The king's taken back the throne
The useless seed was sown
When they say they're cutting off the phone
Then tell 'em you're not home

No place to hide
You'll find there's a soldier on their side
You're still a soldier in your mind
But nothing's on the line

You say it's money that we need
As if we're the only mouths to feed
I know that no matter what you say
There are some debts we never pay

Working for the church while your family dies
You take what they give you
And you keep it inside
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste the fear
Lift me up and take me out of here
Don't want to fight, don't want to die
Just want to hear you cry

Who's gonna throw the very first stone
Oh, who's gonna re set the bone
Walking with your hand in a sling
Wanna hear the soldier sing

Working for the church while my family dies
You're little baby sister's gonna lose her mind
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste your fear
It's gonna lift you up and take you out of here
If the bone shot never heals
I cannot make him yield

You can't find me now
But they're gonna get their money back somehow
And when you finally disappear
We'll just say you were never here

Been working for the church while your life falls apart
They're singing hallelujah when defeating your heart
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone


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Intervention Lyrics as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General CommentI find it interesting that a few people are interpreting it as a song about having a relationship with God, or being a "Christian soldier" or something similar. I don't know for certain, but I always got the impression that they were a non-religious band, even anti-religious in some ways.

    I think it's about the political and religious leaders taking away our basic humanity and freedom. While the political leaders are forcing us to go to war and kill each other (all the references to soldiers, although I think soldiers is used metaphorically as well) and reducing us all down to one obedient mass instead of free individuals ("you say it's money that we need, as if we were only mouths to feed"), the religious leaders are forcing us to adhere to their doctrines through fear ("sing hallelujah with fear in your heart") but never really providing you with the answers you need ("Been working for the church while your life falls apart").

    I think it's about us all taking our lives back and taking control and not blindly obeying the political and religious leaders in the hope that they'll fix all the world's problems ("Hear the soldier groan, "We'll go at it alone""). Also, concentrating on what's really important i.e. friends/family and compassion for other humans, NOT fighting over whose god is the "real" one or which political ideology is "right" ("Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home")

    I don't know, that's just how I would interpret it.
    9coronason May 14, 2011   Link

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