"Overcome" as written by and Josh Gilbert Timothy P Lambesis....
All these moments of pain
Must add up to something
Our bodies have been trained to keep it all in
But our hearts still hold on

Some say to release it, forget about your past
Instead we count the cost, it's part of us
That doesn't mean that we cannot move on
It's just a memory of what we once were

No matter what it is we've faced
It's now part of us (part of us)
We can overcome

Why rid of fuel that can make us stronger
When properly put behind us? (put behind us)
And in the same way that
Everything good in life can be taken away
So can all this pain

No matter what it is we've faced
It's now part of us (part of us)
No matter what we've faced in this life
We can overcome

Trying to forget is a burden we can never bear
When facing trials openly
There's nothing left to hide
New paths of strength come alive

We can overcome

No matter what it is we've faced
It's now part of us (part of us)
No matter what we've faced in this life
We can overcome


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"Overcome" as written by Josh Gilbert Jordan D Mancino

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    My InterpretationThis is one of As I Lay Dying's "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" songs, with a religious twist (as many of their songs feature Christian themes).

    The first few lines are really setting the stage.

    All these moments of pain,
    Must add up to something

    ie, everything must happen for a reason

    "But our hearts still hold on" - we really can't forget about the pain for some reason.

    "Some say release it" - some people try to put their past behind them, forget about it. But Tim says "instead we count the cost" - we (or people like Tim) sort of hold it in, we remember all the sorrow in our lives. "That doesn't mean we can't move on." Don't forget your past, instead, learn from your experiences, take that pain with you and let it motivate you and change you for the better.

    "Why rid of fuel that makes us stronger?" Use the sorrow in your life to motivate yourself to do good.

    "And in the same way that everything good in life can be taken away so can all this pain." This is classic Job from the Bible and really this is the interpretation of those stories that everyone should take away.

    "No matter what it is we face it's now part of us. No matter what we face in this life we can overcome." This is sort of how they add to what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. There isn't anything in this world that we can't overcome, that can't make you stronger.
    holydiver135on June 07, 2013   Link

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