"All That Remains" as written by and Adam Gontier Chris Wallin....
Don’t do what I have done
Win where I have lost
Have where I have none
Don’t let your demons drive
They’ll just steer your wrong
You won’t get out alive

'Ccause you can’t relive the pain
You can’t rewind to yesterday
You might never find your place
In the time that remains
So if tomorrow never comes
If I’m living fast and dying young
I hope the best is yet to come
In the time that remains for you

Don’t get me wrong
The mistakes I’ve made along the way
Made me who I am today
The time is gonna come
You will wake up and realize
Just how fast your life goes by

'Cause you can’t relive the pain
You can’t rewind to yesterday
You might never find your place
In the time that remains
So if tomorrow never comes
If I’m living fast and dying young
I hope the best is yet to come
In the time that remains for you

'Cause you can’t relive the pain
You can’t rewind to yesterday
You might never find your place
In the time that remains
So if tomorrow never comes
If I’m living fast and dying young
I hope the best is yet to come
In the time that remains for you

The time that remains for you
For you
The time that remains
The time that remains


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"Time That Remains" as written by Adam Gontier Chris Wallin

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    General CommentI think it's about christians attacking everything in sight, and how everybody is now forced to defend everything these days, like science, civil rights, and atheism, all because some right-wing individuals don't like it.

    It's a response how America is now a christian Taliban.
    collegeguy666on August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems like it has little or nothing to do about christianity... maybe you're just lashing out at a religion you dont like? this seems to me that its more just a song about personal struggle...
    bathorychild666on December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems like it has little or nothing to do about christianity... maybe you're just lashing out at a religion you dont like? this seems to me that its more just a song about personal struggle...
    bathorychild666on December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it sounds like it could very well be about a religion that is oppressive...which means that christianity is probably the most plausible...although let's not forget about Islam.
    Anilandon May 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't really see how you got religion into this
    metallic slayeron June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about religion. It could be about how someone hurts several people in the same way and the singer is the one observing it, "The same old story/But the names have all been changed", and this latest victim was strong enough to rise above and try to defend their self against the evildoer, "The fatal mistake you made/Was of all the hearts you'd slain/How you kept alive my bloody valentine ". Or all the above said but the singer is talking to themselves, "Aiming at the enemy
    I only smash the mirror".
    estabuddaon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry kids, one more thing. "Aiming at the enemy
    I only smash the mirror", could mean he's holding a mirror to the bad guy so he sees what he's doing.
    estabuddaon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, "Aiming at the enemy, I only smash the mirror" refers to himself being his own enemy.
    Sesson October 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthave to quote this guy: " "The same old story/But the names have all been changed", and this latest victim was strong enough to rise above and try to defend their self against the evildoer, "The fatal mistake you made/Was of all the hearts you'd slain/How you kept alive my bloody valentine ". Or all the above said but the singer is talking to themselves, "Aiming at the enemy
    I only smash the mirror". "

    Okay, first of all, "the same old story, but the names have all been changed" could also refer to religion. Let's not forget about how similar most religions are.

    and however tempting it might be to label this song to be about personal struggle, who says that maybe eppard at one point had a religion? In which case "aiming at the enemy I only smash the mirror" could mean that he's to some extent a hypocrite and probably hates himself for it. I know i would. Personally, being wary of the ways of 3, i find it too simplistic to label this song as ONLY a personal struggle. This song is about a personal and worldwide struggle with religion.
    catsviewon October 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this one is about revenge and how it ends up destroying everyone. The character was extremely hurt emotionally by someone (or something; why not some false religion) and it drove him to all-consuming hate. He engages in revenge only to see everything drowning in flames - and on the second and the third verses he realizes that he has become just as bad as his enemy.

    The same old story is of course, as the good old Friedrich put it, "he who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster" - and the fact that revenge has never really satisfied anyone.

    Fits the theme of the album being about all kinds of endings.
    infinityontrialon October 29, 2008   Link

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