"Chasm" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Kirkpatrick Seals....
Break up already wake up now
Walk away take it all back now
Don't be quick to lick the scab off
You're spitting in his face with the rest of them

Break up already wake up now
Walk away take it all back now
Don't be quick to lick the scab off
You're spitting in his face with the rest of them

Please give me something I'm so thirsty,
I'm so thirsty
Oh please, let me warn them,
Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here

The chasm isn't fixed yet.
Take this water
Drinking ever deeper, living water

Please give me something I'm so thirsty
I'm so thirsty
Oh, please, let me warn them.
Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here

Please

Please give me something I'm so thirsty
I'm so thirsty
Oh, please, let me warn them.
Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here


Lyrics submitted by onthefinishline, edited by emmathefangirl

"Chasm" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

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  • +5
    General CommentThe first time I heard the chorus it broke my heart... I really believe that this song is about someone who died and is now in hell because in the chorus she says "Please give me something
    I'm so thirsty, I'm so thirsty" and people who had near death experiences in hell talk about how thirsty they were in hell because of how humid it was there and there was no water at all in hell... It also mentions in the bible of how precious water would be to those in hell... And in the song she also says
    "Oh please, let me warn them Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here" Shes begging God to bring her back to earth to warn everyone that hell really does exist and that its so horrible that she would'nt want anyone on Earth to have to go there. Just watch near death experiences on youtube. This song really does make you realize how bad hell is once your there... Anyways God Bless to you all... hopefully this gave you a better understanding of the song.
    ShellyBelly93on November 07, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about Luke 16:19—31, 'Lazarus & the Rich Man'

    In the story, it talks about a man so poor, the dogs even 'licked his sores.'

    It also talks about how the rich man didn't help him, so he was sent to hell. In hell, he looked up and saw Abraham in Heaven and asked 'for a drop of water because he was so thirsty.'

    Abraham told him no because there was a 'CHASM' that separated Hell from Heaven and he couldn't come down there, nor could the rich man go up there.

    The rich man then begged Abraham to let him 'warn his family about how they should follow God so they won't come to Hell'

    I hope that's proof enough. :) I absolutely LOVE this song. The melody, the guitars, the lyrics; everything. I like how this album has more of a Christian feel to it. Oh, and please don't start a 'Flyleaf isn't a christian band' argument. I know they aren't, but I also know they have Christian influences in their music. :) Great band!
    ftyd24on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationGreat explanation by ftyd24 and interpretation by ShellyBelly93. I love every song on ‘Memento Mori’, but this is one of my favorites.

    With regards to the journal entry in the booklet that comes with the album, this song is also a call to those who walk in sin and death to see the truth and turn towards God. Those who walk in the dark are thirsty for God, for truth. It sounds like Lacey is saying that she was in the dark and is warning others to step into the light like she did and not drag anyone into the dark. While one is living on earth, there is a chasm between Earth and Hell. If one dies in the darkness, the chasm will be fixed (sealed), the person will go to Hell, and there will be no escaping it. The life-giving water (Jesus, truth, etc.) can save a person and quench his/her thirst.
    fireToSteel0423on November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits more or less bout missions....how it talks in the bible that in hell we are always thirsting for something more (hint hint God) it talks bout how the person wants to warn the people of the impending doom that is waiting for them on the other side if they dont accept christ as their savior. the song relates more to a vision a person had of God showing them what hell is truly like and how hell is well hell and how when God brought them back and how they have this drive to tell people bout God and what could happen if they dont accept him as their savior...."the chasm isnt fixed yet" means that the fight between good and evil is never over until Jesus returns
    beloved1993on November 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a Christian that has strong passion to spread to gospel. He/She has strong passion. He/She knows that in the end these people will suffer from what they are doing (sinning).

    The chorus means the Christian is praying to God that he should not come back again too early. He/She is asking God to give him/her more time to warn these people and know God and repent before Jesus comes back on earth (that will be the end of the world).

    "Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here" - this line means end of the world, Christians will understand this line.

    "Please give me something I'm so thirsty,
    I'm so thirsty" - strong passion, doing all means for people to know God, but most of them are not listening

    "Oh please, let me warn them," - asking God to give more time to warn these sinning people and for them to know God and repent from their sins.
    25thBaamon October 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. you guys are right. it probably is refering to hell. wow, thats so sad now that i think about it. how theyre saying "Don't you come here, don't bring anyone here." and when they say "The chasm isn't fixed yet" then its saying that hell isnt a happy place yet. its not not broken. dont bring anyone here. dont drag them down. but truely an amazing song and wonderful! :)
    twlohamusic95on January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read somewhere that water is portrayed as a source of fear in bible stories (i wouldnt know) so maybe when she is saying dont bring anyone here, maybe she doesnt want people to see the way she is or has become?

    If anyone has a better interpretation please post


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    radioinaholeon November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd I also forgot to meantion that Chasm can also refer to as "Bottomless Pit". It mentions in the bible about those who end up in the bottomless pit(Hell). And you know how near the end of the song you hear thousands of people screaming? Those are the people in hell screaming for help...
    ShellyBelly93on November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatch youtube.com/…
    ShellyBelly93on November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow i never actually thought of it as hell. . thats crazy. now that i read all these comments its given me a new perspective on the song.

    I always applied it to how i felt as in when she say "please give me something im so thirsty" i always just imagined it as i feel like somethings missing in me God help me. . but i guess i was wrong
    MissingAmoraon December 09, 2009   Link

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