"We Are The Reasons" as written by Joshua Moore, Eric Choi, Lou Cotton, Andrew Glass, Kyle Pavone and David Stephens....
This is a poison everyone knows
It runs through my rivers.
Created and cured by the same, and it will flow.

Tear through these holds, and rip away my heart.
With an effort so constrained, this is the venom in my veins.
This is the venom in my veins, created and cured by the same.
This is the venom in my veins. (I've spoken reckless words?)

And I know I've built a bed of unrest
That destroys my heart once I lay my head down.
Destroys the crutches that I've built,
I thought they were sound.

We are the reasons for health and light, for illness and weakness.
It will flow from my body to yours, an infection that can't be cured.

We are the reasons for health and light, for illness and weakness.
We will tear through these holds.
We will tear through these holds or we will keep them strong.
We are the reasons for health and light.
For illness and weakness, we will tear through these holds
Or we will keep them strong
We will keep them strong.

With an effort so constrained, this is venom in my veins
Created, cured by the same,
By the same.
I've chosen selfless over selfishness,
I've left a bed of disgust and unrest.

Destroyed the crutches that I built myself, I found that they were never sound.
It won't consume my heart anymore.

And I know I've built a bed of peace
That restores my heart once I lay my head down.
Rebuilds the crutches that I destroyed myself.

I plead to change my life, just before I dream
And wake to realize that change is inside me.

We are the reasons for health and light, for illness and weakness.
We will tear through these holds.
We will tear through these holds or we will keep them strong
We are the reasons for health and light.


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"We Are the Reasons" as written by David Stephens Andrew Glass

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    General CommentTo me, the "venom in my veins" is our own blood.
    what makes us human, and all of our humanly problems,
    are created by us, and then cured by us. (Created and cured by the same)
    Like, say.. I guess I'll refer to "I am Legend." where they thought they had the cure for cancer, and then that cure created a bigger problem, to which Will Smith's blood was immuned to so he was able to find the cure to this new infection, that was created by our own medications. (We are the reasons for health and light, for illness, and weakness)
    So that is what they are saying about humanity, that we are the destruction as well as the construction of ourselves.
    Yet it's trying to tell us, inspire us, that we CAN change, we have that power.
    But habits or addiction, greed, lust, and so many things get in the way; maniplate us.
    and just the way of humanity,
    Is An Epidemic.
    AutumnPaintedMindseton July 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentseems to me this song is about sin....and finding comfort christianity and in knowing their sins have been forgiven
    law187on January 02, 2010   Link
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    My Opinionthe intro sounds funny
    tdwpfanaticon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAutumnPaintedMindset-very good man, your interpretation is the best i've heard by far.

    This songs chorus is the most awkward thing ever. it makes michael Cera look like Sinatra.
    mechatanneron November 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentawesome song song!!!
    JonnySniperDeathBreathon January 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe says I spoke your English words; not I've spoken reckless words.
    BloodOnBlackRoseson April 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how we as human beings have the power to either help or destroy others with our words or actions. We as human beings get in the way of our own growth by creating crutches that we lean on) instead of mannin up and doing the right thing that we know we should do. Anger can be a crutch and it seems to fit here: "Destroyed the crutches that I built myself, I found that they were never sound.
    It won't consume my heart anymore."
    Anger is consuming: "This is a poison everyone knows
    It runs through my rivers.
    Created and cured by the same, and it will flow."
    If you feed anger it will grow and some people feel a false sense of strength with it ( think bullies) And it will lead to lashing it.
    It seems this song is starting with a problem, but working through it. By the end he recognizes the problem and vows to fix it:" And I know I've built a bed of peace
    That restores my heart once I lay my head down.
    Rebuilds the crutches that I destroyed myself.

    I plead to change my life, just before I dream
    And wake to realize that change is inside me."


    Meaning that you can improve yourself no matter what the obstacle in your way. Great message.
    MrBalsagnaon July 27, 2013   Link

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