"Become The Catalyst" as written by and Michael Martin Jeanne Sagan....
For fear my eyes are closed
I'll shut this out no more
Embrace this and I become the catalyst

And now it swells in me
Smash all my defenses down
I'll take this I'll let this fire consume me

I will not fall I will not fail
I pound the walls I shake the cage
I will not fall I will not fail

Let this fire consume me

This burning passion it fills me with desire
And drives me and it drives my cause
I'm filled with reasons but reasons drive me further
Disdain for disbelief will stay the course

Oh, let the fire consume me
Let the fire burn
Let the courage flow through me
Let the fire burn


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"Become the Catalyst" as written by Michael Martin Jeanne Sagan

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a F*ckin amazin track

    "I pound the walls, I shake the cage" kick ass line

    to me the song is about lettin go and just completeley losing control and exploding on the world

    ALL THAT REMAINS OWN!
    AllThatRemainson February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok frmo reading this noone here knows what a catalyst is and its basically something that causes a "motion" to "stir" between two or more persons/things whithout itself (the catalyst) being affected. So i think its about the person being in something causing events to take place and he becomes the catalyst meaning the events continue he just is no longer affected "let the fire consume me" "let the courage run thru me" its talking about giving him/her the strength to let the events not effect them
    Thump2142on March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfuck this song is sick along with most of the others on this CD. not the deepest lyrics (unlike other bands i like, like tool and NIN) but amps me up somthing chronic.

    well, i'd say it's more like a determination to 'not fail or fall', in whatever your passion takes you to. it's avtiation for me, has given me the impetus (or catalyst) to drive towards being a pilot.
    aviatorbrisbaneon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk first off id like to start by saying that music is ment to be interpreted the way you see it not evey1 will agree but this is what the song means to me

    Its about a girl, shes very unaproachable and she doesnt like me but that doesnt stop me from trying to get her to notice me

    For fear my eyes are closed,
    I'll shut this out no more,
    Embrace this and I become
    The catalyst
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    as i said before she doesnt like me but that just makes me want her more, by nature people want what they cant have

    And now it swells in me,
    Smash all my defenses down,
    I'll take this, I'll let this fire consume me.
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    this part is pretty self explanatory i will succeed in getting her to like me

    I will not, I will not
    I will not fall, I will not fail
    I pound the walls, I shake the cage
    I will not fall, I will not fail
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    a lot like the previous one, im driven to succeed oll do anything to get her to notice me

    This burning passion it fills me with desire
    And drives me and it drives my cause
    I'm filled with reasons
    But reasons drive me further
    Disdain for disbelief will stay the course
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    instead of getting down and giving up after many failed attempts ill go on and keep believing theres a chance

    Oh, let the fire consume me
    (Let the fire burn)
    Let the courage run through me
    (Let the fire burn)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Jiimi2000on October 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKnowing that Phil, the lead singer, is a Christian, I'd say this song is more about the Holy Spirit, which explains all the references to fire in the song.
    NameTakeron January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentballin song "Oh, let the fire consume me
    (Let the fire burn)
    Let the courage run through me
    (Let the fire burn)"
    --- f**kin brilliant
    ChariotofFireon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo shit..

    xD
    wonderbread03on February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics can have two meanings to me(depending on the mood I am in when I hear them.) Most of the time the meaning is about letting rage consume you so you have the courage to do something. Or perhaps using anger to give you courage to finish something you cant otherwise. Overall to me its all about letting rage taking over you for courage.
    XaviarCraigon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHilarious that none of you have picked up that the lyrics are incorrect.

    It is not "Let the courage run through me" that is for certain.

    It is "Let the courage flow through me".

    Putting it simply a catalyst is someone who precipitates change or an event (like someone who can see the future).

    Thump2142 is kinda close but going off the wrong track.

    "Become the catalyst" - Become someone who can anticipate something is going to happen.

    Now read the rest of the lyrics in context.

    This song is about empowerment and gaining power and courage.

    Nothing can stop him.
    mitch01on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUm thump is right a catalyst is something that can start a process that couldnt have started without it and without being affected. You see this alot in chemistry. Amazing Song!
    Neonion June 06, 2007   Link

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