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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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    UnregisteredAug 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    The son is nice the band is nic my causin from cuba and me like this and my causin speaks spanish
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    UnregisteredJun 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    If you live an earthly life, you will destroy yourself and soon forget about what life is really about (getting to heaven). That is what this song is about.

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