"Raise The Alarm" as written by and Christopher John Cheney....
I may not believe in God
It doesn't mean I'm a lesser person
I still have a heart
And I know what it feels like to be broken

I may not believe in Jesus
But I believe in sacrifice
Life doesn't always stand a reason
And no one ever gets a chance to live it twice

But I'd rather risk my fate
Than to lose my faith

In the lovin', the hatin'
The constant debatin'
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm

The living that die
The constant deny
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm
Raise the alarm

I may not believe in regrets
But I believe in salvation
Some things I'd rather forget
We choose what we see
And we see what we choose to believe

In the name of the Father
The Son, and the Holy Ghost
I'm not concerned with religion
After all it's what's inside that matters most

But I'd rather risk my fate
Than to lose my faith

In the lovin', the hatin'
The constant debatin'
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm

The living that die
The constant deny
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm
Raise the alarm
Raise the alarm

But I'd rather risk my fate
Than to lose my faith
Yeah, I'd rather risk my fate
Than to lose my faith

In the lovin', the hatin'
The constant debatin'
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm

The living that die
The constant deny
The chaos, the calm
Raise the alarm
Raise the alarm

Raise the alarm
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Raise the alarm



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"Raise the Alarm" as written by Christopher John Cheney

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    General CommentSeems like Cheney's decide to tackle the age old religion question and has revealed himself to be on the atheist side of things.

    He defends atheism against the common argument levelled by religious folk that it breeds amorality- "I still have a heart", "it's what's inside that matters most".

    He seems to suggest that religion may be a form of self-delusion- "We choose what we see, And we see what we choose to believe" (people who decide to believe in religion will imagine 'proofs' of their beliefs).

    His only faith is in loving, hating, debating etc that go on in the world, and that they will continue to exist
    NooshXon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti reckon its possible that chris cheney wrote this song about someone else being an athiest. its like he is defending the belief as a belief instead of as his beliefs.

    or it might not be about religion/athieism. it could be that chris cheney is a humanist. so hes saying hed rather die than to lose his faith in people
    dnaovliadnon June 11, 2009   Link
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    General Comment'I may not believe in God, It doesn't mean I'm a lesser person.
    I still have a heart, And I know what it feels like to be broken.'

    Cheesy, but still, YES. <3

    I've been called some brutal shit after telling people I'm atheist. I mean, it's not like they actually make me feel BAD for being atheist; I don't value insults like 'What the fuck, you're so weird.' but no one likes to have people you thought were trustworthy give you that look like you're absolutely disgusting.
    AgentFloridaon October 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is from the perspective of humanism. Inpsite of all 'the lovin, the hatin, the constant debating, the chaos the calm' he doesn't want to lose faith in humanity. He'd rather risk his fate (in eternity) then believe religion and lose hope in humanity. Perhaps he'd refering to the Christian belief of original sin and that humanity's only hope is redemption through Christ. He rejects this idea.
    peter_j_son July 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it is a song blatantly defending atheism. For he doesn't believe in God, and he is not concerned with religion. Presumably then Chris is an Atheist.
    ByronLWon August 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI should clarify. The song is from a blatantly atheist perspective, and is defending it.
    ByronLWon August 05, 2011   Link
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    General Commentis not about atheism. his just making a pint that you don't have to be religious to be a good person (in the i may not believe in god... parts).

    the song is more about how some people would defend religion blindly and doesn't agree with that. he rather question some thing he believes in than just lose faith in it. raising the alarm is because of all the consequences of this people that can't tolerate questioning or criticism.
    elheffeon August 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about atheism, because if you don't believe in God, you are an atheist.
    ByronLWon August 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIn fact, I'm certain of it. It is pro-debate, but it is pro-debate from the perspective of an atheist. Indeed many atheists want to debate religion. There is no evidence in this song's lyrics to suggest he is religious. The lyrics state the contrary.
    ByronLWon August 15, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    "But I'd rather risk my fate, Than to lose my faith."
    He is saying that he disagrees with some things from the Bible, and he would rather risk going to hell then compromise his beliefs.


    "In the lovin, the hatin,"
    Says that religion can cause both love and hate

    "The constant debatin,
    The chaos, the calm."
    This is just describing all the debating, fighting, wars and politics that surround religion.

    "The constant deny"
    The religious are denying reality, because religion is much nicer.
    gelaaon January 24, 2009   Link

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