"This Is All Now" as written by and Mark O'connell Shaun Cooper....
So now I am owed this,
One self indulgent tirade
A hollow attempt to
To sell my point of view
Yeah I know what's rotting beneath your best intentions
At the heart of your convictions
Sits a broken man that needs to understand

I am owed this now
I am owed this now
I am owed this now

This is all I ever asked from you
The only thing you couldn't do
Tell me the whole truth
You don't know yourself
How could I know you
I will not be moved until you tell me the whole truth

I know you mean well with your ancient code of ethics
Lead by example
Could you imagine Christ hitting a child?
You live in a shelter built from your own truth
There's so many things you
You don't want me
You don't want me to know

I am owed this now
I am owed this now
I am owed this now

This is all I ever asked of you
The only thing you couldn't do
Tell me the whole truth
You don't know yourself
How could I know you?
I will not be moved until you tell me the whole truth.

Oh next time you're standing on that stage
(You're lying to yourself, You're lying to yourself)
Selling your cold hollow faith
(You're still a liar to me, you're still a liar to me)
Next time you're standing on that stage
(Repent, repent)
Selling your cold hollow faith remember

This is all I ever asked from you
The only thing you couldn't do
Tell me the whole truth
You don't know yourself
How could I know you
I will not be moved until you tell me the whole truth

The only thing I asked from you
The only thing you couldn't do
Tell me the whole truth

I will not be be moved
I will not be moved
I am owed this now
Tell me the whole truth.


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"This Is All Now" as written by Mark O'connell Shaun Cooper

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  • +2
    General CommentIn an interview i watched Adam said its a song about how religion can take over your life and stop you from being who you really are ("You don't know yourself").

    "I know you mean well
    with your ancient code of ethics
    lead by example
    could you imagine christ hitting a child?
    you live in a shelter (shelter)
    built from your own truth"

    That to me seems to back it up.

    Anyways great song, love it.

    on a side note; im sick of people saying "oh this is about that band member that left" on every single one of tbs's songs. Adam has clearly said the lyrics come from their everyday lives. Im sure their lives have more to it than band members leaving.
    L0uderN0won July 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWas Adam or John's father some sort of clergy? I have tried to find out info about there parents but its HARD to do. I know they are from religious families but it seems to me this song is about someone important in their life that harped on religion while the author was growing up but never "practiced what they preached". It has the feeling, to me, like he is saying "Alright I am a fully grown adult at this point I deserve to get some closure on this". Maybe whichever one penned most of the lyrics dealt with some physical abuse or maybe its someone they know and are close with that behaves in this way toward there own children. Just my take but I thought maybe this would help get the convo going on this song because its a really imporant piece from this album. I absolutely think this song being about Chauntelle ( married to someone else with a child now lol ) or previous band mates is pretty silly. And Rubano and Fazzi didn't leave on horrible terms or anything. Nothing like John or Fred.
    SipSopon July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionLoving this. Glad to hear some new stuff from them. Also, some of the later chorus parts say:
    this is all i ever asked 'of' you instead of 'from'.
    Mystaon June 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song may be Adam's final message in song-form to Chauntelle Dupree... I seem to recall 'everything must go' was about her and mentioned a lot of religious references such as this song. In the line "at the heart of your convictions sits a broken man that needs to understand" Adam seems to be just wanting nothing but to understand what happened with their relationship. I don't know if this is correct at all though since he's married with a child now.
    MakeYourSelf101on June 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI remember Adam saying it's about him and John's faith background.
    samjosiahon December 31, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentJust throwing it out there...could this song be aimed at either Matt Rubano or Matthew Fazzi? I read the oral history article in Alternative Press and it seems like it could fit.
    jasonch18on July 10, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentJust throwing it out there...could this song be aimed at either Matt Rubano or Matthew Fazzi? I read the oral history article in Alternative Press and it seems like it could fit.
    jasonch18on July 10, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAlso, I dont know who actually has "credit" as writing this song ( Ive always heard its collaborative between them) but check this out: johnnolanmusic.tumblr.com/post/2674448520/… possible evidence of what I was saying. An interesting post either way. Hope you enjoy.
    SipSopon July 14, 2011   Link

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