Paranoia, and you can still pretend how this cross will always mend. Paranoia, and the pestilence sets in. What failure looks like when you begin. Cause you've heard this one before. And it wont stop you from walking out the door. Wasted on nothing but borrowed time. Wasted on the guilt that's all mine. This is how the beautiful decay, and the pain washes the color away. How the wicked find their separate wys. How you'll look on that day. I promise no surprises, last time i lost myself. I promise no surprises.

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    My InterpretationI think in this song the singer is God talking to believers about how many of them misinterpret and abuse His wishes.

    Paranoia, and you can still pretend
    How this cross will always mend
    Paranoia, and the pestilence sets in
    What failure looks like when you begin

    This seems to denounce the Christian belief that if they confess their sins, they will be forgiven no matter what. It's easily abused. Also the common religious belief that we should be good people so we can get into heaven, not just for the sake of being good people. This is also reflected in the line "Wasted on the guilt that's all mine."

    The line "How you'll look on that day." sounds like it's probably referring to the day we die and our fate in the afterlife is decided.

    Not really sure how to interpret every line in the song, but this is just the impression I get.
    mnidgeton January 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks! I love when they all rock out at the end.
    Thricefoldon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really long song, for thrash.
    quiffpornon March 01, 2005   Link

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