The town he came from was typical England,
His mother loved him but she loved her new husband,
The teachers at school found him out a no-hoper,
Just another waste of teenage strength - a solider.

Quick Friday evening, he takes a sip from the bottle,
He's with his boys again they're up for trouble,
A pack of wolves always he better be hunting,
A local man made the mistake to confront them.

And as he sits there up alone in his room,
Cut on his knees blood on his hands through,
A heartless attack and he's so ashamed,
Covering his eyes of the poor man's gaze.

Forever it will stay.

Set this straight, it's not your cross,
Fix yourself up bruv, and step off the warpath.

Your life is never preordained,
No two lives need ever be the same.
Go, Take a leap of faith.
You can turn and fight, need to jump this life,
You could escape free now from these confines.

Go, Three years ago she had a baby at fifteen.
The next minute was a repeat of history,
One bedroom council flat, the father beats her,
but it’s the dark past. he disappeared.

Six months later and he's back on the scene,
He's lost his job and and needs her to feast,
Still got that glint in his eye, still got that vicious right hand,

Now is the time to make her stand.
Making her stand.
Don't jump I know this time is the past,
Fix yourself up, jump up onto the life raft.

Your life is never preordained,
No two lives need ever be the same.
Go Take a leap of faith,
Take a leap of faith, take a leap of faith.

Go, take a leap of faith.

Your conscience jilted your options fading,
You have no allies on your team,
Search for these fragments of esteem.

GO! Don't jump I know this time is the past,
Fix yourself up grab on onto the liferaft.

GOGO! Set this straight, it's not your cross,
Fix yourself up bruv and step off the warpath.

You can turn and fight, you can jump this life,
You can escape free now from these confines.

Your life is never preordained,
No two lives need ever be the same.

Go, Take a leap of faith.

Your conscience jilted your options fading,
You have no allies on your team,
Search for these fragments of esteem.

Take a leap of faith,
Take a leap of faith,
Take a leap of faith.


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    General CommentFirst comment on my favourite song =]

    i might be wrong, but to me a couple of lines sound a bit off

    "grab on onto the life raft," - i reckon that should be
    "jump up onto the life raft"

    "That was the time to make her stand" - i reckon that should be
    "Now is the time to make her stand"

    See what you think =]
    aceripperon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrve this song
    AestheticMurderon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    id say it was about not giving up
    & everything will work out if you carry on
    i love it anyway
    & the line
    "Your life is never preordained,
    No two lives need ever be the same."
    :D
    luckyLon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot to suggest it's religious or anything, but there are some pretty obvious religious references/connotations.

    Obviously the title, Leap of faith

    'It's not your cross'. Ie crucifix sort of thing.

    Preordained. Subtle one considering being ordained is to enter the priesthood.

    'conscience' too. Though that's probably taking it a bit too far, but worth mentioning alongside the constant emphasis on being 'saved'.

    So perhaps it's not necessarily religion, but just some path that can save you from your situation. That's what I make of it. The first verse or so also reminds me of the Gary Newlove incident an awful lot. And I'm quite sure this was written before that happened. So it goes to show how important this song is really.
    seth124on April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot to suggest it's religious or anything, but there are some pretty obvious religious references/connotations.

    Obviously the title, Leap of faith

    'It's not your cross'. Ie crucifix sort of thing.

    Preordained. Subtle one considering being ordained is to enter the priesthood.

    'conscience' too. Though that's probably taking it a bit too far, but worth mentioning alongside the constant emphasis on being 'saved'.

    So perhaps it's not necessarily religion, but just some path that can save you from your situation. That's what I make of it. The first verse or so also reminds me of the Gary Newlove incident an awful lot. And I'm quite sure this was written before that happened. So it goes to show how important this song is really.
    seth124on April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the line "it's not your cross" is actually "it's not in your grasp". :)
    Arrilouon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "this line you cross"...
    The first part could be about a guy who messed up his life (kill people, make a 15 year old pregnant...) and then there's a way to save his situation just as Seth said
    alex7upon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an english boy, he would be in the steriotypical group called a "Chav" who would go out drinking, and going out with his group, or a gang of other "Chavs". He would gand up on people and beat them for fun eg, the line

    ""A heartless attack and he's so ashamed,
    Covering his eyes of the poor man's gaze.
    And as he sits there up alone in his room,
    Cut on his knees blood on his hands through,
    A heartless attack and he's so ashamed" --


    Then the chorus is about saying that he doesn't have to live this way, and e can change and not do what he's doing.


    ""Your life is never preordained,
    No two lives need ever be the same.
    Go, Take a leap of faith.""

    Next is about how he got a girl pregnant, and that her father is crule to her so she is probably more vunerable. And the fact that he got her pregnant he goes away because it is to much responsiblity.

    ""Go, Three years ago she had a baby at fifteen.
    The next minute was a repeat of history,
    One bedroom council flat, the father beats her,
    but it’s the dark past. he disappeared.


    The next line, or verse, is about saying like, what you going to do now? You have no one to go to, nothing to do, just try and redeme himself.

    ""Your conscience jilted your options fading,
    You have no allies on your team,
    Search for these fragments of esteem.""


    Next, its saying, get your act together, get back into the real world.

    ""Fix yourself up bruv and step off the warpath.""




    And I think thats about it(Y)
    ElectroMuffinon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was about people killing themselves, like taking a leap of faith off a chair.
    shchoppion October 21, 2008   Link

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