"when your mind breaks the spirit of your soul" what the actual fuck does that even mean?
5 years later and I still haven't a fucking clue what this song is about.
I think 21 Guns fits perfectly in the story 21CB is trying to tell us. I had to listen to the whole album a few times to make up my opinion of what that song is about, but now it's become pretty clear to me.
As it comes at the end of the story, Christian and Gloria have figured out that maybe their time has gone, and "it's not worth dying" for that cause anymore. They're at "the end of the road", their faith "walks on broken glass" and "something inside their heart has died", and that, in my opinion, explains a sort of resignation that's growing up in the minds of the protagonists. All they want to do now is give up the fight and pass their pride and their guns to the next generation, the Class of 13 which will be mentioned (directly or undirectly) in the final two songs. In 21 Guns we can see that deep sense of resignation that will end up in a blast of hope in "See The Light".
Therefore I think the line "when your mind breaks the spirit of your soul" means that the reason (mind) has finally overcome the instinct (spirit of the soul) and the fight Christian and Gloria were trying to conduct has now definitively ended.
Edited by Class of Thirteen, 25 May 2014 - 10:35 AM.