"Born And Raised" as written by George Pettit, Jordan Hastings, Chris Steele, Dallas Green and Wade Macneil....
All blossoms die in the light of our new culture
Find your belief in that which cannot be discovered
Countless lessons lie in every fever dream
A million voices asking, what does it all mean?

I've lost all direction
I've lost all my direction
And now I wish, that I would have believed
Could have believed

Escape, escape
Nature's indifferent hand
Retreat, retreat
To the bliss of our creation

We were born and raised (raised)
To live beyond (beyond)
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north (for warmth)
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

Two hands come together to pray for greater yields
Two poles of a compass guided by a field
In the mind of every man, two ghosts dance
Was this place made, or was it here by chance?

I've lost all direction
I've lost all my direction
And now I wish, that I would have believed
Could have believed

Escape, escape
Nature's indifferent hand
Retreat, retreat
To the bliss of our creation

We were born and raised (raised)
To live beyond (beyond)
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north (for warmth)
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

Uncountable numbers written in new fallen snow
I can hear the claws of the beast tapping at my window
Nihilist sleeps and in dreams he sees god's face
Realize even disbelief requires a leap of faith
From birth to death, we search for what's yet to be known
We and hope and pray and ask, but we are never shown

Born and raised (raised)
To live beyond (beyond)
The heft and weight of a world undone
Like a bird from the north (for warmth)
Our hearts will roam in search of warmth

We were born and raised (raised)
Born and raised (and raised)
Born and raised (and raised)
Born and raised (and raised)


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"Born and Raised" as written by Dallas Green Chris Steele

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  • +2
    My OpinionSo many songs about religion in this album.
    I like the line,
    "Nihilist sleeps and in dreams he sees god's face
    Realize even disbelief requires a leap of faith"

    No matter what you believe, you're going to have doubts and you have to be steady in what you believe.
    Probably my favorite song off the album.
    Waveburneron July 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDallas singing in this song is pure bliss.
    AChainOfFlowerson June 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty good. I think the meaning is obvious; that being conflict with religion and society, and questioning your faith.

    "Two hands come together to pray for greater yields
    Two poles of a compass guided by a field
    In the mind of every man, two ghosts dance
    Was this place made, or was it here by chance?"

    So cleverly written.
    <3 AOF
    breakdowngasmon June 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationGood stuff BDG and Waveburner, but I think that if you really dig into this song it is less about questioning your faith and more about the inherent hopelessness of modern society and questioning ones lack of faith in something greater.
    The entire song kind of speaks to this but the following lines really clinch it.

    I've lost all direction
    I've lost all my direction
    And now I wish, that I would have believed
    Could have believed

    So many people feel lost in todays world, asking themselves what point there is to everything. Existential nihilism argues that our existence is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.
    Without an objective there is no point to any action. A great way to think about this is imagining you are on a hot desert planet with no water, no escape from the heat. You could walk but there is no point. The dread of helplessness sets in quickly.

    I think though that the vantage point of the song really speaks from the point of view of someone who made a decision against any sort of god at a young age, when life is full of dreams and the tendency to pull away from relying on anyone or anything but ones own aspirations and thoughts of the future. This person found as, I will dare to say, all of us do that that later in life those dreams tend to fall away and we set into the monotony of life. Suddenly that purpose is gone and life is surviving day to day and meeting your own need whatever way you are able.

    This is why I think it is more about questioning your own lack of faith in a higher purpose, than whether your faith is correct. Then again they do point out that even belief in nothing is still faith is something.
    kingsixon October 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly 4 comments on such a deep and meaningful song?

    existentialism is so profound...it's truly the single most important question in the world: Why are we here? Why isn't there just nothing?
    brooks450on February 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great song.
    Assassin202on March 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Nihilist sleeps and in dreams he sees god's face
    Realize even disbelief requires a leap of faith"

    Really, this is just such an awesome lyric. I literally said "wow" when I read this one.
    Edboyon July 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrooks450 and others: before asking why we are here, ask are we here. For help in answering this, be present, be still and wait (like a deer in the headlights…BAMMM). If out-sourcing is needed, read the first sentence of the old testament or “think” about the “concept” of evolution (these two “concepts” are the same). Caution with “thinking” though, just know.
    nihilnumbron November 13, 2012   Link

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