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No one said that this would be easy
I think we're past the point of achieving
Any common ground in believing
We can work this out

I used to look to you for direction
That was before I saw the deception
That was hidden behind your eyes
That was just your empty pride

If you gain the world by trading your soul
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
Remember you'll reap just what you sow
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
There's no one left to save you now
You'll get what you deserve your own place in hell

Lost your way it made you change it made you dark
But once upon a time you spoke from the heart

If you gain the world by trading your soul
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
Remember you'll reap just what you sow
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
There's no one left to save you now
You'll get what you deserve your own place in hell

Blinded by big city lights
I'm not saving you tonight
I know that's what you live for
You'd rather die than end a fight
Rather suffer than be right
I know that's what you live for

I know that's what you live for...

If you gain the world by trading your soul
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
Remember you'll reap just what you sow
(If you gain the world, if you gain the world)
There's no one left to save you now
You'll get what you deserve your own place in hell

Your own place in hell.



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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    Ronnie winter said in an article, "it's a mixture of two different perceptions. Looking at the world, there is so much crazy stuff going on. Everybody is aware of the issues in the middle east and all of the upheaval overt here. People are starting to figure out that they're being treated horribly by their government and democracy and freedom is a much better way to allow people to live. It doesn't take a politician to tell you that living under oppression is crappy for anybody. With all of that energy floating around over there, these world leaders are reaping what they sow. They've been controlling these people, information, media, and strangling their own people. Now, they're uprising against them. Part of the song is about that. Part of it is also expressing the fact that when we left our label we know we made the right decision because we felt like we were being oppressed and shaped into something that we didn't like and didn't want to be. Instead of trading our soul, we said, "no, we're going to stay true to ourselves. " a lot of people told us it was the wrong decision. We left them; they didn't leave us. " john feldman helped with the lyrics.
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    This band is a christian band... If you pay attention to all of their songs and listen to the lyrics you can tell... And just look it up the easy way... :)
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    yepthatsmeMar 27, 2012 at 2:43 am
    This is so odd... "gaining the world but losing your soul" and the phrase itself "reaping what you sow" are definitely commonly quoted from the bible... I never looked into what these guys believe, but i didn't think they were christian... It's probably just a coincidence...
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    So many people literally sell there souls to the devil. Just to gain money, fame and status. The song just emphasises that there are consequences for your actions small or big and dealing with those consequences is a matter of when.

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