He began speaking apologies before she had opened her door. It was safer that way, to have had something to say at the moment when Fate chose its course. Both of them stood there expectantly, betrayed by an innocent gift. He had cornered himself with the roses he held and he cursed her hands hung so sweetly by their thorns. But it made him feel real, like the present was meant to be lived and the past could stay hidden for now, while the moment tastes good.

The carpet was begging for alibis and the bed was just wishing for sleep, but the longer he stayed, the more motives she claimed, like possession had always been hers. Before he could speak she had toppled him, forcing his mouth onto hers. Then the guilt it did spill 'til her mouth it was filled and she choked on the blame that came forth as it poured. But his venom was curative and it made her awake from her dream just as he fell asleep again. How else could it end? Shaking hands? Staying friends? Parting ways leaves our sins covered up and uncleansed.

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    General CommentThis is possibly one of the most beautifully composed, written and sung songs I've ever had the fortune to hear. I'm glad I'm the first to comment as since hearing this on the EMO Diaries #10 I've loved it and tried to get as many others to hear it. Awesome title too: The jus primae noctis was, in the European late medieval context, a widespread popular belief in an ancient privilege of the lord of the manor to share the wedding bed with his peasants' brides.But i think this is about cheating on your girlfriend and then having one last intimate moment.
    AllatronEMOon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just hauntingly beautiful. The situation Nathan describes so well is one I'm sure many of us can relate to. I know how lame this is going to sound, but I remember listening to this song on the train coming back from a situation I swear this song was written about, and I couldn't help but lose myself to this song and I feel into reverie. When I came back to my senses, I felt inspired, I felt as if I had to do something beautiful, it was an amazing feeling.. The way the violin blends with the guitars and the hypnotic use of cymbals gets to me every time. I think everyone should hear this song at least once.

    The person above me nailed the meaning head on, so I feel no need to give any more insight about the lyrics.

    Message me on AIM if you want to hear this song.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso...where can i find this?
    severalwayson June 21, 2007   Link

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