"The House of Wolves" as written by and Lee David Malia Oliver Scott Sykes....
Show me a sign, show me a reason to give
A solitary fuck about your god damn beliefs
I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
Death is the only salvation you'll fear

Brick by brick by brick
Brick by brick by brick

What you call faith, I call a sorry excuse
Cloak and daggers murder the truth
The bitter taste, there's nothing else
I'll bow for your king when he shows himself

Brick by brick by brick
These walls begin to cave in
The house of wolves you built
Whispers in a thousand tongues

Show me your face, show me a reason to think,
My soul can be saved if I sell you my sins
I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
Death is the only salvation for me

Brick by brick by brick
These walls begin to cave in
The house of wolves you built
Whispers in a thousand tongues

The house wolves you built
The house wolves you built
(The nest of animals you built)
The house of wolves you built
Will burn just like a thousand suns

And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
Is 2 foot wide and 6 foot deep

And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
Is two foot wide and six foot deep
And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
Is two foot wide and six foot deep

Brick by brick by brick
Brick by brick by brick
Brick by brick by brick
These walls begin to cave in
The house of wolves you built
Whispers in a thousand tongues

Brick by brick by brick
These walls begin to cave in
The house of wolves you built
Will burn just like a thousand suns

You said you want me
Now I'm here, now I'm here, now I'm here
You said you want me
Now I'm here, now I'm here, now I'm here


Lyrics submitted by shadyyy, edited by TaiBere7, BDoG01, AdamArtz

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  • +3
    My Opinionuhm i really think this song is about questioning religion and all that bullshit people follow when they themselves do not even know if god exists (:
    neadson April 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is definitely, a rejection of religion. However it can be confusing as the song takes both an Atheistic approach and an Agnostic approach. It rejects the notion of an afterlife. "And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see is two foot wide and six foot deep." This is a very Atheistic outlook. The Agnosticism comes through in: "I'll bow for your king when he shows himself". I am Atheist but I can see how this song may confuse people at times. But it is no where near as confusing as crooked young xD
    Sw1tCh123on May 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Show me a sign, show me a reason to give
    A solitary fuck about your god damn beliefs"

    Why should we believe, what reason is there to believe?

    "I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
    Death is the only salvation you'll feel"

    I don't know for sure, I think that the salvation that the belief gives is fake and the only salvation there is, is when you die.

    "Brick by brick by brick
    Brick by brick by brick"

    Process of building something, a belief or trust.

    "What you call faith, I call a sorry excuse
    Cloak and daggers murder the truth"

    Faith is an excuse for certain events that happen in your life, it's fake and the truth is covered.

    "The bitter taste, there's nothing else
    I'll bow for your king when he shows himself"

    He will only believe if the person he should believe in shows himself, he wants the truth and proof, otherwise he won't.

    "Brick by brick by brick
    These walls begin to cave in
    The house of wolves you built
    Is burning a thousand times"

    Walls begin to cave in, I think that the walls of a house weaken or it fall apart, the house of wolves symbolizes a pack of wolves which I think are the believers, wolves always come in packs, the believers are these 'wolves' and they are trying to convince you."is burning a thousand times/like a thousand suns" means that it's falling apart (just like the walls).

    "Show me your face, show me a reason to think,
    My soul can be saved if I sell you my sins"

    Give him the truth, how can you be 'saved' if he confesses his mistakes or sins, which is a habit of believers (sinning or confessing)

    "I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
    Death is the only salvation for me"

    Same as the other one


    "Brick by brick by brick
    These walls begin to cave in
    The house of wolves you built
    Is burning a thousand times"

    Same as the other one

    (The wolves you built) (the wolves you built)
    (The nest of wolves you built)
    The house of wolves you built
    Will burn just like a thousand suns

    Same as the other one

    "And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
    Is 2 foot wide and 6 foot deep"

    There is no afterlife, the only kingdom (which symbolizes heaven for example) you will see is the place you go to when you are burried, that is the place you lay in (deep in the ground) when you die is 2 foot wide and 6 foot deep)

    And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
    Is two foot wide and six foot deep
    And when you die, the only kingdom you'll see
    Is two foot wide and six foot deep

    Same as the other one

    "Brick by brick by brick
    Brick by brick by brick
    Brick by brick by brick
    These walls begin to cave in
    The house of wolves you built
    Is burning a thousand times"

    Same as the other one

    "Brick by brick by brick
    These walls begin to cave in
    The house of wolves you built
    Will burn just like a thousand suns"

    Same as the other one

    "You said you want me
    Now I'm here, now I'm here, now I'm here
    You said you want me
    Now I'm here, now I'm here, now I'm here"

    He got asked to belief, but now he's here, I don't know exactly what happens next. I think he gives in to the belief: "now i'm here"
    Maxlucaon July 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe house of woes you've built.
    Heeltoeholeon January 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion this song is about Oli's first contact with some kind of mental help. This person told him to believe and maybe pray for better days. Basically Oli wanted true help because he admitted that somenthing is wrong with him but he was feeded with some shitty religious stuff.
    everyboodydieson June 20, 2017   Link
  • -5
    General CommentMaybe there are Christians who do know God exists!
    CrazyLeoon April 16, 2013   Link

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