Thousand Foot Krutch: Courtesy Call Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
Courtesy Call Lyrics
When we get started man we ain't gonna stop
We're gonna turn it out till it gets too hot
Everybody, say hey-o
Tell 'em turn it up till they can't no more
Lets get this thing shakin like a disco...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 1st 2018 report
Its about judgment day and the fact that people who believes in Jesus go to heaven.
"I am not afraid of the storm that comes my way
When it hits, it shakes me to the core
And makes me stronger than before"
He´s not afraid of Jesus return and the end of this world because he knows then he´s going to heaven and every bad thing in this world we be destroyed.
"It's not a question about trust
But will you stand with us
Can you feel it, make it real"
He´s asking someone/someones, if they still believe and stand for it.
"I think it might wash away tonight
Awaken from this never ending fight"
He says it might be the end tonight and it all could end.
"There's a rumble in the floor
So get prepared for war
When it hits it'll knock you to the ground
When it shakes up everything around"
This means he´s telling other Christians be ready for possible persecutions and the judgement day.
"But survival is a must
So will you stand with us"
He means if we wanna live we must believe.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 26th 2014 report
I agree that the whole "club" thing only is a metaphor.
Especially the lines
"I am not afraid
Of the storm that comes my way
When it hits it shakes me to the core
And makes stronger than before
It's not question about trust
But will you stand with us"
would be very unfitting for some ordinary people partying in an ordinary club. It's something bigger.
Maybe the "storm" are hard times in life and the persona is eager to face the struggle, shouting out to their confidants to get ready and to all the other people around/in their way to get out of there before the "storm" arrives.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 6th 2017 report
The song's meaning is telling you that you shouldn't try to fight alone.
anonymous May 7th report
I think this song was a vision of the future, and that we need to prepare for the end of the world. The chorus means that we should enjoy whatever time we have left.
anonymous Jan 22nd 2021 report
“Hey-o, here comes the danger up in this club
When we get started man, we ain't gonna stop
We gonna turn it out, 'till it gets too hot
Everybody sing, hey-o
Tell 'em turn it up 'till they can't no more
Let's get this thing shakin' like a disco ball
This is your last warning, a courtesy call”
The songwriter wanted to encourage a hard rock club “feel” song although yes! they are technically a Christian Rock Band, however the word “Club” is metaphoric hence the wordplay on the definition “tell them turn it up till they can’t no more let’s get this thing shaking like a disco ball”. Clubs are loud, wild and hot, well so will be the SECOND coming ladies and gents! A courtesy call is just a pre-warning before a predestined destruction.
“I am not afraid of the storm that comes my way When it hits, it shakes me to the core
And makes me stronger than before”
Everyone, including non-Christians must face many trials, tribulations and persecution, and error hence what the songwriter is referring to here are the “storms of life.” After you have overcome a storm or battle you initially learn from the trial and you essentially become stronger.
“It's not a question about trust But will you stand with us? Can you feel it?
Make it real and....”
The songwriter points out here, that the question isn’t about trust, but rather truth. Because it’s the truth of the matter that really matters most, it counts. Trust & Truth lead two separate roads. The writer is saying that it is not about trusting what “they” are saying but standing on the truth. Will you stand with the truth believers, not TRUE believers but TRUTH Believers. Can you feel it? Make it Real and... I believe this is referring to recognising your own spiritual discernment, because those who become real believers in Christ, Feel first, & Believe second. This is referring to a personal encounter with Jesus. This is where your decision to believe stems from. You can’t make something be felt if it ain’t real, the same way you can’t make something real if you don’t believe in it either, you feel me? It’s oxymoronic, again wordplay. Pretty dope huh?
“ I think it might wash away tonight
Awakened from this never ending fight
It takes more than meets the eye
This war we're fighting is not just writing...”
The writer is referring to spiritual warfare, The “ I think it might wash away tonight” is referring back to the storms of life. Try not to separate the two meanings. A storm comes with water, a deluge of water, and you’ve guessed correctly! WATER is symbolic to Spirit. For example “the washing of the word...the washing of the Blood of Jesus “. The Blood of Jesus saves and so does His Spirit. Again, “awakened from this never ending fight it takes more that meets the eye..” This is not referring to a bad dream of sleep paralysis. This however is being spiritually awakened as in — being exposed to the spirit realm which is indeed the causal realm. (I am in no way referring to be Woke as this is NEW AGE and demonic) if you do however chose the NEW AGE. Way of doing things for example “Third eye opening” you have opened yourself up to spiritually demonic doors. Did you know that: words, pictures, dreams, thoughts, ideas, sounds and colours are ALL of the spirit? Again, referring back to the last word mentioned “writing”. Again, Wordplay here— please bear in mind that this song holds a lot subliminal messages to it, so you gotta have a strong enough discernment in order to receive the full and complete comprehension and interpretation.
However I’d like to point out how I love the way the songwriters wrote this piece because it says “ this war we’re fighting is not just writing...” — now it’s a lot of confusion surrounding this line as some people believe the word is “rotting” however a fight cannot rot lol. They were not just referring to a war but “THE WAR” the continual war in which we are facing daily. What we are encountering are wars of the spirit and wars of this world, be it political, social economical, or between nations.
“There's a rumble in the floor So get prepared for war When it hits, it'll knock you to the ground While it shakes up everything around”
Again, more subliminal wordplay here. “The rumble in the floor” is referring to demonic warfare and the day of the Anti-Christ. “When it hits it’ll knock you to the ground while it shakes up everything around...” Remember we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood (physical bodies) but against authorities, principalities (demonic influx of demons) powers (demonic influence) and spiritual rulers of this dark and evil world in the heavenly realms; referring-to the REALM OF THE SPIRIT (demonic trafficking) Satan the devil name Lucifer is the prince of this world, notice I said Prince and not King. Jesus will always remain KING for those who may have been unaware. Notice I said world and not earth. We as humans have dominion of this earth. The earth is the Lords and its fullness. However the world, which refers to the “Systems of this world” Satan has his agenda wide-open for all to see, for those with the eyes to see. (Spiritual eyes)
“But survival is a must So will you stand with us? Can you feel it? Make it real and...Make me feel it”
Survival is a must even during persecution for Christ. Will you continue or choose to stand with us? The songwriter is inviting you with the option to choose. “ Can you feel it? Make it real and Make me feel it? —
This is again, encouraging the listener to invite the feeling as it is real and will eventually be felt when you decide to believe. Oxymoronic wordplay are the best finishers as you cannot completely have one without the other. Again anything that can be felt is real. Tangible.
anonymous Dec 27th 2020 report
I feel it's a call to fight capitalism.
"get prepared for war" for a revolution.
"it's not a question of trust, but will you stand with us", your class, the exploited.
"awaken from this never ending fight ", the class struggle.
I know they are a Christian band, but that doesn't mean they can't be against capitalism.
anonymous Apr 14th 2020 report
I think its a song to tell people to never give up and keep fighting until the end. It also tells you to prepare for the worst, and try your best in everything we do. Im listening to it now lol
anonymous Dec 5th 2019 report
It means to not be afraid to do what's right in the time of need and to not be afraid of fear.
anonymous May 16th 2019 report
This is a setire on people who get together to do something big but are afraid when it comes to action against the powers that be since they are also beholden to them for their survival. So their movement fissles to a courtesy calls asking their masters to join them (ie understand and take care of them sympathetically).
anonymous Jan 13th 2019 report
Courtesy Call by Thousand Foot Krutch, about fighting the dark forces in this world. Since this band is a Christian band. I think this song is about God and for his people who believe in Him to stay strong and keep up the good fight. II Timothy 6:11-12. KJV
For the latest comment, I don't think it's about a reoccurring dream. About the fight you mentioned, I think they are aware that many evil forces are everywhere and they they were awakened and they knew they have to fight. There are many comments here which interpreted this song.
- Browsed this site mostly in 2013-2018 ( Forgot to mention yesterday. Browsed this site 1/1/19-1/13/19
anonymous Jan 13th 2019 report
My brother and I talked about it and it could be a reoccurring dream. ‘Awaken from this never ending fight’. I could be be wrong though.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Aug 26th 2017 report
TFK is a CHRISTIAN BAND & I don't see ANY biblical interpretations(except the 2 that are mine). It couldn't possibly be more obvious that Courtesy call is warning all of us Christians to be ready for Christ's return. It also tells us to prepare for the coming war (persecution & even death)that we as believers will endure in Christ's name if we don't deny him. If none of you are aware & ready for what's to come,then you need to put the music down and pick up a bible,talk to God and ready yourselves. This song warns us to BE READY!! This song is not hard to understand-open your eyes people!
anonymous Aug 26th 2017 report
They are definitely warning of the coming rapture of the church,"this is your last warning a courtesy call". The war that they're talking about is either a coming literal war on the U.S. but more than likely is the coming war/fight against Christians and their coming persecution and even death brought on by the government(new world order) that Revelation talks about. It could possibly even be talking about the battle of Armageddon, but I don't think so. For any bible believing Christian it is very simple to understand that they are talking about being ready for Christ's return.
anonymous Apr 29th 2017 report
I feel it says that there is a war and its coming
"there's a rumble in the floor so be prepared for war" and saying God warns you and after so long its finally gonna hit "this is your last warning a courtesy call"
anonymous Apr 18th 2017 report
The definition of the song courtesy call probably means to get prepared for war. This is my opinion because in the beginning of the second verse it says " there's a rumble in the floor so get prepared for war. When it hits it will knock you to the ground when shakes up everything around."
anonymous Feb 6th 2017 report
i think it mean that when it's a battle the must be won you stand together and not fighting on your own because were all better together if apart there's no chance at winning so as the expression goes theres no I in team
anonymous Nov 22nd 2016 report
Something tells me that the person singing know something bad is coming up and tell us to prepare for it. It could be a good song to amovie actually. There is something deeper in the song, but I don't think there is a direct meaning behind.
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