"I Am You" as written by and Ryan Clark Don Clark....
A black heart in an empty shell where the desperation laid waste- I am you
A blank page in an unknown book and the opposition you face
I am the endless scar, the broken hope, the gaping hole in your faith- I am you
The dark trail of endless graves where all the lifeless lay

I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don?t exist

Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
We will burn this together
Time to fuse this design, to make us one
We will burn this together

A new voice for the broken souls in a world awaiting its death- I am you
An everlasting well of life for the hopeless and the wrecked
I am the dying self, the narrow path, the calm that conquered the storm- I am you
The cross hairs on the head of shame, the negation to conform

I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don?t exist

Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
We will burn this together
Time to fuse this design, to make us one
We will burn this together

I will rise
I will break this
You will rise
You will break this
We will rise
We will take them down
Rise and break them down
Down, down, down
Break them down

Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
We will burn this together
Time to fuse this design, to make us one
We will burn this together


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"I Am You" as written by Ryan Clark Don Clark

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    General CommentThis one seems rather simple: He is uniform with the world, a part of the brokenness, and in the chorus strives to break apart.
    Desperon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think desper got part of it right, but it seems like he is also talking about christians who try so hard to break free from the chains of the enemy alone.
    "I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this"
    But that is not the way God made us to be for we are supposed to make this walk together and we need to break free from our desire to walk alone.
    Hince the chorus "Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
    We will burn this together
    Time to fuse this design, to make us one
    We will burn this together"
    and also the bridge kinda up gives this away as well
    "I will rise
    I will break this
    You will rise
    You will break this
    We will rise
    We will take them down"
    Mobius1on November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhenever I hear the chorus I feel it like it's talking about taking down the New Wolrd Order and the Illuminati.
    Edboyon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I am you"

    That one line is key in this song. I think Ryan simply means, that there are other Christians that struggle with the same things written in this song, and together, "We will rise, and we will take them down"
    berserkerrayon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis Has To Be Demon Hunters Best Song.
    Tacoholicon September 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationA black heart in an empty shell where the desperation laid waste- I am you
    A blank page in an unknown book and the opposition you face
    I am the endless scar, the broken hope, the gaping hole in your faith- I am you
    The dark trail of endless graves where all the lifeless lay

    The first verse is about a man realizing all that evil that is insinde him, that is part of him. It is kind of a collection of bad omens every single one of them saying "I am you"


    I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
    Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don't exist

    The first time the prechorus is about the thoughts of that man realizin his sins and the evil inside him. Realizing all that he just wants to get rid of this meaningless life he is living.


    Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
    We will burn this together
    Time to fuse this design, to make us one
    We will burn this together

    The chorus is gods voice telling to "burn" the plans we made to free us from this life out of our own strength. It is the offering to give this meaningless life a meaning so it is worth being lived.


    A new voice for the broken souls in a world awaiting its death- I am you
    An everlasting well of life for the hopeless and the wrecked
    I am the dying self, the narrow path, the calm that conquered the storm- I am you
    The cross hairs on the head of shame, the negation to conform

    The second verse is the voice of Jesus tellin what HE did for US and revealing himself as another part of this very man from the beginning. He is telling him that he gave EVERYTHING for him and that he is the one "narrow path" that is giving his life a meaning.


    I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
    Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don't exist

    This time the prechorus is about Jesus. Since he knew pretty much from the beginning that he had to die one day he was pretty much waiting for his death. He tried to change this fate but in the end he pretty much knew how it would end.


    I will rise
    I will break this
    You will rise
    You will break this
    We will rise
    We will take them down
    Rise and break them down
    Down, down, down
    Break them down

    This last part is kind of Jesus resurrection and the revelation in short. First Jesus will rise and break the chains of death, then all human will rise and break the chains of death and in the end those who are chosen by god will rise with Jesus at our side to "take down" the sin and finally be free.

    Two more things:
    1. Everything said is my own interpretation. So you are free to read those lines in any other way you want. This is just what I am thinking.
    2. Since I'm a German student writing an English text please excuse my mistakes, failures, failings or whatever else you want to call it. Even if i wish for it I am not perfect at all.
    Loltieron June 04, 2012   Link

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