Bound to sail these ugly seas and hear the seagull's call
Doomed to hear the rat-tat-tat of the quarter master's call
The salt wind blows, the slave boss crows making my skin crawl
As i row this cross of mine to the place of the skull.

Hour after hour, rowing on this worn bench
My only crime to do this time was my own common sense
To deny the Son means freedom's won, but I can't deny His name
So I'm chained to this, my blood soaked fist, rowing 'till I am slain.


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    General CommentThis is about the Christians being beaten by the Romans and the Christians could give up there religion and walk away, but as it says, "To deny the Son means freedom's won, but I can't deny His name" It means that they could deny that Christ is real and they could be free to go...

    Then it says,"So I'm chained to this, my blood soaked fist, rowing 'till I am slain. " This means that they will die with the lord; rather to deny him, because they know that this is going to be rewarding...
    dpfj93on March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentagreed, though i think it could also symbolize a personal struggle in spirituality.
    thebigeman77on March 07, 2008   Link

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