Of all the times I've been disrespected, you'd think it'd be no surprise...
Learning lessons, all the precious treasures take all that youve got.
I'll take your ready hand with a ready blade.
I'm dead set to make you lie in the bed you've made.

Paid in full, I'll take it from your pride,
I don't know what you thought, but you've gone past the line,
and you've got me wrong.
The time has come, your song has long been sung.

Brought down, brought down, you won't have long to go.
I'm not cutting a loss again.

An hourglass of sand, and Ill be on time, inform the rest.
Run as fast as you can. Hell's coming for you.

Try to strike and then slip away,
but I won't let you leave without feeling an equal pain.
You'll see, because Ill make you see.
Left in my council you'll know what it means to respect me.

Once I've caught you alone, I'll teach you all you need to know.
Pray, once I've caught you alone,
that I teach you all you need to know.

The time has come, your song has long been sung.

Brought down, brought down, you won't have long to go.
I'm not cutting a loss again.

Each of us has boundaries, everyone has got a breaking point.

I wish I held desire solely to right this wrong,
take careful tones urging the dawn to come,
make every word worth what it takes in turn,
but I can't go on with my faith interrupted.

My faith interrupted
How can I look the other way? My faith interrupted
You've shown me there is no other way out, other way out


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Crossing the Rubicon song meanings
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    General CommentWell to cross the rubicon means to cross the point of no return, and comes from when Caesar literally crossed the rubicon in 49 BC. It was against roman law for the army to cross this river, because it was "the military line" seperating the roman province of Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. Anyways, it seems like its about a girl who has cheated on him. Many a time he says things like "but you've gone past the line," as in youve crossed the point of no return. "I'm not cutting a loss again" as in this has happened before, but hes never going to let it happen again by "but I won't let you leave without feeling an equal pain.
    You'll see, because Ill make you see.
    Left in my council you'll know what it means to respect me."

    pretty much he's been driven to his breaking point, and he is going to teach her a lesson. Thats what it seems like to me. Besides the meaning of the song, this is probably one of my favorite songs on the cd. There songs have a lot of symbolism, especially the names.
    chris28on February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a masterful song, but i have no idea what its about. Its beautiful none-the-less.
    Massimoon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking incredible song. These guys are amazing.
    urgayufagon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first, when i first listened to the song i kinda thought it was just about the art of assassination. But i knew it was wrong when I heard it again. I agree with chris28.
    masterexploderboyon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentik dont think its about a girl i think its more like about bein back stabbed by people you thought were your friends love the song tho they amaze me\'
    jacijackasson June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Rubicon was the river to the north of Rome, When Caesar led his troops over this river, coming back from an expedition in Cisalpine Gaul without permission from the Roman state, he created a sort of war against the Republic.

    Im not a huge fan of the band or the song. Its / They're OK, but I respect the meaning in this song.

    Cheers
    Here_2_Hearon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts a crazy song and chris28 is dead on. but at the ending how he's gonna teach the lesson, in my mind is suicide. to show the pain shes caused. and she can finally realize how bad she really is.
    kinkoon January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe ending of this song is just brutal...
    iJamieon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think this is about a girl at all. There is no indication of anything of the sort. Gahh.. it seems every song I look always has someone that thinks it's about a relationship.

    The Rubicon river, Julius Caesar... and being stabbed in the back yeah that's easily understandable. But I see no mention of romance.

    In fact, I'd say the song is more likely to be about Caesar himself than some emo relationship.
    sieda666on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about their lead guitarist leaving the band, I'm pretty sure, as he was quoted as saying "I can't keep on crossing the Rubicon so much, I don't feel like I can get onstage and feel honest about playing metal anymore." But, music is like poetry, you can interpret it however you want. However these are the facts.
    The_hidest_hideon September 25, 2008   Link

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