"7 Jam" as written by and Fallon/sult/maines/gaster....
[Chorus]
Everything gonna be all-right,
Everything gonna be all-right
Everything gonna be all-right,
Everything gonna be all-right

I went deep down into that river now
I rose up.
And I felt that sun beat down upon this sinne's face, yeah, yeah
And I went deep down in that water now
I rose up.
I felt that sun beat down upon my face, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]

Here we go!
So then I smash up the palace like the son of Samson,
Hollering louder than all of Bedlam,
Take me to higher ground
Then bury my body 6-feet down.

And I walked 40-miles out into that desert now
Wailed and moaned,
Till the Lion, He called my name, yeah!

And He said that Old Ship of Zion is taking way, way out,
Out into outer space.
Yeah! Yeah!

And He said,
Everything gonna be all-right,
Everything gonna be all-right

Here we go, here we go, here we go
Oh yeah!

I climbed the highest of the heights.
Atop that mountain I watched the day turn into night.
Oh I tell you I was a wretched sight,
But I stood long and hard until the light
Rubbing needles in my eyes, eating dirt,
I stood up,
And everything was all-right.

[Chorus]

Here we go!
But then I smash on the palace like the son of Samson,
Hollering louder than all of Bedlam,
Take me to higher ground
Then bury my body 6-feet down.


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    General CommentIs this song referencing Bible stories or what?
    Nunieon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's not retelling any Biblical stories from what I can gather, but there is a strong Christianity theme to it. There is an interview with Neil somewhere on youtube, where he is talking on a bus and he describes how he uses names and certain things as a literary device, basically.

    I went deep down into that river now. I rose up.
    I felt that sun beat down upon this sinner's face.
    I went deep in that water now. I rose up.
    I felt that sun beat down upon my face

    This is obviously a baptism. I shouldn't really even have to explain it.

    Bedlam was a hospital for the insane a long time ago.

    And the story of Samson in the bible, God gave him the strength to conquer his enemies.

    Basically I think the song is about overcoming obstacles through your own beliefs, whatever those may be, as to kind of say "Everything's gonna be alright".
    metathoughton March 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Old Ship of Zion" is a hymn that was written circa 1889. "7 Jam" seems to be heavily based upon it. Here are the lyrics to it:

    I was standing by the banks of a river
    Looking out over lifes troubled seas
    When I saw an old ship that was sailing
    Is that the old ship of Zion I see

    It's hull was bent and battered
    From the storms of life I could see
    Waves were rough but that old ship kept sailing
    Is that the old ship of Zion I see

    At the stern of the ship was the captain
    I could hear as he called out my name
    Get on board It's the old ship of Zion
    It will never pass this way again

    As I step on board I'll be leaving
    All my troubles and trials behind
    I'll be safe with Jesus the captain
    Sailing out on the old ship of Zion
    UnFaithfulAtheiston March 27, 2011   Link

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