my body rots I still won't give you the courtesy
You came with fire for the last time

A warrior poet once said
You're not dead yet so live like you could be
A warrior poet said
Have no regrets when you're old
Have no regrets when you're old

When your body wants to run
But your heart knows you're better than that
The blood you spilled on battlefields
I promise you will not go unspent
Neither will I leave you stranded
The promise rings as our battle cry
You're never alone regardless of doubt
But faith comes so easy to some
Better luck next time, better luck next time
Watch as the teargas burns my eyes
It burns my eyes

A warrior poet once said
You're not dead yet so live like you could be
A warrior poet said
Have no regrets when you're old
Have no regrets when you're

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    General CommentDavid ya thats a good thought... ok I could see that the waorrior poet being William wallece.. this is a good song who ever the poet was he knows what he is talking about.. Is he talking to saten??? Well, I think in the verse ya. But I think he is talking to us in the chours. Then he is warning saten about him self and maybe he is warning saten for us because he bleieves that we will take his advice.."live like you could be" Live your life for God and the devil will have to back off, "better luck next time"
    Swimingforwardon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI messaged them and asked: Is the "Warrior Poet" David? And did he say that stuff?

    The reply--Matt's words: its actually william wallace of braveheart... and he did in the movie at least ;) so yeah
    theonethatison July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about not having regrets, basically. a good way to see life
    japeson December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat, as usual, because the classic crime is awesome
    talk about dispelling apathy! i love the fieryness of the lyrics and his voice and the music and everything. you can't listen to it without feeling at least a little excited
    but i'm a little confused--who is he addressing? satan, maybe? that's the vibe i'm getting
    entrelesligneson January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the screaming at the end of the song it rocks these guys are a great Punk hardcore band
    skaterpunkrockeron April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh wow I just watched Braveheart... and as soon as it ended I thought of this song. it could be david too. these lyrics are very motivating, especially for someone going to a military academy
    wordsEvadeMeon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds pretty war-based
    It sounds a lot like he's talking about war or fighting but that's probably just a metaphor.
    He probably is saying, maybe to Satan, that he's not going to follow his ways and he's going to fight for what is right, no matter what the cost.
    SongWriter13424on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe enemy probably is Satan by extension, but I think it's a little more complicated than that. The entire Albatross album is amazing, almost entirely war-based. The idea that this life is a fight, and we have what is worth fighting for.
    But I think it's also talking about the world around us. How they "hunt down the rebels and punish them wrongfully." This world doesn't want non-conformists and will do anything to make them succumb to its powers.
    The only really unclear line for me is "you're never alone regardless of doubt, but faith comes so easy to some. Better luck next time." I think it means that not everyone can see that the faith is worth fighting for, and that no one is really ever alone. Maybe he's talking to himself when he says "better luck next time." as he's being blinded by the war. "Watch as the tear gas burns my eyes." That is an amazing part of the song.
    RavenGripon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just saw this posted somewhere, and I thought it was weird how well it related to this song:

    "I don't deny that there should be priests to remind men that they will one day die. I only say it is necessary to have another kind of priests, called poets, to remind men that they are not dead yet." –G.K. Chesterton
    jamieclausson December 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"warrior poet" is about having complete responsibility for your own existence, achieving the balance between and being able to maximize the mind, body, and spirit.
    leporinison February 15, 2010   Link

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