Crowded streets and the memories of all the faces you see
you don't know who I am when you're looking at me
Hang me tonight in this false and jaded light
In the center of the square, muder's bredding in the air
We're all innocent.
The shadow's playing with our eyes
Sharpened tongues and the loaded guns of all the forunate sons
you're the jack, back in black, ripping air from our lungs
I'd cut my heart out of my chest and attach it to my sleeve
If I thought you'd think differently of me

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    General Commenthmm.. besides several typing errors, it looks ok.

    its about how the world judges people..
    I know its how I feel alot.
    "I'd cut my heart out of my chest..
    ..if I thought you'd think differently of me"
    ProjectShadowson March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYa, This world rips us apart "hangs us in the square." We think different of ourselves than the world does. I don't know if it the sound of Dave's voice or the chilling modifiers he uses but this song makes my hair stand on end!! It's Great!!!
    Swimingforwardon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentumm I'm actually writing like a mini book baised on this song. It's 'bout this town that's like very judgementle, and they accuse this one kid for this murder
    foreverHis888on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits obviously about jack the ripper......
    fite_4_Christon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry to say this fite 4 christ but if you read any interveiws w/ KITW or thei bio David says that it's about a guy in the 1800's who was accused of being Jack the Ripper and how he killed himself and attached like a suicide note to himself befor he killed himself...I find it verry sad how judgementle people are...the founder of my church Chuck Smith says '...I'd rather judge rightoulesy then judge sinnfully because God is way more forgiving then satan...'
    I actually wrote a short story (like I said befor) about something like this and this kid gets accused of killing this guy and he's really innocent..and it's like this mystery, b/c later on this kid finds out why the dude was murdered and like all these dark secrets unfold befor this kids eyes...anyway it says how this kid's parents died when he was like 6 and he was used to being independent and whatever and the townspeople thought that he killed the guy to take the pain he had torward his parents death...I can NOT wait to finnish writting it!

    anyway yeah you can read KITW'S bio on their website and the interveiw on Jesusfreak hideout!
    foreverHis888on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could fix the spelling errors in this. I mean seriously, if you aren't going to put it up right, let someone else do it.
    MyNameIsVexon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInterview With Kids In The Way:

    JFH: Can you tell us the story behind the song "Last Day of 1888?"
    Dave: Sure, "The Last Day of 1888" is a song about misjudgement. It's about being stereotyped, or not even really stereotyped, but more of being mislabeled and misjudged. I wrote it simply because everybody gets midjudged at one point or another. And some people would look at people like us and people who are into music, from older generations, and not quite understand us. And they'll think that the style of music we play can't be good; can't have a positive message if it sounds the way it does. That's why we wrote this song. The song is inspired by the story surrounding Jack The Ripper. I sort of have a weird interest in things like that. I was reading a book about Jack The Ripper, and when I wrote this song, I just recalled this story of a man who they accused of being Jack The Ripper. He came from a family of mental instability and they thought that because his whole family was crazy and he kind of had a weird mental history, that he was for sure Jack The Ripper. So they pinned it on this man, and he ended up taking his own life simply because of all the pressure and everybody accusing him and wanting to arrest him. On the last day of 1888, December 31st, they found his body in the river and the suicide note explaining everything and they were like "Oh, well, Jack The Ripper killed himself so we don't have to worry about it anymore anyway." And then like two weeks later, more Jack The Ripper murders occured. To me it was a significant story of misjudgement and the ultimate consequences it can have on a certain person's life.
    obx_toeson November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a very sad song. Even though people have previously said it was about Jack the Ripper, it always reminded me of the witch trials in the 1600s. Yes, I know the date is all wrong, but I think it holds true with the theme that humanity tends to judge people, and once they're condemned, refuses to think differently of them, no matter how innocent they are.
    Paradeon February 17, 2008   Link

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