"Leave You Now" as written by Aaron James Babcock, Collin Rigsby, Jared Keith Rigsby and Timothy Ryan Skipper....
Ten long years I've spent in the sun where I
Broke my back to avoid the gun, but I
Never cracked and never gave you up
I just did my time for you

Yeah, I can't leave you now
Yeah, I got nowhere to go anyhow

When you sleep, don't dream of me
I don't wanna break your heart 'til I'm breaking free
When I get out out I'm gonna run with you
We're gonna make our way to America

Yeah, I can't leave you now
Yeah, I got nowhere to go anyhow

Ten long years I've spent in the sun where I
Broke my back to avoid the gun, but I
Never cracked and never gave you up
I just did my time for you

And they can call me public enemy
Brand my skin for treachery
What they long to have, they can't take away
From me

My hope is growing by the power of love
The highest wall that they erect is not a prison enough
And like the river that is winding takes its water to sea
The only ending that is fitting is you with me, baby

Yeah, I can't leave you now
Yeah, I got nowhere to go anyhow

When you sleep, don't dream of me
I don't wanna break your heart 'til I'm breaking free
When I get out out I'm gonna run with you
We're gonna make our way to America


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"Leave You Now" as written by Collin Rigsby Aaron James Babcock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentthis song is about being in prision. their lead singer also said at their concert in akron that he was sent to prision for one night because he tp'd the school's court yard =p
    katelyn42on December 31, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Ten long years I spent in the sun
    Where I broke my back to avoid the gun
    But I never cracked and never gave you up
    I just did my time for you"
    Sounds like an accomplice to a crime that never gave up his partner but covered for him and did the time for him.

    "(How's that for a compliment girl?
    How's that for a compliment?)"
    Sorry... but I don't hear that at all...?
    imkingdavidon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"(How's that for a compliment girl?
    How's that for a compliment?)"
    i just think this part is so funny XD
    1girlrevalutionon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song kinda sounds like a modern rendition of the story of Jacob and Rachel in Genesis chapters 29-31. Jacob had to work for his Uncle Laban for many many years so that he could marry Rachel, and he stuck with it even when Laban cheated him.

    "(How's that for a compliment girl?
    How's that for a compliment?)"
    It's a compliment, because it shows how much Jacob loved Rachel.

    "But I never cracked and never gave you up
    I just did my time for you"
    He never gave up, and just completed his.. 14? years of service

    "Yeah, I can't leave you now
    Yeah, I got nowhere to go anyhow"
    Jacob is unable to go back home because Esau hates him, and he doesn't want to leave Rachel.

    "When you sleep, don't dream of me
    I don't want to break your heart 'til I'm breaking free
    When I get out I'm gonna run with ya
    We're gonna make our way to America"
    Not gonna say this works perfectly, but when he finally runs away from Laban and his service, he takes Rachel (and Leah) along with him to Canaan.


    "They can call me public enemy
    Brand my skin for treachery
    What they long to have
    They cant take away from me

    My hope is going by the power of love
    The highest wall that they erect is not a prison enough
    And like a river that is running takes it water to sea
    The only ending that is fitting is you and me baby"
    This is probably the least fitting part.. but ehh, after Jacob runs away, Laban does take a posse after him and accuses him of breaking his promises. In the end, though, Laban is not allowed by God to stop Jacob. Thus, Jacob eventually succeeds through the power of love. And stuff. Yes.

    And this isn't what the band says is the interpretation.. so yea :/
    xtchsbrlxon February 22, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSo my take is that, since a lot of the album is about the WW2 era (said by the band), this song is about a guy who loves a girl that is in danger of being caught by the Nazi's for not being part of their "perfect race". So, he didn't give her up, even though he spent time in prison because of the fact that he was "protecting" her. And when he gets out of prison, they are going to escape to America, to get away from the Nazi regime.

    Just my two cents.
    jeninholland02on April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBecause this is a war-themed song (I think it's war in general, not just WWII) this seems like he's talking about a labour camp- he was forced to work to avoid 'the gun'. It seems he was interrogated too, but he's planning to escape to America and safety with his girl once he escapes.
    sefranknseon November 28, 2010   Link

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