"Salvation" as written by and Bathroy/moody/snell/spencer....
Disgusted by your weakness
You have no right to live
To know you is to hate you
But your life's yours to give

You monkey see, you monkey do
You're always doing what they tell you to
You're such a puppet on string
You don't get it!

I won't bow to something that I've never seen
I can't believe in something that doesn't believe in me
I'm not blood of your blood, I'm no son of your god
I've no faith in your fate
Still I find salvation

You think you have the answers to every last detail
In your eyes, you're the victor
In mine you've all but failed

You monkey see, you monkey do
You're always doing what they tell you to
You're such a puppet on string
You don't get it!
You monkey see, you monkey do
You're always doing what they tell you to
You're such a puppet on string
You don't get it!

I won't bow to something that I've never seen
I can't believe in something that doesn't believe in me
I'm not blood of your blood, I'm no son of your god
I've no faith in your fate
Still I find salvation
Still I find salvation
Still I find salvation


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"Salvation" as written by Denis Mccann Paul Armstrong

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  • +3
    General CommentSo JudasPriest1977 you listened to this song and din't get that it was about being against religion?

    you're fucknig retarded..
    JoeyFreakingRomanton October 24, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOk so what you're all saying is that this song is attacking JUST Christians? That Christianity is the ONLY religion with hypocrisy and a lack of answers? So Islam doesn't cause problems? Judaism doesn't cause problems hmm? Cause if that isn't what you're all saying then I MUST be looking at the wrong song.

    This song is anti-RELIGION!! NOT anti-Christian! You're all just acting like a bunch of hatemongers.
    Armadio2on October 27, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAlright,

    I think this song is about the people who blindly follow their religions. Those people that eat up everything the church has to say without a second thought. It's not necessarily about religions shoving it down peoples throats, more about the people taking the shoving with a big fucking smile. Those people so close minded when it comes to pointing out the flaws in what they believe in, that they block it out and use the opposing opinion as a Frisbee/ something to aim at when they piss.

    My take on Religion:
    Pick one. Hear it out. Consider it. FORM YOUR OWN BELIEFS.

    THINK FOR YOURSELVES DAMMIT!
    aadsncxsedfgon October 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about not believing in religion. Christians are screaming that they alone hold the key to salvation and he says that religion is nothing more that crap and he will not believe it simply because everyone else does. He equates worshipers to puppets with the church holding the strings. Religion is crap and any intelligent person should learn to think beyond the brainwashing of the church and think on their own because in the end, it doesn't matter and we all rot in the ground.
    Beastofdarknesson September 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually you guys are putting the lyrics a tad harshly. Rather he is pointing out that he can't believe in religion simply because he sees outside the box and views a church goer as a monkey. He is fed a religion but can't find proof that if he follows it he will be 'saved' and says well fuck it i will find salvation in my own way. Also the criticism of religious people not believing he can find god, hes just some punk heavy metal guy whos out of place.
    MattAtheyon December 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about anti-religon. But the lyrics are a bit harsh. So, because I am religious, I don't deserve to live, I'm weak, and can't think for myself? Even though I never force my religion on anyone? That's a bit hypocritical....I bet I'd get yelled at if I told an atheist that they were stupid and evil...the double-standard is extremely stupid.
    ErikaxStrykeron October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK,

    This song is catching way to much crap. Do I feel this song is anti-relgion...NO... I am a Christian and yet this song does not offend me. I dont think he is saying that relgion is bad. I believe that he is saying that some people are twisting the words of religious text in general to make it say what they want to. No matter who tells you somthing it will always be through how they take it.
    Rebel09on December 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow i guess you guys dont read much mags these days huh? back when this cd 1st came out in a interview with hit parader this song was brought up and when asked bout the negitive religion views it had ivan responded (paraphrase) "This song isnt quite as antireligion as most poeple think. its more of a antigovernment song. its about this mystical all powerful government that everyone follows with out opposeing. the part about "i am not blood if you blood. i am no son of you god" is american blood makes this government work or so they say. and how the government push poeples veiw such as in in gods we trust. ive been in all sorts of religous circles all my life and some i agree and some i dont so to me it isnt bashing religion just onmiessant governments"
    stroltz35on July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk my issue isn't with you so I'm going to say all this and just ignore you afterwards.

    One: Christianity IS a religion. You can look it up...ANYWHERE and find that out. Faith is the ACT not the THING.

    Two: You need to go back and read my first post cause I'm not including you in it. The problem is you're being just as confrontational.

    Now that I've said that, my first point still stands. Everyone here is just hatemongering. Christianity ISNT the only religion in the world. It's not perfect but NIETHER are ISLAM and JUDAISM! They can be just as bad if not worse.
    Armadio2on November 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk this is a little annoying with the whole Atheism vs. christianity and such. I believe that however Ivan Moody portrays this song to be i choose to think that this song is really just anti-religious and not anti-God(as others have said). To me this song means no matter what your religious,non-religious,teachings,etc. mean, you dont have to necessarily follow every single word a church or religious sect goes by. you find your own salvation in any way that you can as long as your happy with your choice in the end. i dont get why people feel the need to hate each other regardless of religious background or anything else because that is being biased(among others i care not to name). i'm a christian but yet i've looked into all other forms of religion/non-religion things i can,including nihilism. yet they all have 1 similar meaning and that is to find salvation in whatever form it may be. so i hope this clarifies anything but i'm absolutly positive i will get negative reply's simply because everyone is a critic and humans themselves just feel a need to hate sometimes.
    mastakeith118on August 15, 2010   Link

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