"A Subtle Dagger" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
It infiltrates, insidious
It feints at love, betrays our trust

In what we've known since we were born,
The truth we've found in all we see points to design,
Still our chests swell.
We'll never find true answers from a wishing well.
So feed us all another lie, to still our thoughts,
Appease our pride, so we won't have to change the way
We see, we live, we love, we die.
Our lust precede, our blasphemy.

Our logic reads like notes from tainted autopsy.
Our souls they speak of something more,
But we can't look beyond ourselves.
We implore empty skies because our hearts hold room
For no one else.

We extend our claws to grasp at shadows of the ideas we have lost,
Casualties of a subtle dagger,
Buried to the gild in our heart,
Blood on our hands.


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"A Subtle Dagger" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commenti think the meaning of this song is pretty obvious.. but this song is fricking insane. and the lyrics are probably my favorite thrice lyrics.
    whereidlsoncstdon January 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty fuckin' tight...i have some idea (governent related...but then again, i think everything is about atrocities of the government) what it means but the only thrice knows what it means
    rage the waron February 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty fuckin' tight...i have some idea (governent related...but then again, i think everything is about atrocities of the government) what it means but the only thrice knows what it means
    rage the waron February 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot necessarily government, but conspiracy. At least that's what I think.
    HolkeyeSFon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about the lyrics. I'm not sure what kind of meaning they intended it to have when they wrote it. And that's fine with me. I'm know literary critic so I'm not going to carefully analyze their music for it's true meaning. Many of their lyrics do have obvious meanings that are something everyone can relate to, but I don't see the need to go through every song and search for the true meaning of it. Not that doing that is bad, but all I know is that Thrice fucking rocks and their style of lyrics is something unique to them. This is one of my favorite songs off of the cd.
    jsaysoi12341234on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat lyrics. this song kicks so much ass.
    covet____on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me so much of macbeth.
    NoStyleon May 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the it that this song is talking about? ego? pride? self-centeredness?
    pravdawglerzon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk I know that people get upset when people call Thrice a Christian band, and I know that they've denied that they are, so we'll leave it at that. I also understand that songs can have multiple meanings, so please don't bitch at me because you are close minded to what I see in this song. To me, this song is solely about sin, and how it can pervert the way that we live our lives. The song also hints towards the fact that everything in life points towards the fact that there is a God. I see this song as pointing out the way that society is so quick to follow a path that so obviously will end in ruin.
    DarkSkiesAheadon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk I know that people get upset when people call Thrice a Christian band, and I know that they've denied that they are, so we'll leave it at that. I also understand that songs can have multiple meanings, so please don't bitch at me because you are close minded to what I see in this song. To me, this song is solely about sin, and how it can pervert the way that we live our lives. The song also hints towards the fact that everything in life points towards the fact that there is a God. I see this song as pointing out the way that society is so quick to follow a path that so obviously will end in ruin.
    DarkSkiesAheadon May 28, 2002   Link

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