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None of this matters, none of these words. Common and silent we will die in this world.
Weve only spoken to those who agree, and without them weve fallen on deaf ears.

Stand on conviction and you will walk alone.

For once I have stood (I have stood), no one will know,
But alone I was born and alone we must go.

In my convictions I've found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.

Yeah...
Yet solitude is better than a life not worthy of reaction.
There is nothing to lose (nothing). So we stand alone or join those who follow in misery.

In my convictions I've found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.
In my convictions I've found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.
Fade away...

Stand on conviction and you'll walk alone.
A voice is only a noise without someone to hear,
And without a crowd to feed that noise grows silent.

For once I have stood, no one will know, but alone I was born and alone we must go.
Fading back into an anodyne sea, to drown with all whove gone before me.

Yeah... We must go.

In my convictions I've found my own grave (my own grave),
But amongst the dead we all fade away. Yeah...
In my convictions (convictions), I've found my own grave,
But amongst the dead we all fade away.

Stand on conviction and you'll walk alone. Yeah...
Fading back into an anodyne sea, to drown with all whove gone before me.
Fading back... fading. Fading back into an anodyne sea.
Fading back... fading. Fading back... fading away.



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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 7:38 am
    The lyrics don't really have to have anything to do with god. That is all there is to it. I believe in god and what have you. The song is simply about standing up for what you believe in be it god or whatever. The song is about standing up against opposition for what you believe in. It is up to the perception of the listener as to what it deals with specifically. Nothing specifically christian about it. Not one person would ever get shot for praising god via the radio.. The song has a deeper and more wide spread meaning.
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    UnregisteredJun 5, 2012 at 12:49 am
    Tim felt he had to say something on the radio and whatever he said caused the guys who didn't agree to execute them all on the beach. "in my convictions i've found my own grave" and "we've only spoken to those who agree, and without them weve fallen on deaf ears. "
    So tim stood up for what he believed and the whole band died because of it. "in my convictions i've found my own grave"
    So, to me, it means stand up for what you believe in regardless of what may happen.
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    If you don't stand up for what you believe in no one will know. No one will remember you for what you stand up for. If you believe, follow and you shall receive.
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    I agree with the comment under me where he says that the song is saying that you need to take stand against evil and injustice, it may be hard but its needed
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    To me it means if you take a stand you may lose a lot of your friends, but if you dont take a stand then does it really matter what you say, and if you arent willing to take a stand then what does that do for us or for everyone around us, kinda seems to parallel the book of james, at least it does to me

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