Say the word and I’ll be healed opened eyes
Grease my wheels since my vision’s been restored

Trip me once shame on you Trip me twice I’m the fool
Thought it’s hidden I've been cured

Patience is divine but the virtue is not mine
Turn your cheek gets ripped off
That’s why we’re given four

This is how you spend life amused by another’s strife
Makes me so sad and confused
Someone’s pain your leisure
Can’t explain sick pleasure I’m so glad I'm not you

Throwing wrenches gave a false sense of power
What started sweet will soon turn sour
You think it’s your place to dispense justice
Well I’ve been sent to judge the judges

God damn love cause it’s breaking my heart
And if I had one wish I’d seen in the dark

Tripping a blind man so easy to do
Tripping a blind man why can’t it be you?

You want to play God and I know you will
If that’s the case I’ll be the devil

Now who the fuck are you to discipline me
Innocence condemned by the guilty

God damn love cause it’s breaking my heart
And if I had one wish I’d seen in the dark

Losing his grip of his seeing dog’s spiky collar
Panicking, the startled pet ran to the street
Sanitation truck skidding, unable to stop
Shoveled up what was left of his canine Spot

As they left, the ground turned muddy crimson
Where’s my mutt? The victim requested
EMS responded “he had to say bye”
Teary eyed, the old man cried then died

Patience is divine but the virtue is not mine
Turn your cheek gets ripped off
That’s why we’re given four


Lyrics submitted by LordDionysius

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    General CommentAs far as I can tell, most of the song is inspired by Peter's anger at his family forcing him into rehab.
    Shi_Hebion December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttripping a blind man can be fun. go home and think of all your guilt you filthy devil-scum!

    well, i think type o is saying that they wish the tripper could be a blind man for once and they (peter or someone else in the band) would love to trip them so they know how it feels.
    xscorpio303xon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about being deceived in some way. You are are blind to it when it happens and when we realize we are being used its like tripping a blind man. Perhaps the old mans dog is a symbol for trust and when it gets hit by the garbage truck it is the death of trust.... just a thought
    Philosowulfon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat's he say at the end? "read your rights, read them twice"?
    kijimaon May 06, 2008   Link
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    Memory"turn your cheek, gets ripped off, thats why we're given four" lmao
    for a while i thought he said "turn your cheek insert tongue that is what were here for", but the other one is funnier and makes more sense for the song. I saw an interview with pete saying it was written out of anger at his family for sending him to rehab, jail, and the psych ward. "i used to have five older sisters, now i dont" i feel bad for the guy... but i can relate, simmilar stuff has happened
    IZFERNORon April 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhere can i get this song?
    antinikhilon April 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI interpreted this song being about his girlfriend(s) as a lot of them were.
    But after reading what others have said, I see it a little differently now.
    I agree that it sounds like when his family made him go to rehab.
    pyromantic6210on June 30, 2011   Link

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