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Paint It Black – Past Tense, Future Perfect lyrics

It's got nothing to do with luck, & it's got nothing to do with sin.
You said, "God's got it in for you. You're fucked," but I don't believe in him.

Standing underneath stars and satellites.
The sky is not falling on my head tonight.

I can see it out of the corner of my eye, but this time I've got a running start.
"What a perfect match," I thought, "Your black eyes and my black heart."

It's in my blood. No, not that tired cliche.
For me it's literal, just check the hospital bill.
It's in my heart. Filed under "left for dead," and sewn together with a needle and thread.
It's in my head. History is fiction. God can't touch us now; we're out of his jurisdiction.

We are invincible. We may bend, but we will not be broken. [x3]

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    This song is about the self-realization of freedom, most notably from a religious 'god' ("... I don't believe in him", "god can't touch us now; we're out of his jurisdiction"), but also from the ideas and institutions of our world that become god-like symbols by their domination over people. This self-inflicted freedom is achieved through the philosophical negation of the control of god etc. By verbally negating that power and very being and by recognizing the physical freedom of the singular body in space. In an age of information glut and ever-hybridizing belief systems, there is a welcoming place in language to be 'post-god' that is truly free.
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