"Cassie (Acoustic)" as written by Lacey Nicole Sturm, James Culpepper, Kirkpatrick Seals, Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya....
The question asked in order
To save her life or take it
The answer no to avoid death
The answer yes would make it, make it

Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
Say yes to pull the trigger
Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
And Cassie pulled the trigger

All heads are bowed in silence
To remember her last sentence
She answered him knowing what would happen
Her last words still hanging in the air
(In the air)

Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
Say yes to pull the trigger
Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
And Cassie pulled the trigger

How many will die?
I will die
I, I will say yes

Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
Say yes or pull the trigger
Do you believe in God
Written on the bullet
And Cassie pulled the trigger
Do you believe in God
Do you believe in God
Do you believe in God
And I will pull the trigger


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"Cassie" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya Howard Benson

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    General Commentthis is an amazing song about a girl named cassie who was shot during the columbine shooting. she was asked if she believed in god and she said yes even though she knew it would cost her, her life. I'm sure when Lacey wrote this song she wanted people to listen to this and be happy they are alive and not take their lives for granted like some have.
    xX_flyleaf-freak_Xxon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Song right now, I just recently bought the cd/dvd with the bonus acustic tracks and I just can't stop listening, or thinking about this song because of how powerful it really is. "Don't be shocked that people die, Be surprised your still alive." Amazing.

    God is worth dying for because he died for us before we even knew him.
    Darthvicky65on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery goos Song, My favorite ssong of the 2 Cassie's.
    I Like the Acoustic better, hence, this one.
    This 1 i think means about how, the guys who killed the 12 students and 1 teacher.
    "They didn't love their lives so much
    As to shrink from death
    Inspired in their footsteps
    We will march ahead
    Don't be shocked that people die
    Be surprised you're still alive"

    Lassie is trying to say, that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold didn't love theire lives
    so they went on a killing spree, and then commeted sucide. So Inspired by the victims, and ,yes, the
    killers, we will learn from their mistakes. We shouldnt be suprised that people are dying, but that
    there is so much of killing going on, we should be suprised that we are still alived.
    Iwillsayyes101on February 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCassie Bernall did die in the columbine shootings--but she was not asked if she believed in God... another girl was, and she was not shot. However a few people in the library mistook Cassie for Valeen Schnurr, the other girl; even though when asked later by investigators where she was sitting they pointed to where Schnurr was located. Read the full story here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    Erin7789on June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an absolutely gorgeous song. It's one of the few songs where I like the acoustic more than the original... and the lyrics are amazing.
    burriedblackon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti, too, like this version better than the original. the acoustic, the new lyrics, lacey's great voice, all make this song beautiful.
    sadXgreenXeyeson January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song it makes me wonder what could happen...
    im not sure if i could let go of my life
    lilypierrroton May 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song also. Amazing lyrics!

    "Don't be shocked that people die, be surprised you're still alive"

    By the way... I can't help it here...

    "God is worth dying for because he died for us before we even knew him."

    No he didn't... I'm pretty sure the Bible states it was in fact Jesus who died for us... God never died. Sheesh... I don't even follow Christianity and I know that... I don't follow any religion come to think of it...

    As for the part about who Cassie was. The event that this song is supposed to be about never took place during the columbine shootings.
    MaverickXon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is totally better than the loud one
    unggoyon April 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti like this version better then the original, mainly because the original is just to LOUD for the powerful for such a strong message. the lyrics of this song really are very heavy!

    the lyric 'don't be shocked that people die, be surprised you're still alive' is probably the most powerful because it ties the song together. be surprised you're still alive! it could've been you on the killing spree.


    Do you believe in God?
    Written on the bullet (they asked her)
    Say yes to pull the trigger
    And my sister Cassie pulled it (she said yes [and i'm just guessing on this] because she believe, not only in God, but that if they did kill her she would be with God, like, 'go ahead! shoot me!')

    and i love that lacey says 'sister' cassie.

    this song is so powerful, i just love it. flyleaf is such a strong band.
    lovealwayskellyon April 13, 2010   Link

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