The case of George Dedlow, double amputee
One of 500,000 Civil War casualties
Suffered a phenomenon so bizarre
that even the doctors looked on from afar
How can you feel a leg that isn't even there?
From cold to burning heat to pain beyond compare
Clinically known as phantom limb
So hard to treat, prognosis dim

Brachial plexus avulsion
They told you cycles were dangerous
Nerves ripped from the spinal cord
You certainly need the Lord
Just like the feeling in your arm that is gone,
you've severed communication with Him all along
Even though you know it's totally wrong
Spiritual death kicks off its swan song

Don't throw away the years He gives you
by hardening your heart within you
And if you cut off both your own legs
and you have sworn just to ignore Him,
the phantom limb will start to haunt you
He wants to bring you back, revive you
(x2)


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentClose, but not quite. The song's about how you can't live your life without God in it. There's that strange, lingering feeling that you're missing something important in your life (ie, the phantom limb feeling) that only God can fulfill.
    smashtheguitaron September 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about how even if something is taken away from us, we can return to God and he'll bring it back
    Skeezixon January 05, 2005   Link

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