I walked into the room,
and she was right there waitin'.
Leaning up against the bar,
well she was perpertraitin'.
Slick as snot her spandex,
and blacker than some coal,
she set her gaze upon my bootie,
with disco in her soul.

So much for indecision,
so quick did she decide,
the temptress with her doors open
inviting me inside.
"I want to take you home with me",
said the sparkle in her eye.
"I would like to honey,
but I'm about to die."

I have got a time bomb,
I strapped it to my chest.
When it blows I'm out of here,
you can have what's left.

The room got kind of quiet,
and you could smell the fear.
I only heard the jukebox play
"A Tear is in My Beer".
"So what's the verdict Mister?
When's it gonna blow?"
I just winked at her and said,
"Darlin' I don't know."

Time-bomb tickin' in the room,
everybody goes someday,
blows so quick you better be,
somewhere where it's safe.
Thin skinned thread-bare thinkin',
now you're gonna die,
don't try to rock the jukebox,
just kiss this world good-bye.

I have got a time bomb,
I strapped it to my chest.
When it blows I'm out of here,
you can have what's left.

What's the deal?
Don't you feel
alone now in the silence?
Pushing up the daisies now,
there's better ways for you to diet.
Seeking after sucker wealth,
suckers feel what suckers dealt.
All your life you stuffed your face,
now you're dead I rest my case.

Got a story here to tell,
so you better listen well.
Some old lady in a church,
got a nickel in her purse.
You were rich,
she was poor.
You dropped some fifties on the floor.
She dropped her nickel with a clank,
she was thinkin' Third World Think Tank.

The Karaoke master,
the drunkard, and the jerk,
ditch this sorry world and all its worth.
Keep your candle burning,
waiting for the time,
ready to explode, the bomb is primed.

I have got a time bomb,
I strapped it to my chest.
When it blows I'm out of here,
you can have what's left.

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by MixPix, cyx

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    General CommentThis song seems prophetic. It's a satire for the shape of the world we're in today. The bar, the dark spandex(sex) and the ways of the world pulling us away from God.
    purduegoeron October 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti thought that the time bomb was to be symbolic of the fact that we can die at any time.
    beefbrain89on January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just don't understand this song.
    clutteron June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe woman at the bar represents temptation.

    The time bomb in his chest and the fact he doesn't know when it will detonate symbolises two things. First the nature of mortality and that he does not know when he'll die. This is important given that sinning will send a Christian to hell so basically he is refusing to succumb to his temptation as he does not know when he might die and as such redemption or pennance may not be possible, besides which he may not have long to wait for salvation, hence him saying when it blows be somewhere safe (repent!) and then there's the worm food part which would relate to those who who didn't find that "safe place" and lived their live out of kilter with the teachings of Christ "suckers feel what suckers dealt" and "all your life you stuffed your face" switching the attack from the promiscuous and the lecherous to the greedy and the villainous. Seems pretty straight forward.
    champiodion April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentchampiodi, I pretty much agree with every thing that you said, except the part about Christians going to Hell if they sin.

    God's salvation is eternal. Nothing can ever send you to Hell once you've accepted Christ. True, if you fall into sin, you'll feel like a jerk (trust me), but it won't void your salvation if you die before you "get right" with the Lord. You've already been made right with Him.
    patriot9290on January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat explanation champiodi, I do have the same understanding as well

    Bless U All!
    bear_hug20on June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks for the support to my explanation fellas.

    Patriot. What I was saying is that if you sin and you have not repented and suddenly die, then you have not accepted Christ. You have chosen another path and not altered that path in order to be redeemed...where is his soul heading?
    champiodion August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I no longer consider myself a Christian, but was heavy into 5Fe when I was. I still love their music and meanings in a broad sense.

    One of the best things about this song is how nihilistic it is for being by a Christian band. It reminds me of one of the goofy things about Christianity. If eternal happiness awaits in Heaven, why would we waste time here with so much temptation and suffering?
    psyconiuson January 13, 2010   Link

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