In the wooden chair
Beside my window
I wear a face born in the falling rain
I talk to shadows from a lonely candle
Recite the phrases from the wall
I can't explain this Holy pain

Six days ago my life had taken a tumble
The orders came from high above they say
A need to use me once again they've got my number
Further the cause boy yes you know the game

I'll wait here for days longer
Till the sister comes to wash my sins away
She is the lady that can ease my sorrow
She brings the only friend
That helps me find my way


I search the past back to a time
When I was younger
A target for the new society
Picked to displace the leaders
Countering objectives
Of this new underground reality

Waiting for days longer
'til sister comes to wash my sins away
She is the lady that can ease my sorrow
My love for her
Will help me find my way

My mission saved the world
And I stood proud
My mission changed the world
It turned my life around

I look around my room is filled with candles
Each one a story but they end the same
I'll hide away in here the law will never find me
The walls will tell the story of my pain

Waiting for days longer
Till sister comes to wash my sins away
She is the lady who can ease my sorrow
She sets the pace for my delivery of pain

They'll say my mission saved the world
And I stood proud
My mission changed the world
The underground will rise and
Save this world we'll all stand proud
Our mission changed the world, we'll change the world
We'll all stand proud


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    General CommentNicky's starting to feel a bit skeptical about his role in the revolution, though he tries to convince himself otherwise. The beginning of the climax of the album, which peaks with "Suite Sister Mary." This song is always the first I think of when I remember this disc.
    jnsnonbrdon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love everything abut htis song, the best one on the album in my opinion.

    And I agree, this is kind of the turning point for Nicki when he realizes hes in love with Mary, and he becomes more devoted to her than Dr. X.
    Bank Robberon July 20, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe way I always looked at this one is he is beginning to question X, but he still blindly wants to believe what hes doing will "Save this world." Hes convinced hes doing whats right and will be regarded as a hero when its all done. It does show he fells remorse for the people hes killed.

    And while he does love Mary, it may be what Mary does for him he loves more. "She brings the only friend that helps me find my way" and
    "She always brings me what I need
    Without I beg and sweat and bleed
    When we're alone at night
    Waiting for the call
    She feeds my skin"
    from Spreading The Disease, shows her main job is to deliver his heroin from X while he hides from the cops.

    And since no one has mentioned it, the third verse is one of my favorites on this album. The lines, "I look around my room is filled with candles
    Each one a story but they end the same
    I'll hide away in here the law will never find me
    The walls will tell the story of my pain"
    He lights a candle for everyone he kills. Each story is different, but all end in death. He also writes his confessions on the walls and in My Empty Room he talks about drawing Mary's chalk outline on the wall as well.
    bartlett247on December 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentread between the lines people
    spanishrockon February 23, 2010   Link

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