I am made of parts that freeze and ligaments that atrophy
Though they look they'll never see
They don't know, somethings wrong with me
Just as well, I'll never tell whats underneath my scales
I've wanted to honor You
My every effort fails
Bury me with Israel, and cover up my tracks
Leave not a trace of what I was
I'm never coming back
And if Your mercy falls upon he whose blood is cold
Unearth me with your hands of love and never break Your hold

The world is full of ones like me
Who need to see the Truth
But the truth is never truth in me
The Truth is only You

Jesus bless the crocodiles, forgive the cobras and all the snakes
Open up Your arms to carry all of our mistakes
Suck the venom from every bite, vomit every drop
Some of us my bite Your hand, but some of us will not
And every knee will bow before you
Each forked tongue confess
My selfishness will rot in me and I will seek your rest
Still some lizards flee from you
Ashamed of all they've been
So Jesus take myself from me, never bring it back again

The world is full of ones like me
Who need to see the Truth
But the truth is never truth in me
The Truth is only You

The world will soon become extinct
The age will pass away
And all will know that You are God
Hallowed be your name.

Jesus bless the crocodiles, forgive the cobras and all the snakes
Open up Your arms to carry all of our mistakes
Forgive the basalisk, forgive the moccasins and adders too
Have mercy on each aligator that never lived for you
I myself hatched from an egg
No wildlife from above
Just another ancient serpent that never earned Your love
Still you find me underneath the rocks and in the ground
I cower there, just short of air and never made a sound
Its true that I'm in love with You
And even in my shame
You wipe away the imperfections and take away the pain
You wrap Your loving arms around this wretched thing called me
Your love is all I'll ever need
Your love has set me free

The Truth is only You
The Truth is only You
The Truth is only You
The Truth is only You
The Truth is only You

I walk the world on insect legs
Beneath an unforgiving sun
Eat the dirt throughout my days
Born in dirt
In dirt I come undone
Messiah, born in Bethelehem won't find me lying dead
The worlds too big for him to see nor hear the things I've said
Hold me to You as I pray
Take the rest of the world away
My blood runs warm because of You
The scales fall out of my eyes

I laughed in the keep of the man with whose
My mandablesare caked in trash
I thought You wouldn't recognize me in the black of soot and ash
Don't turn a deaf ear to my voice
There is one thing I want you to know
I have always loved You
Though my life has never said so

Hold me to You as I pray
Take the rest of the world away
My blood runs warm because of You
The scales fall out of my eyes

Hold me to You as I pray
Take every other thing away
My heart is breaking now for You
The scales are out of my eyes

I love You Lord
And I lift my voice to worship you
Oh, my soul rejoice
Take joy my King in what You hear
May this be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear


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Age of Reptiles song meanings
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    General CommentThis is to me, is obviously 3 parts if u listen to it. The first part, to me its using reptiles to reperesent us. And ou mistakes. And its talkin about Jesus takin away our mistakes, and just loving us. The second part is more of a cry out to Jesus, asking him for help. Andhte last part is pretty self expalnitory. It sjust praiseing God/Jesus.
    DurtySouth08on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe last part of the song, starting with "I walk the world on insect legs" is actually an entirely separate song called Age of Insects. Or at least, that's what the wikipedia entry on the album told me.
    SnareRushJunkieon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is posted on showbread.net

    Age Of Reptiles: this song congregates the theme of the album into one focused point.
    the cd is awsome if you havent heard it yet
    friendsrfakeon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is an amazing conclusion to an amazing album. it is most definitely a conclusion to a story that was told over the whole album. the basic idea was that there was a horrible rein of tyranous reptiles that destroyed everything. they were amoral and had no respect for the world that God made them. this song is the end of the world. when "the age will pass away" it means that the rein of reptiles (now known to be a metaphor for humans) is over and begets the age of insects (beginning with "i walk the world...(it is a hidden track, showbread said so themselves)) it talks about the moment before jesus returns to heaven with all the righteous and allows earth to become hell. how the character (the point of view of this song) is hiding from jesus because he is ashamed of his sin. jesus finds him anyway and the scales fall out of his eyes. ( a reference to the bible passage where a man was blinded by God by having scales put over his eyes. when he repented for his evil works the scales fell out of his eyes and he saw the truth this man went on to follow jesus.
    anferneeeon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is such an amazing representation of God's uncomprehending love for us, his children. that while we were still sinners (reptiles) Christ died for us, and rose again to restore us to his favor
    mybloodrunswarmon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere is a mistake. The verse that starts "I laughed in the keep of the man..." goes

    "I laughed in the keep of the man with hooves
    My mandibles are caked in trash.
    Thought you wouldn't recognise me
    in the black of soot and ash."

    Everyone seems to get that first line and "Don't turn a deaf ear to my voice" line wrong.
    ZoharZaoon May 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbest worship song ever.
    honestlyhanaon November 29, 2010   Link

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