"Redemption" as written by and Marcus Miller....
Would you let me take control
if i told you that i would never love another?
Build a prison for your soul,
with the shelter i provide,
surely we can live forever.

Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.
Reality is just fantasy again.
If i could penetrate your soul,
i'd help you find a way to make fantasy, reality again.

Would you let me take you home?
Fulfill my every need,
keep you in this spell you're under.
Cause now's the time to let you know,
If you only take my hand, never will there be another.


Hold you down again, i won't let you breathe.
I see redemption in your eyes
although i always seem to make you cry
So high off the pain that i give to you,
hold you down till you can't breathe.
You can't leave or perceive that you're better off without me.
I'll cut you down before you get a chance to doubt me.
No love is sicker than the one we found,
keep a frown on your face and you'll never replace me.

Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.
Reality is just fantasy again.
If i could penetrate your soul,
i'd help you find a way to make fantasy, reality again.


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    General CommentDis song iz da bomb!!! I'm really feelin' dis song!!! If u start listenin', I guarantee u'll b feelin' it quickly!!! 3rd Strike's muzik haz dat effect on people!!!
    TheLinkManon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFrom different parts of the songs, you can take it different ways.. one perception is that the song is about a girl who faces depression, and he is trying to help her.. "Feel addiction take control, I know you'll runaway. Reality is just fantasy again." That is how it sometimes feels.. and the other is the obvious; he wants her, and is saying that she will be his only one.. I like the first concept better, just makes it that much more alluring.
    misundazt00don June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song touches deep. Yet, i can't seem to figure out what it is..
    StVooDooon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a threatening relationship.

    To me, the person is wanting/asking this girl to fall in love with him.
    ("Would you let me take control
    if i told you that i would never love another?")
    He is wanting her to fully devote herself to him ("Build a prison for your soul") and is reassuring her that he would be taking care of her. ("with the shelter i provide,
    surely we can live forever")
    Beyond this point i assume that they are now involved with each other. ("Feel addiction take control, i know you'll runaway.")

    The next verse gets a tad complicated to decipher. I might be wrong so feel free to disagree. To me, he is asking for a deeper involvment with her, maybe he is asking her to move in with him, or perhaps to marry him ("Would you let me take you home?")
    notice the sense of enslavement
    ("Fulfill my every need,
    keep you in this spell you're under.")
    And how he seems to be rushing her for an answer.
    ("Cause now's the time to let you know,
    If you only take my hand, never will there be another.")

    The next verse is pretty self explanatory. It sounds like a couple of years down the road and how the relationship is threatening to the girl (" I see redemption in your eyes although i always seem to make you cry
    So high off the pain that i give to you,")
    She can't leave him because she has nowhere else to turn ("You can't leave or perceive that you're better off without me.")

    I come to the conclusion that the song is about the average relationship between a mistreated wife and a harmful husband and how this girl seems to be trapped with her threatening lover. ("No love is sicker than the one we found,
    keep a frown on your face and you'll never replace me.")

    Of course, this is my opinion, i might be insanely wrong. 8)
    Harmonical_Fatigueon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. these guys are awesome live
    Slaphead54on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti feel this song is by someone who loves someone even though they dont want to, because it hurts them to love that person, and that they feel the other person feels the same way, that no matter how much they hate each other, tehy love each other too much to leave one another, and the only way they can live is with each other.
    deadspiriton October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you look at the content of this song... it is a Spiritual song... I believe the devil is telling us that the end is near and though you run away you always come back and he always ends up hurting you and you think it's love but it's really just a sick spell you're under but just hold my hand one more time and NEVER will there be another....in other words just hold my hand one more time and I'll take you to hell with me.... The devil wants to control our lives...

    Would your let me take control (we all know he wants to control our lives)
    If I told you I would never love another (he only wants your soul)
    Build a prison for your soul(that's pretty much to the point)
    With the shelter I provide (hell)
    Surely we can live forever(eternal hell fire)

    Feel addiction take control(the life he offers is a spritual pull downward)
    Reality is just fantasy again (life or reality is a fantasitical hell.....)
    If I could penetrate your soul(Possesion)
    I'd help you find a way to make fantasy reality again(real hell.....forever)
    Would you let me take you home?(I believe we've established the fact he's referring to hell)
    Fulfill my every need(satan is in the business of destroying humanity)
    Keep you in this spell you're under
    Cause now's the time to let you know,
    If you only take my hand, never will there be another.(If you take his hand...he won't let go.......and there will NEVER be another....you won't have the chance to let go and come back to GOd...)

    I could explain the rest completely but pretty much is saying I'm using you and killing you and you don't even know it and you can't get away you'll never replace this sick so called love....

    Sorry guys but it's plain to see this is not talking about a physical relationship between two human beings it's satan and the human race.........

    Goto an apostolic truth teaching church today:)
    JEsuS loVEs you :)
    godfearingoneon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgodfearingone, that's an interesting view, and I respect your opinion, but don't think that just because you think that's the right interpretation that no one else's can be applied here.and the AUTHOR'S MEANING is not spiritual, it's about a relationship he had with someone where the more he beat her, the more she liked it.i heard him with my own ears at one of their shows (great performance by the way) say this was so.

    however, we all have our own personal meanings to songs and isn't that what rally matters?
    eddog29512on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a personal relatoinship. Love is an addiction and when you find someone you love so much it can be very tough to do without them. I think it is about a relationship that has gone on so long that neither person knows what it is like to be without the other. I also think that the relationship has some big problems but they just can't do without each other so it is kinda a sick love. However messed up the relationship is the line "I see redemption in your eyes" means that when he looks into the girls eyes he can see why they are still together.

    I don't know. Thats what it means to me, but that is how I relate to the song. The important thing is to interpret it your own way and just listen to the song and realize that it means something.
    Godfearingone nice effort and it is cool that you but a whole lot of thought into and you are religious and all that stuff but check out the 3rd strike website and there is a couple quotes that talk about this song. It has nothing to do with god. Sorry bud but all things in life don't relate to god. Don't take this personal because I am a church goer myself, but Jesus may love you, but too much of him may blind you too.

    The Wicked MOnkey
    wickdmonkeyon June 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI lost 10 points off my IQ after reading TheLinkMan's post.
    Shawnon April 23, 2004   Link

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