The Used: Light With A Sharpened Edge Meaning
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Light With A Sharpened Edge Lyrics
All this I'm giving up much as
The sun would decide to give in
Explode into orange and
Hear all the voices sing praises with hymns
Mark the birth of a change
Free from the torment of sin
All this I'm giving...
anonymous Apr 24th, 2011 4:33pm report
"he's no mormon he likes monster and they hate caffine"
Wow.. what a generalization. They don't necessarily HATE caffine, they just aren't supossed to HAVE caffine.
Recovering drug addicts in rehab don't always hate drugs, but that doesn't mean they're allowed to have them.
anonymous Aug 10th, 2010 8:32pm report
I'mma be using background information ! Who would've though ?
Anyway , Bert grew up in Utah and his parent's were very strict mormons , but when he was 15 he started rebelling then at 16 he had sex (which is a big thing to mormons) and he got kicked out and dropped out of school . He is NOT mormon . So when he says , "free from the torment of sin" I'm thinking that he means he's free from the judgement of a strict God and beleiving in a more forgiving one , or to none at all . I don't know his religious beleifs , but that seems right to me .
anonymous Jun 7th, 2009 6:28pm report
i don't think it's about mormon i think he is saying he doesn't fit so he will find out. plus he's no mormon he likes monster and they hate caffine
anonymous May 30th, 2008 5:37pm report
This song is about how Bert doesn't want to be religious..... and he tries to leave but God won't let him "light with a sharpened edge cuts through the black empty space we call sky..." the black empty sky is what he is seeing when he is dead... and the light is God saving him.... and Bert is trying to make the point that he isn't the only one who wants to give up... and he's kinda saying that some people can't give up... like the sun.... There's more but o well.....
anonymous Apr 25th, 2007 4:44pm report
These guys are from Orem, Utah. (Mormon capital of the world) I think it'd be obvious they have some religious references growing up in the area. maybe they grew up in that church. who knows?
anonymous Mar 31st, 2007 3:33pm report
It's not about God, though Bert makes a bunch of spiritual references. It's about living a life that goes against the grain. The world tries to tell you that you can live as a drone who never disrupts society and will lead a happy normal life, OR you can live as a criminal and suffer. But Bert's talking about breaking free from the world's expectations and how there HAS to be somewhere where people can go where they won't get judged, where they can thrive, and the "I'll let you know when I go...when I'm gone" is saying that he's going to find it.
I am nearly positive that Bert is talking about how he believes in God, but he is giving up a future in heaven for his life on earth; even if it means that he will never be free from the torment of sin. And he wishes that everything wasn't black and white; and he will somehow try to contact us when he dies with the "I'll let you know when I go part."
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