"Bastardizer" as written by and Chris Raines Cory Putman....
Someday you'll pass with relief from the tossing sea of despair onto the solid ground of truth.
Nothing you can say will prove me a bastard.
I'm left with everything, still stray to question "why?”... "why?"... "why?", "why?", "why?"...

Our hands were on the same spear that drove into His side,
and we're the ones that wound up paralyzed, paralyzed and loved.

Endlessly we drift inside your distractions and no one is safe.
Nothing is safe from you... from you. Nothing you can say will prove me a bastard.
I'm left with everything, still stray to question "why?”... "why?"... "why?"...

Our hands were on the same spear that drove into His side, and we're the ones that wound up paralyzed, paralyzed and loved.

You're like a never-ending soap opera, and we're ready to find out who kills J.R.

We found a better way! We found a better way! We found a better way!
We found a better way!

We found a better way! We found a better way! Yeah...
We found a better way! We found a better way!


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    General CommentNorma Jean always uses vivid illustrations especially with seas, oceans and storms. I think this song is a conversation between two people, one standing on the "solid ground of truth" while the other is in the "tossing sea of despair." The one on the ground, presumably a Christian, is arguing or trying to convince the other person to stop their ways and accept that there is a God, whether it is Satan or just an unbeliever:

    "Nothing you can say will prove me a bastard"

    Meaning that he cannot be persuaded that he does not have a father, probably speaking of his heavenly father. The person in the sea sounds to be stubborn because the person on the ground says:

    "I'm left with everything, still stray to question "why?... why?... why?, why?, why?..."

    He keeps asking the person why are you doing what you're doing? Why do you continue to stay in the torrents while there is solid ground you could be standing on? He's trying to win the person over by explaining the death of Christ:

    "Our hands were on the same spear that drove into His side,
    and we're the ones that wound up paralyzed, paralyzed and loved."

    By both having sinned, which is ultimately denying Christ, they both contributed to His condemnation but he's saying that it doesn't matter anymore because He loves them still. The person in the sea proves to be stubborn:

    "You're like a never-ending soap opera, and we're ready to find out who kills J.R."

    A soap opera resembling something that is consistent and never changes while the audience he speaks of is ready to move on and "find out who kills J.R." Again, the breakdown is just the person on the land emphasizing that the land is better than the sea. Since it sounds like he's trying to convince that person to come to the land, I'm leaning towards it being an unbeliever rather than Satan. Let me know what you think guys.
    MorganLockharton January 09, 2011   Link

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