We are saints made of plaster, our laughter is canned;
We are demons that hide in the mirror.
But the blood on our hands paints a picture exceedingly clear.

We are brimming with cumbersome, murderous greed,
And malevolence deep and profound.
We do unspeakable deeds, does our wickedness know any bounds?

Something's gone terribly wrong with everyone;
All the world is mad.
Darkness brings terrible things; the sun is gone -
What vanity! our sad, wretched fires.

We can't medicate man to perfection again;
We can't legislate peace in our hearts.
We can't educate sin from our souls, it's been there from the start.

But the blind lead the blind into bottomless pits,
Still we smile and deny that we're cursed.
But of all our iniquities ignorance may be the worst.

Something's gone terribly wrong with everyone;
All the world is mad.
Darkness brings terrible things; the sun is gone -
What vanity! our sad, wretched fires.

Oh, what little light we have!
It only serves to show
The snares and seeds of wrath
We have already sewn on every path


Lyrics submitted by Mortisfacio3, edited by romcarlos13

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    General CommentHeard this on myspace today. Ahhhmazing.
    xCOLTRAINxon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh, I love these lyrics. Dustin has truly written an amazing song. I can't wait to hear the studio version.
    Outofcon July 03, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThe meaning of this song is pretty self-explanatory. Sounded pretty sick at the warped tour. Can't wait to hear the studio version
    lotsoffaceon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe record has already been leaked, =( Though I couldn't wait for it to come out the leaking of the record is still a saddening thing because it was incomplete and it is so beautiful already, so now that they are rushing to release the album to counteract the damage the leak will do to sales who knows what it could have been refined into?
    musicallyobsessedon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLyrically, this may be my favourite off of Beggars. This song sort of sets the theme for what the rest of the album is about, which is pretty straight-forward: the decline/corruption of mankind.

    "But the blind lead the blind into bottomless pits,
    Still we smile and deny that we're cursed.
    But of all our iniquities ignorance may be the worst."

    So good.
    AllChokedUpon August 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is amazing, from the first second, your like ohh whats this!!??

    i love it
    romantukaion August 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentabsofuckinglutely incredible.
    like thrice visited halloweentown or something. hehehe
    this has to be some of the darkest music they have ever put out which is not bad in the least bit
    auhsoj3on August 16, 2009   Link
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    My Opinion"We can't medicate man to perfection again;
    We can't legislate peace in our hearts.
    We can't educate sin from our souls, it's been there from the start.
    But the blind lead the blind into bottomless pits,
    Still we smile and deny that we're cursed.
    But of all our iniquities ignorance may be the worst..."

    Can anyone else see the picture of America and the world of late?
    How about the "Church"...?

    We've all forgotten our purpose, turned our thoughts and intentions inwards, and spit on the very thought of God and all that we don't understand of Him. All the while, we've figured out that Apes are our fathers and mothers, and sharks are our offspring.

    Auhsoj3 says "this has to be some of the darkest music they have ever put out"

    I say, this has to be some of the most honest music anyone has ever put out...
    Of all of our iniquities ignorance may be the worst...but it's bliss, right?

    Listen to track 2...A bright light shines in the darkness to anyone who is willing to look, and listen.

    But we all talk too much...
    trwoodburnon August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about simply we have become so deeply corrupt and greedy that we cannot change what is done. We are doomed.

    Clexmixon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is essentially about the fall of man since Eden,

    "But the blind lead the blind into bottomless pits,
    Still we smile and deny that we're cursed."

    The former line being an adaptation of one of Jesus' shorter parables, and the latter a reference to the human race being cursed after Adam and Eve sinned, and the fact that we try to pretend everything's.

    The gist of this song is summed up nicely by Psalm 14:3

    "There is no one who does good, not even one."

    The whole album is very much like the book of Ecclesiastes.
    kungfuasauruson August 23, 2009   Link

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