"Weapons" as written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Daniel Mason and Matt Odmark....
Hallelujah we can finally hear
It's a miracle we feel anything at all
Things we planted on the worst days of the year
Grow to fingers that rip at the joys and sets our backs against the wall

Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons down
There are no enemies in front of you

Hallelujah we can finally see
How the bitterness was bruising all our skin
And we didn't notice that grace had run so thin
Til we're falling apart and the cracks in our hearts let the truth sink in

Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons down
There are no enemies in front of you

Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons down
There are no enemies in front of you

Ahhhhhh....
Ahhhhhh....
Ahhhhhh....
Ahhhhhh....

Hallelujah we can finally hear
It's a miracle we feel anything at all

So lay your weapons down
There are no enemies in front of you
There are no enemies in front of you

Ahhhhhh....
Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons
There are no enemies in front of you

Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons down
Lay your weapons
There are no enemies in front of you


Lyrics submitted by BigcSpaz504

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    Song MeaningI think this song is clearly about hate. We use it as a weapon that cause all bad things the verses speak about.
    kasper2184on August 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI can say, having been divorced and now married to a Christian woman, that this song speaks very well of the conflicts we have with the people we love the most. The people we hurt the most. The people we would defend from others, but hurt ourselves. There are no enemies in front of you, is a call to remember the beautiful person you love, underneath all your sin against them. Throw down yourt weapons, there are no enemies in front of you.

    Also, as with all relationship conflict, God teaches that if we have unresolved conflict, to resolve it before we come to Worship Him. We cannot hear Hallelujahs when we are so full of bitterness. We cannot rationalize it and be close to God. We can barely hear anything at all... but the thoughts of bitterness in our own minds.

    But when we practice giving and receiving forgiveness it brings healing to our relationships, to ourselves, and to our relationship with the Forgiver Himself. He wants us reconciled to each other, and to Him.

    Lay your weapons down
    There are no enemies in front of you

    On a technical note- I love the intro going into Weapons. Set your audio program for cross-fading, and it will be fantastic.

    Mark W
    I have loved Jars of Clay from the beginning. Though I have not been close to the band-mates personally, there music, when it entered my life in 1995 found a place in my heart. It communicates and understands some of my deepest feelings, and not all of them good or pleasant- but they have helped me through a lot. Frail (the original instrumental) is a song I have cried to in the car on the road) and Worlds Apart is the continual prayer of my life. This latest album is one of their best, and I am very glad I found it.
    econin1lessonon August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA song about the release that salvation should bring, and the peacemaking ideal that should follow. The world conditions us to be vengeful, callous people. When we realize that we've been saved, we need to realize that our own position in this world doesn't matter anymore. The battles we've fought for a better job, more money, respect, worldly love, and other selfish ploys...those battles aren't important anymore. What's important is that you approach situations with love, as Christ did at the cross. Don't think the worst of a situation, find the positive.
    Guitarearlon May 26, 2011   Link

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