"On The Cross" as written by Jeph Howard, Daniel Whitesides, Quinn Allman and Robert Mccracken....
"We kill the fagots, we kill the lesbians,
I said goddammit we kill them all!"

We were taught to kneel and bow our heads.
I tried simply standing up instead.
Heard rumors of transparent legs
And walks for days and days.

These days we reach for so much more
We reached the point where we can't go home.
Alone we wait here underground
Amidst the others waiting

So pray, then, if it makes you feel safe.
But all I can is we go our own way.
We go our own way.
So save us.

Who would guess you were the chosen one?
The right place, you were the firstborn son.
Once questioned stable state of mind
To spend some time in the gutter.

A full collapse and caving in
Just wait for faith to kick in
I lost track of time as i stood in line
Amidst the other believers.

So pray then, if it makes you feel safe
All I can say is we go are own way

So pray then, if it makes you feel safe
All I can say is we go are own way
We go are own way
So save us

Over and over and I still can not believe
We can't save ourselves
Give me a chance up on the cross and watch me bleed.
Now ask for help

Having faith in something you can't see
Takes something else
Over and over and i still can not believe
We can save ourselves

So pray that if it makes you feel safe
All I can say is we go are own way

So pray then, if it makes you feel safe
All I can say is we go are own way
Send your prayers our way
To save us

Kill 'em again cuz they didn't die hard enough


Lyrics submitted by thegingerfatone, edited by luckymag, sokorny

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  • +2
    My OpinionTo me he sounds more of the Agnostic belief than Athiest. Saying like he believes in God but also thinks there are other ways and morals to believe in basically saying he doesn't think God is the only way. Ya know what I mean?
    eminem7070on September 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIts about people doing nothing while ONE dies for THEIR sins.

    It's a questioning of things...its calling people out.....How do you go and let someone die like that and do nothing? Right.

    We all have free will.

    That is a gift.

    You have people like the mormons that come to your door to save you.
    Why save ME? SAVE YOURSELF! You want to save me?

    Get it?

    This person even goes so far as to exchange places with this "person" on the cross...and say...Hey!...Watch me bleed and not ask for help.

    If I did ask for help, would you?... Would you have helped?

    Its about a bunch of bitches that don't deserve what they have because they don't and didn't recognize it when they had it.

    Now its time for us to save ourselves. You can only ask so much of one man.

    Forgiveness should be enough. Its not a continually clock out and check out to use to get yourself off the hook for your bullshit.

    God's people are so Loving....yet not.

    He walks in all of us.

    Save Yourself.
    luckymagon May 04, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe opening sample is from the 1966 speech by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… which you can watch at metacafe.com/watch/456363/khallid_muhammads_speech_kill_the_white_man/
    laurelinwyntreon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are closer/

    We were taught to kneel and bow our heads.
    I tried simply standing up instead.
    Heard rumors of transparent legs
    And walks for days and days.

    These days we reach for so much more
    We reached the point where we can't go home.
    Alone we wait here underground
    Amidst the others waiting

    So pray, then, if it makes you feel safe.
    But all I can is we go our own way.
    We go our own way.
    So save us.

    You were guessed you were the chosen one.
    The right place, you were the firstborn son.
    Once questioned stable state of mind
    To spend some time in the gutter.

    A full collapse and caving in
    Just wait for faith to kick in
    I lost track of time as i stood in line
    Amidst the other believers.

    So pray then, if it makes you feel safe
    All I can say is we go are own way

    So pray then, if it makes you feel safe
    All I can say is we go are own way
    We go are own way
    So save us

    Over and over and I still can not believe
    We can't save ourselves
    Give me a chance up on the cross and watch me bleed.
    Now ask for help

    Having faith in something you can't see
    Takes something else
    Over and over and i still can not believe
    We can save ourselves

    So pray that if it makes you feel safe
    All I can say is we go are own way

    So pray then,if it makes you feel safe
    All I can say is we go are own way
    Send your prayers our way
    To save us
    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You were guessed you were the chosen one."
    That makes no sense. I'm half-asleep. I have no clue what the fuck he says there.
    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSecond-guessing faith.
    BryanMacon July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song must be about how religion is just not right for some people, and that he rather see the rational side of things instead of blindly believing. Also, maybe how messed up it was for Bert to be a Jehovah's Witness (he was raised that way) and how unfitting this was for him, so he had to find his own truth of things.
    dag_102on July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh god, I love this song. This reflects my views on religion perfectly.
    So pray then, if it makes you feel safe / But all I can say, is we go our own way
    It's like Bert's saying, "go ahead and believe, but I don't any more. It's fine for you to believe what you believe in, but don't shove it all on me and try to make me believe it too."
    He's not being a hypocrite and trying to force believers into being Atheists. He doesn't think he's better than religion, it's just not for him.
    (MY LOVE FOR THIS SONG CAN NOT BE CONDENSED INTO A SINGLE COMMENT!)
    failkidon January 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfailkid had a good point:

    Oh god, I love this song. This reflects my views on religion perfectly.
    "So pray then, if it makes you feel safe / But all I can say, is we go our own way"
    It's like Bert's saying, "go ahead and believe, but I don't any more. It's fine for you to believe what you believe in, but
    don't shove it all on me and try to make me believe it too."

    i agree, but i want to add that i think that it's talking about those who fallback on faith when something goes wrong.
    mhcarroll216on April 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrections in one of the verses *
    Listen carefully and you may hear, like I do, this:

    Would guess you wereN'T the chosen one.
    The right place, you wereN'T the firstborn son.
    Once questioned stable state of mind
    To spend some time in the gutter.

    All I did is change the 'were's to 'weren't'
    Aliveandbelievingon September 25, 2010   Link

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