"Sinning Hands" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Midnight, and her eyes
Hide like kittens, new and wet
Mine are sinning hands
On her lying on my bed

The river still may rise
Wild and water take us both
Mine are sinning hands
Take our bodies, take our clothes

Bloodless moonlight, may my lady
Give her lovely skin and bones

Midnight, and my bride
Treads in distant water now
Mine are sinning hands
And my teeth have fallen out

The river still may rise
Though it took more than it gave
Mine are sinning hands
On a broken windowpane

Bloodless moonlight, like my lady
Gave me only skin and bones

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"Sinning Hands" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing, just as all of sam beam's songs are. such a great depiction of love and loss due to time. very sad but not really bitter. an incredible song.
    sortileguson February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics, but I'm not too crazy about the electric.
    bandersnatch42on September 10, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a more experienced man (sinning hands) who didn't give enough thought to taking his lovers innocence. Perhaps he just didn't understand the magnitude of what it meant to her because he loved her but just had a different value system. She ended up marrying him, perhaps out of a form of guilt. She resented him and in the end he lost her. very sad.
    kelsleannon January 06, 2013   Link
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    General Commentskin and bones - no love
    jed kingstonon October 23, 2017   Link

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