"Laid To Rest" as written by Travis Dean Bailey, David Edison Bunton, Joshua Michael Childers, Richard Allan Hall and Eric Allan Koruschak....
Laid to rest
The burdens of battle and time run their course and he falls
In the charge of the angels
Through the veil over Jordan and home

Rise up and meet your father
Joyous at the return of his son
And the world and its troubles mean nothing
Only comfort and rest in his arms

What was left
A skin naught but scars life spent waging a war for a King he’d yet to see
How sweet now his rest
Clothed in splendor and joy in the presence of God how he sings

Rise up and meet your father
Joyous at the return of his son
And the world and its troubles mean nothing
Only comfort and rest in his arms

I long to see your face
I long to be at rest
I long to end this war
I long for you to take me home
I long to see your face
I long to be at rest
I long to end this war
I long for you to take me home

Rise up and meet your father
Joyous at the return of his son
And the world and its troubles mean nothing
Only comfort and rest in his arms

I long to see your face (Rise up and meet your father)
I long to be at rest (Joyous at the return of his son)
I long to end this war (And the world and its troubles mean nothing)
I long for you to take me home (Only comfort and rest in his)
I long to see your face (arms)
I long to be at rest (Only comfort and rest in his)
I long to end this war (arms)
I long for you to take me home


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"Laid to Rest" as written by Eric Allan Koruschak David Edison Bunton

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing. I love that they ended the cd with this. It ties the whole thing together completley.

    Josh's vocals on this song are perfect. His voice is just pretty enough for this song, with David's screams coming in at the end to round it all out.

    This is definatly one of my favourite songs by this band.
    cornacopiaon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a man who has lived his life for God and has served God for so many years (whether it be through real warfare or spiritual warfare) and now that he is at the end of his long life his body shows signs of the struggle he has endured (What was left? A skin naught but scars life spent waging a war for a King he'd yet to see). But then it talks about him finally passing on to Heaven after so long and being with his King (How sweet now his rest, clothed in splendor and joy in the presence of God how he sings).

    Great song! I live in their hometown and they play this live all the time here. I actually went to high school with these guys and their uncle owns a garage right down the road from me, him and my dad are like best friends.

    They're great on CD but they're even better live.
    Discypleron April 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust don't ask them to play this during live shows.
    TheShowdownon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful.

    This is especially significant 2 me because I'm in Iraq and have seen a lot of my brothers die.
    And at least some of them, I know are in Heaven right now.
    agapesouljah777on December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy not ask them to play it live?
    craigusson March 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song!! It's got the pretty part and it's so deep.
    sweetie09on April 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't you love it when you try to find the meaning of a song and you want to see what people think what it means and all you get is " ohh soo great, I love it, my favorite" lol sorry. No offense or anything.
    I think it means that someone was trying to get close to God and know who He is.
    Could be wrong.
    Sheilamarieon October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI saw these guys live back in 2005 with Winter Solstice, Becoming The Archetype, and Extol . That show was amazing like you don't even know! and even at that point the Showdown was just stellar and really got the club jumping. Showdown, i love your screams, i love the ballad-style singing, lets get heavy and "unblack" all over again!
    scottsteele13on January 16, 2011   Link

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