God is love and love is real,
but the dead are dancing with the dead
and whatever is charming disappears while all things lovely only hurt my head as I gather stones from fields like pearls of water on my fingers' ends
(and I carefully wrap them up in boxes, safe from windows, from things that break!)

As the night-time shined like day it saw my sorry face and hair a mess but it liked me best that way (besides how else could I confess? When I looked down like if to pray, well I was looking down her dress...) Good God, please!

Catch for us the foxes in the vineyard - the little foxes.

So turn your ears, you musicians, to silence because they only come out when it's quiet, their tails brushing over your eyelids
Oh wake up, sleepers, and rise from the dead!
Or the fur that they shed is gonna lay on your bed in a delicate orange or cinnamon red.

Oh but I don’t need this! I don't need this!
Fall down! Stay down!
I don’t need this.



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    General CommentI asked Aaron Weiss himself what this song meant when they played at the whiskey with blindside.
    Basically if our lives are the vineyard then it is the little foxes (the every day sins) that separate us from God and tear our lives apart. It is a never ending process with our hearts That God does.
    And oh man..."(besides how else could I confess? When I looked down like if to pray, well I was looking down her dress...)". This part always kills me...its so mundain and so so real! i definitely relate, hes so honest to just write that and admit it to the world.
    Heldupbygraceon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"The dead are dancing with the dead,
    The dust is whirling with the dust."

    ...it's from a Oscar Wilde poem called "The Harlot's House".
    He's writing as someone looking into this house of a harlot and seeing the ghosts of men and prostitutes dancing together. These people... their lives are meaningless as of this point in time... they are basically dead already. Isn't that sin at it's truest...
    thisismynameon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentunbelievable song. and clearly about lust and the relationship between a man and a woman. look in song of solomon and you will catch certain exerpts from it "catch for us the foxes [lust, sexual sins]... that ruin our vineyard [temples, body, relationship with God]... our vineyards that are in bloom". Lust is a huge problem for guys and it is very hard to overcome. avert your eyes, keep your heart and mind on Jesus and Hw will keep your paths straight. mewithoutYou addresses this SO clearly because of the magnitude of the subject, we have a lot to lose, more even more to gain. I hope this helps someone.
    arm.yourselveson July 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing
    chadeouson October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI asked Aaron Weiss himself what this song meant when they played at the whiskey with blindside.
    Basically if our lives are the vineyard then it is the little foxes (the every day sins) that separate us from God and tear our lives apart. It is a never ending process with our hearts That God does.
    And oh man..."(besides how else could I confess? When I looked down like if to pray, well I was looking down her dress...)". This part always kills me...its so mundain and so so real! i definitely relate, hes so honest to just write that and admit it to the world.
    Heldupbygraceon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthat's awesome, heldup. im glad you got it from the main source. Aaron is a poetic genius indeed and he's not afraid to be blunt if he has to.

    "Turn your ear, musician.
    To silence because they only come out when it's quiet, their tails brushing over your eyelids - wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead!
    Or the fur that they shed will cover your bed in a delicate orange-ish cinnamon red. "

    Just how an enemy comes in the night. wow. freaking amazing.
    commonwealthon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"bullets2binary" there are a lot of typos and wrong lyrics here. if you just lisent to the song once you can tell that whoever put this up didn't pay a lot of attention while doing so.
    but this song is amazing and once again mewithoutYOU is one of my fav. bands of all time.. they are amazing artists.
    mewithoutYOU21on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe part about the foxes going into the vineyard is a direct refrence to the Song of Solomon found in the old testament in the Bible.

    "Song of Solomon 2:15 - Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom."
    _bumcloudon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely. Beautiful.
    Sepulchraveon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think about this song while I'm going through my day. Making sure that its never quiet. Often it is though and they do come out.
    UnnecessaryOpinionon February 21, 2005   Link

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