"Assistant to The Regional Manager" as written by and Jeremy Depoyster James Baney....
This light is one to hold your own weight.
This light is unto those who haven't looked.
Tied by the ghost into the current resolution.

Well, it can't much longer now.
We can face this.
Fight life with life.

All glory to the one in existence.
Bring upon your name, your grace, your every thing.

Hold hands and stare into the circle.
What are we looking at?

Rumors and rumors and rumors.
Rumors and rumors and rumors.
Wash out the lie to save depression.
Rumors and rumors and rumors.

Perished.

Guilt's inside me spit on the graves were infinite.
Take a look through the lens at the lies.
At the partitioning.

Well, it can't much longer now.
We can face this.
Fight life with life.

Enemies will come for your throat.


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"Assistant to the Regional Manager" as written by Christopher Henry Rubey Andrew Jerome Trick

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  • +2
    General Commentit's always hard to tell what their songs mean....i'm guessin this one has to do with the bible...it talks about writings and such...could just be about how people are lost and looking all over for answers when the answer has been there all the time in the bible?..i do the name of song is definitely from "the office" didnt know they were also fans
    law187on May 01, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionMy opinion of this song's lyrics are that the 1st to lines as many said refer to the bible. Especially that the bible "these writings" were written for sinners, mourners, etc. in order for them to find God. Like the "chorus" praising God is what sinners should be doing i think. also "fight life with life" might be fight the life of a sinner with the life of a Christian not in a physical way but in a way of a sinner taking on the morals and beliefs of a Christian. "What are we looking at? Rumors, Rumors, Rumors." Maybe thats the reaction of those who don't believe in God to the bible.

    Anyway please let me know if you agree/disagree
    gopher622on September 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah TDWP are huge fans of the office. They used to come out on stage to the theme song of The Office before coming in with a brutal breakdown.

    I agree though, this is a tough one to decipher.
    Chambers1990on May 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are so tight. heres the meaning i see:

    "These writings are to those who have weeped.
    These writings are to those who haven't looked deeply
    enough into the correct resolution."

    self-explanatory, for those who have felt sadness and who havnt seen what is actual or who havnt seen the correct, clear picture

    "Wrong again but stronger now, we can face this.
    Fight life with life."

    saying that we learn from our mistakes which makes us stronger, and that there is hope
    fight life with life like "fighting fire with fire"
    i love when people change sayings in a clever way like this

    "All glory to the one in existence.
    Bring upon your name, your grace, your everything."

    referring to god and how he is the only god; a christian belief...
    self-explanatory

    "Hold hands and stare into the circle.
    What are we looking at?

    Rumors and Rumors and Rumors.
    Rumors and Rumors and Rumors.
    Assembly: Disintegration.
    Rumors and Rumors and Rumors."

    describing like the circle of trust between eachother
    and how when we stare into it we see rumors; mistrust, lies
    the definition of assembly is: a company of persons gathered for deliberation and legislation, worship
    in this case prob worship. they are saying that this group is splitting apart because of rumors or lies most likely referring to how we are being divided because of the difference of beliefs in the christain faith and church.

    "perished" in connection with^^^

    "Tombstones serve as mirrors and the graves are infinite.
    Take a look through the lens and through your eyes.
    End the partitioning."

    saying that the tombstones is a direct metaphor of the outcome the division has brought: death or problems and it is still continuing:infinite

    almost like when we look at ourselves in the mirror we see what is actually going wrong and we have an epiphany or sudden realization except we are staring at tombstones.
    they tell us to realize this and end it

    chorus

    Enemies
    We'll go for your throat

    if two are enemies, they want to kill each other
    and this song is saying we shouldnt be
    we should realize that our differences are dividing us and we need to come together instead of splitting apart
    didyoucatchthetimeon October 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks @Shhhitsadeafkid for really portaying your perspective of the lyrics!

    I'd like to say that I think "Tombstones serve as mirrors and the graves are infinite. Take a look through the lens and through your eyes" may mean that there are many out there who are spiritually dead or nonbelievers, and they look at the grave and see themselves, and there so many out there like that. And we need to see what those people see, we need to see their perspective on life, as well as our own so that we can have a better understanding of the reasons why they see themselves in that grave.

    I see "end the partitioning" to perhaps mean that we need to not partition those views, to seperate them. kind of like segregating the non believers or dead in faith. And we need to bring them in and draw them close to us. To be there for those people. As a single line, personally I take "end the partitioning" to mean stop partioning God out of your life! Take him with you in everything you do, even though what you are doing may seem insignificant to include God in, Like brushing your teeth, or fixing you car, or writing on songmeanings.net (haha). End the partitioning and stop including him in some things and not others, because we need him in our whole life. Basically, Dont seperate God and all aspects of your life. If you have ever partitioned a harddrive, partioning like comnpletely serparates the hard drive into sections.

    "Fight life with life" is my favorite! I'm really hoping to get this tattood on my chest I think. Anyway, to me it means that we need to fight this life of this world, the things that have to do with this world, with the life that God has given us. the true spirit filled life. Fight this life with the life given to you by the spirit. I love it. I think the first life could be "defined" really as "death" in bible terms. Like spiritual death, but the whole aspect of spiritual death in earthly indulgent life. So you fight that worldly life with awesome God given life.

    That's my take on it. I'm especially confident about the "fight life with life" explanation, but really these dudes leave it open for us to decide what the songs means to each person individually. they just kind of give us a lyrical guide, if you will, and we can interpret for ourselves.
    rockjunkie07on August 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionwell you guys already covered the lyrics so I'll interpret the song title!!!

    everyone knows Assistant to the Regional Manager is Dwight K. Schrute from the Office. The Regional Manager being Michael Scott.

    But I think what they're getting at here is that the "Regional Manager" is God and the "Assistant to the Regional Manager" is Jesus, or whichever prophet you choose to believe in that God speaks or has spoken through. IMHO
    zpk5003on July 01, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationEverytime I hear this song, I hate my life. To me, it seems that TDWP is singing about the uselessness of this world, how we all care for money, what the latest "stars" are wearing or how drunk they got, none of our thoughts or cares seem to fall on anything real or substancial, and if you point it out or try and make a change, you get shut down. Everywhere I go I see Christians who go to church once a week, smile and say "Hallelujah!" and live with their "fire insurance" Faith, not one caring for anyone else, everyone so ready to throw away their God and money on something pathetic instead of perhaps feeding the poor or striving to start something real. I have never met my definition of a REAL Christian, and it saddens me greatly
    JesusFreakMikeon May 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"These Writings are to those who have wept
    These Writings are to those who haven't yet
    Gazed deeply enough into the correct resolution

    Wrong again but stronger now
    WE CAN FACE THIS
    Fight life with life
    FIGHT LIFE WITH LIFE

    All Glory to the One in Existence
    Bring upon Your Name, Your Grace, Your Everything
    ALL GLORY TO THE ONE IN EXISTENCE
    BRING UPON YOUR NAME, YOUR GRACE, YOUR EVERYHTING

    Hold hands and stare into the
    Circle; What are we looking at?

    Rumors and rumors and rumors
    Rumors and rumors and rumors
    Assembly
    Disintegration
    Rumors and rumors and rumors
    PERISH
    PERISH
    PERISH
    PERISHED

    Tombstones serve as mirrors and the graves are infinite
    Take a look through the lens and through your eyes
    End the partitioning

    Wrong again but stronger now
    WE CAN FACE THIS
    Fight life with life
    FIGHT LIFE WITH LIFE

    FIGHT LIFE LIFE

    Enemies Will Go For Your THROATS!"

    Hope they help ;)
    JesusFreakMikeon May 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell some parts are missing
    any help
    would be great....
    =)
    good song
    =)
    aristuma21on April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe "This light is one to love"
    the love sure sounds like lost but that wouldn't make sense with the rest of it.
    anyway! i love this song, my favorite that i've heard so far from the new album although i haven't heard much, it's still lovely. :)
    diamond lightson April 07, 2009   Link

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