"Life After Death and Taxes" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
And this week the trend
Was to not wake up till 3pm
I picked the few conscious hours that I chose to spend
And slept away the rest of them

And this week the trend
Was to crash and burn and then return again
To practice the life that I pretend
Provides enough to get me through the weekend

So I say
Get me a solution
And watch me run with it
And then you gave
You gave me a solution
What have I done with it
'Cause I was absolutely sure I had it all figured out
Way back then
And now it's this minute, this hour, this day

And this week the trend
Was to backstab every single one of my friends
And leave a voicemail message trying to make amends
All the while hoping things work out in the end

And this week the trend
Was to borrow all the strength that you could lend
To keep my head above the water and not descend
Back to where I said I'd never go again

So I say
Give me a solution
And watch me run with it
And then you gave
You gave me a solution
What have I done with it
'Cause I was absolutely sure I had it all figured out
Way back then
But after this day it's this week all over again

And I just want to get mugged at knifepoint
To get cut enough to wake me up
'Cause I know that I don't want to die
Sitting around watching my life go by
And what we take from this is what we'll get and we haven't quite figured it out just yet
Because all of us are all too stuck
Strapped to a chair watching our lives blow up
Stuck watching our lives blow up


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"Life After Death & Taxes" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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  • +1
    General CommentBenjamin Frankllin said
    "But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
    in a letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy. I think song is a play off of this.
    tenorshoozon February 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the metaphor of faith feeling like "jumping off a cliff, knowing that you'll save me". i'm not very religous, but their music makes me want to experince that :)
    jessasaurxon August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so hardcore. and dont just mean hardcore like kool or they scream a lot(altho it is kool and they do scream). imean that its hardcore christian punk. its very political, social, and religious, and it makes think. not what about the lyrics mean, u could understand what theissen is thinking most of the time(he is one of the best lyricists ever), but about life and stuff.
    microwaveon June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be my favorite of their new cd so far. It is the clearest picture of how their music has evolved. It's just thinking about Heaven and how life shouldn't be worried about.
    Wheresyourhopeon October 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchange holiday in the first line to 'heart of it' and im pretty sure these lyrics are dead on....one of my fav songs off the new album, good stuff
    ryan...isarealboyon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthands down best song on their new cd!

    "and this is how i choose to live *AS* if im jumping off a cliff, knowing that youll save me, knowing that youll save me..."


    enough said.
    miss la de daon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fav song on the new album too... it just speaks for itself... i truely luv it
    ccghoston December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is heart of it too
    ccghoston December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are most certainly not dead on.

    "Hey taxi, send me straight to the [heart of it]
    The nucleus of politics [where] somebody
    Somebody started it
    Cause they taxe me with a scapel piece by piece
    they cut me deep and [bled] me dry until there was nothing left to bleed "

    "[As] if I'm jumping off a cliff"

    "there's nothing left [there to] forgive"

    "leave this [defeat] miles behind me
    so far back I'd have to [rack] my mind [to]
    just remind me
    [I keep trying] to pick myself [back] up
    and then move on "

    "Every breath that I inhale is followed by exhaling [sure as] the one who never [fails]
    I know you'll never [fail] me"

    I love the wordplay in their lyrics, like "taxi" and "tax me". And "rack my mind to just remind me"
    liebherkon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song especially the line "sure as the one who never fails, i know will never fail me" it's my comfort when i'm scared or sad
    drummer girlon May 22, 2005   Link

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