Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you -
That I might reach
Straight for your throat.

This is madness.
Will we not be satisfied
Until we sit drenched in each other's blood?

The shame of only two appaling options:
A taker of life, of a dead man.
This is why the wives, the mothers, and children are mourning.

Love, as vital to life
As blood to heart,
Conquers pain,
Lest death intrudes by means of it's
Flawed emissary, man

On this day, saints will be sinners.
There will be no victors, only bereaved.
This is why we morn.

Leaving the world blind, eye after eye.

Disease inhabits the environs.
Famine feeds our gardens.
Flesh is predisposed to die.
Death needs no aide.

We bear blood to where we rest,
And still we are not sleepless...

And we will live such tragedy in perpetuity.

Her loved one is dead.
His loved one is dead.
My loved one is dead.
Your loved one is dead.

This is a tragedy.

If these hands would only kill

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twbit 10: ending the perpetual tragedy song meanings
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    General Commentthe missing part

    the stillness of a corpse is unnerving, it is the physical form of death, the air is cold, and im sure someone somewhere is laughing. i am colder than the air, my heart is deeper than an ocean, it's pain is focused, a focus as brutal of the stillness of a corpse, on this day let them all be unnerved as the blood of the dead mixes with the blood of the gouging of my eyes, the truest tragedy complete and in perpetuity, as this is the world of imbisiles who thirst for blood, blind as bats. There are no more lessons to be learned, man unlearns wisdom as swiftly as it digs it's own grave, if you must dig, let it dig for itself,i will bury the corpses of those that would bury mine, withdowned by the loved, let the blood of my own eyes mixes with the blood of mankind, it will cleanse the world, the scorth is jet blood, it will cleanse the world this is a tragedy when a loved one is dead

    ZakRoMon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti will bury the corpses
    myheartbleedscoldon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentof those that would bury mine
    naithaon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a tragedy.
    vh1on July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt will clense the world
    It will clense the world

    Monticello o2ion April 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentour hearts mourn
    GazaRaidon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis scorched, jet blood; it will cleanse the world.

    I also love the kudos to Hearts Once Nourished at the end of this song...if these hands would only kill.
    RighteousAngeron May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimon & Garfunkel?
    (first two lines)
    Denizenon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A taker of life, of a dead man."
    that line is
    "The takers of life or dead men"
    Basically saying the only options we have left is to kill everyone or kill ourselves because we're so messed up.

    Such a powerful ending to the anthem album of our dying world.
    bringeroflighton March 22, 2008   Link

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