"Why Walk on Water When We've Got Boats" as written by Alexander Thomas Shelnutt, Thomas H Denney Jr., Neil S Westfall, Joshua Steven Woodard and Jeremy Wade Mckinnon....
Watch what you say on the stand
You're running in circles
I know more than you think
And your words are empty
Of all the heavenly hosts!
This will all make sense when the records gold
What's a few more units for your soul?

You're wasting my time
While they're wasting away
You'll never, you'll never save me
You've dropped every line
But they don't mean a thing
You'll never, you'll never save me

Oh!

You live your life in the saddest way I've ever seen
You are the reason I don't believe

I'm not denying the worth of things unseen
And this isn't a part of the next big thing
I'm just dying to show them all that you are
You are nothing


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"Why Walk on Water When We've Got Boats [*]" as written by Jeremy Wade Mckinnon Thomas H Denney Jr.

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    General CommentI dont think this song is necissarily anti-religion. I think that he is saying how its dumb to be a fake (using religion as an example) just to fit in or sell records. And also how its hard for non-christian people to join and be christians when the "Christians" are the ones being assholes and hypocrites. He never says that God isnt real (I'm not denying the worth of things unseen) or how it can be an important role in a persons life. but you shouldnt use it to get liked.
    Tyanidexduderon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt the risk of being ridiculed. I will just say this: I do not beleive thay religion can hold any place in a civilized society. Something which claims to bring peace has lead to countless wars and brutality, massacres. Life is more valued in atheism.

    The theoretical existance of god is something else. I just despise these name-brand religions and the hypocrisy which comes with them-the pope wearing gold jewelery and living in luxury not disimilar to a king and urging followers to reject materialism-the old testament of the bible pratically promoting stoning for minor crimes and saying that slaves should just resign to their fate. The old testament was later re-worded and twisted to suit changing needs and made more appealing BUT it states in the old testament that the bible is the word of god which is "PERFECT" so WHY would it need to be re-worded?
    -PROOF that religion is a tool for the control of people-Holy wars and the fact that jesus was meant to return to earth in the year 1000ad (Y1K), but never showed leaving alot of people rather dissapointed on a mountain.

    Science and technology, which is at the HEART of civilization conflicts with the bible, in almost every way. On the first page of genesis it is stated that god craeted the heavens and the earth. Scientific evidence and theory suggests that the universe was created in a cycle, which involves the universe compressing together, until all the matter is compressed to a near microscopic size, the exploding outwards, the universe's edges expanding at the speed of light, until eventually they slow and begin to compress the universe again, continuing the cycle. Scientific fact tears down religion.

    How can we be the 'children' of god when we are directly related to primates? Are primates also the children of god? Apparently not because animals 'don't have souls'. That must mean that we don't have souls either and are animals which is at the base of atheism. If you would still have 'faith' knowing this then you must keep in mind that you don't have a soul, when you kill it's an innocence, and you WON'T go to heaven when you die.
    mrwaffleson December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti say adtr in concert with the devil wears prada and silverstein and they are amazing!!! i love every song on their cd!!

    but to me.. and i've talked about this to a couple of people.. this song isn't necesairly against religion.. its against the people in their religion.. more specifically the hypocrites in religion. i hate using the word religion so i'll go ahead and say its talkin about the fakers and hypocrites in christianity. do not get me wrong.. i am a very strong believer and i try to put God first in my life, but this song talks about the thing about my faith and about christianity that i can't stand more then anything.. and thats people who give christians bad names. i think that tyanidexduder nailed it. he doesn't say that there isn't a God.. he is saying the reason that he doesn't have religion is because of God's followers, and again not all His followers just the ones that give us a bad name. any christian who looks down on others, or says stupid stuff like if you watch harry potter then u don't believe in God, or tells anyone how to live their life, or puts themselves up on petistools like they are the most amazing thing in the world because they are a christian and that makes them better then others.. any christian with that type of attitude is exactly what he is singing against and i completely agree with him. CHRISTIANS GIVE CHRISTIANS BAD NAMES. again, i am a firm believer, i am a huge christian, but i am also sick of fakers and hypocrites scaring people off because other people see how they act and decide not to have anything to do with my faith. i do not judge anyone that is not a christian, i do wish that everyone was or would at least try it because it is amazing and there is no other satisfaction you can have then the satisfaction with Christ, but if you decide not to be a christian, hey man thats your decision and thats cool.. i am not going to judge you for it like a lot of other christians would. plus you cant bring people in when you shun them away for not believing in the first place. but anyways.. thats my thoughts on the song.. didn't mean to turn it into a sermon haha. God bless all.



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    myckeon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with mr. waffles 100,000,000,000%

    word for word...

    DCswindleon January 16, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI agree with what mrwaffles has stated, but to an extent.
    i also understand that this page is to say what we think of the lyrics to this song, and not a religious debate forum or anything, but i think more people need to read the kind of things people like he and I have to say.
    Yes, I believe earth was formed by whatever cycle science can prove, to be honest, I haven't learned much about the subject as of now.
    But what I believe is this: the force that is the cycle of the Earth being created, the big bang, whatever else has created the earth, is God in itself. I don't see God as a person in the skies watching over what everyone does and judging us, I see God as science making life possible, with as many physical laws like gravity, the compression of the air in the atmosphere, and the suns rays being so harmful, that life can be created here on Earth, along with us humans able feel emotions like love and compassion. I believe science is the answer to how, and not why. why are animals able to adapt to their environments? Scientists can run as many tests as they can, but can't prove specifically for what reason, only how. To me, science and God go hand in hand. I also think if you choose to believe in the reality of life on Earth, it wouldn't make much sense if you believe that there is no way you can go anywhere else after you die. Theres no proven reason WHY we have life here, or that there isn't anything more than just 'this'. I think we have toungues so we can communicate and live lives, fingers so we can create, and souls so we can move onto whatever comes next that science, along with God, had in store for nature. I know most of what I said goes against Christianity, and probably Athiesm, and I'm aware I'm not an expert on this subject, but it's what i believe.

    I hope I made any sense to anyone:]
    TheEndofaRivalryon February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk I'm going out on a limb here, I agree with this song completely... I mean a relationship with Jesus Christ does not call for us to tell people what to do, force religion on them, or put people down for being different or believing different, but to share the love of God. The people this song is referring to are so focused on rules and regulations that they miss the whole point... Now don't bash me for getting all "religious"... as I said I agree with this song, love this band, but these people using Christianity for personal gain and furtherance of themselves, frankly, piss me off :) just sayin.
    sk8r4lyfe616on July 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentno comments?!?!

    fantastic :]
    a day to remember is absolutely getting better and better. they're more magical every time i see them play
    SideVwitha3on May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! It seems to be anti-religion. How someone he knows believes and it's the "saddest thing he's ever seen" That's why he doesn't believe. Also how people use religion to sell records, and try and shove religion in your face. "Why walk on water when we've got boats?", is also a hint.
    Xrunneron July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentby Tyanidexduder on 07-17-2008 @ 07:43:14 PM
    I dont think this song is necissarily anti-religion. I think that he is saying how its dumb to be a fake (using religion as an example) just to fit in or sell records. And also how its hard for non-christian people to join and be christians when the "Christians" are the ones being assholes and hypocrites. He never says that God isnt real (I'm not denying the worth of things unseen) or how it can be an important role in a persons life. but you shouldnt use it to get liked.



    YOU HAMMERED THAT NAIL DUDE!!!
    CKwillburnon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha the lyrics kind of sound like a rap song! "the next big thing" "when the record's gold" haha
    ISetYourMomOnFireon October 19, 2008   Link

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