I wish I had more time
To sort all of this out inside my mind
I only have one day
It's given at dawn and at dusk it gets taken away
I can't control what I think
So how can I control what I say?
I don't know who I am at the moment
And I can't pray
I can't pray
For the answers anymore

I only have myself to blame for losing control
I've always needed something
Maybe I needed to be alone

And I don't need to be saved
I'm not saying that it's too late
But way too much has changed

And you call it a savior
And I call it a learned behavior
And you call it the light I refuse to see
And I call it the mask I've seen underneath
Just do and say the same
The same thing

No opinion preserved in stained glass
Holds more moral truth to me
I only have myself to blame
I only have myself to blame
For losing control

Oh, I still need to be saved
Just not by you
Oh, I just need to be saved
But not by you

I only have myself to blame
For losing control
I've always needed something
Maybe I needed to be alone
I only have myself to blame
For losing control
I've always needed something
Maybe I needed to be alone



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    General CommentThe color morale is so raw on this album. It gets me everytime. The band's lyrics are completely honest which is great to hear, but at can be at times too much on the ear and the emotional tones are overwhelming. This song is definitely the power ballad of the CD. I love the song progression and the electronic influences on the song. Now for the lyrics and meaning ... Saviorself - another play on words (save yourself) is a song about being in a state of confusion when it comes to believing in God. The author describes the limited amount of time he has, and we get the impression it isn't enough for the author to substantially think about his supernatural questions. With a sense of fatalism, the author seems to believe he has no say in the events in his life, unable to control his thinking or words. This frustration has led him to question him myself and his beliefs.

    The chorus "I only have myself to blame for losing control" is mostly likely referencing his inability to control his thoughts and behavior. He thinks that by spending time along he will come to some clarity about things in his life.

    The author describes a lot of things as having changed since he believed in God, and he isn't ready to give his beliefs up, but definitely is struggling where he is. He goes back and forth with how Christians identify God and how atheists refer to God. Garret's lines "Just do and say the same thing", may be referencing those with religious convictions who act differently than they speak. The vocals speak as someone who has seem some hypocrisy and wants people to be honest with themselves.
    The line "No opinion preserved in stained glass holds more moral truth to me" is how the author feels about church leaders. He is not inspired by their words, and while he doesn't attribute the cause to them, he doesn't really want to be a part of it anymore. Beautiful and sad, I pray Garret finds clarity.
    dsnider1on May 15, 2013   Link

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