In this sinless city, we wear calluses on our hands
From empty, vain hand-shaking, we see the guilt has left again
And all will fall, with or without our good will
So we fool them all, who pray for those who never will

And we both let go

Never been much for pity. Never been much for wishing them well
But I can't help but sever the ties they tied so tight, so well
And on one side they're holding on to what we were
And here we are, holding the hands that we severed

And we both let go.

The fire burns like cancer. The scarring lasts forever
We all play tricks on fools that see us as their sinless answer

And over and over again

Don't say this isn't what you're used to
I've seen followers like you, I've let down followers like you

The fire burns like cancer. The scarring lasts forever
We all play tricks on fools that see us as their sinless answer

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    General CommentI really like this song it is amazingly bamf. Especialy the druming! Go Jesse Sprinkle!

    This song seems to be about being a leader and letting people down... which may be obvious. The hands are sins maybe their holding on still... The album seems to play toward they are sinners just like us and are kinda mad that we think they are perfect because they are considered Christian... I think it might be more complicated but meh. done.
    niceguyposeon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think you're quiet right.
    It shows that nobody is perfect, and that we all should show regret.
    Bowleron February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYour basic "Vices" song about being fake.

    "we wear calluses on our hands from empty, vain hand-shaking"

    You don't have to be a pulpit minister or something-- if you are a Christian and people know it, they are watching you. People CRAVE a taste of God, whether they know it or not.

    "...fools that see us as their sinless answer"

    You can symbolically hold their hands because of love. You can be honest and real and really care about them, and in doing so, show them how God feels about them. This is, at least, the IMAGE that most Christians want to project.

    "on one side they're holding onto what we were"

    You can also push them away from God by living for yourself, by pretending to care. You can set yourself up as a great example or some kinda crap like that... while still "holding their hands".

    But if your love for them is not real, there's no way you're really going to sacrifice anything for their sake (such as your time, your reputation, your heart).

    "here we are, holding the hands that we severed"

    I think this song is about the tragedy that results: failed relationships. "And we both let go."
    kalondoon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell said kalondo.

    To me, Brandon Rike is really bring the issue of the lukewarmness of so many Christians today, and is describing how we let people down because of our hypocrisy.
    Follow of the Wayon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"We all play tricks on fools that see us as their sinless answer" i understand to mean being fake, and pretending we're perfect. "we play tricks" would mean deceiving them and pretending to be "sinless"
    VincentValentineon August 03, 2008   Link

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