The humble and righteous and meek
Are teaching me who's will to seek
But who really knows how to speak
About these things

Questions of where can he go
When he is feeling so low
And kicking himself just to show
How he still bleeds

And I want to know the difference between
What sparkles and what is gold

I wonder how many eyes
Are fixed like a vulture's on me
Now I wonder if I can even move or breathe
Without disappointing someone

And I know what they call themselves
But I don't remember inviting them
To put me on this pedastal
And make me feel so naked

Afraid to look down
Afraid to turn around

I bring it on myself
I know I bring it on myself

And I want to know the difference between
What sparkles and what is gold

I walked along beside the purple mountains beneath the orange sky
Imagined what it all might look like with these planks out of my eyes
I wondered if the big white horse was coming down tonight
I wanted to taste that victory but my mouth was dry

There is only tonight and the light that bleeds from your heart
Makes me want to try and start again


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Five, Eight, and Ten song meanings
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    General CommentGod damn this song gets pretty badass halfway through.

    "I bring it on myself
    I know I bring it on myself"
    Manifest0on October 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the plank in the eye line is a reference to Jesus' advice not to concentrate on a speck of dust in someone else's eyes when you have an entire plank of wood in your own.

    I've always took the big white horse coming down as a reference to that kids show in which a boy has a white toy horse (or pegasus?) that comes to life at night. Anyone remember that?
    Lyburnumon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreal good song. mineral owns.
    dlewion May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreal good song. mineral owns.
    dlewion May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, Mineral Owns!!
    "I wanted to taste that victory but my mouth was dry"
    =~
    Xpretoxon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely incredible. Esp. the line
    "And kicking himself just to show
    how he still bleeds".
    Anyone an idea for what the title means?
    stupid_man_suiton August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis mineral a christian band? do they have a website?? PM me or something cuz i probably won't look back here.
    clumsiest1on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActually, when he is talking about the big white horse coming tonight, i believe he is referring to Christ's second coming because in the book of Revelations it says that He will come back on a big white horse.
    clumsiest1on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI just posted a comment but it didn't seem to work..but if i am repeating myself...forgive me?

    Yeah, the plank in his eye line does refer to the verse in Luke. The big white horse is actually a reference to what it says in the book of Revelations about Christ coming for the second time on a big white horse. Seems that the writer of this song is saying that he wants to see Christ come back and feel oh so great about it and taste the victory for God and all His people but then he says "but my mouth was dry" - and i think he means that maybe he has become complacent, or lost his christian passion, or hope...or fire..or he has been just so discouraged and tore down by other people in the church. Mainly, i think the song is about people in churches that judge you, and watch your every move and make sure that you are the perfect christian and not a hypocrite when really, they are a hypocrite themselves..or they just don't know what they're doing.


    is mineral a christian band? do they have a website? can someone PM me or IM me about it since i probably won't check back here?
    clumsiest1on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI just posted a comment but it didn't seem to work..but if i am repeating myself...forgive me?

    Yeah, the plank in his eye line does refer to the verse in Luke. The big white horse is actually a reference to what it says in the book of Revelations about Christ coming for the second time on a big white horse. Seems that the writer of this song is saying that he wants to see Christ come back and feel oh so great about it and taste the victory for God and all His people but then he says "but my mouth was dry" - and i think he means that maybe he has become complacent, or lost his christian passion, or hope...or fire..or he has been just so discouraged and tore down by other people in the church. Mainly, i think the song is about people in churches that judge you, and watch your every move and make sure that you are the perfect christian and not a hypocrite when really, they are a hypocrite themselves..or they just don't know what they're doing.


    is mineral a christian band? do they have a website? can someone PM me or IM me about it since i probably won't check back here?
    clumsiest1on March 13, 2003   Link

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