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The Classic Crime – Broken Mess lyrics

He can't sleep, he can't eat
He keeps thinking about her behind the locked door of her bedroom
As she knowingly tortures the shell that is left of her bridegroom
And what did he do to deserve
This whore of a wife who parades her disgrace to his face now
When he loved her and gave up his life in more ways than she knows how
And all I can say is that

Love is a terrible art, it's a hook in the heart
That can drag you on broken glass
And as you protest the shards in your flesh
The hook tears out your chest until you're just a broken mess

Where is God in this rot?
Depraved she commits the most heinous of sins and breaks her vows
But he loves her despite all the crimes she devises in his house
Where is God? I've been taught
That He's close to the broken, it's true I have spoken with Him some
When I look in my brother's eyes I can see where his love comes from
And all he can say is that

Love is a terrible art, it's a hook in the heart
That can drag you on broken glass
And as you protest the shards in your flesh
The hook tears out your chest until you're just a broken mess

But he has mercy on her lover and does not bleed him dry
A credit to his self control if it were me that monster would probably die

Love is a beautiful thing, she can make your heart sing
When you're walking on broken glass
She will open your eyes, make your heart feel alive
Point you toward the sunrise
Help you leave all this broken mess behind

Love is a beautiful thing
Will you leave this broken mess behind?



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    As most tcc listeners know, 3 of the band members (including the singer, Matt Mcdonald) are Christians, and so many sublimal messages are written into the lyrics. It took me a few times listening to this to catch it. He uses the husband and te abusive wife to show, in our understanding, God's love for us. In the bible, a common analogy used is Jesus Christ as a bridegroom and humanity, or the church, as his bride. This world has mostly forsaken God, and this is nothing new, the world has been evil since the fall of man. The song says that his wife is terrible to him, yet he still loves her. Some of Jesus' last words were spent asking forgiveness for the people crucifying him. Also from the song "when he loved her and gave up his life in more ways the she knows how" God gave up his only son for us, watching him be killed in the most brutal of ways; we as humans are not capable of that kind of sacrifice. He makes this message clear in the second verse when he asks where is God in a situation like that, and then answers himself saying that he has mercy on those people, and he talks about his love when he says, "when I look in my brother's eyes, I can see where his love comes from." This is an amazing song from an amazing band. Definately one of my favorites.
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