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Pry your eyes and behold our captain
Rally round his feet
As he controls his captive
Bring him to his knees
Behold our captain
Rally round his feet
I'm calling the bold to stand and
Make the coward bleed

Strain your chords
Push this chant through the discord
Lift your gall to an end seeking valor
We're bred to abound through the years our beating pulses stood contending
The skins they indwell

I said behold our captain
Rally round his feet
As he controls his captive
Bring him to his knees
Behold our captain
Rally round his feet
Calling the bold to stand and
Make the coward bleed

"So long all you children"
Don't go! We're almost there!
"Your road is not yet coming to an end"

What do my eyes perceive? It's so contrary to the promise that secured us
Because now your nowhere to be found.
You can't just up and leave, abandonment is the thumbprint of that cur who
Just hit the ground

You lead us straight to hell

This is hell
This is hell

Make my grave or animate my veins
Make my grave or animate my veins

"So long you children" were the last words that you said
And now my bones just keep bending to reach for an end
You said brace yourself when the air grows thick
Brace yourself when the world constricts
And brace yourself for what will come next

Pry your eyes and behold our captain
Rally round his feet
As he controls his captive
Bring him to his knees
Behold our captain
Rally round his feet
Calling the bold to stand and
Make the coward bleed



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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 3:53 am
    It follows the last song on their previous album, the finisher - god's just defeated satan (god is the "captain", and satan is the "coward"), and then god disappears ("so long all you children" is him leaving").
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    My best translation of this song is that the "captain" is jesus, (i asume the "coward" represents any wordly thing).

    The lyrics "so long all you children" is when he, jesus, died and rose to heaven. The disciples thought "it's so contrary to the promise that secured us because now your nowhere to be found" because they were left alone.

    "brace yourself when the world constricts
    And brace yourself for what will come next" is a paraphrase of the great commision.

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