eternal life is now on my trail
got my red glitter coffin, man, just need one last nail
while all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games
there's a flaming red horizon that screams our names
and as your fantasies are broken in two
did you really think this bloody road would
pave the way for you?
you better turn around
and blow your kiss hello to life eternal, angel
racist everyman, what have you done?
man, you've made a killer of your unborn son...
crown my fear your king at the point of a gun
all i want to do is love everyone...
and as your fantasies are broken in two
did you really think this bloody road would
pave the way for you?
you better turn around
and blow your kiss hello to life eternal....
there's no time for hatred, only questions
what is love, where is happiness, what is life, where is peace?
when will I find the strength to bring me release?
and tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said?
man, it sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead
and i've get a message for you and your twisted hell
you better turn around
and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal, angel...

Lyrics submitted by belle1313

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    General CommentI really dont want to put religion and Jesus into this, but i think this song is basically all about that. I dont mean to offend anyone that believes in something else or doesnt believe in any form of god in at all. So please dont take offence at all from what im saying. but obviously, eternal life means a life in heaven. one last nail i think refers to nailing Jesus to the cross, because we all lifted that hammer and hit that nail in Him. This bloody road is the road that Jesus traveled on His way to be crucified and that road is bloody because of the whipping. "did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you? " is the road that Jesus paved for us and we always get thrown off of that path, so we should turn around to get back on the path. We are torn in two by Jesus and satin, who both us to follow them. I could keep going but ive gone far enough.
    OLPfan05on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was a jeff buckley song...
    no offense to OLP, but jeff buckley was 100 X better
    fooking greaton March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the rage to live
    raindog_mxon February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentInteresting personal interpretation, OLPfan05, but Jeff Buckley was not a Christian. I doubt he wrote it with Jesus in mind, but it's okay if you look at it that way. I'm just saying that you're WRONG. Haha just kidding. I myself think it's more about society, about all of the hatred and racism in the world and how spreading it is a complete waste of one's life and potential as a human being. Passing racism onto one's children and being content in one's ignorance destroys any chance the world has for peace.
    rembuckon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a religious song. I haven't heard it, to be honest. I saw the title, and I love reading things like this. Even if someone isn't a Christian, they still have their moments and write great things like this. Our Lady Peace could have also altered the lyrics a bit. I'm not sure. But, Eternal life is where, after your body has died, your soul leaves your body. Your soul goes for judment, and they decide if you have earned your way into heaven. In heaven, you receive eternal life. You live forever in happiness. If you don't pass the test - sorry, but you go to Hell. I don't think you get any second chances. This life I'm wasting right now is my only chance to win the ticket to everlasting love.
    Fallen Leaveson May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's a Jeff Buckley cover, its inspired by the anger over "the man that shot Martin Luther King, World War II, slaughter in Guyana and the Manson murders."

    "This is a song about...its an angry song. Life's too short and too complicated for people behind desks and people behind masks to be ruining other people's lives, initiating force against other people's lives, on the basis of their income, their color, their class, their religious beliefs, their whatever..."

    With the rising notoriety of the Westboro baptist Church, this song comes in mind, especially the line "Crown my fear your king at the point of a gun".
    AbstractRealismon January 26, 2008   Link

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