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Disturbed: Prayer Meaning

Tagged: 9/11 [suggest]

Song Released: 2002


Prayer Lyrics

Another dream that will never come true
Just to compliment your sorrow
Another life that I've taken from you
A gift to add on to your pain and suffering
Another truth you can never believe
Has crippled you completely
All the cries you're...

  1. Disturbed1
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    Apr 29th 2007 report

    It's about his grandfather's death, who never accepted him due to his "Job". This his "Prayer" to him.

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  2. Nailgun_07_07
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    Apr 27th 2007 report

    One more thing erinw88- Don't say that David isn't a christian or never was one, because three songs later on the album he says, "To renew your faith in God you must Believe!"

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  3. Nailgun_07_07
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    Apr 25th 2007 report

    erinW88 is full of shit!! God doesn't inflict vengeful acts of pain on anyone and He doesn't through things at you to mess up your life. If it wasn't for His love, you wouldn't have a life! As far as Disturbed goes, I don't care what Prayer is about- It's an awesome song! Check out some Slipknot song meanings!

  4. erinw88
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    Mar 28th 2007 report

    Uhh, He Never Was A Christian, He's Jewish And He's Not Religious At All So He States. The Song However, Is About The Ability Of The Human Spirit To Triumph Over Anything Thrown At You, You Can Make It Through.

  5. erinw88
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    Mar 26th 2007 report

    He's jewish, but he doesn't practice. He's actually not religious at all, and it wasn't written about his grandfather, he may have inspired it, but it wasn't about him.

    A conversation with the idea of the god that common judeo-christian theology would have you believe in. if god truly inflicts vengeful acts of pain and suffering upon its creations as a sort of temper tantrum in order to elicit a response, then bring it on. there is nothing that can be thrown at you that will deter you from your chosen path, or break your spirit. it speaks to the indomitable nature of the human spirit, that no matter what life, fate, or god throws at you, you have the strength and wherewithal to get through it.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2007 report

    Well... He did say that it was a "Modern Day version of the Book of Job." But he also said it was influence by the death of his Grandfather and also from 9/11. *That comes strait from the special version of the video*

    And I read somewhere that he has either become a Christian or has returned to his Jewish faith.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2006 report

    david is not an avid christian. he strayed away from religion completely (unless he's changed recently). he said so himself in an interview. it was pushed on him so much as a child he completely strayed away from it. he also says himself the song Prayer is about the book of Job. it is not about his grandfather, that is all just bullshit. he said himself it is about the book of Job.

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  8. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2006 report

    Www.Disturbedfans.Com describes the song as a lash at the beliefs of the modern day puritans. A select group of puritans believed that 9/11 was god punishing america for its sinful ways. David, an avid christian, thinks of that as total bullshit. This is from an alternate reality where the puritans' vengeful god exists and strikes down any sinners. Bring it on, god, there's never too much that you can take away from me and I will never break down no matter what.

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  9. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2006 report

    The person above me is wrong. The song is acctually a song David wrote for his grandfather who passed away. "Living just isn't hard enough. Burn me alive, inside. Living my life's not hard enough, Take everything away" is refering to god taking his grandfatehr away. And these are words strait from davids mouth. "This is a convorsation between me and god"

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2006 report

    This is a religous song no doubt about it. I thought it had more to do with the devil messin with him as well. It's like his faith towards his god is being tested, anyone ever read in the bible where the devil messed with that one guy and tried to make him break his faith towards god, the guy got that flesh eating disease I think and he never broke his faith that god was there. I think this song is similar to that part in the bible. It is also about close people of him turning away from him, he seems pretty sad and mad about it.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2006 report

    actually this is a song about christian faith. When your a chirtian God puts them trough trials to test their faith.

    "Another dream that will never come true..." All this is what God is saying...
    "Let me enlighten you, this is the way I pray... Living just isn't hard enough burn me alive inside..." This is supposed to be the person being tested.

    "Return to me..." All this is also God speaking. After God speaks to your heart after so long he just stops.

    So I can see how people thinks it about his grandfather, but even on the Disturbed Ones forum that they took down fro some reason it said it was christian faith and stuff

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2006 report

    This song is about David's grandfather, who would have nothing to do with him because of his career, hince= "this is the way I pray" Because his family was really religious. Come back to me, is him saying he wants his grandfather to not die. Which sadly, happened....

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