"Pray For Villains" as written by Bradley Fafara, John Boecklin, Jeffrey Kendrick, Jonathan Miller and Michael Spreitzer....
Bitter blood on the blood-stained highway
We're brothers in arms 'til we get it right
You're gonna want it your way
It's gonna be done now
Don't take it too far, gonna get it right
Move on from the past
Agree to disagree

Every sorrow has it's source
And your conscience isn't free
In the dog days of Summer
On another sober September
This was meant for you

Am I not my brother's keeper?
All is what it seems to be
I'm A strong rival
A bitter enemy
Best friend
Till the end
The man you wish to be

They pray for villains
When their heroes let them down
They pray for villains
When their heroes let them down
Let them down!

The ties that bind he clock that winds
As the oceans meet the sky
On the hour of my death
Will you be standing by

Every sorrow has it's source
And your conscience isn't free
In the dog days of Summer
On another sober September
This was meant for you

Am I not my brother's keeper?
All is what it seems to be
I'm A strong rival
A bitter enemy
Best friend
Till the end
The man you wish to be

They pray for villains
When their heroes let them down
They pray for villains
When their heroes let them down
Let them down!

Bless the broken road
As we limp back home
You get off on the sound
Of everything coming down, so down
Walk down the broken road!


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"Pray For Villains" as written by Jeffrey Kendrick Bradley Fafara

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    General Commentthe song is about how its not always the typical "white knight" hero that saves the day. How the badass anti-hero can get the job done too (and usually quicker). He does what needs to be done but not always for the right reasons. its meant to mess with our perception of a hero and what makes a hero.
    Oroborouson July 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHoly crap, this song rips. I'm shooting in the dark on this one, but what I get it from it that his brother was thought of as the golden child and when he wasn't, they looked to the black seed of of the family.
    TopCowon July 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think if you take the song for face value it is as oroborous said above,however do a bit of read between the lines. i seem to think its about how most people will be nice and stand by you and help you in certain situations becoming your hero and you've realized that they arent that type of person, they are 'grinfucking' you. villains or people you've looked down on as bad apples etc are really the only 'real' people out there as they show their true colors with no bullshit. basically we all try to be heroes but at the end of the day we are all guilty and victims of something deceitful,hence we 'pray for villains' true friends.
    slayer4150on August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOroborous is exactly right. In an interview, Dez said how this song is actually about western films, and how you need an unorthodox badass like Clynt Eastwood (his favorite) to save the day.
    SnarkyFoxon October 18, 2011   Link

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