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This ship is sinking,
Deeper and deeper.
We've abandoned this vessel
And left the captain for dead.

Waves thirst for our passing. (2x)

Prepare for the struggle.
Prepare to engage.

Our armor tight to the skin,
This shield it bears His name.
We are strapped to the teeth,
But our swords are lodged
Tightly in our throats.
We are going under.

We cannot swim under these conditions.
We're drowning quicker and quicker.
We cannot swim, we cannot swim,
We can't swim under these conditions.
We are drowning quicker and quicker.
We cannot swim, we cannot swim
Under these conditions...

We have become what we have feared (We have become what we have feared)
Being one with this world.
We've become one with this world.

Yeah!

Pray for Heaven's titans to rain down,
And spare us the pain.
We're going under. We're going under. (2x)

Under, under, under, under...



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    UnregisteredSep 17, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    Not every single song by every Christian band is about God. Shut the F*ck up, the song is meant for your OWN interpretation like ALL music.
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    UnregisteredNov 28, 2013 at 12:27 am
    I like the society references. "but our swords are lodged tightly in our throats. " we are scared to say what's on our minds. Like a captain, we have leaders in life such as our parents, boss, and other teachers. Most likely we will keep something we've learned with us. The ship, a nest, and the captain dead, our fallen ones. We can't live suppressing ourselves throughout our lives and not speak up. Our voices have been suppressed and we'll drown into society unless we do something use what we have learned. Like our leaders knowledge and wisdom, we need to use it like armor to survive. We can not swim if we don't become that leader and stand up to our hardships drowning us. And now we pray for a hero/savior to save us because we are scared.
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 10:28 am
    We left the way life is meant to be lived behind, to take on the world on our own without the safety and guidance of true morals.

    Unable to fight back for long we conform to the standards of the world(which once we struggled to swim against) . Until eventually we drowned an became part of the water dragging others down.
    Part of society and no longer an individual...
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    UnregisteredSep 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Well obviously ABR had a specific meaning in mind when they wrote this song, so to say that this song is meant for our own interpretations doesn't make sense at all. Yea we are able to interpret it however we want, but this doesn't mean its the correct interpretation/meaning
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Look at it as if its a love story gone wrong. Like a struggle to keep a relationship alive and it just not working

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