Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."

The real point is that forgiveness should be beyond calculation. It is clear to see through the lyrics that the initial tones the song establishes are of anger and hurt. This is confirmed throughout the entire song by the several threats the singer makes. The song lets you know that this is a new feeling of hatred because the enemy was an old best friend. This person used to be someone he could trust and somehow they defied him leading up to the ultimate betrayal of a best friend. The title with a deeper meaning of forgiveness leads me to believe that this song was written in the confusion of wanting your friend back and just moving on but having it feel impossible to do so.

They say you need to pray
if you want to go to heaven
But they don't tell you what to say
when your whole life has gone to Hell

We were brought up our whole life to do the right thing but everyone comes to a point where it feels literally impossible to forgive and forget and this song deals with that frustration and anger. 


Wiedbrauk said...

They say you can't really hate someone unless you loved them first.

Hey where specifically (verse, chapter, etc) is the first part of your post from?

Marisa D. said...

i agree with you when u said forgivenessis beyond calculation and it shouldnt matter.

D. Malone said...

Well done.

Ashlyn Childs said...

How do you know it's a friend and not a girlfriend?