"Crumbs for the Murder" as written by Brian Mcternan, Nicholas Ray Maldonado, Marc Christopher Kohlbry, Tanner Lee Sparks, Chad Daniel Ackerman and Duane David Reed....
Take this breath in my chest.
I crave death and nothing less.
Slit my throat 'cuz I'm better off dead.
My life has been wasted.

Keep me around as if I had a purpose.
I'm speaking out and proving that your wrong.
The sweetest sound is when your voice is distant.
I'm wanting out if that means taking you on.

I've seen your breath written on these pages.
You have bled for animals in cages.
Was I given straw to build this house?
Tell me why the hell did my walls all fall down?

Keep me around as if I had a purpose.
I'm speaking out and proving that your wrong.
The sweetest sound is when your voice is distant
I'm wanting out if that means taking you on, and now I'm taking off your crown.

Take these hands and turn them into weapons.
Change these plans and make them into your's.
Take this man and turn his sight from demons.
All I am is wanting you more.

Now I see what's been hidden inside of me.
I'll never question you again.


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    Song MeaningI'm gonna take it bit by bit and let you guys know what I think it means/what this song means to me! Enjoy. =]

    "Take this breath in my chest.
    I crave death and nothing less.
    Slit my throat 'cuz I'm better off dead.
    My life has been wasted."

    -I think right here he's like, I've really messed this all up, I've sinned big time, I don't think I can be forgiven this time around, and there's really no point to living anymore because my life has been wasted by my dishonor to God.

    "Keep me around as if I had a purpose.
    I'm speaking out and proving that your wrong.
    The sweetest sound is when your voice is distant.
    I'm wanting out if that means taking you on."

    -Here he's like, my sin has turned into my lifestyle. He's not caring about it anymore, and he thinks it's easier to just be in rebellion and not worry about God. He's fully living in sin at this point, and speaking out against God.

    "I've seen your breath written on these pages.
    You have bled for animals in cages.
    Was I given straw to build this house?
    Tell me why the hell did my walls all fall down?"

    -He's saying here that he's seen the glory of God and realness of God. The line, "You have bled for animals in cages" is referring to the crucifixion. And he's noting what God has done for him. I think here he's starting to realize who God is and what he is to God. The end, about the straw to build this house is referring to how he feels he's too weak to fight the good fight. That he can't survive the battle against sin, and he's feeling the guilt of what he did, thus the line "why did my walls fall down". I also think the "why the hell" is put in place to emphasis his state of hopelessness and desperation.

    "Keep me around as if I had a purpose.
    I'm speaking out and proving that your wrong.
    The sweetest sound is when your voice is distant
    I'm wanting out if that means taking you on, and now I'm taking off your crown."

    -Chorus again, haha.

    "Take these hands and turn them into weapons.
    Change these plans and make them into your's.
    Take this man and turn his sight from demons.
    All I am is wanting you more."

    -Here he's recommitting his whole self to God. He's saying, I'm in this, I just want more of you. It's like he's done trying to fix himself, and he's going to let God fix him instead. He wants God's will, and not his own. And he wants the fight against sin to be won, he doesn't want worldly things anymore, thus the line, "turn his sight from demons".

    "Now I see what's been hidden inside of me.
    I'll never question you again."

    -Here he's concluding with the fact that he finally see's God for who He is, and he see's what God has done in him. He's able to focus on God now and not the sin, and he has made the covenant to never question God again. It's like he's saying, no matter how hard, rough, or messy this gets, I'm in it for Your Glory, God. He's saying he won't question or give up on God again.

    I super relate to this because it's pretty much the story of my life last year. I almost walked away, then threw my hands up, leaned on God, and made the commitment that regardless of how bad it got I would never walk away from Him. Hope you get something out of this song, because I definitely did.

    -Katie
    allconsumingfirexon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe he is questioning God at first, but then realizes his true purpose.
    njspeedbeaston April 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ i can definitely see that. it makes perfect sense - and ill be, i did not get the lyrics at first. good stuff!
    kyleeeon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree. I think he's questioning and actually defying God at first and wonders why he is still alive, but then realizes he's there for a reason.
    paintballonaimon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm wondering why he said 'Why the hell'? Besides that the lyrics look like they are really good, Christian lyrics. Just curious as to why he would say that...
    samaaitkenon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAre you questioning their use of profanity?
    apexofgraceon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.... AMAZING....!!!!!!!!
    DemonHunter1904on July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHell is not a curse word, people...
    AdamBurnsRedon August 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, i'm not sure. the way it is used is in profanity.... i mean if he made a reference to hell or something that's not wrong, but idk, 'why the hell' is a common use of the word in a profane setting, so i'm wondering why they did that if, in fact, they are christian
    daniel-gardneron October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to have to point out the obvious to you people, sounds rude but not trying to. Just becasue a christian band may use profanity doesn't mean they aren't christian. Maybe they were born in an area where that just wasn't wrong or they view it differently, I'm sure he wanted to emphasize his words there which we can all agree he did. and if this wasn't a christian band just think of all the other words that could be in this song. if this wasn't a christian band trying to reach out to youth, theres no way that this song would be here in the first place. thank God it is I am going to say with no doubt this is a christian band.
    TheHumanFace_Divineon January 21, 2009   Link

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