"Deathbed Atheist" as written by and Chris Raines Cory Putman....
Watch it all change and watch it go away.
Watch it all never be the same again.
Watch it all all be nothing like we thought before.
Watch it all. Watch it.
Watch it all be lies, damned lies, statistics.
Lie to me. Lie to me. Lie to me.

Take it all in and take it all from me.
Take it all and bury it deep inside of you.
Take it all and run away.
Take it all forever.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.
Take it all.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

Lie, take it all.
Take it. Take it all. Take it.
Lie, take it all.
Take it. Take it all. Take it.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

I'm exhausted from shaking hands with your meat hook fingers.

This is my nightmare [x12]
Lie to me, this is my nightmare.
Lie, this is my nightmare, to me.
This is my nightmare.
This is my nightmare.

Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.
Bury your hands in the sand.
You'll never use them on me again.

And I'm exhausted from shaking hands with your meat hook fingers.

Lies, damned lies, statistics.
Lie to me. Lie to me. Lie to me.

Lie, bury your hands in the sand.
Lie, you'll never use them on me again.
Lie.


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    General CommentI've got to somewhat agree with Metalhead on this one, but I don't see where in the song that points to this "Deathbed Atheist" ever being a Christian. I think he's lying on his deathbed, having been an atheist all his life and is now fearing the possibility of there being a God. This is the "nightmare" that he mentions, the fear or him living his life being an atheist and possibly being wrong. I think the first few lines are him admitting that everything he's been told or convinced as an atheist was wrong and he's now asking himself, What if they all have been lies and statistics? Where this song shifts, however, is where he says,

    "Take it all and bury it deep inside of you.
    Take it all and run away."

    I think he's encouraging those around his deathbed, who have seen him nervous or frightened by the thought of afterlife and is telling them to remember what he is feeling. To remember that there may be a God after all and wants them to search it out themselves. I also think he's telling those people, in this next line:

    "Bury your hands in the sand.
    You'll never use them on me again."

    to forget their old ways of being atheists and neglect his teachings by burying their "hands in the sand." Then the last thing I got from this song was from:

    "I'm exhausted from shaking hands with your meat hook fingers."

    I think it's the deathbed atheist saying he's done making deals with the devil who works via lies, deception and traps and that the atheist is now moving on. Again, the nightmare is him wondering if he's lived his whole life working for the devil and being wrong in his beliefs. This is just my own interpretation, let me know if you have any input.
    MorganLockharton January 09, 2011   Link

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