"Bite My Tongue" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
I was going to spell it out in full detail but
I dropped the call before I spilled my guts
But your floor stayed clean like my conscience will be
'Cause if you heard anything, you didn't hear it from me

And I'm sweeping up the seconds that tick off the clock
And saving them for later when I'm too ticked to talk
And I need some time to search my mind
To locate the words that seem so hard to find

Sometimes I say things that I wish that I could take back
The most crucial thing I lack is a thing called tact
And if you're always so intently listening
Then the smartest thing to say is to tell myself not to say a thing

Yeah, I gotta keep quiet, quiet, don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth, it'll just be to bite my tongue
To bite my tongue

It seems I'm always close minded with an open mouth
And the worst of me just seems to come right out
But I've never broken bones with a stone or a stick
But I'll conjure up a phrase that can cut to the quick

And sometimes I say things that I wish that I could take back
The smartest thing to say is to tell myself

To keep quiet, quiet, don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth, it'll just be to bite my tongue
I gotta keep quiet, quiet and listen to your voice
Because the power of your words can repair all that I've destroyed

And when I finally do, let it come from you
The peace of understanding grips my soul
You're the reason I've found meaning in this life
So I'll swallow up my pride and give you control, I give it to you

But I gotta keep quiet, quiet, don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth, it'll just be to bite my tongue
Yeah, I gotta keep quiet, quiet and listen to your voice
Because the power of your words can repair all that I've destroyed

Yeah, I gotta keep quiet, quiet, don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth, it'll just be to bite my tongue
To bite my tongue


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"Bite My Tongue" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General Commentyeah no offense to any of you i hate when people tell me my interpretations are wrong...people interpret things differently...but i just always thought this song was about how he makes mistakes with people, not God, and he never thinks before he talks. The part about
    "I gotta keep quiet, quiet
    And listen to your voice
    Because the power of your words
    Can repair all that I've destroyed" is obviously about God. The Bible teaches us to comfort and to apologize, to make things right. So in that way "his words" repair the damage mat has done with his own words. its like hoopes i did it again, or this week the trend...if you havent noticed mat is the most cyclical person there is...i'm sure some of you can relate to the struggle with inconsistency in your walks...i can sooooo relate!
    music_fanatic92on December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about listening to God, not just talking to him, you cant just say you need his help, and
    put him on a shelf, you have to actually CONVERSE with him.. i think this song is sweet and COMPLETELY TRUE! i love it
    and i also love them! : )
    mtheissenwifeon February 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song has much to do with God. I think most of it is how he speaks impulsively, without thinking, and sometimes, it's hurtful to others. The bridge, I will admit, is about God, asking for forgiveness. The rest of the song isn't really. That's my 741 cents. :)
    Barnabison March 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Matt Thiessen is trying to say in this song how no matter what we say about God or how we talk about Him, He will always be there to set us straight. Just because you may say you don't believe in Him or His Word doesn't mean He doesn't exist. And He'll set you straight, in a good way.
    DeleteThisAccounton February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt could also have something to do with how we should think before we say things. Pray before we say some things, because our wisdom fails us so often. "the power of your words, can repair all i've destroyed" Any way you look at it, the brilliance especially in the first verse it ridiculously amazing.
    musicalheartson March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs on the new cd. i agree with musicalhearts.
    Greenbean713on April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't the pun in this verse amazing?

    And I'm sweeping up the seconds that tick off the clock
    And saving them for later when I'm too ticked to talk
    And I need some time to search my mind
    To locate the words that seem so hard to find

    (The tick-talk part... it makes me smile.)
    Ashtonon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The most crucial thing I lack
    Is a thing called tact"

    yeah, that basically tells my life story there. :)
    elimyon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with musical hearts that he's is talking about his mistakes with people. I find myself having to heed his advice about 'biting my tongue' because I can really 'conjure up a phrase that can cut to the quick' and unfortunately 'I wish that I could take back' half of the things I have said.
    lilacheron February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think I agree with JPie.(don't hurt me!)
    cathyandbeckyon February 16, 2008   Link

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