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The concept of fashion is the one to blame,
Painting a portrait of conviction-less existence.
Well, it must be difficult being so gorgeous.

Well, it must be difficult
Claiming to be the kings and queens,
But it's all,
(But it's all)
But it's all,
(But it's all)
For nothing.

This shall pass.
This shall pass.

On mutilation
For a life,
For a life!
Life, life, life!
Life, life, life!

I'm gonna hope for you,
I'm gonna pray for you,
Amongst the reckless and the black.
Salvation lies within.
I'm gonna hope for you,
I'm gonna pray for you,
Amongst the reckless and the black.
My time is yours, my friend.

We all find ourselves so horribly weak.
Here's an offering!
Here's an offering!
Offering, offering!

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    ncurryMar 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    Fashion painting a portrait of conviction-less existence. This concept is great, as it really personifies fashion as an entity all its own, with a will and a want. Fashion seems used as a roundabout way of saying vanity, an asset of pride.

    It seems they are calling on a couple of different ideas from the Bible.

    1 John 2:16-For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

    The statement "Well, it must be difficult being so gorgeous" is a double edged sword. First, it is a call out to anyone who has ever had an advancement in life based on looks or appearance alone, rather than merit or warranted promotion. In that sense, however, it sounds like a statement of Jealousy-which I do NOT think is the intention of the statement.

    The other interpretation of the line is sympathizing with a gorgeous individual-gorgeous people can be the source of temptation for the eyes of men and women alike. To be the source of temptation and recognize it could evoke deep feelings of guilt and frustration in a gorgeous person.

    As for anyone claiming to be the kings and queens-this statement is flat out conviction. Anyone presuming to be the king or queen faces similar issues to vanity and pride, but may suffer worse yet. A king or queen of man holds a difficult responsibility. They should help man to focus their eyes on God rather than on themselves, because anyone who deters the eyes of man from the eyes of God may be unintentionally causing idolatry. Furthermore, the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, holds an authority higher than conceivable on a human level. Any person who would present themselves as a king or queen to Christ would be loved just as much as a slave in their dominion. The kingdom of Heaven is for everyone, so long as they repent and accept Christ Jesus as their savior. In a position of power over people as a king or queen, it must be difficult to relinquish that power and bow down and acknowledge something greater.

    I could go on for pages. All of these guys songs are great and well written. I highly recommend them live as well-they talk about God and are incredible performers. Pick up a Bible and read everyone! God Bless! Jesus Saves!
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    allofmynamesweretakenJul 1, 2009 at 5:32 am
    I believe that his song is about how one who gets farther in life with their beauty eventually grows braggadocious and believes that they are God's gift to the world, and refuses to acknowledge their wrong-doing and suffer in the end.
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    mypenandmymusicSep 4, 2008 at 9:09 pm
    I think this song is about letting yourself getting too involved in the world, about striving to be beautiful and popular and be coming a "king" or "queen" in your social structure. But really, there's no point in it, because this life is temporary, and eternal life is forever. Salvation has nothing to do with what's on the outside as it "lies within." We ought to worry more about how we stand with God than with each other, unfortunately, as the lyrics say, "we find ourselves so horribly weak" as in we all fall into wanting to be beautiful and popular and of high status. We all try to become a part of the world at some point, and when we fall, we jus thave to try and make it up to each other. We also need to pray for each other when we know that's goin on within someone near us.
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 3:04 am
    The devil wears prada is amazing. 'nuff said. I love this song. I listen to it all the time... Over and over and over again. I always have it on my mind. I will randomly sing it during the school day(: i am like their biggest fan!! Well maybe not but i love them with all my friggin heart. :p
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    UnregisteredOct 18, 2011 at 1:43 am
    Lol the pyramid with the eye above represents the 13 colonies of the united states under one order of the true god. The bible also says nothing about computer chips. I understand your modern interpretation of the revelation given to john about 666, but it says just 666. Don't over think the bible, because if the holy spirit is inside you will make the right choice when the time comes for them to put the mark of the beast on you. I don't care if they do it through a chip or tattoo. Also, over complicating the god's word can cause you to more harm than good. Most the time people try to hard to "crack the bible code," and it's all for the pride of saying you did. Also, the bible is a book of the heart. What does god need to do in our lives in order to get ready for the choice of 666 mark? Don't spend your time on a warning that has many claimed answers. Now, always excel in your walk, and always try to find the answers, but don't get consumed in them. Yes, read and understand revelation, but don't try to find the answer when we need to be patient and wait for god's timing.

    I think the song is simple.
    First part: we/me/you/john/sinners are caught up in the patterns of this world.
    Second part: proof through our/mine/your/john's/sinners' pride that the patterns of this world are useless and lead to death.
    Third part: we/me/you/john/sinners have, because of our sin, have mutilated christ who died for life.
    Fourth part: a christian talks to us/me/you/john/sinner about salvation within. The christian show full love and devotion to saving the live of us/me/you/john/sinner.
    Fourth part: also, for christian, love everyone and don't give up on a soul. For the kingdom could also be theirs.
    Fifth part: in the end, we are all weak compared to christ. We all need to seek him and grow everyday in every way for christ, others, and ourself. Christian and non-christian alike, seek the love knocking in inside, and you will be given salvation, love, and live. God is love. "here's an offering" - romans 12:1 therefore i urge you brothers, in view of god's mercy to offer yourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to god. This is your spiritual act of worship.

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