Your weakness makes me tremble.
True strength comes from within,
and we were given this life to live,
not exist under standards, set by some bullshit rule book.
What prayers of yours, were ever answered, by degrading others?
Spare me your biblical back peddling nonsense.
For the people that you've hurt, and the being you dishonor,
your fall from grace will finally justify my means.
Judge me and now you are me, and what's worse...
you are now a traitor to your God.
Tell me Judas, how does it feel to be looked down upon?
Sinners like you, should be strung up from the highest tree.
You judged me, and now you are me.
Stop Playing God.
-At Least I Know I'm A Sinner
guy #2 "yeah, i got kicked in the face."
The band (at the time consisting only of Alex Varkatzas, Dan Jacobs, and Brandon Saller) first put out the "Visions" EP in 1999. It earned them some success in the O.C. metalcore scene, and they played shows heavily to support it. Next they put out the "Fractures in the Facade of your Porcelain Beauty" EP, on an indie label called Tribunal Records. Around this time, Alex met Travis Miguel while working at Hot Topic, which they both quit to play in the band. Alex quit playing bass to be able to move around more at shows, and Chris Thomson was eventually picked up as the replacement bass player. The band was soon discovered by and signed to Victory, for whom they released their first full-length in 2002, "Suicide Notes & Butterfly Kisses." The album produced two popular singles - "Ain't Love Grand" and "Lip Gloss and Black." The album was accepted by a wide variety of hard-rock music fans and according to critics, the album brought "new definition to over-night success." The popularity of the album earned them a spot on the second stage at the 2004 Ozzfest. Around this time, Chris left the band to start a family.
In June 2004, the band picked up Marc McKnight (ex-Nightfall) and released it's second Victory Records full-length - "The Curse." Compared with previous releases, the band...