I'm sure if you wanted to stop love,
You could just untie your end and let it go.
But, my God, you don't. You don't.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

You're still sending cells to their rightful places,
When forming more likely to escape
Such a narrow way to life
What's it look like from your side?
From here I can't see why it's worth,
Why it's worth one more coming out cursed.

Say it, say it!
Say what this is all for!
Say it, say it!
Say what this is all for!
Say it's redemption!

'Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
(We're just swaying from side to side.)
Our world is grey, world is grey.
(We are thieves and saints alike.)
But you don't let go, don't let go.
(We keep swaying and swaying.)
And you don't let go, you don't.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

He's shooting God up his arm through a needle.
And she's putting cuts on her legs to bleed out the devil.
"Surely you will not die, eat and you shall be like God."
What have we done?

Say it, Say it!
Say that this is all for redemption!

'Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
(We're just swaying from side to side.)
Our world is grey, world is grey.
(We are thieves and saints alike.)
But you don't let go, don't let go.
(We keep swaying from side to side.)
We all just sway, we all just sway
But you don't let go, you don't.
You don't.

I'm sure if you wanted to stop love, you could just untie your end
And let it go
But my God, you don't.


Lyrics submitted by Revenga, edited by iluvsagwa

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    General Commentjust because something is art doesnt mean it is open to interpretation.
    james_fetneron September 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI was very impressed with the depth of the lyrics in this album.

    I believe the first stanza is about the universal love that everyone shares. It makes a reference to how love essentially originates from God.

    "You're still sending cells to their rightful places" A reference to Gods involvement in biology. "One more coming out cursed." This is a reference to a human birth. The narrator is amazed at how God will let more humans live on earth considering how potentially evil we are.

    Third stanza: A request for redemption to be the human's purpose.

    Fourth stanza: "Our world is grey" Man is both evil and good. While God demands everything in black and white. We continue to live as though there are gray areas of neither good, nor bad. "We're just swaying from side to side." We cannot live perfectly.

    Fifth Stanza: This is a reference to temptation. How we are deceived into believing that certain sins are OK. More gray essentially. Also refers to the serpent in the garden of Eden. The Garden had two trees, the tree of the knowledge of GOOD and EVIL and the tree of life. Obviously we are sticking to the theme of right and wrong.

    So basically, this whole song is a reference to how God provides our sense of what is right and our love which we share with each other. We need to understand that God hates evil and loves good. But he still loves his creatures. Kinda goes back to the old saying "Love the sinner, hate the sin". If God didn't love everything he created, then the moment we sinned we would be destroyed. Pretty good proof that God loves us.

    There's a lot more to this song. I only grazed over it.

    theandywon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like this could be about all the wrongs in the world today (abortion, drug, suicide, obesity) and Cody's saying that God could just give up on us for all of these faults but he doesn't and that's why we love him.
    Revengaon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think it means we're loved somehow, and that enables us to love back.
    jaklsfjsadlkfjdsalfon September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove is the point of God's story. he could let go but he hasn't, for the purpose of redemption. our world is hopeless but its for love that he holds on. unearned, unfaltering and without agenda. just to love, even if its never reciprocated. like we should love.
    bgiaco00on December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the reference to Eden:" Eat and you will be like God." This song really resonates for me because it talks about many reasons that humans are filthy and unlovable, then it states the fact that God still does love us. Wierd. Maybe He could just give up on us like we give up on ourselves but He doesn't. "We keep swaying but You don't let go."
    JeffreyBrianon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this..."What's it look like from your side?
    From here I can't see why it's worth
    One more coming out cursed." Basically saying, he doesn't know why God even has faith in us anymore...Absolutely beautiful.
    brandon7861on April 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas with all art. many ways to take this song.religion, a realitionship,drugs, defintly beautiful
    010020003on August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about life, and questioning the meaning of our lives,
    asking God why we do such things to the perfect bodies he created, and why are we here on Earth. Asking why he still loves us no matter what until the end.
    soarchyourbackxon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis definatley about God having an unconditional love for us.
    and how he doesnt understand why he could still love us with all of the horrible things in the world.
    also i interpret the chorus as the purity of life and existence was corrupted with sin (white to grey) and that we are "swaying" on the line of life and death (or salvation and damnnation) and God is holding us up and he wont let go. and i also think he feels bad for God because he has to hold all of us and most will not even recognize him in there lives.
    kimmyp215on October 14, 2008   Link

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