"Temptation" as written by and D. Gamson O. Leiber....
I went in the desert
I went searching for the truth
I stumbled across you
And I know you're not the truth
I went in the ocean
I went looking for some love
All I found is that I found
I haven't found enough
I stand alone now
I stand alone
Can you save me from myself
You are my temptation
You are my temptation
To do what I know is
You are my temptation
You are my temptation
To do what I knew is wrong
What I knew is wrong
Is you
I stand alone now
I stand alone
Can you save me from myself
Oh please
They've been killing children
And nobody seems to care
They've been laughing at my god
My god I wouldn't dare
You are my temptation


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"Temptation" as written by O. Leiber D. Gamson

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    General CommentI think this annother song about about love and self-destruction. The person in the song loves annother person who has completly lost it...the singer still cares about the world, seeks truth and compassion but feels the temptation to give up and self-destruct.
    soapyon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this is about a man falling in love with -someone- (not necessarily gay)... in which this pairing is concidered 'wrong' by society.

    being gay and reading these lyrics and listening to the song, these not a doupt in my mind lol my biggest clue that it could be gay?

    "They've been killing children
    And nobody seems to care
    They've been laughing at my God
    My God, I wouldn't dare"

    They've been killing children - teaching childeren that this is morally wrong.

    They've been laughing at my God
    My God, I wouldn't dare - in my opinion this doesn't necesarily mean God, rather then his being as a whole. Basically he's comming to terms with people automatically hating him for this.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnow that I think of it...

    "I stand alone now/I stand alone" doesn't refer to him not having anyone, rather then being seperated from society...

    The first 2, and especually the second 'paragraphs' (for lack of my brain thinking ATM) are saying that he's found someone, fallen in love with the person, and is observing himself like in;
    "I stumbled across you and I
    Know you're not the truth" and
    "All I found is that I found
    I haven't found enough"

    and knowing that, the large portion of the song is self-explanitory.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey've been killing children
    And nobody seems to care
    They've been laughing at my God
    My God, I wouldn't dare
    You are my temptation.....

    Combined with the chanting....Is powerful, to me anyways. Very powerful.
    Faaip De Oiadon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have listened to this song a million times, and always assumed he was talking about someone who was out of bounds to love, but now that I read the lyrics again, it looks like The Last Temptation of Christ. Wandering through the desert, disrespect for a God-figure, Romans killing children. I am so not religious, but it almost seems scarily evident.
    emilybtayon April 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHmmm....The previous comment is interesting by emilybtay. Following in the same vein, what about this? The temptation could be god, or a different god at least. What he knows is wrong is to believe, or the temptation could be satan. But you may very well be correct.
    Androgyneon April 30, 2013   Link

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