"Rites Of Spring" as written by and Samuel Bingham Endicott....
You're the woman who made me a man
I was down you taught me to stand

I was made up of nothing
You put something inside
You opened my chest
And put that hurt in my eyes
Now I've got that pain I can turn to
When I wonder if I'm still alive

I was dead in the water
They left me dead in the water

I was made up of nothing
You put your hands on my heart
Stained your fingers inside me
And you took me apart

You're the woman who made me who I am
Everything I've got I got from you


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"Rites of Spring" as written by Samuel Bingham Endicott

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    General Commentthis song is ok..not the best on the album, its my least favourite it repeats itself too much..
    killersruleon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentobviously this song is basically just your average love song
    he repeats how he was "dead in the water" and she rescued him and made his life so much better.

    also "your the woman who made me a man" possibly referring to him losing his virginity to her?


    and this song is one of the best on the album in my opinion...not the best but one of the top 3 or 4
    mikereynolds4444on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentobviously this song is basically just your average love song
    he repeats how he was "dead in the water" and she rescued him and made his life so much better.

    also "your the woman who made me a man" possibly referring to him losing his virginity to her?


    and this song is one of the best on the album in my opinion...not the best but one of the top 3 or 4
    mikereynolds4444on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentobviously this song is basically just your average love song
    he repeats how he was "dead in the water" and she rescued him and made his life so much better.

    also "your the woman who made me a man" possibly referring to him losing his virginity to her?


    and this song is one of the best on the album in my opinion...not the best but one of the top 3 or 4
    mikereynolds4444on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry about posting that ten times, my bad....oh yeah and its real sweet that this song is named after such a great band ...i assume thats what the name is about
    mikereynolds4444on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti know this may sound stupid but maybe this song is about the singers mother...i mean think about it... he does end up saying "your the woman who made me..." and he never finishes that sentence. Plus maybe "i was dead in the water" means how maybe he had no purpose inside his mother cuz his father abondoned them? who knows? all i know is that although this song isnt the best on the album it is pretty good...kinda ironic though that he says "your the woman who made me a man" and his crooning sounds like a girl
    yo soy valienteon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs the title a reference to the eighties emo band Rites of spring?
    iskallaon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEveryone says this song is about losing virginity, but its not! It could be his mom he's referring to for all we know...
    I was made up of nothing
    You put hands on my heart
    Stained your fingers inside me
    And you took me apart
    This doesn't sound like a sexual reference
    interpolarityon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure if the
    "you're the woman that made me the man"
    reference is about losing your virginity or not.
    I personally think that isn't the important 'theme' of the song.
    I think it's about first loves and discovering yourself because of it.
    Just my thoughts.
    darkleexxxon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure if the
    "you're the woman that made me the man"
    reference is about losing your virginity or not.
    I personally think that isn't the important 'theme' of the song.
    I think it's about first loves and discovering yourself because of it.
    Just my thoughts.
    darkleexxxon August 10, 2008   Link

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