"Say Your Prayers" as written by and Scott Gilman....
Look at you now just standing there
Like you think you're something
The lights are up
And the crowd is looking your way
Swaying through what you live to say

So go ahead boy,
Give a little taste of hypocrisy
Maybe you'll hear, the blasphemy
Whatever you preach, it isn't in me

You wanna walk with me
Well do ya?
You wanna walk with me
Well if you love me
Then just love me
Don't you give me pretty words
Lay your life down at the altar
Let me see how serious you are

These people talking to me
No more than how their idols
And various poems with lust in their eyes
They crave for more
To hate the place where the court played carnivores
Well, keep your focus
Because today will come
When everyone will give account
For what they've done
Make me proud
Make me proud my son

You wanna walk with me
Well do ya?
You wanna walk with me
Well if you love me
Then just love me
Don't you give me pretty words
Lay your life down at the altar
Let me see how serious you are

Look at this broken world
Look at my children, oh
Look at this broken world
Look at my children, oh
Cause they're angels
Sing to me the love song
Look up!
Say your prayers on the steps of the capital
Look up
Say your prayers on your knees
Look up!
Say your prayers
Look up!
Say your prayers

You want us to be like you always thought He would
And all you seem to accomplish is the opposite

You wanna walk with me
Well do ya?
You wanna walk with me
Well if you love me
Then just love me
Don't you give me pretty words
Lay your life down at the altar
Let me see how serious you are


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"Say Your Prayers" as written by Scott Gilman

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    General CommentI have a few corrections,though I'm not so sure of the last one.

    When everyone will give *account*

    Don't you give me *pretty* words

    Sing to me the *love song*
    xxsoxcontagiousxxon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with xxsoxcontagiousxx ; Sounds likes *love song* although a part of me feels like it should say *whole song*
    Tomcat537on March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteditted. Thanks guys.

    I think it makes a little more sense now for me. To me, it seems as though its sung from God's perspective. Hence the "don't you give me pretty words/lend your life down at the altar/let me see how serious you are".

    ^^^ i think that basically means that our commitment, our dedication to God obviously isn't proven through what we say, but more so our actions.

    yeah..
    simply__meon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlook at you now just standing there
    like you think you're something
    the lights are up and the crowd is looking your way
    just waiting for what you have to say

    so go ahead boy,
    give a little taste of hypocrisy
    maybe a hint of blasphemy
    whatever you're preaching it isn't in me.

    you wanna walk with me?
    well do you?
    wanna walk with me?
    well if you love me then just love me
    don't you give me pretty words
    lay your life down at the alter
    let me see how serious you are.

    thats what i hear. everything else is the same.
    silentsainton April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsimply_me has it, pretty much, the verses say that Despite the world being these evil people doing bad things we keep our commitment to God (or we should)

    A couple of corrections, too
    I think it's "corporate carnivores"
    And, silentsaint's changes are correct

    My third and final order of business: I just posted the rest of the lyrics from Polarity, so they should be up this week
    theonethatison May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hear:
    "just waiting for what you have to say"
    "lay your life down at the altar"
    "because the day will come"
    "whatever you're preaching it isn't me"

    I see this song as a war cry against following the way of the world.. but not just the world, of the stereotypical "christian" life, where sOmE of us might take the time out of our busy schedules to make it to church once a week, and then go on living our lives however we want to. To me, that's what I feel the part of the song that talks about "don't you give me pretty words" is talking about. We can tell God that he's our priority and we can sing songs praising him all day long but God's not satisifed with just that- he wants our LIVES. I think there's a point where the words that we sing are insulting to our father when they come such blatantly hypocritical mouths..
    fuzzywompoon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is definitely sung from God's point of view, although much of the posted lyrics don't make sense or sound right so I listened to those parts over and over again and I think I've got the right lyrics here:

    Look at you now just standing there
    Like you think you're something
    The lights are up
    And the crowd is looking your way
    It's waiting for what you have to say

    So go ahead boy,
    Give a little taste of hypocrisy
    Maybe you'll hear, the blasphemy
    Whatever you preach, it isn't Me

    You wanna walk with Me
    Well do ya?
    You wanna walk with Me
    Well if you love Me
    Then just love Me
    Don't you give Me pretty words
    Lend your life down at the altar
    Let Me see how serious you are

    These people don't look to Me no more
    They've got their idols and various poems
    With lust in their eyes
    They crave for more
    Take the place where the court bread carnivores
    Well, keep your focus
    'Cause the day will come
    When everyone will give account
    For what they've done
    Make Me proud
    Make Me proud My son

    You wanna walk with Me
    Well do ya?
    You wanna walk with Me
    Well if you love Me
    Then just love Me
    Don't you give Me pretty words
    Lend your life down at the altar
    Let Me see how serious you are

    Look at this broken world
    Look at My children, oh
    Look at this broken world
    Look at My children, oh
    Cause they're already gone
    Sing to Me the love song
    Look up
    Say your prayers on the steps of the capital
    Look up
    Say your prayers on your knees
    Look up
    Say your prayers, oh
    Look up
    Say your prayers

    You want us to be like you always thought He would
    And all you seem to accomplish is the opposite

    You wanna walk with Me
    Well do ya?
    You wanna walk with Me
    Well if you love Me
    Then just love Me
    Don't you give Me pretty words
    Lend your life down at the altar
    Let Me see how serious you are
    blondy269on May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCheers for the corrections, but I can't do anything now because they've removed the 'edit' link. Only way to change this is to report the changes.
    simply__meon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow do you report changes?
    s2adamson August 31, 2009   Link

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