"John Deux Trois" as written by and Jaxin Hall Shayley Bourget....
I've said it once or twice,
I'm coming down to show you the way to live with my hand.

Inner me, I know you are killing me from inside.
You can laugh, you can laugh but don't waste my time.
You pessimistic, you cannibal.

Don't believe me, cause I'm already dead.
Don't believe me, I'll take to the bitter end.

I've been waiting to show you life abundantly.
So, I'll end this talk of who I really am and who I really ought to be.

I won't let you fall back down to the ways that you wanted to escape.
My love, take my hand, I'll show to you everything.
It's not who I am and who you want to.

Inner me, I know you are killing me from inside.
You can laugh, you can laugh but don't waste my time.
You pessimistic, you cannibal.

For the sake of failing you, my God still lives.
Roll with the pack my God, who will make all wrongs right again?
Roll with the pack my son, who will make wrongs right again?

I'll show you grace like you never have seen.
I'll show you grace.


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"John Deux Trois" as written by Valentino Arteaga Austin Robert Carlile

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    General Commentmaybe its about battling your inner doubts
    feeling like you cant move forward and want to give up

    idk though because he speaks in 2nd-person through part of the song saying "you"
    joshccrfdon October 14, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI've said it once or twice,
    I'm coming down to show you the way to live with my hand.

    Inner me, I know you are killing me from inside.
    You can laugh but don't waste my time.
    Your path's a mistake, you cannibal.

    Don't believe me, cause I'm already dead.
    Don't believe me, I'll take it to the bitter end.
    I've been waiting to show you life abundantly.
    So, I'll end this talk of who I really am and who I really ought to be.

    I won't let you fall back down to the ways that you wanted to escape.
    My love, take my hand, I'll show to you everything.
    It's not who I am and who you want to.

    Inner me, I know you are killing me from inside.
    You can laugh but don't waste my time.
    Your path's a mistake, you cannibal,

    For the sake of failing (filling?) you, my God still lives.
    Roll with the pack, my God; who will make all wrongs right again?
    Roll with the pack, My Son Who Will Make Wrongs Right Again

    I'll show you grace like you never have seen.
    I'll show you grace.


    These lyrics are a relatively awesome paraphrase of the gospel. Many Christians hold that Jesus descended to earth to show people "how to live" (see the first line), so the song is from God's perspective. Many other lyrics support my theory.
    I've been waiting to show you life abundantly - "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10.
    Your path's a mistake, you cannibal - Calling people cannibals was an early misunderstanding/mockery of Christians due to their practice of communion, where they symbolically ate jesus's flesh and drank his blood. Many modern day Evangelicals look down on the belief of transubstantiation, belief that partaking in the Eucharist actually means just that.
    Inner me, you know you are killing me down inside - Jesus claimed his followers would reside in God and he in them. Many of his listeners ended up being his killers, or at least people he died for.
    I'll end this talk of who I really am and who I ought to be - Jesus was a doer, not just a talker. Many people rejected him because he did not fit their expectations for the Messiah. Little did they know that their expectations were wrong, so Jesus definitely understood and instead just showed them.
    I won't let you fall back down to the ways you want to escape - Jesus promises freedom from the bondage that sin creates. Jesus promised that he had been given power and that he could not lose those that were given to him.
    Roll with the pack, my son who will make all wrongs right again - The ultimate purpose of Jesus's incarnation was redemption, a righting of all things wrong since the Fall in the Garden of Eden. Forgiveness of sins was part of that, redeeming man's relationship with God.

    Austin Carlile has openly claimed Christianity from stage before. He certainly understands the gospel. I've read elsewhere that he expresses quite the Messiah Complex, as well.
    jnberenyi1on November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song on the record
    kinda pissed that no one else has figured out what it means tho cuz im still stumped :\
    Scttp2pon April 03, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is so powerful, the lyrics are just perfect. I am not 100% on what the meaning of this song is, but it could be to do with Austin's health, I believe he has Marfans Syndrome it states this on his wiki page I think. But yeah I also have it to and it does bring you down and it can make you feel like utter crap at times.

    "Inner me, I know you are killing me from inside.
    You can laugh but don't waste my time.
    You pessimistic, you cannibal."

    He has the condition in his heart and I do believe he's just had it treated and he is now alot better, but this verse sums it up really, I could be wrong but I can't think of any other reason unless its like guilt or something? But where he says you can laugh but don't waste my time, maybe he is referring to his musical career/lifestyle? And the line about the pessimistic and the cannibal could be how it bring him disbelief and make him feel like its eating him alive at times?

    God i've ranted on, I am not saying i'm right with the meaning, I am probably wrong :P but Austin is a big inspiration to me and I wish him all the best. :)
    SuccesfulFailureon July 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's religious like bereny said, but I actually think it's from the perspective of Jesus himself.
    ScareCrow46n2on January 24, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionJohn two three? John. Two. FUCKING. THREE?!?!?! In what WORLD does that make ANY SENSE?!?!?! JOHN. FUCKING. TWO. FUCKING. THREE. WAAAATT.
    BVB4LYFEon April 01, 2014   Link

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