Bite your tongue until it bleeds.
This pain is worth more than what you have to say.
Swallow your pride because silence is golden,
and I wouldn’t pay a penny to hear your thoughts.

Lie down your guard and surrender.
All that you’re proving is your ignorance.

Choose your words carefully.
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life.
He that opens his lips too wide shall bring on his own destruction.

Bite your tongue until it bleeds.
The pain is worth more than what you have to say.
Swallow your pride because silence is golden,
and I wouldn’t pay a penny to hear your thoughts.

Lie down your guard and surrender.


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    General Comment(he that keeps his mouth keeps his life, he that open his lips to wide shall bring on his own destruction) this is a bible verse. Proverbs 13:3
    lionelmessi10on June 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so fucking sick.
    breakdowngasmon July 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally i think this song talks about how we take pride in our words and yet how they hurt others so.
    thejoysoflifeon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthejoysoflife: i beleive you are correct. we take pride in what we say even though we hurt others. and when he says "lie down your guard and surrender" maybe he means and think before you talk, back down (surrender) from what you are about to say in order to not hurt others.
    FallenSaint97on October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAugust Burns Red lyrics are so dry.
    nscovellon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song speaks volumes about respect. In regards to the proverbs reference, I think it means something along the lines of keeping your mouth shut isn't always a bad thing. The band isn't telling you to completely shut-up; not even close. I think if you have something to say, especially if it's of importance, then you better have something good to say-- as in, 1. Something Positive; Respectful and not Offensive. And, 2. Something that holds weight. Back up your claims with substantial evidence (Proving you are ignorant).

    I think since they have a Christian background, they are directing this at people (both Christians and non-Christians) who speak of the Christian faith. If you got something to say, make sure it holds weight. Don't assume, or be ignorant because once someone finds a loop-hole in your claims, it's game over ("Lie down your guard, and surrender. All that your proving is your ignorance"). You will be called out on it one day and you will look like an idiot (hence bringing upon your own destruction).

    IDK. Just my interpretation.
    Tripp30on December 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song made me think a lot and helped me to be more patient with people.

    IMO, The paradox that this song espouses is "You can be correct, but you are still wrong if you are arguing from a position of pride and disrespect".

    I'm not sure who is the target of this song, but I take it as a personal challenge to speak with respect and patience with people even when I "know" that I am right.
    mutillidaddyon September 22, 2011   Link

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