emptiness running through me taking all that i am
leaving me this blinding mask
grasping for the wind
everything i've done, everything i've gained
it all means nothing
a mere breath has passed away
sadness i embrace
left with empty promises
i look at myself and see the scars that are brought to me by this life
then i ask myself, is that all this world has to give
the chase is over, i am finished
stripped of every reason i cry out to You
from my knees i scream

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A Breath In The Eyes Of Eternity song meanings
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    General Comment^Thank you! Someone who actually get's these lyrics! Everyone else is like "Killer double kick!" Thanks for remembering what As I Lay Dying is all about... and that's God!
    LivingSacrificeon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is truly amazing... I think it is the best song by AILD.
    InstantHardcoreon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song also. It describes that feeling you get when you have totally decided to give yourself up to God. Not just your heart but every aspect of your life and strive to follow him.
    sockpuppeton March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfuck your lord your christ!
    honestly open your minded and let it all flow in. dont accept god question him! question everything! strive to Open Your THIRD EYE!

    wwsd?on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTake it from someone who "Lived" the world how the unsaved live it and just like the man from Ecclesiastes found it all to be vane, to be worthless. I lived, I opened my mind. I partied, I drank, I did drugs, I lied, I did it all (almost). And found everything to be absolutely nothing. And still wanted more. And felt empty. And worthless. This world offered me everything and meant absolutely NOTHING. Third Eye?? Sure, look for it, you'll find nothing.
    But one day I sought what I had pushed off for so long, and I found. One day I caved, I gave in. I threw my arms up in the air, raised my white flag. And now I'm SAVED. By God's grace. My scars? HEALED. My heart? FULL. And nothing can bring me more Joy than Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.
    So darling. After you've opened your third eye, and fin that all the knowledge in this world can never fill you. And find that there is too much out there for you to swallow, look for Him because He will always be there.

    May God bless your heart and Soul
    - Rita
    mo0nangelon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit means he has tried and tried to get closer to god but going the wrong path trying to do that.he realizes he messed up and all hes done wasnt worth it and now he needs gods full love not realizing that he already and always will have it. this band is so amazing their meaning is so great wish my band sounded like them.
    bloodturningtotearson January 12, 2007   Link

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