"The Sound of Truth" as written by and Samuel Nicholas Hipa Jordan D. Mancino....
We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears
We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears

But what wisdom is there within us
To live based on the feeling of our hearts
How many times has instinct let us down
Never to be thought through, never to be questioned

Say what you really mean
When your ambition calls you, calls you?
For what use is there in praying
If you will only hear what you want to hear?

We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears

We speak of fighting to resist this world
But what about the battle within us?
If we have chosen to live against the grain
Then why are we all facing the same way?

There is no difference between us and them
If we all blindly seek truth from sentiments

We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears
We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears

We have all heard what we wanted to hear
Truth that sounds right to our ears


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"The Sound of Truth" as written by Phillip J. Sgrosso Jordan D. Mancino

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    General CommentThis song obviously means that as humans we hear what we want, do what we want, and worship what we want, despite what the real truth is. We turn to diversity as an answer for acceptance when it comes to our appearance, our possesions, our clothes, and even our souls. These lyrics don't just stop there. We get shot down because of our bull-headed attitudes, and our strive for acceptance is turned into a vain struggle to express what really isn't there. Down in the core of every one of us is a soul that yearns for the truth, just like everyone else, but we often turn to our human nature and stupify ourselves with what we want to hear as truth.

    As I Lay Dying has never let me down. They have only shocked and amazed me throughout all their albums. It seems every album gets better and better, and there is no doubt in their incredible ability to spread the good message for the good fight.
    saveall_2008on January 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSentiment tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion. In other words, we if we seek truth by our feelings.
    iceangelred86on December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. It can be interpreted in many ways. To me, though, I think it could be about being an authentic Christian. For those of us that have maybe gone to church or heard parts of the bible, we ‘feel’ a certain way about how to live life the right way. But Tim is saying that at some point, a person gets sick of feeling, and gets sick of feeling good in the church. Feeling good passes so quickly. I know this, it has happened to me so many times. I can never be “good,” like the church portrays that I’m supposed to be. In truth, I never will be.
    “but what wisdom is there within us.” We seek to find answers. Many “smart” people looked for answers to life when Jesus was still alive. When these smart people, the Pharisees, asked Him for answers, he answered that he was the wisdom, He was the truth. If we don’t base truth on something we heard from a human, and instead base it on facts, we would see what true wisdom is. 1 Cor. 1:30 “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.”
    “there is no difference between us and them if we all blindly seek truth from sentiments.” As Christians, we were not made to live apart from Jesus. If we live based on a feeling, how are we different from nonchristians who live for this world?
    Christianaon April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st yes,
    i think this song means the theres no in praying and looking to god for help if we only interprept what we want and nothing else becuase who are we to judge these then it says that we all talk of resisting the norm or "living against the grain" but in reallity we all just want to be acceted so we just follow the crowd anyway and don't do anything different
    fox_boyon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song on the album.

    fox boy is right on, it's about asking people why they seek God for truth and answers when they can't realize that their biases and emotions cause them to hear what they want to hear in the first place... "there is no difference between us" and unbelievers if we all just act on what we feel is right. We have to look past what we want to happen and put others interests ahead of our own.
    thepianominstrelon September 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed with both of you.
    hunt hellon September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSee, but there's a part here that I don't really understand:

    "there is no difference between us and them
    if we all blindly seek truth from sentiments"

    I don't get what that means -.-
    pxscionon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, this song proves how much this band has grown. I think it's great that they're trying to steer away from their metalcore roots, it's about time too. This is the only song that has a scent of melodic death metal, perhaps they're hinting maybe this might be their next direction.

    The album is by far their greatest work, I believe this is the real beginning of AILD, I hope they'll keep more coming.
    ardy189on January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with saveall. The way I have always seen AILD, is if you take their album as a whole. The "lessons" they portray are throughout their whole album. Like, if you take "This Is Who We Are" and this song, I think they pair up nicely, musically and sentimentally.BTW "This Is Who We Are" is my next favorite on this album, I love the vocals and guitars on both of them.They have really grown.
    UndyingRedemptionon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSick song the new guy josh is amazing at clean vox but i will always think clint was the best clean vocalist for as i lay dying


    Seeing them on may 22 haha
    myEchoon April 25, 2008   Link

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