Welcome to the other side of the tracks
Where we starve for a high
and find love in all the wrong places
This is the place of real nightmares
And everything is a mistake
Welcome to the other side of the tracks

Here is a man, a man that stands before me
I can smell Hell on his breath
And his eyes, his eyes, his eyes cut right through me
His smile reads of death
Everything he says, he says with such intentions
Of replacing any recognition of anything you knew
Nobody wins, nobody wins

The end is near I can feel it on my neck
Caused by the belief in second hand grace
He'll be there won't he? He'll be there won't he?
To call this conflict
Call it lust
Call it something
Call it dust
He'll be there won't he?
I am free to taste this fruit
With a sword and an armored suit...

Tuck coat tails and run...

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    General CommentThe band is amazing! I've seen them twice :-). To me this song seems to be about sinning. No matter what sin you do it's a mistake. And i'm pretty sure the man that stand before him is the devil, or an embodiment of the devil. And he's talking about being close to death. This song seems to tell of how real the devil/satan/whatever you want to him. He is just as present as God in your life. It's a scary thought.
    Nivaxon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure it isn't, but this song sounds like it is describing some things from the book 1984.
    AdamBurnsRedon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this songs about someone living in the end times, specifically in the time of the Antichrist's reign (the "man that stands before [him]). The Bible explains how he will deceive the world with brilliant talk of peace & security by "replacing" how the world currently does things. The "sword and armored suit" represents the Word of God and faith in God which protects this person from the man who reeks of Hell. "Tuck coat tails and runs" means God defeats this evil.
    phx270on December 23, 2009   Link

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