The way that I feel, and what's supposed to be real strongly disagree
There is one thing I keep in front of me
'Cause cash won't save, cars won't transcend the grave
I call everyone I know the only things of value I could ever own

It worries my mind knowing days of my life slowly disappear
Is there something that I should be doing here with my time?
Should I fall in line? I can't chase the American Dream
Trading life for money never made much sense to me
And some may say that I'm already gone but I say

"Hey, if I'm wrong at all for living this way? I'm alright being wrong"
And I say, "Hey, as I slowly let possession slip away I feel I belong
I'm alright being wrong"

I try and I try to find appeal in 9 to 5, but I never win
Stuck in days that don't seem to begin
The answer I find to the question in mind
King of diamonds, king of hearts?
One dies loved, and one is dead from the very start

Things like this aren't hard to resist
As my mind persists allowing absolutely no interest
In things that fade as fast as they accumulate
I refuse to bury myself that way


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    General CommentI dont think this song as anything to do with religon. I think what there trying to say is that the everyday life of the normal american citizen isnt really living at all. somebody probably told them that the life of a rockstar is very unstable and that they could become unpopular at any second, that a 9 to 5 job is a better chioce. so they say "Hey, if I'm wrong at all for living this way? I'm alright being wrong" and I say, "Hey, as I slowly let possession slip away I feel I belong I'm alright being wrong."
    DuckyDoomon October 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo put it simply, the song seems to be about his belief in god and how he doesn't care if he is right or wrong by believing.

    His belief brings him happiness, and that is what matters the most to him. Slipping away from material possessions: "King of diamonds, king of hearts? One dies loved, and one is dead from the very start." (One covets possessions, the other covets love) He is saying it is better to have love in your life and die wrong, than collect meaningless possessions and die lonely.

    Another great line, "There is one thing I keep in front of me. 'Cause cash won't save, cars won't transcend the grave"

    He puts god before everything in life, because material possessions won't get him anywhere when he dies.


    Great band, song, and message.
    venom850ron October 19, 2010   Link

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