"Broken Cross" as written by and Daniel Joseph Searle Alex Anthony Dean....
God only knows why we were born to burn

If God is my witness, He'll see that all is not well
Christ, what a sight for sore eyes
Looking down on us, all the children that You despise

God only knows why we were born to burn
God only knows why we were born to burn

A bullet in the neck doesn't feel much like love
A message of rejection sent from above
No flags, no holy books
I'll be in hell with the misunderstood

The sons and daughters that you wished to forget
A desperate picture of God's regret
Are we perfect mistakes?
Or almighty fuck ups?
One thing's for sure, He doesn't fucking love us
He doesn't fucking love us

Hate must weigh on you like a broken cross
Hate; the dividing line we'll never step across

Outcast and reject
Outcast and reject

Father, Father, how I've let you down
A fucking tyrant in a hollow crown
Father, father, how I've let you down
A fucking tyrant in a hollow crown

The sons and daughters that you wished to forget
A desperate picture of God's regret
Are we perfect mistakes?
Or almighty fuck ups?
One thing's for sure, He doesn't fucking love us
He doesn't fucking love us
He doesn't fucking love us


Lyrics submitted by bethanator, edited by xiksher

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    Song MeaningThis song is easy to interpret:

    "God only knows why we were born to burn"
    "Looking down on us, all the children that you despise"
    "A bullet in the neck doesn't feel much like love"
    "A message of rejection sent from above"
    "I'll be in h*ll with the misunderstood"
    "The sons and daughters that you wished to forget"
    "A f***ing tyrant in a hollow crown"

    And, of course:

    "One thing's for sure, He doesn't fucking love us"

    It's so obvious I find it ridiculous that people would claim otherwise. But of course, even with a song this obviously anti-religion, people will stupidly claim that it's not anti-religious. Funny how that works. A lyric could say "God does not exist" and some religious fool who can't deal with reality would claim it was expressing God's reality and love.
    despondenton January 03, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThe vocalist has already blogged about what the lyrics mean. We, humans, can relate to what the lyrics express throughout the song. We see it all the time through Westboro Baptist and other organizations (religious & non-religious) that approach teachings in a negative aspect that induces radical behavior that can destroy. If you put your faith into a higher power or yourself, keep positive and never stray from the light.
    CKwillburnon April 07, 2014   Link
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    General Commentarchitectsofficial.tumblr.com/post/76328164207/…
    aidan11281on June 24, 2017   Link

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