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[Chorus:]
We have all heard what we wanted to hear
"Truth" that sounds right to our ears

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[Verse:]
But what wisdom is there within us
To live based on the feeling of our hearts
How many times has instinct let us down
Never to be thought through
Never to be questioned
Say what you really mean
When your ambition calls you (calls you)
For what use is there, is there in praying
If you will only hear what you want to hear?

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[Verse 2:]
We speak of fighting to resist this world
But what about the battle within us?
If we have chosen to live against the grain
Then why are we all facing the same way?
There is no difference between us and them
If we all blindly seek truth from sentiments

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    FunkMasterReukeSep 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    This song is clearly about the fact that Christians, as a whole tend, to take the parts out of the Bible and compare it to the lives that we're already living instead of reading the Bible and changing our lives to adjust to how God says we should be. As Christians, we are supposed to be like Christ, instead of making Christ into us. That is what As I Lay Dying is telling us. Yes, As I Lay Dying is a Christian band, but they don't like to be called "Christian" because of the labels that people tend to put on those who claim to be "Christian" and others perceive to be "Christian" even though they don't live a Christian lifestyle.
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    mtkuhnNov 16, 2009 at 1:30 am
    I can see how one may interpret the lyrics to him doubting his faith, but I respectfully disagree. Aild's lyrics are taken from Ecclesiastes which expresses the frailty and depravity of all things of this world. Basically it says that nothing matters but the things of God. This song is (in my opinion) dealing with the struggle between things of this world and things of God. The Bible says "friendship with the world is enmity with God". I believe that when he says that "We speak of fighting to resist this world" he is talking about what a Christian should want to do. And when referring to the "battle within us" I think he's talking about his struggles. (desire for worldly things, doubting of faith, basically being nothing apart from God due to the flawed nature of man). Later he details that there is no difference between us(Christians) and them(those who aren't Christians) if we blindly seek truth from sentiments. I believe sentiments are referring to worldly things, that will never satisfy the God-shaped whole in man's heart. I am a Christian, so that is my point of view on it.
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    mtkuhnOct 27, 2009 at 4:20 am
    Irockths. I'm sorry, but you've come in contact with the wrong type of Christian. Also, how does fox news relate to any of this. Keep political views out of this. Aild is far from a politically charged band, they don't "take on the media" or people they don't like through their lyrics. And despite what you are led to believe, aild is a band of Christians, not necessarily a Christian band.
    Tim Lambesis, the lead singer said he doesn't want a preachy approach but says "If you truly believe something, then it should effect every area of your life". He says most songs are about life's struggles but that all are written from his perspective as a Christian.
    Due to your lack of knowledge in the aforementioned areas, I would assume that you don't know that depravity is a huge point in Christianity and that this song is dealing with the depravity of man away from God. But I assume taking depth out of a song is far above your mental capacity. But it's okay, I just did it for you.
    If you don't like Christian music, don't listen. There's plenty of hopeless headbangers out there. So happy hunting.
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    keaganMay 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    Right well I'm just going to sum up the meaning of the song in a nutshell the chorus says it all "we have all heard what we want to hear, "truth" that sounds right to our ears". The songs about people being ignorant and refusing to listen to the truth, as they can't handle it so they create their own truth so it suits them. Its not about god or christian values its about other peoples ignorance.
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    Guitaraddict78May 20, 2009 at 12:22 am
    Simple-phrases-.
    You know how your interpretation of the song says we should listen to the "Wise and the Elderly", the wise and elderly are typically of the christian faith at least in america, or believe in a higher power so if we listen to them and keep a tight grasp on incorporating christian values into society and also on a belief in god, I'm not just saying Jesus, god the father and the holy spirit, 3 in 1 god but I'm saying just any god because being atheist obviously wasn't to popular amongst them.

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