I am the crook who robs me
I am my own adversary
I am my enemy
I am my enemy
And my mouth is an army
And when the night falls on me
I become anything but free
I get so sick of this
It gets ridiculous
My mouth is an army

The sound in my mouth, it gets so loud
It gets so loud
The little words can't slip out
Words like "sorry"
And I'm so sorry, yeah

I am the tyrant of discourse
I am the beater of the dead horse
I am the irritant
I am the irritant
And my mouth is a brute force
Here we are in another night
Gearing up for a social accident
With a big crowd, I pick sides, I pick fights
My mouth is an army

The sound in my mouth, it gets so loud
It gets so loud
The little words can't slip out
Words like "sorry"
The sound in my mouth, it gets so loud
It gets so loud
The little words can't slip out
Words like "sorry"
I'm so sorry, yeah

Where will you find yourself without love?
Give love to someone else
Is that enough?
If love is to find yourself, are you finding love
Or are you picking sides?

The sound in my mouth gets so loud
Gets so loud
It gets so loud
Gets so loud
So loud
So loud
Gets so loud

The sound in my mouth, it gets so loud
It gets so loud
The little words can't slip out
Words like "sorry"
I'm so sorry


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    General Commenti honestly think this song is amazing in its msg and sound. sadly i believe ppl look for the sound of the song to decide whether or not they'll like it or not. like songs like awakening and like amateur lovers. i know i did the same. but there is so much more to a song. i think this is part of the song. "its gets so loud" compared to how a song can sound soo "cool" and the "little words cant slip out" compared to the msg of the song cant be found because we focus to much on the sound of the song. but aside from that the song talks about how our mouth is one of our most powerful weapons and our enemy at time. we can use our mouth to put someone down so badly its almost like killing them. The Bible says we must tell others of God's Truth, how He sent His only Son to die for our sins, and also says that we must use our mouth for goodness, not for putting ppl down, cursing, and other just wicked things. show love towards one another. dont let your mouth be used as a weapon.
    burreyeanton January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song have to do with what the bible says? :eyeroll:

    anyway, its about how the tongue can be used to cause hurt and pain and war. its so hard for little words like "sorry" to slip out while its so easy to go on and on with useless communication...
    born2xlon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsongs have much deeper meaning then the words it say. and does it like kill you to like not criticize other ppl's beliefs? haha. i totally respect your point of view from the other comments you've made. but yeah their songs songs can definitely be tied with the Bible. just because the doesnt have the word "God" in it doesnt mean it cant relate to that. and you cant say how i interpreted is wrong. its just an interpretation. no need for eyerolling. its awesome that you like switchfoot as well but just try to like understand it from another's point of view sometimes. maybe it change the way u think of the song or maybe it wont but it doesnt hurt to try.
    burreyeanton January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti didn't say you're wrong but i'm just saying you're stretching it. it may mean that to you but that doesn't mean its what the song means, not even close. i know thats the case with all opinion, but it kinda peeves me when people relate every switchfoot lyric to christianity just because thats the way they want to see it, because most of their fans are christians (unfortunately). i just think switchfoot deserves more credit for being lyrically so multi-dimensional - which they dont get because all the christians go around using the lyrics to preach their own sermons, making the songs seem one-dimensional to passerbys.

    and i do see it from your point of view. sf's songs lead me on these trains of thought too, but not all of the thoughts the song inspires in me can be attributed as the meaning of the song itself, without any logical connection. i sometimes get the feeling that christians (not necessarily you) want to lay claim on them just because they're celebrities, you know like those people who go "switchfoot is christian!" as a bragging point, as if it strengthens what they believe. i mean, who cares if the president is christian, it doesn't mean anything to my walk with god. being a christian isn't like being in a political party, its not about "who's on our side", so whats the big deal about proving that switchfoot are christian as long as they make great music that benefits everyone, not just christians?
    born2xlon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with that, but then again i have my interpretations and beliefs. yeah but also as a christian i should choose wut i listen to carefully, so at times it is important to know the background of a band or artist. thats just me, because anyone one band can drag me into a whole new dimension of music that might not be healthy for me. so im just limitting myself. as for me i believe they are christian and thats a reason to listne to them, aside to their great lyrics and music. haha
    burreyeanton January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese are great lines: If love is to find yourself
    Are you finding love?

    Or are you kicking sides?
    PICKING sides ^
    Oh! Emilyon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have never thought this song had any biblical or christian reference even though I am a christian..
    It's just about not letting your anger and your words go too far.
    Have love and don't get so caught up and mad that you can't say words like 'sorry.'
    Oh! Emilyon February 12, 2007   Link

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