Misguided satellite
I circle by habit,
Can't find my orbit to save my life
I want to fall,
I want to burn,
Like an ignorant crater less meteorite
Long ago I was derailed,
Long ago the mission failed
But in the distance there appears a light

Disgruntled architect
Building a palace
Can't make it perfect to save my life
Victimless crime ride the wrecking ball in
Evacuate now while I breathe dynamite
Efforts all to no avail
I'm perfection's countervail
Torn in pieces, I am made contrite

And in my darkest hour
The brightest light draws near to me
A torch to end all torches,
This is the light that sets me free
All shadows burn away now
But by his grace I am sustained
Though all was lost,
Now all is found and more is gained

Lift me up and make me whole
Instill in me a new hope
Breathe new life into my soul

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"A Torch to End All Torches" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentTo mean it seams that he's talking about trying t make something perfect but no matter how hard he tries he just can't seem to get to where he wants to be.
    Thrice Junkyon January 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me it seems that he's talking about trying to make something perfect but no matter how hard he tries he just can't seem to get to where he wants to be.
    Thrice Junkyon January 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk i know there is a faster version of this song i like that one i think it is call a turbo Torch. but this song is good explans shit...
    viper2001_21on April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I heard the Turbo Torch on a download too.. I think that's fixed. I don't Thrice really plays that. Or do they?
    RoodyPooon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI actually think that he is the thing trying to be made perfect. Reminds me of Phoenix Ignition a bit.
    HolkeyeSFon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about god and his/your relationship w/ him. your striving for perfection and no matter how hard you try you'll never get there. but just when you want to give up the sky opens up and hes there. he helps you up gives you your answers very subtle and breathes new life into your soul. ......oh and the last three lines is how i feel about my ex....oh well
    TheRedDeathon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRedDeath is right. I couldn't have said it better myself. Also, the second part of the song totally represents so many aspects of life. That when giving up seems like the only option, god reaches out and guides us along. Thrice is a great band and i hope to hear more from them in the future.
    Answers_are_obviouson June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBefore someone jumps all over this let me clarify before someone else does. I agree with RedDeath. And although Thrice does not want to be labeled a Christian band due to the limitations that the title may retain, they all practice Christianity. Therefore it becomes apparent that the songs that talk of faith can be interpreted in that way.

    If need any more closure or disagree, see for yourself at thrice.net
    LilVolcomon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome...its good to listen to when you're havin a bad time, kinda gives you some hope
    "I want to fall, i want to burn like an ignorant craterless meterorite
    long ago I was derailed, long ago the mission failed, but in the distance there appears a light"
    dustin is a genius.
    punkindrublic18on June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanything dustin writes is so smart. this is one of my favorite songs, "lift me up and make me whole instill in me a new sop breathe new life into my soul." fuckin awesome
    anti-flag is sexon June 19, 2002   Link

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