"Mea Culpa" as written by and Paulusma....
Was he with you at the railway?
Did he cradle all your pain?
Did he show to you the best way
To make it all alright again?
Now there was reason in your madness,
You weighed your loss against my gain,
If he was with you at the railway
Would you do it all again?

mea culpa
I can't stay here no longer
Mea, mea culpa
My time here is up
So goodbye, goodbye and good luck

Was he with you on that journey
When you could have still turned back?
Did he reason with you sternly?
Did he try to make your resolve crack?
Did he hold the only candle
When your whole white sky turned black?
Was he with you at the railway
As you climbed onto the track?

mea culpa
I can't stay here no longer
Mea, mea culpa
My time here is up
So goodbye, goodbye and good luck

Did he guide you across the threshold?
Did he cup you in his hands?
Did he drink you down like water?
Or blow you into air like sand?
Is he standing right beside you?
Did it work out like you planned?
Is the sunlight shining on you?
Are we saved or are we damned?

mea culpa
I can't stay here no longer
Mea, mea culpa
My time here is up
So goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye and good luck


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    General CommentI really like this song, I think she's talking about Jesus, but more personally I think she's talking to a Christian that has left her life. So she sorta blames his religion for what she knows is her fault ("Mea Culpa" means "My own fault" in Latin)
    Philemon_Crowleyon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the conflict between god and suicide, the "resolve" being suicide, and "climb onto the track" being the method. because in a lot of christian branches, it's preached that those who commit suicide are sent to hell, the singer is hoping that god will be merciful and understanding of her choice and asks herself if she's "saved" and finally relieved of her pain, or "damned".

    i like morbid interpretations :)
    albumleafon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalbumleaf, come to think of it i think you're right. morbid but makes a lot of sense
    juice88on April 23, 2007   Link

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