I gave up on you a long time ago
How can you blame me?
We made plans to meet and you never showed
You kept me waiting
They said everything would work out just fine
They said you'd help me
But as it turns out it was all a lie
And they're off someplace far away laughing at me

You've been there for me one time in my life
But it didn't matter
You came and went so fast all my hope
And faith in you shattered
And now here I sit alone in this room
No one to confide in
You watched all my dreams come apart at the seams
You laughed, you left, you waited in hiding

Bless me dark father I have sinned
I've done it before and I'll do it again
'Cause it keeps me warm, and makes you smile
Been beneath me all the while
Hell yes

You gave up on me along time ago
I can't say I blame you
I rejected the faith in your holy rays
Is what it comes down to
They said everything would work out just fine
I just went crazy
But I'm better now having a good time
Being selfish, and drunken, and vulgar, and lazy

Bless me dark father I have sinned
I've done it before and I'll do it again
'cause it keeps me warm, and makes you smile
Been beneath me all the while

Bless me dark father I can't win
Without you I'm as good as dead
'Cause you keep me warm, you make me smile
You've been on my shoulder all the while

Whispering sweet nothings
Whispering sweet nothings
Whispering sweet nothings
You've been whispering sweet nothings


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Hell Yes Lyrics as written by Michael S. Simpson John Robert King

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    In an article with Spin Magazine: This song is about losing faith in God and turning to Satan instead.

    FloridaGuyon October 18, 2011   Link
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    this is easy. sure, it is about someone letting you down, but Skiba is talking about being let down by god and going over to the dark side. do some research, Matt Skiba has proclaimed belonging to the church or satan for a long time. come on kids "bless me dark father, i have sinned..." easy.

    sdbodyboarderon May 16, 2010   Link
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    i really think this song is about trying to let God into one's life but just doubting it and losing faith, then finally realizing that he was there all along.

    ugpunk84on May 04, 2002   Link
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    to me this is about someone putting their faith in god, and getting nothing in return. And in the end he realises that the devil was in his corner all along.

    grapekiwi338on May 22, 2002   Link
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    This song is the definition of awesome. His voice is amazing and the lyrics are perfect.

    TooCool4u102on August 06, 2002   Link
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    People who think that LaVeyan Satanism is literal devil worship need to do some research. For all intents and purposes they are Atheists. They don't sacrifice animals either.

    "Satanists do not believe in the supernatural, in neither God nor the Devil. To the Satanist, he is his own God. Satan is a symbol of Man living as his prideful, carnal nature dictates. The reality behind Satan is simply the dark evolutionary force of entropy that permeates all of nature and provides the drive for survival and propagation inherent in all living things. Satan is not a conscious entity to be worshipped, rather a reservoir of power inside each human to be tapped at will. Thus any concept of sacrifice is rejected as a Christian aberration–in Satanism there’s no deity to which one can sacrifice."

    dorkrockcorkrodon November 25, 2010   Link
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    How you not love this song. I know that eveyone has been let down by someone in there life and this song is talking about it. "You've been there for me one time in my life but it didn't matter. You cam e and went so fast all my hope and faith in you shattered"

    saves_the_day_girlon April 29, 2002   Link
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    to me this song is about being let down by someone, and still thinking you need them in your life.

    .one.last.try.on May 05, 2002   Link
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    I love this song, It is about a person letting someone down i a relationship, i think it is about someone being used coz i read the chorus and it sounds like its about sex so maybe they had the sex then the other person never called? sounds like it. this song rules though. they are playing leeds yeah!

    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon May 22, 2002   Link
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    This is one of the best Alkaline Trio songs, I've liked it ever since the c.d. "Another Year on the Streets: Part 2"

    saves_the_day_girlon May 22, 2002   Link

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