Embrace this sickness with open arms
If you believe you'll run with ghosts.
Pull out the arrows that poison your mind
Look inside and ask yourself why
Why would you really want to live forever
Every breath expelled together

In faith alone in place apart
Be there to meet your maker

Raise your eyes from sleep
Together, together you
Together you will

Keep searching
The answers will never come
Keep searching
The answers will never come
Keep searching

And I can't pretend anymore to be a part of this
And I'll leave my burdens at the door
But I'll never walk

And I can't pretend anymore to be a part of this
And I'll leave my burdens at the door
But I'll never walk here again


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  • +5
    General Commentits not about religion at all. its more about forgetting what your past has made you and becoming what you really think you can be. Stop lookin in the past searching for your answers and move forward to find what you are looking for unless you really want to find "a certain death"
    DanboMUon May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree awesome song. I also think it's about how people keep looking for the answers to everything in religion. It's saying that the answers aren't necessarily in religion.
    thisisnothingon September 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis, with homecoming are my favorite two songs in the album (I like all of them though)

    About the meaning, I really can't say for sure what the meaning of this song is for it has a lot of meanings depending on how you look at it.

    I think he's asking himself if believing in religion is worth it "Why would you really want to live forever"

    Lastly, he, like me, is wondering if god is real. He realizes that christianity is not his thing "And I can't pretend anymore to be a part of this
    And I'll leave my burdens at the door
    But I'll never walk here again "

    Anyways those are my 2 cents on that song.
    Darkness23on November 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure DanboMU has it right. The lyric, "Who would want to live forever" is for more like the phrase...Living in the past, you'd never grow old. This song has nothing to do with religion, so I dont know where you people are getting that...
    ASainton December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really see it both ways... I think it could be about either if you really look at the lyrics unless there's been a definite answer from the person who wrote it.. and "why would you really want to live forever" could refer to life after death in heaven or something like that.. and the fact that he mentions faith is compelling to believe the religious angle and he talks about meeting your maker.. which refers to death in general but could also be talking about the supposed maker god
    Emotion?on December 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that since this is called "A Certain Death" it means that someone who has the viewpoint shown through the lyrics will certainly die. Or I could be wrong. whatever you be the judge
    giggity3658on October 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song. if you couldnt tell though, its about realising that religion is abunch of bullshit and you cant rely on religion to give you the true answers to your life and that people have been living blindly because of their religions and not realizing the truth beauty of life
    quadman19on September 07, 2008   Link

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