"The Rapture" as written by Kaveh Cohen and Michael David Nielsen....
I waited for the light to come
To change my life, to change my life
But I am blind, my faith is gone
I'm finding out the good book was wrong

And I must face
That I won't be saved

We're destined to all die alone
I buried my cross with a rose
I won't kneel at your alter now that I know
It's a table for a magic show

I'm getting up from off my knees
The guilt is gone and I can finally breathe
But there is not a plan for me
You're making my tired ears bleed

And you can pray
But I won't be saved

We're destined to all die alone
I buried my cross with a rose
I won't kneel at your alter now that I know
It's a table for a magic show



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"The Rapture" as written by Michael David Nielsen Kaveh Cohen

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    General Comment''The Second Coming of Christ will occur in stages. First, He will remove all Christians from the Earth, to protect them. This is called The Rapture.''

    This is what Buddy is referring to, and that he basically has lost his faith and thinks its a bunch of bullshit. And that he wont be saved
    legacyxSFon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe ultimate loss of faith song. He trusts in God, follows his teachings blindly, but comes to the realization that the Bible isnt really matching up with his life. He realizes he won't be saved, and that there is no bigger force in his life. so he leaves his cross and stops going to church ("i won't kneel at your altar"-a reference to communion) because he knows its just a big "magic show". He "gets off his knees" (reference to praying) and does what he wants in his life.
    alphaelementon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's obviously about Buddy not believing in his faith anymore and questioning it.
    Avalanche1on September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthes lost his faith in everything, his "good book" refers to his bible, hes obviously not beleiving in any of it anymore. hes getting up off his knee's as if to rise against it? he beleives its all lies, and a show.
    badNEWS_xon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthes lost his faith in everything, his "good book" refers to his bible, hes obviously not beleiving in any of it anymore. hes getting up off his knee's as if to rise against it? he beleives its all lies, and a show.
    badNEWS_xon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis whole cd kinda has that feeling about losing faith or thats just what i feel
    johnnystonehouseon October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBuddy said in an interview that it was basically about his take on religion (namely Christianity) and his loss of faith.

    Taken from the interview:

    Question: What are some of the themes you tackle on the new record?

    "There's a lot about Christianity. A lot about a loss of faith I had. Growing up as someone who used to go to church a lot because of my parents. It's not so much the cliche rebelling against my parents, but actually rebelling against the idea that there is some overall good, that there is some overall power and being. A lot of it takes stabs at the way Christianity doesn't really answer anything but dances around questions..."

    -Metal Edge, August 2006 issue
    LostGrieveron October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is obvious. This is one of the few songs that i actually understand without reading these. I have gone through this personally. "the guilt is gone and I can finally breathe" here, he is talking about how whenever the Christian faith says he's going to hell when he sins, it makes him feel guilty, and now that he isn't Christian anymore, the guilt he had is gone, and he can breathe and relax now. i sympathize and feel with Buddy in this song.
    Chase48on November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlike all the friggin songs on this cd are linked.
    this one
    calling all cars
    the priest and the matador
    all the best cowboys have daddy issues
    and...
    probably more
    smmindssisteron November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthis life was shitty? so he lost faith, the book was wrong is the bible, we all die alone, that's like true, no one dies with you. its just you. he's coming to terms that hes going to hell? and it wont matter what happens anymore, he's going where he's going.
    aacidburn818on November 05, 2006   Link

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