"Choke Sermon" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Sermon sung me slow to sleep
Faster if I had a choice
With every breath another death
Still so in love with your own voice
Idle threats to hide regrets
Excuses serve to bide the time
Cover tracks, double back
We summon silence so divine

Greeted with a thundering
absence of applause

Choke on your own words
Lies are venom in your veins
Burn from the inside
And never speak my name

Jesus complex, gag reflex
Trigger happy redundancy
No thrill, no chase, no saving grace
Hypnotic in monotony

Loaded with a salt rock shot
You say you’re everything you’re not
What might have been is all you’ve got
From here and now you’re dead to me

Greeted with a thunderous
absence of applause

Choke on your own words
Lies are venom in your veins
Burn from the inside
And never speak my name

Nothing will ever erase
Or undo your disgrace
A lonely self-embrace
They’ve long forgotten you
Still cling to what it was
A lost and hopeless cause
Forever mourning your loss
They’ve long forgotten you

Murdered slowly in minute
increments of time
Pissing up a rope
Another moment passes by

Choke on your own words
Lies are venom in your veins
Burn from the inside
And never speak my name


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    General CommentAmazing song.
    OrtonXon March 22, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationits about the government biding time, soldiers killing, and silence of (special forces like marines, navy seals watev.) soldiers, bush covering for sr.(cover tracks, double back) and the beginning"sermon sung me slow to sleep, faster if i had a choice" is a soldier dying and the sermon he says is a prayer before death
    illfuckingkillyouallon May 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok, i have no clue how u get that out of this song. i'd have to say not even close.
    buddym29on May 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok, i have no clue how u get that out of this song. i'd have to say not even close.
    buddym29on May 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok, i have no clue how u get that out of this song. i'd have to say not even close.
    buddym29on May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about religions like Christianity fading out and how I used to be slot more popular
    Taternutzzon April 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat i got was that today most people like to think there god and that most people don't speak the truth just to make themselves look good in the eyes of others
    blade92793on September 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJesus wants us to proclaim His name before we're dead and it's too late.

    Remember Omerta: "free speech for the living/ dead men tell no tales."


    Sermon sung me slow to sleep
    Faster if I had a choice

    Meaning: Jesus experienced a slow and painful death on the cross.

    With every breath another death
    Still so in love with your own voice

    Meaning: Jesus is God in human form, and every breath on the cross is extremely painful. Mankind killed Him with our sins (including our lies, or our VOICES).

    Idle threats to hide regrets
    Excuses serve to bide the time

    Meaning: Mankind's lies killed Jesus. Remember lying is a sin.

    Cover tracks, double back
    We summon silence so divine

    Meaning: We are all one body in Christ, so we really sealed our own fate when we killed Christ with our sins. Now we have to die in order for God's love to redeem us.

    Greeted with a thundering
    absence of applause

    Meaning: When Jesus was dying on the cross, the crowd of people was shouting and cursing at Him.

    Choke on your own words
    Lies are venom in your veins
    Burn from the inside
    And never speak my name

    Meaning: Jesus' choking death is our choking death. Jesus is in us all, because He loves us. However, we are sinners. We are dying because of our own lies (sins). We will die. After we die, we will never speak Jesus' name, so it will be too late to spread His word.

    Jesus complex, gag reflex
    Trigger happy redundancy

    Meaning: We all killed Jesus with our sins. Each sin is like pulling a trigger aimed at Jesus. We are all guilty.

    No thrill, no chase, no saving grace
    Hypnotic in monotony

    Meaning: Mary the mother of God is the only person who achieved saving grace in her assumption into heaven (body AND soul). As for the rest of us, we are pathetic sinners who are "hypnotic in monotony." At least God still loves us.

    Loaded with a salt rock shot
    You say you're everything you're not

    Meaning: Every sin shoots Jesus with a symbolic salt rock, killing Him slowly and stinging His wounds. His death on the cross is all of our faults, because we are all sinners.

    What might have been is all you've got
    From here and now you're dead to me

    Meaning: It didn't have to be this way, but because we've sinned, Jesus has to die on the cross. Now we have to take up our crosses and follow Him if we hope to be saved.

    Greeted with a thunderous
    absence of applause

    Meaning: All the people shouting and cursing at Him when he's dying on the cross.

    Choke on your own words
    Lies are venom in your veins
    Burn from the inside
    And never speak my name

    Meaning: Again, Jesus' choking death is our choking death. Jesus is in us all, because He loves us. However, we are all sinners. We are dying because of our own lies, or sins. We will die. After we die, we will never speak Jesus' name, so it will be too late to spread His word.

    Nothing will ever erase
    Or undo your disgrace

    Meaning: Unlike Mary, who is full of grace, we are all full of disgrace.

    A lonely self-embrace
    They've long forgotten you

    Meaning: Remember we're all one body in Christ. Jesus' arms were spread out when He was dying on the cross, almost like an embrace. No one embraced Him back. We all killed Him with our sins. However, we are all a special part of Jesus, so His lonely self-embrace is our lonely self-embrace.

    Still cling to what it was
    A lost and hopeless cause

    Meaning: Jesus had to fight through the pain even though it seemed hopeless. He was God, but He was in human form. He had fear and doubt just like any one of us. It all seemed hopeless to Him, but He fought on anyway. By following Him, we have to "cling" to this "hopeless cause" as well.

    Forever mourning your loss
    They've long forgotten you

    Meaning: Jesus' teachings didn't start spreading around the world until after His death and resurrection. Even then, people still sinned and will always sin. We have all lost touch with God's plan. We need to realize that we are all part of God. Forgetting God is actually forgetting our own purpose in life.

    Murdered slowly in minute
    increments of time
    Pissing up a rope
    Another moment passes by

    Meaning: Just like Jesus died slowly, we are all dying slowly in some way. Jesus is in all of us, and we are in Him. We are His body, and He loves us.

    Choke on your own words
    Lies are venom in your veins
    Burn from the inside
    And never speak my name

    Meaning: Once again, Jesus' choking death is our choking death. Jesus is in us all, because He loves us. However, we are all sinners. We are dying because of our own lies, or sins. We will die. After we die, we will never speak Jesus' name, so it will be too late to spread His word.
    metalhead1890on July 28, 2011   Link

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