The gavel has fallen, along with the rest.
Are we expected to settle for this?
Bring us the plague, lead us away.
Blacken tomorrow with ash of today.
Can't you see the fabric of our standards wearing thin?
See your world in its grave at the hands of the enslaved.

Won't bow to man. Won't bow to government.
Won't trust in a failed system of self-fulfilling lust.
Won't love a world where my God is mocked.
I defy.

Oh, a kiss on the serpent's head.
We walk in the line of deceit, the walking dead.
Can't you feel the ground of our discretion giving way?
Refusal of hope, solution demise.
Bury the truth in a mountain of lies.

Won't bow to man.
Won't bow to government.
Won't trust in a failed system of self-fulfilling lust.
Won't love a world where my God is mocked.
I defy.

This is what you try to sell me.
Subjective nothingness.
Pull your sickness from my throat.
Let me breathe the truth.
Let me breathe the truth.

Won't bow to man.
Won't bow to government.
Won't bow to greed.
Won't bow to false hope.
Won't bow to self.
Won't bow to modern code.
Won't sell my soul to a dead world. I defy.


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    General CommentSICK song, probably the best on the new album. This is about how the world is a thorn in the side of Christians, always trying to bring us down and fill our heads with subjective lies. This is Ryan's statement to that thorn that he won't bow to it, but God alone.
    undeadretard7on March 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningRyan said...

    This is another song that follows the theme of battle and adversity. Specifically, The World Is A Thorn is about the things that we are not, and that which we refuse to be. We know our enemy. We will not bow to man or government. We won’t give in to the corrupted ways of the world. Our faith lies in Christ alone.

    "For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens." - 1 Chronicles 16:25-26
    Staph42on March 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe sounds like a Voice against Being Politically Correct and Secularist Nations.

    Won't love a world where my God is mocked.- Religion is Hated more and more in modern day as many won't confirm to the gray of a secularist nation, which causes great anger against secularists)
    Won't bow to modern code. - We are All trying to be forced to live in a bland objective-less society (Politically Correct)
    Won't sell my soul to a dead world. I defy. (Will stay a christian and won't change because in his eyes the world is dead and not worth giving up the promise of heaven)


    Jay212127on April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOk, so to whoever "Ryan" is... THANK YOU. And I agree with all of what you've said in all of your comments. Also this is an awesome album! Its making me reconsider my favorite album being the triptych.
    Maurice213301on May 14, 2010   Link

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