"Actions and Motives" as written by and Jesse/johnson Hasek....
Wait
The fact you did it
But don't admit it
Won't make you innocent

Fate
Will find you wicked
And turns you victim
For everything you have done
So justify the reason to kill

Reason to kill
I bet you will
You're fooling no one but yourself
But yourself
I wish you well
Oh what tangled webs we weave
When we practice to deceive
I know you well
I know you well

Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out
Hell has to notice
Your Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out

I just get it
How you manage
To justify who dies
Like judge and jury
You're the very
One who crucifies
Don't get your hands dirty to kill
Dirty to kill
Use someone else
Know all your lies are measured in hell

Measured in hell
I wish you well
Oh what tangled webs we weave
When we practice to deceive
I know you well
I know you well

Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out
Hell has to notice
Your Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out

Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out
Hell has to notice
Your Actions and Motives
Bear the cross
Wear the crown
There's just some evil you can't bleed out


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"Actions and Motives" as written by Jesse Hasek Brian Vodinh

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  • +2
    General CommentI have met these guys. According to Jesse, this song is not directed at George Bush as much as it is pointing the finger at any public figure that has done crappy things.
    cbc157on June 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"An eye for an eye". "The term eye for an eye was not just about retribution, but also about mercy - in ancient times, the punishment often far exceeded the crime." en.wikipedihttp//…
    "You reap what you sow" etc. You can't bleed sins clean; you have to tell the truth to wash your soul! All you have to do is repent. Bloodshed only leads to more bloodshed. Killing only leads to more killing. The wicked will be held accountable.
    Cures27on June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song tells about how people are deceitful.
    "The fact you did it
    And don’t admit"
    "So justify the reason to kill, that you will
    Fooling no one but your self"

    However, the song states that fate will "find you wicked and turn you victim for everything you have done."

    The song mainly emphasizes the wrongdoings of being deceitful in the way that the song mentions how a person's actions and motives "bear the cross, wear the crown." This was Jesus's "punishment" and I think that, in the song, it tells how some of peoples' actions and motives make them corrupt and mischievous.
    kjb13on April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song talks about our parlimentry sp* system and how the constructs of war aren't seen so much by the president or 'decision makers,' but more the soldiers or anyone on the other end of a scaling system whether it be a boss and a peon or like i said our government and troops. The decisions they make aren't taken to heart and ppl die, maybe for the wrong reasons instead of the right.
    BLawickion May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne person comes to mind when I listen to this song, George Walker Bush.
    [Service to busy]on May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I thought of Bush too. However I think it can be applied to others as well. It's basically how they're living things their way when all they have to do is justify it in their heads, but that doesn't make them right. Yet they're so corrupt they don't see it clearly.
    EyesinAutumnon May 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh! There's a verse wrong. 'So justify the reason to kill. I bet you will. Fooling no one but yourself. I wish you well.' Is what it's supposed to be. I have the CD and it says so in the lyrics inside it!
    Silecene Aletheaon August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh! There's a verse wrong. 'So justify the reason to kill. I bet you will. Fooling no one but yourself. I wish you well.' Is what it's supposed to be. I have the CD and it says so in the lyrics inside it!
    Silecene Aletheaon August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry forgot i posted these

    (explains delay)
    Cpov1on November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe point of this song is social aggression. When people use others to attack a person, and they act as if there hands are clean in the whole thing. Girls do it all the time, but the phrase is social aggression.
    Natlaofatlantison March 21, 2009   Link

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