We once drew
Some lines in black
And right now it's about time
We took them back
So bored of losing ground to the heresy
In our hearts.

With a steady steady hand hand hammer hammer blade blade through you sweaty skin skin.
Please don't stay
We're not well past asking
This time we'll make it clear
Our point is made
You're no longer welcome here
(But we) wish you well
With a steady hand hand hammer hammer blade blade through your sweaty sweaty skin skin skin

Off with your head
We'll take it all back and then some
Never again... Off with your head
We'll cut out all that's a hinderance
Bleed the old man

And just in case you want to protest
Your eviction, imminent
With a rolling head
On the dirty pavement
And just in case you want to contest
Your destruction, evident
The decisionn, permanent
We'll send you out so you'll know that you will find a bright shiny new home on the other side
(Never again
Never again will you)

You're no longer welcome here
(But we) Wish you well...

With a steady steady hand hand hammer hammer blade blade through your sweaty skin skin
I know who I am in the Depths of
Spirit and truth
I've seen the face of redemption
And He isn't you
I'm through indulging my tastes of
My crulest nature
So I think this blade better suites you...

Since were the ones
Who occupy this temple
We'll be the ones
Who'll show you out


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Sincerely, Ichobod song meanings
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    General Commentwhoever put these lyrics here, the first line says "We once drew" other than that is good i think. i think this song is about trying to get rid of our sinful self once and for all, read romans 6. We'll take it all back and then some" - we'll take back control of ourselves and no longer indulge our sinful nature. i love this song cos it talks about it so violently, it makes me passionate about cutting out all of me that wants sin. ichabod means - place without God.
    bought_in_bloodon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think he got it from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You know, with ichabod crane? and the off with your head, relates a little to that too cause he lost his head. But, I'm just guessing....you're probably right
    5letterwordon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe can all pull out different meanings from this song but I think 'bought by blood' kinda hit it on the target because I was pretty much thinking the same.
    'So bored of losing ground to the heresy, In our hearts' signifies how maybe a opinion has been chose may have been by a sinful self... then again I could be wrong.

    'Off with your head
    We'll take it all back and then some
    Never again... Off with your head
    We'll cut out all that's a hinderance
    Bleed the old man'
    Could might as well be talking about a battle within...
    and cutting back any sins and obsessions that might be holding you back,
    the word "Hindrance" means any immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.

    and it may very be talking about them breaking away from their old sound you can never really rule anything out.

    'I know who I am in the Depths of
    Spirit and truth
    I've seen the face of redemption
    And He isn't you
    I'm through indulging my tastes of
    My crulest nature
    So I think this blade better suites you...
    Since were the ones
    Who occupy this temple
    We'll be the ones
    Who'll show you out'

    Could also be talking about how some priest proclaim that they are the only ones who can communicate to god and such.
    And aslo talk about how some priest (not all) shout unto jesus the word 'blasphemy.

    There are soooo many meanings you can get out of this song.
    HeadlessFigureon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about getting the junk out of your life, and it makes a really cool metaphor about beheading this "ichabod." ichabod is a name that is used in the Bible which means something to the effect of "the glory is gone." he got this name because there was a battle in which eli and his two sons were killed. ichabod was eli's grandson.

    my favorite line is "So bored of losing ground to the heresy
    In our hearts." because a lot of times that's the attitude that i have in my Christian walk. it talks about "showing out" ichabod, which symbolizes the bad stuff in your life-"well take it all back and then some" and "well cut out all thats a hindrance"

    the only thing that i dont really understand is "bleed the old man"
    this could either be because ichabod's father was killed in the story, or i think it might be talking about the passage in the Bible which says that you should hate your family. it didnt really mean you should hate your family, it just meant "hate" compared to your love for Christ-- you should love God so much more.

    Project 86 rocks, but God rules.
    asweat08on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLyric corrected, thank you.

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    Idanon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti read on there site that part of this song is about moving on and making a whole new sound for themselves
    We once drew lines in black (refering to their cd Drawing Black Lines) and right now its about time we took them back (as in moving on from there old sound that made them famous) and
    "We'll take it all back and then some
    Never again" they r done making the same sound over and over
    Soupiertigeron January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, let me clearify myself before anyone makes a comment towards my input I meant 'shouted unto jesus the word 'blasphemy'. When Jesus was sent to the earth and walked and talked as man and preformed miracles... some priest could not believe it some came to think he was a warlock, wizard... which brought to the crucifiction of Jesus which he had already know about that... before it ever happened
    HeadlessFigureon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe "old man" is the old, sinful, worldly self inside each of us that we are trying to push out. bought_in_blood is right, this song shows in a violent manner how we should react to our sinful nature. It personifies the old self inside us and then chops off it's head, makes it bleed. Great stuff.
    OnDistantShoreson March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah thanks OnDistantShores you're probly right about that
    i agree that makes more sense than my theory
    asweat08on March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove these lyrics. P86 is such a hard band to interpret really, but you know that they are always pusing good morals. i love this song, it's about what everyones been saying, cutting away the sin, but the cool part for me is the conviction "off with your head" As a Christian i know i'm a sinner, so to yell at myself as well as be yelled at in a Christ way like that is amazing

    I love the "With a steady steady hand hand hammer hammer blade blade through you sweaty skin skin"
    it's the dissecting of what's making you that way, figuring out what's wrong in your life, and fixing it, removing all that's a hindrance. bleed the old man being killing who you were in that sense. awesome metaphors once again by Project 86

    In Christ
    -The Happiness Salesman
    elevatorfaceon April 10, 2006   Link

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