There on the back wall
you could see pictures of three
who had braved the mighty sea,
with their chests of gold and greed
in the hope they would be free of tyranny.

Ain't that how it always ends?
These two started off as friends/enemies.

If you think you've been redeemed,
then I wouldn't want to be.
If you think you've been redeemed
then I wouldn't want to be.
If you think you've been redeemed.

Lyrics submitted by Sepulchrave

Wise Blood song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentbeeeautiful
    j.acobon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe last part's an obvious reference to the book Wise Blood, but I'm not sure about the rest. Maybe I missed something in the story?
    ayyyyyon November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm... Think that maybe it's a criticism about the glorification of people like Christopher Columbus?
    TopFiveRecordson June 20, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top