"Rusty Halo" as written by Daniel John O'donoghue and Mark Anthony Sheehan....
It's been a long time coming
Ye it's been a long time coming
But you know you had it coming
You know you had it coming

Everyone's running from something but we don't know when it's coming
So we keep running and running

Now I'm looking up the bible trying to find a Loophole
Ye I'm living for revival, dying for a new soul
Now there's no light to guide me on my way home
Now there's no time to shine my rusty halo

It's been a long time coming
Ye it's been a long time coming
It's been a long time coming
Been so long but I gotta Shine my Rusty halo

Now I'm running for the light in the tunnel but it's just the train
Ye I'm looking for the right type of pleasure but all I find is pain
Now there's no light to guide me on my way home
Now there's no time to shine my rusty halo

It's been a long time coming
Ye it's been a long time coming
It's been a long time coming
Been so long but I gotta Shine my Rusty halo

Everyone's running from something but we don't know when it's coming
So we keep running and running


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"Rusty Halo" as written by Mark Anthony Sheehan Daniel John O'donoghue

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    General CommentIs it me or does he sound really like Sting/The Police in this song, it's quite eerie!
    blessbabeon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song could possibly be a personal revival; trying to become "good" again? I could be wrong. :P
    azncravin08on December 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics
    "Now I'm looking up the Bible
    Trying to find a loophole. "
    Ilikestars_xon January 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis clearly has a religious interpretation. About the judgement day when your soul will be judged. You don't know when it's coming and your halo might be "rusty" but you gotta try to shine it before it's judged, not to try and find a "loophole" or a way to justify your actions in life.
    furbyliciouson January 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentomg yes, blessbabe

    he so does sound like sting, even my parents picked it!

    but yer im thinking its about religion
    i think the shining of the rusty halo, means that all the bad things that maybe he's done in his life are catching up with him.
    bronzetunageon April 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of my favs on the album. good song. i think the song is saying that everyone is afraid of the end, afraid of death, afraid of hell but no one knows when that is coming. and ppl have been saying that the end is near for so long(it's been a long time coming). he's saying that he knows he's been living wrong and all that time his halo has rusted and he needs to clean it up hoping to get back on the right track. or maybe he wants to shine it so he appears to look good even tho he isnt.
    boutuxon April 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about this:

    1. The person has murdered someone that has been a problem for the person the song is about, and he believes that the person had it coming. He later realizes that he has committed murder, doubting that he had the right to murder someone, even if he believes they had it coming. By the line "I'm looking through the bible, looking for a loophole", s a metaphor for him trying to find a reason to convince himself that the murder he committed was acceptable. The feeling of guilt is always with him, so he can't be happy anymore, he is consumed by his guilt.
    SpikedYumon April 23, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about the idea of religion as a whole. People created religion to have a point in life and think that something is still there after death Now I'm looking up the bible trying to find a Loophole
    Ye I'm living for revival, dying for a new soul
    The thing that has been coming for so long is death. We shine our rusty haloes as we're getting closer to death. We become more piet embracing death and hoping to overcome sins of our life by becoming pure religion-wise towards the end
    TehOwleyon April 22, 2014   Link

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