"These 3 Sins" as written by and Ian Thomas/blackburn Ball....
These 3 sins have finally found me:
Lust, Ambition and Greed
Creepin' in the back door, they came without warning,
They burned whatever they could steal
They burned whatever they could steal

So please could you go back where you came from again?
We don't want to harm ya,
We don't want to harm ya,
We are not your armor,
We're your friends.

These 3 sins have fell from their horses,
And taken me and you for a ride.
Deliver us from evil, let the devil disown me.
The serpents and the snakes will decide.
The serpents and the snakes will decide.

So please could you go back where you came from again?
We don't want to harm ya,
We don't want to harm ya,
We are not your armor,
We're your friends.


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"These 3 Sins" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

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    General CommentLust, ambition and greed are fruitless attempts at living your dream. Lust will make you long for a monogomaous (spelling) relationship, ambition will let you down, and greed leaves you with more shit than you need.

    "They burned whatever they could steal"
    - Meaning they destroyed whatever was gained (out of guilt?), so it was a waste of effort.

    Falling off horses and riding humans is what I get out of the second verse, meaning, they no longer become abstract, they take on human forms. The serpents and snakes may have to do with the Garden of Evil and the Original Sin, which is I guess being told not to do something but ignoring the warning, so our children are doomed to do the same, that is, finding out for themselves what it means to be sinful and how the reprecussions build up.

    I used to think he was saying "We're not your lover, we're your friends", but I just don't know anymore.

    Telling sins that we're your friends probably is meant to be ironic, otherwise, it would be contradictory. Maybe it's about calming them down by telling them we're your equals and don't think of ourselves as higher beings.
    Shep420on July 02, 2006   Link

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