I am the rival. I am the one who speaks in whispers.
Hear me now, dear, weak forgiver.
Hear me now, weak forgiver. Hear me now...
Don't send an angel to face the devil.
Your wasting power on grace. A maggot will always seek to feed from the grave,
where I'll lead them and teach them to feast on the skin that defeats them, the skin they crave.
"If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything.
If you could see like me you'd see, it's by my grace that you're breathing."
If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything.
If you could see like me you'd see.
Every night I start my rise, climbing high into the morning sky,
but soon after I lose your bride and I damn your son for stealing my light.
This world is mine...
They call me the son of the morning.
I can mound all your fallen past the clouds as they roll in,
and when I do I will claim your throne through all these cowards you call your sons.
I am the lord of air and my dawn will last forever.
Go on pouring out because in the end I will have them.
"If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything..
If you could see like me you'd see, it's by my grace that you're breathing."
If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything.
If you could see like me you'd see, your precious light is fading.
Your light is fading.


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    General CommentThis song is spoken from the Devils point of view. "...I will claim your throne through all these cowards you call your sons"

    The chorus is Gods direct response. "If you can see like me you'd see its by my grace you're breathing"

    Very powerful song. Their new album will be incredible.

    Micah said what this song is about on a video on YouTube. The link to it is below.
    youtube.com/…
    xfullbooston August 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentex nihilo - i can see what your saying i would agree on majority of what you posted.

    But after watching Micah's interview, its clearly in Satan's point of view.
    "i am the rival, i am the one who speaks in whispers"
    "where I'll lead them and teach them to feast on the skin that defeats them, the skin they crave"
    "soon after I lose your bride and I damn your son for stealing my light."
    Son of the Morning is another name for Satan, Lucifer, Devil. (just for those who didnt know)

    "If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything..
    If you could see like me you'd see, it's by my grace that you're breathing."
    If you could see like me you'd see you haven't won anything.
    If you could see like me you'd see, your precious light is fading.
    Your light is fading. "
    is God's little reply to him......... but we all know its not the final reply, go see FINISHER....SICK!!!


    livinit777on August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song speaks about our ego and pride taking control. In the beginning, I believe he is speaking as a man who has great power, like a king or something, who believes he has the power to defeat evil by himself by conquering, and he speaks to God, calling Him a "weak forgiver", and saying to God, "wasting power on grace" saying that God is basically weak and too forgiving, basically challenging the Lord. And he also says, "Don't send an angel to face the devil", he's saying that angels can't beat the devil, but he, a simple man can.

    And then the chorus kicks in with the Lord saying, "If you could see like Me you'd see you haven't won anything... If you could see like Me you'd see it's by My grace you're breathing." That's God scolding this man, telling him that he is nothing special, and that he truly knows nothing. And after the chorus, is God speaking, telling this man His wrath and who will always be the conqueror over all, because in the end the Lord WILL have them all.

    We are the egotistical man, displaying our pride and how it makes us blind, unable to see like the Lord. Awesome song! I think we're in for another awesome hit from Oh, Sleeper.
    ex nihiloon August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with xfullboost.

    "Son Of The Morning" is an actual reference to Satan, so it only makes sense.

    Micah explains everything in the vid thoroughly.

    aliveincoloron August 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyes oh, sleeper said that this song is voiced completely from the devil and Gods only responce is "if you could see like me you would see....." i did some research of this and son of the morning is another name for satan, it refers to the star venus that i guess rises in the sky just before the sun rises, but the sun is a symbol for the Son (jesus).

    Satan is just trying to say that he can win because the human race has fallen and can be easily tempted and lead to sin and turn away from God....but then the finisher obliterates these claims haha :)
    brandon0135on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIsaiah 14:12-15

    12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
    O shining star, son of the morning!
    You have been thrown down to the earth,
    you who destroyed the nations of the world.
    13 For you said to yourself,
    ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
    I will preside on the mountain of the gods
    far away in the north.[a]
    14 I will climb to the highest heavens
    and be like the Most High.’
    15 Instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead,
    down to its lowest depths.
    blondy269on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentblondy,

    exellent addition to the convo. thank you.
    DellowManon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm Am The Rival" is a reference to Satan since Satan is also known as "the opposition" or "the rival".

    "Son Of The Morning" is a reference to "Morning Star" which is a name for LUCIFER, not Satan.

    They're considered two different people. Its a great song i just thought I'd point that out since no one seemed to be getting that.
    Psychonaut1192on August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLucifer was Satans name before he fell from heaven so basicly Lucifer and Satan are the same people... Just like Abram was changed to Abraham, Lucifer was Changed to Satan, but Lucifer is Satan...
    WhiteCollarAgenton August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's not that the lyrics are not good, but I think that a Christian band shouldn't sing like Satan (directly), but rather take a narrative position. Instead of saying "They call ME the Son of the..." it should be "They call HIM the Son of the Morning..." and so on.
    Plato once made a remarkable note on not playing any parts in plays, songs and poems where one is personified as something evil; only narrate.
    Edboyon September 01, 2009   Link

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