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As I Lay Dying – The Sound Of Truth lyrics
[Chorus:]
We have all heard what we wanted to hear
"Truth" that sounds right to our ears

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[Verse:]
But what wisdom is there within us
To live based on the feeling of our hearts
How many times has instinct let us down
Never to be thought through
Never to be questioned
Say what you really mean
When your ambition calls you (calls you)
For what use is there, is there in praying
If you will only hear what you want to hear?

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[Verse 2:]
We speak of fighting to resist this world
But what about the battle within us?
If we have chosen to live against the grain
Then why are we all facing the same way?
There is no difference between us and them
If we all blindly seek truth from sentiments

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    keagan
    Right well I'm just going to sum up the meaning of the song in a nutshell the chorus says it all "we have all heard what we want to hear, "truth" that sounds right to our ears". The songs about people being ignorant and refusing to listen to the truth, as they can't handle it so they create their own truth so it suits them. Its not about god or christian values its about other peoples ignorance.
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    FunkMasterReuke
    This song is clearly about the fact that Christians, as a whole tend, to take the parts out of the Bible and compare it to the lives that we're already living instead of reading the Bible and changing our lives to adjust to how God says we should be. As Christians, we are supposed to be like Christ, instead of making Christ into us. That is what As I Lay Dying is telling us. Yes, As I Lay Dying is a Christian band, but they don't like to be called "Christian" because of the labels that people tend to put on those who claim to be "Christian" and others perceive to be "Christian" even though they don't live a Christian lifestyle.
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    mtkuhn
    I can see how one may interpret the lyrics to him doubting his faith, but I respectfully disagree. Aild's lyrics are taken from Ecclesiastes which expresses the frailty and depravity of all things of this world. Basically it says that nothing matters but the things of God. This song is (in my opinion) dealing with the struggle between things of this world and things of God. The Bible says "friendship with the world is enmity with God". I believe that when he says that "We speak of fighting to resist this world" he is talking about what a Christian should want to do. And when referring to the "battle within us" I think he's talking about his struggles. (desire for worldly things, doubting of faith, basically being nothing apart from God due to the flawed nature of man). Later he details that there is no difference between us(Christians) and them(those who aren't Christians) if we blindly seek truth from sentiments. I believe sentiments are referring to worldly things, that will never satisfy the God-shaped whole in man's heart. I am a Christian, so that is my point of view on it.
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    mtkuhn
    Irockths. I'm sorry, but you've come in contact with the wrong type of Christian. Also, how does fox news relate to any of this. Keep political views out of this. Aild is far from a politically charged band, they don't "take on the media" or people they don't like through their lyrics. And despite what you are led to believe, aild is a band of Christians, not necessarily a Christian band.
    Tim Lambesis, the lead singer said he doesn't want a preachy approach but says "If you truly believe something, then it should effect every area of your life". He says most songs are about life's struggles but that all are written from his perspective as a Christian.
    Due to your lack of knowledge in the aforementioned areas, I would assume that you don't know that depravity is a huge point in Christianity and that this song is dealing with the depravity of man away from God. But I assume taking depth out of a song is far above your mental capacity. But it's okay, I just did it for you.
    If you don't like Christian music, don't listen. There's plenty of hopeless headbangers out there. So happy hunting.
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    Guitaraddict78
    Simple-phrases-.
    You know how your interpretation of the song says we should listen to the "Wise and the Elderly", the wise and elderly are typically of the christian faith at least in america, or believe in a higher power so if we listen to them and keep a tight grasp on incorporating christian values into society and also on a belief in god, I'm not just saying Jesus, god the father and the holy spirit, 3 in 1 god but I'm saying just any god because being atheist obviously wasn't to popular amongst them.
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    simple-phrases
    Back the song. Its notnecissarilytalking about god. Not all the songs that christian bands write are about god. This one is a very good example. It's about the stupidity of people right now. No one ever listens to the words of the wise and elderly, they think that theyre smarter than everyone else and decide that it doesn't matter what someone else has to say because theyre right. Theyre "hearing what they want to hear". And even when they do actually listen they usually only listen to one side of the argument. The so-called "truth that sounds right to their ears" and the songwriters are right! Everyone needs to stop trusting their first instincs and actually use their brains! They were given to us for a good reason.
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    Unregistered
    Say what you mean and mean what you say. The beyond in that is the understanding of submission to the truth when the truth is revealed from the father. Hear his truth, not your own. Our walk is determined by the adherence to the law of faith in grace, not governed by our feelings fueled by our fallen nature. If we say we are his, then we mean it by our fruit. Walking by faith and not by sight is what distinguishes us from the way the walking dead live their lives. We were once among them but are now sons of light. Let us walk in that manner and not that of which we used to be. Sons of disobediance. Eph 2: 1-3
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    Unregistered
    Basically, the truth hurts sometimes. The truth is hard sometimes. And so many people know this so they only want to accept the parts of truth that benefit them, but when it means doing stuff out of our comfort zone, many don't wanna hear about it.
    I'm not pointing the finger for I have been a victim of this as well.
    But we all need to realise that halftruths are just deceptions. We need the whole truth. So take it or leave it. That's the true christian way.
    An example of this is jesus christ. He followed and obeyed the truth from a to Z. He could have said "oh yeah,i am god so everyone must worship me" (which is true) but then refused to die on the cross (which is what he came down to earth to do). But jesus took and did it all. Good, bad and ugly. So if he the almighty was humble enough to obey the whole truth, how much more should we?
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    DhaWerdaVerd
    I think mtkuhn and Funkmaster's meanings are nearly perfect, The only thing I can add is that the song may be addressing the need for tolerance of other's religions, and lack of a religion. A few of my friends are Christian, and are so biased about Christianity that they denounce other religions, and didn't speak to me for a few days when my answer to their question about my faith was that I don't care if theres a god, I'll find out when the time comes. That is the type of intolerance I believe is being hinted at in the song.
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    christsaves
    Yes, even though they are in the mainstream market, they are all Christians. They are like other bands like Anberlin, Flyleaf, and Switchfoot that do not like being called a Christian band because it limits their audience. If everyone just said they were chirstian and didn't listen, then no one new would turn to christ. Even if aild is not all preachy, listen to their look and listen to their lyrics and tell me if there is any hatred or profanity.
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    bigjoel_2000
    Well, my opinion is that they are a christian band, the songs speak for themselves, this one more so. And the fact that most of the bands they tour with our labled christian bands by genre. And no, their genre is not christian. In my opinion they are just reaching out to people in a different way, taking the word of god and interperting it differently. But then again maybe they use this approach for marketing purposes, because if people actually knew or thought they were a christian band they wouldn't listen to them, so if that's their way to sort of trick a non believer and somewhat sway them then their doing a good job.
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    Mekhit
    Ok this is where I think you're all wrong. Me not being a religious person (not Atheist, but Agnostic), I can see both sides of this. Yes it can be taken just like jamesthesasquatch said or you can see the darker side of it. Do you not thinking he's questioning his own faith? Just like where he says "But what wisdom is there within us to live based on the feeling of our hearts. How many times has instinct let us down. Never to be thought through. Never to be questioned." Basically, religion is something that's in your hearts, just like God. There's no factual proof that any of it exists aside from a book that you take for "truth". You follow it based on instinct never to question it. Verse 2 goes on some more about that internal struggle of your faith. Do you falter or do you hold fast to that belief? "We speak of fighting this world (the evils), but what about the battle within us (the internal struggle)?" And when he says sentiments, that could mean your feelings about God. "There is no difference between us (religious people) and them (non-religious) if we all blindly seek truth from sentiments (our feelings)."
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    mactastic100
    Jamesthesasquach I agree with 99% of ur post, but the bible does not say anywhere that man is inherantly evil (created in the image and likeness of god) man is born with grace and while man is inherantly stupid and imperfect that does not mean that man is evil, furthurmore man sturggles against the temptation 2 do wrong not his natural tendancy 2 do wrong. Bibically, origionally sin is, in some sense, artifically implanted into humanity.
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    Irockths
    This song is about people who hear part of the story but not the whole, and refuse to listen to the whole truth. They are not a christian band, but some songs are with christian overtones. I don't think a christian band would write a song absolutely bashing the faith they are promoting, since christians are some of the worst about this. Fox news wins for the worst however. By the way, I am not a christian, but even when I was I bashed christian churches about it. I call out problems, even with myself.
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    koe_sama
    Ok you know what! That's it! Everybody listen I have the conclusion! The band said they're christian at least 1000 times during interviews thus it is a christian song! And if you don't like it then sooo whhaaattt! I'm not telling you what I am because it doesn't matter at this point. Believe what you believe, doubt what you doubt but don't go bashing other peoples beliefs! It's down right ignorant! For the Christians, if you want to witness to some one so bad then start with ur friends at school- not the internet where peoples feelings can get hurt! As for the athiests, just say that you don't believe but don't go bashing other peoples God. It wont prove a thing. End of conversation.
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    kazakai
    Iateamonkey: Well explain how a being created everything to begin with and in 7 days none the less, I'm not religious in anyway and I only believe in some of the evolution (Darwinism) but even still I highly doubt an all powerful being created all and if I'm wrong then I'm wrong I don't think if there is a god he would punish us for believing otherwise after all it is our choice.
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    Iateamonkey
    Sy. This is a christian metalcore band. You do know this, don't you? Anyway, I believe in God, and if we're wrong in the end, we won't even know because we'll be buried in a grave. Still souls do exist, and evolution cannot touch that. By the way, how did that small particle that made the big bang happen, get there, and what created it? Answer me this evolutionist. Anyway! Good song, lot's of meaning, good riffs and alright vocals.
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    tknighten876
    The song is saying to accept God's word without faulter or doubt. Not to let our earthly body overpower our spiritial body. That we should let all of our worries go to Him when we pray, not to worry about them. Also, on another note. This is just me but just because there are some 13 year olds in this chat that think they know everything. Well you don't. I'm going to judge anybody because of what they do or don't believe. I leave judgement and vengence to God himself. God is the Way, the truth, and the Life. Let me say that one word again. Truth! The day of reckoning is upon us be prepared. God Bless!
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    kasting_shade
    The song is cut and dry. We all pray for this and pray for that. What we are doing is praying for God to give us precisely what we want, or we want Him to give us advice and guidance the way we want it to be, when in reality we choose not to hear those words, because we hear the "Truth" that sounds right to our ears. What difference is there between us (Christians) and them (nonbelievers) if we seek truth from sentiments (feelings). What he is saying is clear your head when you pray. When God gives you an answer, accept it as the truth. Don't justify yourself because of what you want to hear.
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    paulsingut
    For me. What it is really touch in my heart is this song is talking about the end time that all Christians would be suffer of. By the way the key is praying. Maybe we are trying to adjusting the world with our own strength try to prove that world is wrong. But, seems that we rely to own strength that make us would easily doubted to the focus that we run into and we are forgot that God gives us strength and neglecting our devotional to God. As a result, our hearts are faded to God and we start to fall. Reason is because we cannot defeat the enemy which is satan in us.
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    guitardude
    The meaning is, why pray to God if your just going to hear what you want and not what he's going to tell you.
    Its like the story of the rich man who wanted to get into heaven, so he asked jesus what he had to do to get in there. And jesus told him to give up all his worldly belongings. Then the man called jesus a fool and left. He didn't wanna hear the real truth, just his perception of the truth.
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    cld8991
    They are talking about hypocritical christians in this song! "If we have chosen to live against the grain then why are we all facing the same way"! They are saying that lots of people claim to be chrisitan but still live the same secular lifestyle as before! When they say "what use is there in praying if you will only hear what you want to hear" means that if you aren't going to listen to what God is telling you why pray at all! The first chorus even states that "We have all heard what we wanted to hear "truth" that sound right to our ears"! They are talking about all the people who twist and bend the Bible and Christianity to fit their lifestyles! That is why the word truth is in parentheses! It isn't really truth just what people beleive truth to be!
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    Overberg
    They are supposedly a Christian band. They have Christian lyrics, but spread no gospel nor the plan of salvation, nor do they mention the name of their "Lord" funny.
    Anyways, from a Christian perspective, the song is about resisting the world, and hearing the truth for what it is, and not warping Gods words to make your sin bearable.
    They have an awful testimony, and they are hypocritical turncoats at best.
    When I sing to my God I call Jesus Christ my Master, and my Lord, My savior, my everything. He pulled me out of the rot that is this world and set my feet upon the Rock of his glory. That is what they should sing. But, of course, they leave it up to the fanbase to decipher cryptic lyrics, makes you wonder who their masters are.
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    puppetmaster194
    I believe that this song is about not blindly following what others say about other worlds, like Heaven and Hell, and instead attempting to solve the problems that already exist on this Earth. I don't follow a religion, but I hear almost every religion saying that their god said, "Whatever you do to the least of my children, you do to me." And right now, all those who set themsleves on Heaven will end up in Hell. Because if you think of yourself, then you are ignoring the least of your brothers and the words of your god.
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    FastCougar
    There is a logical explanation for everything in life, and to base your life on worshiping and trusting an invisible man watching down on your every moment and determining whether you will be able to float amongst the clouds with other dead people or burn in the fiery depths of hell for all eternity, but at the same time he loves you as he does everyone, I would say that is the most illogical bullshit I've ever heard. And what if your wrong tknighten876, what if you've been praying and donating money to the one you call god and he doesn't exist, I would s*t a f*****g golden brick if I were you. And if I'm wrong I wouldn't care because you know why? Because I actually took the time and be optimistic, I thought hmm what makes more sense? A magical floating man? Or a theory based on real evidence that actually makes sense rather than some stupid bullshit stories that are made up. Show me some real evidence of these tales and maybe ill believe you.
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