day after day after day you live in your misconceptions
'cause our actions don't speak as loud as our words
it hurts, my friend, can i help you understand?
can i please help you understand?
it's not bred out of fear, it's sprung out of love
it's what we've been in search of

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now spring clear of all the ties
and sever all those lies with tangled webs of futile thinking
now spring clear of all half truths
'cause the burden of proof doesn't rest on an institution

yeah, i can see all the hurt and the misery resulting
from the fact that christians
are the biggest sinners of them all
but please don't fall
don't let all those who come in christ's name fool you
don't you dare, oh, don't you dare
it's not bred out of pride, a trophy on the shelf
i can't save you, i can't even save myself

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day after day after day you live in your misconceptions
'cause our actions don't speak as loud as our words
it hurts, my friend, can i help you understand?
can i please help you understand?
if while we've been on our knees our eyes have been closed
to all the pain and suffering, i cry out, "god, forgive us!"

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    General Commenti really, really like the lyrics to this song, even though i'm firmly agnostic. the whole point being that though humans have managed to pretty much fuck up the idea of christianity, it began with a decent purpose in mind. and that although christians might be the "biggest sinners of them all", some still hold the main idea of christianity as important. it's an impressive song, i think.
    cailinon March 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with calin that people do hide behind the facts that they are christians, and think that if they are religious it automaticially makes them free to do whatever they want. This song also could have been written in lew of all the religious wars in the middle east. Overall this song is good and makes you think.
    punkguitarist101on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song is rockin. The lyrics are great. I am a christian and about christians being the biggest sinners of them all is probably true. I am a fully devoted follower of christ. Yes i still screw up and sin sometimes but christianity is if you sin or not because we all sin it is about Gods forgiveness, mercy, grace and believing that Jesus died as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. That doesn't give us the right to sin just because we are forgiven though.
    Thelords87on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthhhhhhmmmm that really doesnt make alot of since reading back over it. I ment to say isn't if you sin or not. and It is Gods forgiveness is supposed to be a new sentence. hehe
    Thelords87on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think of this that they're trying to say that christians can do things that give christianity a bad name because we're sinners too. I see it kind of like people need to look past the people who represent this's faults, and look toward what it's really about: ("don't let all those who come in christ's name fool you"). Because christians are just people too: ("if while we've been on our knees our eyes have been closed to all the pain and suffering, i cry out, "god, forgive us!""). I guess that's just my interpretation.
    But it's a good song.
    Good band, too.
    snesskon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsorry... I didn't exactly finish... but also the fact that Christians should at least individually do something about it: ("'cause our actions don't speak as loud as our words") to change the whole misconseption
    ... if that made sense.
    snesskon November 27, 2004   Link

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