"The Butcher" as written by and Steven Allen Dail Andrew Albert Schwab....
This man came to me, was looking for action
Pulled out a blade to my neck
He said,” Call me the butcher cause that’s my trade
You know that I’ve come to collect”

I said hit me now and we’ll see where it leads
Cut me out if you think I will bleed
Strike me down if you think you’re a man
Cause I know that you don’t understand

Because there is no weapon, there is no blade
You wonder why I’m not afraid
There is no weapon, there is no blade
You’ll never kill Him that lives inside of me

He looked into my eyes, all he saw was conviction
Dropping the blade to the earth
I said,” How could you think that I’d ever retreat?
You know that I’m already dead”

I said hit me now and we’ll see where it leads
Cut me out if you think I will bleed
Strike me down if you think you’re a man
Cause I know that you don’t understand

Because there is no weapon, there is no blade
You wonder why I’m not afraid
There is no weapon, there is no blade
I’ve erased all of my fear of the grave
There is no weapon, there is no blade
You wonder why I’m not afraid
There is no weapon, there is no blade
You’ll never kill Him that lives inside of me

Because there is no weapon, there is no blade
You wonder why I’m not afraid
There is no weapon, there is no blade
I’ve erased all of my fear of the grave
Because there is no weapon, there is no blade
You wonder why I’m not afraid
There is no weapon, there is no blade
You’ll never kill Him that lives inside of me


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    General Commentawesome song!
    MusicLover19on July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentawesome song!
    MusicLover19on July 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProper lyrics:

    This man came to me, he was looking for action.
    Pulling a blade to my neck,
    He said,
    "Call me the butcher, 'cause thats my trade,
    And you know that I’ve come to collect."

    I said,
    "Hit me now, and we’ll see where it leads.
    Cut me out, if you think I will bleed.
    Strike me down, if you think you're a man,
    'Cause I know that you don't understand."

    Because there is no weapon, there is no blade.
    You wonder why I’m not afraid?
    There is no weapon, there is no blade.
    You’ll never kill Him that lives inside of me.

    He looked into my eyes, all he saw was conviction.
    Dropping the blade to the earth,
    I said,
    "How could you think that I’d ever retreat?
    You know that I'm already dead."

    I said,
    "Hit me now, and we’ll see where it leads.
    Cut me out, if you think I will bleed.
    Strike me down, if you think you're a man,
    'Cause I know that you don't understand."

    Because there is no weapon, there is no blade.
    You wonder why I’m not afraid?
    There is no weapon, there is no blade.
    I’ve erased all of my fear of the grave.
    There is no weapon, there is no blade.
    You wonder why I’m not afraid?
    There is no weapon, there is no blade.
    You’ll never kill Him that lives inside of me.
    [x2]
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom an interview with Andrew of Project 86:

    "I kind of wanted to write a song that was about this sort of fictitious character that was kind of a bully. And it's sort of for anyone who's in a position of one-downed, whether that be at work, or social circle, in a relationship, whatever, where you're kind of being bullied by someone. It's sort of written to empower, being able to respond to someone who's like that. Realizing who you are. Having confidence in who you are and taking stock in yourself for the sake of knowing that I'm OK, God has me, I don't have to fear a human being, no matter who they are or what they're doing. I don't have to fear that. Easy for me to say because maybe some people are in situations where they can't fight back. But maybe it's a song of encouragement for someone who's in that position where it's like, "Dude, this life is this long *makes a small space with his fingers*." The line says, "You know I'm already dead," meaning we're mortal and we don't live very long. So I'm going to have peace no matter what you're doing to me, you can't touch what's inside of me. That's kind of the running theme in every song I write anyways, in some form. And there's a moment at the end of the very last song, when it comes back in. I think that is the crux of the whole record. Y'know, it says, "Who do I belong to?" - that whole thing. We have some stage banners that we weren't able to use tonight, but it says "Project 86" on the back and it just says "Immortal. Eternal." - that whole thing - on it. "Who do I belong to?" That's the question of the record. "Who do you belong to?" because everybody has a god. Everybody has something that they treasure in their hearts, even if they say that they don't, they do. Everybody has a god. So who do YOU belong to? And that's the [album artwork] layout. That's the question. It's intentionally minimal. I want people to go, "That's it?!" And YEAH! You better believe that's it!! Cause that question is way more important than any art we can put in any kind of layout."

    Source: jesusfreakhideout.com/interviews/…
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link

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