Give me your eyes so I can see through fire
Give me your strength so I can stand so strong...
Now we walk on leathered skin to freedom.
The tempest roars but I am fearless.
With each step I crack and stretch and each breath is a sting to my chest.
My God, will this push bring purity or...
Bring out the dead! Bring out the dead!
Bring out what you will have bow down, and they will bow down.
"They're climbing, they're climbing through soil and earth."
They have my scent! "but you can stop them, I'm sure..."
Yes, I can best even the devil himself. "...but your pride has just made it worse.."
What writhing spite is unearthing here?
Why choose from prodigals a band of cowards
to hoist your banner of love for the world to the slaughter?
"Just a crack, the smallest of flaws and your legs have now failed you to crawl.
You're, from the dirt, insurgent to warning, from lion to nothing at all.
Look and see, you're feeble and weak for your body fights only your heart.
Call to me and unleash the strength, your soul will begin to roar."
Give me your eyes so I can see through fire
Give me your strength so I can stand so strong...
I breathe in your light and like fire my colors now light.
Though outnumbered by lines, we'll stay and fight.
When we reach the gates all you'll hear us say is,
"Bring out the dead! Bring out the dead!"
Bring out what you will have bow down and they will bow down.


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    General Commenti think this song is about when we will all fight and face hell and our final push before the battles have ended.
    brandon0135on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmm.. I've been seeing many people say that the new songs are about the final fight against hell..
    I don't think that's their only message. seriously.
    These songs are speaking many many more things about current issues and his mental state and the vices he has to work through... we all work through.
    Zionineon August 30, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning"Give me your eyes so I can see through fire/Give me your strength so I can stand so strong.."

    This is a believer in God praying for strength to face what comes.

    "Now we walk on leathered skin to freedom/The tempest roars, but I am fearless."

    He is following Jesus to freedom (of this world). The devil's temptations and threats still ring out to the narrator, but he is fearless because he follows Jesus.

    "With each step I crack and stretch and each breath is a sting to my chest./My God, will this push bring purity or..."

    The narrator is growing tired and his journey is painful. He begins to question God's intentions and promises by asking if following him will in fact bring purity (or, bring him to Heaven). "This push" implies that his walk with Christ has not been constant, and that he has a "push" or surge to follow Jesus.

    ""They're climbing, they're climbing through soil and earth.""

    God is warning the narrator that the end is coming.

    "They have my scent!"

    The narrator fears that devil is still able to tempt him (as the devil always sends temptations, to believers and non-believers). This conflicts with what he said earlier about being fearless, further suggesting that his walk with Jesus is not constant (or he has doubts).

    ""but you can stop them, I'm sure...""

    God knows that this man is able to resist the temptations.

    "Yes, I can best even the devil himself. "...but your pride has just made it worse...""

    The narrator is boastful that he can best the devil, a very prideful thing to say. God tells him that his pride is succumbing to temptation ("just made it worse") because the devil has his scent and is on his trail, trying to tempt him.

    "What writhing sprite is unearthing here?"

    This could go one of two ways. The first (and what I believe) is that the narrator is shocked by God's statement and he begins to question Him about His intentions, pulling him further from God. Or, he could be asking God literally, "what's going on here?"

    "Why choose from prodigals a band of cowards/to hoist your banner of love for the world to the slaughter?"

    He is asking God why he chose lowly people such as himself to follow Him and present his message to the undeserving people.

    The next few lines are God telling him that the doubt in his faith has hurt his walk with Him. ("...the smallest of flaws...failed you to crawl.") He tells him that he's from the same dirt the sinners are and has not listened to his warnings. I'm not so sure about the lion to nothing at all, but that could have something to do with courage (or cowardice). He tells him that he is in a constant war with himself between his body (the world) and his heart (his salvation) and that if he calls to Him (asks for forgiveness), that his soul will be strengthened anew.

    "Give me your eyes.../...so I can stand strong./I breathe in your light and like fire my colors now light."

    He is asking God again for his strength, but this time with genuine intentions. At the end of the song, he is again ready to face the temptations of the devil.
    Crasheon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe it is about when Jesus is carrying the cross up to the hill and satan is constantly tempting Him to give up trying to do what He is doing.
    jafarhercon October 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about that same character from the last song (And me-thinks the whole album except for the first and last) This song portrays the faithful's struggle at the battle of Armageddon, which is essentially, hopefully the last hope for their souls because they had been left behind in the rapture. Though grossly outnumbered they choose to stay and fight knowing they will win because they have God on their side. They let go of their sins and put their complete trust in God. He responds to their prayers in "The Finisher". When faced with the oncoming horde the character almost falls into the sin of pride, he had just "Bested" Satan in the last song. God reminds him that he is nothing without his faith.
    makeshiftgodson May 13, 2012   Link

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