Flyleaf: Cassie Meaning
To save her life or take it
The answer "No" to avoid death
The answer "Yes" would make it
"Do you believe in God?"
Written on the bullet
Say "Yes" to pull the trigger
"Do you believe in God?"
kamokittie Apr 4th, 2006 4:16pm report
I recently went to a Flyleaf concert in Little Rock and the meaning for "Cassie" was explained. Cassie Bernal was a victim at the Columbine High School Massacre. She was allegedly asked by the shooter if she believed in God and she said yes. She also allegedly didn't die with the first shot and she was asked again if she still believed in God...and she said yes, knowing what was going to happen. This song was dedicated to Cassie and Rachel(another victim) because they stood up for what they believed in.
anonymous Apr 1st, 2006 4:10pm report
This song is about Cassie Bernall. For those of you who don't know, this song is directly related to the Columbine Highschool Massacre of April, 1999. When Eric Harris bent to shoot Cassie Bernall, he allegedly asked the question "Do you believe in god?" And when she answered "yes" He shot her.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2007 7:19pm report
Yes, it is about the columbine shooting. Unfortunately we'll never know if Cassie was one of the ones who was directly asked if she believed in God. Wikipedia is not that reliable, since viewers can change it. The point of the song still gets across though, and the meaning is standing up for your faith. Simple.
anonymous Apr 16th, 2012 4:24am report
yes,i agree..am relly conected with this song since my fst tyme i hear it..its make us belive that ,no need to scared for what we think we doing right..cassie died when she answer that she is belive in god..its about religous.what we hold.not afraid for anything when we are truth ..i rely love that song and also the band..
anonymous Apr 14th, 2012 4:46pm report
i think that this song is basically testing your faith in the lord jesus christ
anonymous Nov 19th, 2011 11:24pm report
I'm not really sure what the song means but i think that it is so powerful and if it is about the Columbine shootings then it is such a beautiful song and flyleaf are incredible for writing about an incident that affected everybody. I'm not saying that anyone is wrong, just that it probably is about Cassie.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2011 10:02pm report
Eric and Dylan were obsessed with the murder, they got so into it not only did they draw images and write about how the massacre would be, they got online and looked up how to make pipe bombs and other explosives. They wanted to kill hundreds of people and planned on killing at least 500 by 11:45am. The original plan was to put bombs and explosives in the lunch room timed to explode at 11:17 and shoot any, and all of the survivors that came running out. There is some discrepancy whether the original date planned for the massacre was to be April 19th or April 20th. April 19th was the anniversary or Adolf Hitler’s birthday on the 20th, they chose the 20th.
anonymous May 25th, 2011 5:46pm report
Why is this horrific story supposed to be inspiring?
anonymous Apr 2nd, 2011 4:26am report
I have to agree with Angie1626. The fact that the two boys were bullied plays no part in thier actions. Dylan and Eric made it a plan to comitt premeditated murder. No one placed the weapons in thier hands, no one told them to kill 13 people in cold blood, and no one helped them pull the trigger. Thier actions were planned and thought out and blame can rest only on the souls of Dylan and Eric. If it was the actions of those bullies that sparked Dylan's and Eric's act of violence then you would think that the targets would have been the very ones that humiliated and tourtued them, but instead THEY CHOSE to kill those that NOTHING to do with the bullying.
anonymous Mar 20th, 2011 3:57pm report
Yes this song was wrote about Cassie Bernall,but unfourtunately it is not true. Cassie was mistaken for another girl in the library by the name of Valeen Schnurr. Valeen Schnurr, had been hiding. Schnurr's mother says Valeen was lying wounded on the library floor and was praying when one of the gunmen approached her and asked if she believed in God,supposedly she replied by saying, "Yes, I believe in God." The gunman did nothing more and Valeen survived. Another source said Valeen was saying, "Oh, my God, oh, my God, don't let me die," when one of the gunmen asked her if she believed in God. She said "yes" and was then asked why.She said, "Because I believe and my parents brought me up that way." investigators concluded that Valeen's was the only encounter in the library where anyone was asked about God. None of those who thought the question had been asked of Cassie actually witnessed it, they only heard it and, it is suggested, heard Valeen's voice, not Cassie's.
Anyway I didn't post this to be disrespectful,Cassie died nobely whether or not she was the girl to say those things. My heart goes out to all columbine victims.I just put this up to be informative.
anonymous Mar 8th, 2011 3:36pm report
I first heard this song when I was six and I didn't know what it meant then...but I read that it is about a girl named Cassie Berenell who was killed in the Coloumbine shooting in 1999...I find that it's amazing that there are sick people out there who will kill people (and children!!!) who claim to believe in the lord God
anonymous Jan 10th, 2011 1:36pm report
This song is about Cassie Bernall yes, but the thing about her saying yes is not true. Eric slap the table that she was hiding under bent down and said Peek-a-boo. I have a version of the song that mentions Rachel Scott, the first victium. She was also asked if she believed in God. I am not trying to put down Cassie because i think it was horrible for what the two shooters did and i say rest in peace to all who was killed on April 20, 1999.
anonymous Dec 20th, 2010 12:12am report
I think that there has been entirely too much emphasis put on whether or not Cassie was asked the question 'Do you believe in God'. Honestly, Columbine was a tragedy. Have any of you ever been placed in a situation where your life is in imminent danger? Have any of you ever been placed in a situation where fear for your own life is so severe that all you can hear is your own heartbeat in your ears? The human mind distorts things, and in situations of high stress, it muddles details. WHO CARES whether or not Cassie was asked the question? It's the meaning of the SONG that matters, not the name of the girl in it. For all the people ranting and raving about the facts, get over yourselves. Let these people rest in peace and let it go.
anonymous Dec 16th, 2010 12:12pm report
Everyone knows this is about the columbine shooting. I had to listen to the song a few times to connect it with what I had already knew. The song really moved me. It is one of the best songs I know. I heard so many different stories about Rachel and Cassie. It's hard to tell what is true or false. But it doesn't matter, the song teaches us to never Back down and always be proud for what we believe in. Honostly I do not believe in god, butthe song made me be grateful for what I have And what I do believe in. I will say yes!!!
anonymous Nov 13th, 2010 11:43pm report
She was a victim of the Columbine massacre, but she was merely taunted with "peek-a-boo" before she was killed. It is a myth that Cassie Bernall and Rachel Stone were asked if they believed in God, it was in fact Valeen Schnurr who was asked, and she answered "no" and then "yes" and was allowed to live, although was injured. I still think this is an incredible song and very noble and inspirational. Flyleaf are a great band. RIP to all those victims of the Columbine Massacre, except for the murderers. - Josh Parr
sizzlestomp Nov 10th, 2010 11:18pm report
I recently attended a program at my school called "Rachels Challenge" which inspired me. I want to go all out and do everything I can to support and stand up for others. I hav'nt heard this song very much but I thought I should listen to it today. As I was listening, I wondered what the band meant when they said "Do you believe in God?, written on a bullet, say yes to pull the trigger, Do u believe in God?, written on a bullet, and Cassie pulled the trigger". I scrolled down and found out that Cassie was one of the 13 people shot in Colombine, on April 20, 1999. This song means a lot to me now and i've spread it throughout my school. thank you
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