"Guns Of Memorial Park" as written by and Jim/hajjar Ward....
At the bottom of the barrel
To great surprise, we found our lives
So intertwined
And when the moon lifts off
Yeah, we're side by side
If this is my valley
My Memorial Park
Tie me to the last living tree
And shoot your life at me

Hold these, hold my memories
Don't let me foget these secret walkways
Through these, through these memories
I've found my peace and welcomed yesterday

When the summer got sterile
With books and minds
We foud this time
There's no compromise
And in the connon's glow
Yeah, we're side by side
We'll head for a forest
To a river of truth
There we'll take a stand, heads held high
Start this life again


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"Guns of Memorial Park" as written by Matthaeus Guenther Miller Jim Ward

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    General Commentit's:
    "If this is my valley".
    i am shocked and applaed that there are no comments posted on these lyrics.
    i am too mentally undeveloped to form my own theories and i look up to this music community to provoke my thoughts on songs.
    i have my cd and im waiting for enlightenment so everyone get yourself a copy of Porcelain (and Wiretap Scars) and decipher your lyrical beliefs.
    aleahxoxon October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about jim finally accepting his past, namely ATDI. to kinda channel the review from alternative press, jim doesn't do a lot of finger pointing with this album, but a lot more welcoming. if i had to pin this song to be on one thing, it's him coming to terms with being in at the drive-in and their nasty break up. this album grew on me so much, i love it more than wiretap scars.
    MizunoPunkon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood eye aleahxox. Hey it was late I really can't type but so far one error pointed out of all the rest of the lyrics I posted isn't too bad I guess. IMO this is one of the most talented bands we will see for quite some time.
    I think the song is about the members of Sparta coming of age/growing up together and how their freindship strengthened through all the time they shared. However I'm sure I'm wrong.
    8A5on November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first listened to this song the last verse reminded me of the ending of Fahrenheit 451. The cannon's glow part would be the nuke and the run to the forest and start this life again would be what the characters did.
    worse4thewearon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure this song is about Jim's childhood. I read something about the song and that Memorial Park was a place Jim used to go.
    the chorus "hold these, hold these memories, dont let me forget these secret walkways" i think means that he is looking back on his memories and doesnt want to forget them.
    the second part of chorus "Through these, through these memories, ive found my peace and welcomed yesterday" means he accepted the bad times in his past....finding peace and welcoming yesterday.
    atdi7777on November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I went to see Incubus, Sparta opened for them (which was a complete surprise, because The Hives were supposed to be the opening act), and I was so excited to see the 'Sparta' banner on the stage, and all my friends were like "Who the hell is Sparta?". This is the song they opened their set with (and i had never heard it before, because at the time, Porcelain wasn't released yet) and they blew me away with it. It is a great song.

    The best part was at the end of their set, my friends were all like "We HAVE to pick up their CD when it comes out". And I told them I'd lend them Wiretap Scars for the time being.

    Bah! Really pointless, stream-of-consciousness babble meant to confirm how great Sparta is.
    myusernameisthison April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMemorial Park is a large park in El Paso... Im sure it has a lot of perosnal memories for them...it usually does for all El Pasoans. Well after the suicide by the freeway overpass high on ratpoison... I'm sure there are a lot of mixed memories about El Paso in general.
    Robiturtleon November 04, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationSo many Sparta songs could be about ATDI. But this one actually makes sense. Except, I don't think its a self-realisation as much as him communicating to the ATDI members that followed him into the future. Memorial Park, being home, and Guns being their own talent. Perhaps the chorus is describing what was learned in his brief stint with ATDI.
    DanStranger51on June 22, 2010   Link

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