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We were sons of insurrection
Doomed to face the dark alone
Til vicarious perfection
Dearly won was made our own

So where's your landslide
Where's your victory
Tell me now, where's your sting

Unassailable you waited
The great enemy of man
Til your awful jaws were sated
And we were ransomed from your hand

So where's your landslide
Where's your victory
Tell me now, where's your sting

Where's your landslide
Where's your victory
Tell me now, where's your sting

Now that you have been disarmed
We will cross over unharmed


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  • +5
    General Comment"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
    -1 Corinthians 15:55
    mtamersonon September 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnliberty and mtamerson already have this down pretty well, but I wanted to draw attention to some of the lyrics. "Doomed to face the dark alone, 'til vicarious perfection dearly won was made our own" - That has to be the most poetic and beautiful reference to the sacrifice of Christ I have ever read or heard. Vicarious perfection is obviously referring to the perfection of Christ as God made human; that perfection was "dearly won and made our own" through his sacrifice for humanity, which washes away sin in Christian theology. Through the sacrifice of his perfection, we are made more perfect. Incredibly poignant and well-written.

    However, I must confess I don't totally understand the "sons of insurrection" line. Maybe referring back to original sin, inherent wickedness and turning away from God? Insurrection is a term for violent rebellion and strife... It doesn't quite seem to fit with that interpretation but it's teh best I can think of. Anyone else have an idea?

    DubbaEwwTeeEffon September 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty good for the most part, although I think instead of "On a sailboat you waited" it is "Unassailable, you waited"
    MaximusPrimeon September 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep. About Christ's victory over death.
    onlibertyon September 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this has a lot to do with the deaths and hardships all the members have had in their families recently.
    ccrayneon September 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSin and death has been disarmed by the blood sacrifice of Jesus. Death holds no weight on Him or on those who duly follow him.

    Very poetic and beautiful lyrics. Saw them last night in Detroit - awesome, awesome show.
    LoveConquersAllon October 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful indeed...the harmonization at the end with the guitars and layered vocals is awesome. It just makes me picture approaching the gates of heaven and Christ after death. I'm so used to all the Thrice song threads on this site being a debate over whether the song is of secular or spiritual origins, but I guess it is stated so poignantly and blatantly that is not so on this song. Maybe the song just hasn't been out long enough. Clearly about how through Christ even death holds no fear for us. This is one of their best songs yet. This album on the whole to me sounds like a blend of Vheissu and Beggars...my favorite Thrice song since Firebreather.
    defiant1on February 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpartans battle of thermopylae
    mikes5on September 01, 2013   Link

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