Open your closed mind
Close your open mouth
You're pushing more than you're pulling

Every word that you say passes through my ears
Before it even escapes your lips
No one learns from someone they hate.
Your mouth is like a grenade, blowing everyone away.
How many have you pushed away? And How many have you saved?
Pick and choose
Based on our faiths
When it's all in the heart that carries rage
Don't judge
until you've taken it all in.
Cause in the end you'll pray to stay above the flames

Open your closed mind
And close your open mouth
You're pushing more than you are pulling


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    My Interpretationin my opinion, this song can be summed up in 3 letters. WBC. It seems to be clearly referencing them in several parts of the song. i.e.- no one learns from someone they hate. I haven't spoken to many people who don't "hate" the WBC. also, the line "How many have you pushed away? And how many have you saved?" could be a direct question to the organization themselves. they claim that their protests are only in the interests of saving people, but, i seriously doubt that anyone has joined their church because of the shock of their protests. Basically, I think that ABR is telling these extremists to lighten up, because that kind of strategy doesn't work.
    But, I could be completely off.... this is my favorite song off of this album anyway, lol
    apersonsname09on May 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure if it's "mind" or eyes", it sounded like eyes to me at first. but mind would make a lot more sense.

    and i think it's, "no one listens to someone they hate"?
    mast0d0non July 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOpen your closed mind
    Close your open mouth
    You're pushing more than you're pulling
    Every word that you say passes through my
    Ears before it even escapes your lips
    No one learns from someone they hate
    Your mouth is like a grenade
    Blowing everyone away
    How many have you pushed away
    And how many have you saved?
    Pick and choose based on a face, but it's all in the heart
    That carries weight
    Don't judge until you've taken it all in
    'Cause in the end you'll pray to stay above the flames
    Open your closed mind
    And close your open mouth
    You're pushing more than you're pulling
    Every word that you say passes through my ears before it even escapes.

    That's how it should be
    dunkhornon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's trying to say don't judge people for their beliefs and don't shove your beliefs down someone else's throat. However just listen to what people have to say about their beliefs and then tell them what you think. And by having a closed mind you are pushing people away from your religion by being so pushy and ignorant.

    Maybe? Just my guess at it.
    MuffinMan9o9on July 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmuffinman9o9

    i believe you are correct. thats what i got from this song. not to pick fights but this is the second best from the new album, the first is marianas trench.
    FallenSaint97on July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with muffinman as well, such a sick song. Definitely one of my favorites on the album.

    Jake sounds so brutal at the beginning when he says "ears" lol
    ASPbreakdownon July 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think what they are referring to is those type of Christians that look at someone and think "i don't like them", and shun them from the church community. as a result those people are scared away from Christianity and may never come back and in the end the people who did that to them will pray to GOD they wont go to hell for being such absolute jerks.

    p.s. i have personal experiences of this so phenomena, and yes it does happen
    isaiah756on January 23, 2010   Link

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