I've seen the evil so many hands have done
I've seen the beauty of the earth and of the setting sun
And on my knees I've begged for battles to be won
But when we bleed no more, what do we become?

And when at last we breathe our final precious breath
I hope there's something more
What are we hoping for?
(What are we yearning for?)

Without a guiding hand we wander endlessly
Am I a fool to seek release from all that's killing me?
When time has passed for once held cetainties
A need remains: a refuge from your misery

And when at last we breathe our final precious breath
And when at last we're summoned unto death
Is there an open door?
Will there be any more?
What will remain from all these dying things we're living for?

I've seen the evil so many hands have done
I've seen the beauty of the earth and of the setting sun
And on my knees I've cried to you for battles to be won
Will you be standing there when the dying is done?


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    General CommentThe song is called The Dying Thing's We're Living For, not Dying For. And I think the song is about the search and struggle for hope in the future. The title describes that we are living and striving for things that are decaying and are of no real value. It's a pretty deep song.
    ex nihiloon October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReading and getting more into these lyrics, call me a crazy Christian for trying to relate every song to God, but it seems as though he is speaking with Christian, or religious beliefs. When he says, "And when at last we breathe our final precious breath... I hope there's something more, what are we hoping for?" It seems like he is talking about when we die, he hopes there is a heaven and that there is someone out there watching over. And he also seems doubtful at the same time, "What are we hoping for?".

    "Without a guiding hand, we wonder endlessly" -That's pretty wide open right there. He's saying without some kind of guide, moral beliefs or faith in a supreme being, we wonder without purpose or meaning, and with the means only to survive, at whatever cost, which would lead to anarchy and total chaos.

    "Am I a fool to seek release from all that's killing me?" -He's talking about how Atheists say Christians and religious people make up God in order to make them feel better and give them hope. Everyone wants to be happy, and he is asking if it is stupid and foolish to try and find happiness, and hope for the sin he has dealt, because after all, everyone wants to be happy. And what fool wants to just be miserable?

    "When Time has passed for once held certainties, a need remains: A refuge from your misery" -Not too sure about this one, but it seems as though he talks about our slow and steady fall into Evolutionism and Atheism. As the time passes and we slowly climb into the belief that nothing is certain, and everything is just mere chance, we will still have trouble trying to escape the presence of the Lord.

    "And on my knees I've cried to you for battles to be won. Will you be standing there when the dying is done?" -He is obviously speaking to someone. He describes this someone as wise and very knowledgeable, because it seems as if this being knows of the end to come and it will not affect him/her.

    That's what I'm getting from this. I hate to sound like a Christian trying to relate every song to God, but it really comes out in this one. I don't know if these guys are Christian, but their lyrics sure imply it.
    ex nihiloon October 16, 2009   Link

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