swing
like a chariot
at the trumpet call
when we're all unsaved
swing
like a wrecking-ball
like the heart of god
what a mystery
fill
with the wedding feast
for the snakes and beasts
with the angel teeth
swing
come and carry us
come and marry us
to the blushing circus king
and dance like elephants
as he comes to us
through a fiery golden ring
with a violin
and a song to sing
as he brings for us our wings
now he's one of us
plays the tambourine
break the bread for us
and sing
will you wait for us
will you stay for us
will you grace us everything
you're a wrecking ball
with a heart of gold
we will wait for it to swing
like a chariot
swing it low for us
come and carry us away
so we will become
a happy ending
so we will become
a happy ending

fire come and carry us
make us shine or make us rust
tell us that you care for us
we need to hear a word for us
let your body sail with us
or let our ribs return to dust
chariot
you swing for us
you think that you can carry all of us
so we will become
a happy ending
so we will become
a happy ending
so we will become
a happy ending
so we will become
a happy ending


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Chariot song meanings
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    General Commenteither way you're listening to a song either about jesus, or using jesus and christianity as the main positive imagery.
    inbetweenmoleculeson February 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is "When we're all UNSAVED"

    This song is filled with religious imagery....the Chariot in question is taken straight from the bible.
    This song seems to be based on the Rapture or Armageddon itself.

    That said, I think that mulmo alread stated that Page France isnt a "religious band". Michael Nau grew up in a religious home and so alot of his imagery comes from that perspective.
    If you think about it, whether you are christian or not, Jesus is a symbol of "sacrifice", heaven is a symbol of "paradise", Mary is a recognizeable "mother"......

    Page France uses nature and recognizeable imagery in their songs to perfection. Hello Dear Wind was the best album of 05.....get yourself a copy and do yourself that favor!
    Bellyfull of Swanson September 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song. It always makes me happy. I get tired sometimes of hardcore worship songs with unoriginal lyrics.
    I know this isn't a "worship" song, but as a Christian, it's fun. Makes me feel like a little kid again. That's what I like about this song and "Junkyard". They're just fun. Plus the music is good
    DaileyNon June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and the album it came off of. I can't decide if the references to Jesus are based on the religious viewpoints of Page France, or if they use him for imagery purposes. I'm leaning towards imagery purposes, because that's what I am hoping.

    This song is lovely beyond words.
    ArcaneAbreactionon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love this song

    even though i don't quite understand it...

    but i think that's why i love it so much..

    beautiful song, beautiful band
    thecatalyston January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"so we will become a happy ending."

    gorgeous.
    crazyburgeron May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's "breaks the bread for us," as that makes more sense than "raise the bread for us."
    Strawhengeon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes it really matter if the song uses christian imagery to tell a story? It's not as though he's shoving his views upon us. Much like Sufjan's Seven Swans, religious or not, it's good music.
    TuffGhoston November 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. the band is ok, but this song stands far above any of their other stuff.

    absolutely love this song. sensitive, but adventurous.
    email324on March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm thinking it's "let our RIBS return to dust." not bridge. yeah?
    annieoveron September 05, 2007   Link

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