We calmly weigh our thoughts before we know them
Careful not to break our only scale
But there’s no lament in taking chances
Fall a little while before we soar
Sword in mouth and helpless in the bond we have between us
Fire eyes and desperate for the helplessness we love
Turn to walk the path in my reflection
But not before the sheep becomes the wolf
Loveless without shame. I was only waiting for the calm before the storm.
The tongue was being sharpened by the lie.
Sword in mouth and helpless in the bond we have between us
Fire eyes and desperate for the helplessness we love
Tell us all the things we need to know now
You’ll find us in the silence of our own guilt
Shout it from the hell below
Shake us but be gentle so
Take our hand walk us through
Take my hand walk me through the land I stole
Help us to lay down


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Sword in Mouth, Fire Eyes song meanings
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    My InterpretationTo me, it seems that this is about all the anger someone feels after being broken up with. It talks about a sheep becoming a wolf, which I take as the love you feel for someone turning into something bad - or how they treat you. "The helpless bond we have between us" would refer to a broken bond. "Loveless without shame, I was only waiting for the calm before the storm" says it all, really.
    Jovahalaon December 11, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not religious myself, but this song might be about losing the moral scale and faith he was tought to follow. "Sword in mouth" is a Christian term for knowing the gospel well and spreading the word. He could be "helpless" in the bond between him and God, because the bible says regardless if you believe in God, he still loves you. Towards the middle-end of the song, he feels guilt (he's turned into a "wolf") and wishes to turn to walk in God's direction. Maybe the perspective is coming from a dying atheist? Lines such as " take our hand and walk us through" or "help us to lay down" suggest that he is seeking forgiveness from his "hell below." Who know's though, I could be off on this one
    BlurryAngel87on January 09, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe title is in reference to Revelation 19:12-15

    "His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty." (Revelation 19:12-15 NIV)
    Skelly326on February 06, 2014   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it looks like he is talking about the conviction that the Holy Spirit gives us. I will recognize Skelly326's Bible passage
    The person in the song did some sort of sin: "Fall a little while before we soar" could mean sinning before feeling something euphoric like sex or drugs.
    "Turn to walk the path in my reflection, but not before the sheep becomes the wolf" could be Jesus saying to go on the narrow path and follow Jesus' example, with the person replying that they will, but not after___.
    "The tongue was being sharpened by the lie"- the sin is going to bring conviction via Holy Spirit.

    Tell us all the things we need to know now
    Youll find us in the silence of our own guilt
    Shout it from the hell below
    Shake us but be gentle so
    Take our hand walk us through
    Take my hand walk me through the land I stole
    Help us to lay down

    I think this could be the guy pleading to Jesus to help him, show him his error's, yet still be loving (mercy and grace)
    drbrobertson February 06, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not religious myself, but this song might be about losing the moral scale and faith he was tought to follow. "Sword in mouth" is a Christian term for knowing the gospel well and spreading the word. He could be "helpless" in the bond between him and God, because the bible says regardless if you believe in God, he still loves you. Towards the middle-end of the song, he feels guilt (he's turned into a "wolf") and wishes to turn to walk in God's direction. Maybe the perspective is coming from a dying atheist? Lines such as " take our hand and walk us through" or "help us to lay down" suggest that he is seeking forgiveness from his "hell below." Who know's though, I could be off on this one
    BlurryAngel87on January 09, 2014   Link

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