Every day I sit at home and sharpen up the knives
But it's alright, it's alright,
Today is the tomorrow that I dreamed about last night
So shine a light, shine a light

But I
just wanna feel what I
Felt before, but I
Want you to know that I
Need it more

Well the blind lead the blind
Are the saints still alive since the last time?
At the end of the line was I cruel to be kind
in a past life?

Well sharpen up your knives

Every day I chip at stone while you are on your way
Up to the stars, up to the stars
I don't know where I'm going to, I don't know where you are
But it's a start, but it's a start

And I
Just gonna say what I
said before but I
I want you to know that I
Need it more

Well the blind lead the blind
Are the saints still alive since the last time?
And I don't wanna stay, don't wanna
go away
in a past life
it's not alright, it's not alright, it's not alright

I'd given up on horses hooves
And I'm feeling more than just blue ribband blues
And his advice before I die
Is be sincere whether you mean it or not

It's alright.


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    General CommentThis song is clearly about the relationship between a father who is a butcher and his son who he is training as a butcher for the family business.
    It's from the point of view at the son, who is being forced to learn the trade from home before working in the shop, hence 'Everyday I sit at home and sharpen up the knives' (an important and basic butchering technique). He doesn't want to do the job (Today is the tomorrow that I dreamed about last night) and longs for something else to come his way. His father is a bad teacher (Well the blind lead the blind) which frustrates him further. At the end of the song he is breaking down (Horses hooves - which he has 'given up on' - is a butcher term for the H-bone, which is a difficult piece of meat to cut and prepare) and his final thought before he commits suicide is to tell his father waht he really thinks (although he doesn't know if that is the way he really feels or if he thinks that is the way he feels).
    dannykavanaghon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGetting prepared for life.
    Amazing song. Espesially the ending
    jmouron January 10, 2008   Link

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