Your scarlet soaked and bold
and the sheep's eyes locked to mine, sink to my bones.
Though your lips still drip, intentions, they keep me wanting more...
It's rising against all the walls we built for falling.
All the walls we built just stand in vain to draw you near.
It's the wool to hide the wolves.
And under these toes from where we last spoke, Your words laid so firm.
But I did not shed that skin like You said.
When the mason neglects the mortar, looks become deceiving
and when the bricks start to fall,
I'll be the one crawling down this road so dark.
Vices like vipers
Speak in whispers.
My heel's the meat to sink their teeth,
Like the viper I kept when You said, "Let go!"
This is what it took for me to see.
WHEN I AM GOD this church is unsound.
Slithering in the shade of a sinking church,
Surprise is no excuse for the traps that you left in the wake of warning.
So this is the warning, You fall to learn.
And to the girls,
You're worth more than the cheap words.
You see your body as beauty, but your pulse is worth more.
Hear me, it's not what it seems, though the feeding tastes of honesty.
This is the warning, you're just a hit to coax my urgency.
Why do we keep what holds us? Why do I keep what holds me down?
Lose the weight of defeat. It's time to stand your ground!
Vices like vipers
Speak in whispers.
My heel's the meat to sink their teeth,
Like the viper
I kept when You said, "Let go!"
Since all the alibis of ignorance are void...
This, my lust, the pornos and the sluts.
Take, my lust, this world's Love.
Great Councilor, take what's left.
Great Councilor, take what's left of me



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    General CommentThe whole song, every line, shows that it's about a man struggling with lust and greed. Several times it's indicated that "You" - God, if the capital letter is any indicator - told the narrator to stop what he's lusting for, specifically "This, my lust, the pornos and the sluts". However, the narrator didn't stop, as illustrated by the lines "But I did not shed that skin like You said" and "Like the viper I kept when You said, "Let go!""

    By the end, the narrator seems to push away his lust. "Why do we keep what holds us? Why do I keep what holds me down?
    Lose the weight of defeat. It's time to stand your ground!"
    ...
    "This, my lust, the pornos and the sluts.
    Take, my lust, this world's Love.
    Great Councilor, take what's left.
    Great Councilor, take what's left of me "


    Hope this helped :)
    KillerL1amaon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentComplete submission to God
    raifishon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Whole Theme of This CD is about a War, i would`ve never figured it out until a friend told me

    i think this marks the beginning of the fight where the unfaithfull hide as faithfull persons, and on a sudden day, the strike to bring down their church, where the narrator is, on my opinion, a priest, a king or a simple fighter, but that is conected to god (as seen later in a charlatan`s host).

    What i think about the this war, is about the faithfull VS evil, and marks how the faithfull (or GOOD) have god as their leader and war against the evil one, who try to conque their kingdom
    Kojyon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"This, my lust, the pornos and the sluts" is one of the best lines ever.
    admitting what everyone is going through, yet nobody wants to hear or confirm.
    rocksolid writing, for saying the painstakingly obvious
    94ohgod777on August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely amazing song, CD, and band!
    Dhendrix04on January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with KillerL1ama on the lust part,

    the lines of "But I did not shed that skin like You said." could very possibly be that she lied to him, and tried to trick him into what she wanted from him, to make herself feel good, feel accepted etc. [seeing that the world is so broken, and people sadly think that sex, lust, porn etc is a way to restore themselves]

    Then he realize that after all, that isn't really a life he wants, but struggles to get out of it, hence the reason why he point out and say "And to the girls, You're worth more than the cheap words. You see your body as beauty, but your pulse is worth more." suppose he is trying to respect girls with the same breath as what he desires them.

    i love the ending where he says "Take, my lust, this world's Love. Great Councilor, take what's left. Great Councilor, take what's left of me" in that state of desperation he cries out to God knowing that His grace is enough.

    there is something beautiful about being broken.


    Nison January 21, 2010   Link

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