Do you think I'm gonna find it in a traveling show
Between the legs of a woman that I hardly know
Deep in a place where the devil is as white as the snow
Or do you think I wouldn't might it if I finally go
And change my life from a ribbon to a marvelous bow

The one to gaze at my insides
Will find me liable for these crimes
Of love I've been forced to hide
For some the strange in life's real fine
For some the strangest of lives is mine
Who's to say what may come about

For when the very thing that caused this woe
Is sometimes better than you know

I try to find the answer as I look up above
For just the chance to figure it out, this love
To never wander through the room forever opens the door
And now I simply wish I was marooned upon a magical shore

The one to gaze at my insides
Will find me liable for these crimes
Of love I've been forced to hide
For some the strange in life's real fine
For some the strangest of lives is mine
Who's to say what may come about

For when the very thing that caused this woe
Is sometimes better than you know

Is sometimes better than you know

Is sometimes better than you know
The waste still makes your garden grow
To change from a ribbon to a marvelous bow
Is sometimes better than you know

The one to gaze at my insides
Will find me liable for these crimes
Of love I've been forced to hide
For some the strange in life's real fine
For some the strangest of lives is mine
Who's to say what may come about

For when the very thing that caused this woe
Is sometimes better than you know
Is sometimes better than you know
Is sometimes better than you know
Is sometimes better than you know



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    General Commentthis is obviously about repressed homosexuality.
    aniymon January 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Very emotional, very nice musically and Elijah's voice is great for it. It's obviously about love and how it can hurt yet be the best thing to happen to a person.

    Very good stuff. I can't wait for the new CD.
    AgentONealon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just wrote a fucking essay about "Health & Theory" so I'll tread lightly here. This song is about love, and how the more shit we take the stronger we are. When he says "do think I'm going to find it in a traveling show, between the legs of a woman that I hardly know," he's talking about how he knows that none of the groupie's he fucks really care about him. "In a place where the devil is as white as the snow," this is obviously about cocaine, and how it can suck you in. This is a frequent problem for most "rock stars."

    "The one to gaze at my insides
    Will find me liable for these crimes
    Of love I've been forced to hide
    For some the strange in life's real fine
    For some the strangest of lives is mine
    Who's to say what may come about." Whoever sees the real him will have to love him for everything he is, now matter how dark and twisted. For the people who find "strange" to be beautiful, the will love him because he thinks he's "strange." He's not actually suggesting that he's the "strangest" person on earth, but rather that people who fall in love with him will find an equal partner in how bizarre he feels he is.
    goLDeNsiLVeRon August 28, 2007   Link

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