Your eyes search for me
for so long i've wanted to come home
held back by lies of serpents
and tongues of brothers turning a child into an enemy
turning open arms into closed fists
i could see the reflection in the tears that made their way down
Your face onto the ground i kneel upon
they form a river that overtakes me
compassion envelops me
i forgive and release forgive release forgiven released


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Lies Of Serpents, A River Of Tears song meanings
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    General CommentYeah, the testing of the singer's religious faith does show in the lyrics. Awesome band, awesome song.
    You Vandal 592on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song turned me on to Zao. One of my friends covered it in their band and i fell in love.
    EmberOfYourFaithon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentme too. One of my friends band covered it and it got me hooked.
    uglyluck42on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdan says "people who made my walk as a christian the hardest and the fact that a lot of them were christian"
    Rosesforthedevilon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love that riff
    kijimaon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that got me going on Zao. it just set me off, i loved them since...
    xUnderoathxon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentZao is so good.
    XDelirium-TriggerXon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentzao is the ultimate !! this song is the best ! ,, personally who cares what kinda band thye r thye make good music and thats what matters ... right?
    GentleUnderstatementon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentXdelirium-triggerX-hahahahaha... "zao is good"... simple, yet specific to the last detail. I do have to say that this song it like the last line of the song... forgive and release forgive and release forgiven released. even though we are pulled down by people around us(christian or non-believers) and we go through trials and such things... we must forgive them so that we can release that. ya know? then we also can be forgiven, released. awesome stuff...
    lets close in scripture...Isaiah 43:24 You have not bought me sweet cane with money, or satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities. 25 "I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins....
    God forgives us of our sins because they are a burden to him... he loves us and doesn't want to see us stumble... so when someones sins are becoming a burden to you... forgive them.
    x777NERDxon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe sound at the end of the song is from The Shining where the little boy is riding his big wheel around the hotel and goes between the carpet and the hard-wood floor. interesting. yes. i love zao.
    XteeXjayXon April 18, 2003   Link

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