"Past Praying For" as written by and Sierra/harnage Kusterbeck....
Crawling around me
Sleepless eyes
Your hands, they haunt me
Finger tipping down my spine.

Heaven forbid,
well aware of your sins.
In the wake I'll be just like the rest.
Tell the sun don't fall,
so we'll never forget.
Heaven forbid, well aware of your sins.
In the wake I'll be just like the rest.
Past praying for.

Always kept quiet
Clenching my teeth.
Find me fighting the floor.
Raise me from my bones once more.
You're way past praying for.

I wouldn't want to wake you from yourself
Doesn't sit in your stomach just quite right.
Toying with time
Lascivious stares and a dangerous rhyme.


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"Past Praying For" as written by Sam Hollander Blake Harnage

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  • +2
    General Commenti think that it's about sex, as well.

    but she regrets it?
    "Your hands, they haunt me"
    not rape, but regret

    maybe because he used her?
    "In the wake i'll be just like the rest."
    and that's why she regrets it.
    DanicaNicoleon July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Anyway
    "Your hands, they haunt me...
    finger tipping down my spine.
    Heaven forbid, well aware of your sins."

    Sounds like sexual intercorse..

    Probably unwanted fornication, or symbolism of remembering, reflecting and moving on.
    InuShadowon February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about someone kind of beyond hope in which there "way past praying for"
    and that there too far for her to help them.

    versa rocks! =]
    NeverAshamedon February 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey did this song for a movie...But it didn't get picked so they just threw it onto the EP.
    I'm not sure what movie it's for, but it's probably based on the plot.
    letsXgoXswimmingon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first thing I thought was also sexual intercourse. I don't think it's unwanted, I think when she said "haunted" it meant more of a lingering feeling than a scared feeling. Bad choice of words?
    HxCLOLon June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you watch their "Behind The Video" video for the music video, they say that they wrote it for a movie, but it didn't make it onto the soundtrack.
    CassieBREEon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust in case no one know what movie this song was for, it was for Jennifer's Body.
    versavulture04on December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJennifer's body was great and so is Versaemerge. It should have made it onto the soundtrack. the thing is I actually thought this song went with that movie before I knew it was supposed to go on the soundtrack.
    emptinesson March 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi feel like it wasn't rape but it wasn't completely voluntary either...almost as if she was pressured into sex and gave in but now realizes it was a mistake and it wasnt worth it
    FallingBreathingGettingUpon June 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGiven the fact that this was written for a movie, I'm curious as to how relevant this was to her to be able to write like this. seems very passionate and poetic, not to mention the musicianship is equally as impressive and gives the song much more personality. Great band.
    KDEDOMon September 08, 2011   Link

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