Alone at last, we can sit and fight
And I've lost all faith in this blurring light
But stay right here we can change our plight
We're storming through this despite what's right

One final fight, for this tonight
Whoa, with knives and pens we made our plight
Lay your heart down the ends in sight
Conscience begs for you to do what's right
Everyday it's still the same dull knife
Stab it through and justify your pride

One final fight, for this tonight
Whoa, with knives and pens we made our plight
Whoa and I can't go on without your love
You lost, you never held on
We tried our best
Turn out the light
Turn out the light

One final fight, for this tonight
Whoa, with knives and pens we made our plight
Whoa and I can't go on without your love
You lost, you never held on
We tried our best
Turn out the light
Turn out the light


Lyrics submitted by EscapeTheFate, edited by SilverSerpent

"Knives and Pens" as written by Chris Stewart Andrew Biersack

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  • +14
    Song MeaningThis song is about people being judged, and even though they are misunterstood, they'll stick together to stand up for what they believe in. The video was basically Andy Sixx (singer) Explaining how he can relate to his fans and he knows what they are going through just because of apearence. His main message was "Never Give In."
    AmeliaAbioticon July 05, 2009   Link
  • +8
    Song MeaningEveryone's already posted what this means, but I'm bored and feel like doing a complete breakdown of the lyrics, so here ya go:

    "Alone at last, we can sit and fight.
    And I've lost all faith in this blurring light,"

    I wouldn't necessarily say that it's about loosing faith in terms of religion, more about loosing faith in people.

    "But stay right here we can change our plight.
    We're storming through this despite what's right."

    If you're willing to fight for what you believe (even if it's not really right to fight for it), you can change what you're fighting against.

    "One final fight, for this tonight.
    With knives and pens we made our plight."

    Not so sure about this one, but personally, I think it's a bit of a nod to the stereotypes of "emos"- they write and they cut to "make their plight" (show that something's wrong).

    "Lay your heart down the ends in sight.
    Conscience begs for you to do what's right."

    Put aside everything that bothers you, and fight for what you believe is right.

    "Everyday it's still the same dull knife,
    Stab it through and justify your pride."

    You have to keep fighting back- nothing changes overnight. You have to keep fighting for it.

    "And I can't go on without your love, you lost, you never held on.
    We tried our best... Turn out the light,
    Turn out the light."

    If the people you're fighting with give up, it makes you give up.
    HorsemanshipQueenon April 26, 2010   Link
  • +7
    General Commenthow about all you preppy whores shut the hell up about how hot andy is, and tell us what you think the song means?!?
    OKAY?!??
    dmccomas14on September 07, 2010   Link
  • +7
    Song MeaningThis song means you can either choose Knives to harm yourself or Pens to be creative and do something with your life.
    tiffabear99on October 02, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Commentthis song is so amazing! the music video rocks too :)
    Kitkat152on July 02, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentKnives and Pens is all about Andy Six's experiences. Most people cut themselves when they are depressed because the physical pain distracts them from the emotional. Andy said he wrote this song to save these people before things got to bad by telling them to write (pens) instead of cutting (knives).
    djbretzkeon April 19, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentwhos says there preppy? chances are, if they like BVB, lets face it, there not. and dont stereotype.
    PURPLEluvsMCRon September 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentyeah this is an amazing song. im watch you call goth and this song is the meaning of my life. the song is talking about never backing down, stand strong and dont back down
    seetherloveron September 28, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWell honestly this song has helped me out alot lately.I've been called emo,and been told to go kill myself and people have even broken into my locker and left a knife in it.
    I think this song means that people will sterotype you but you can get through it it also makes me feel like andy is telling his fans that hes been there and he understands
    Crazygirl13on October 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningok now lets get real here,,,this song is basiclly about the people who stand out and the ones who stand out, but doesn't know how to express themselves. Andy sixx is teling about his life as when he felt the same way , about how he was cutting himslf, but instead he fow a better alternative.as in writting music. He was inpregnated by passion and gave birth to the BLACK VEIL BRIDES !!!!!
    generationemoon April 29, 2011   Link

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