#1
SINNERS ARE SAINTS

Welcome home my friend
How long has it been
The sun fell and rose countless times
Before you arrived
After all these years
What brought you here
Do you knock on my door
Simply to start another war
No father, I want things to be
The way they were before
I fear I cannot live up above
Because I have forgotten how to love

The gates of Eden are open
They?ve always been that way
The angels will let you in
If you get on your knees and pray
And though you chose
To wander and roam
Here with me in heaven
You always had a home

What goes down must come up
And he who hates will surely learn to love
Lucifer, you are the light of God
And brightly you will shine
My mercy cleanses what is wicked
And transcends it into divine
Redemption is never too late
The worst sinners make the greatest saints

The gates of Eden are open
They?ve always been that way
The angels will let you in
If you get on your knees and pray
And though you chose
To wander and roam
Here with me in heaven
You always had a home
Last edited by themarsvolta at Aug 21, 2006,
#2
SINNERS ARE SAINTS

Welcome home my friend
How long has it been
The sun fell and rose countless times
Before you arrived
After all these years
What brought you here
Do you knock on my door
Simply to start another war
No father, I want things to be
The way they were before
I fear I cannot live up above
Because I have forgotten how to love

I'm trying to work out the relationship you've got going on here. Or at least who it's between, Lucifer and God? You and God? Both would be the clever thing yes? One treats the other as a friend, the other see's it as father and son. It reads well, good flow, that weird comfortable conversational tone which gets intense in the last four lines. I like this alot.

The gates of Eden are open
They?ve always been that way
The angels will let you in
If you get on your knees and pray
And though you chose
To wonder and roam
Here with me in heaven
You always had a home

This sin't as strong as the previous stanza, still I like it. The last three lines lose flow for me. Pretty sure this part is about you and God. Is it your faith or just the fact that you sin that causes you to be "wondering and roaming"?

What goes down must come up
And he who hates will surely learn to love
Lucifer, you are the light of God
And brightly you will shine
My mercy cleanses what is wicked
And transcends it into divine
Redemption is never too late
The worst sinners make the greatest saints

Excellent, excellent paradox's (paradoxes? Paradoxez? what ever the plural is) in the first and last line. Flow is getting slightly lost at points. What are you saying in the third line? Lucifer is the light because this is before the war? Is sin the light of god cause it leads redemtion forward? I think I'm going too far there.


Well, not sure if mine was a great crit. Your exploration is good but flow seems to get lost gradually. Would love to know if I'm anywhere near what's going on btw. Do tell. And crit mine if possible please

http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=358613
#3
Wow, this was great, best song I'v read on the forums hands down

My mercy cleanses what is wicked
And transcends it into divine
Redemption is never too late
The worst sinners make the greatest saints

that line was awasome really pulls the song together, gives it some closure if you will, wich is fitting, it being at the end of the song

usually I dont ask crit for crit but since this is the only other christian song iv seen on the forums......
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=358683
#4
To answer 7th's question Lucifer is the light of God because Lucifer literally means "the Light of God" in Latin