You, me, and all the kings and queens
Buried in the junkyard,
And every time the herald Cherub sings
We rattle with the car parts
I was born to lie here patiently
Be dragged on by the black star
And you were told to glow majestically
And love until your hands bleed
You stole your mother's whitest gown
Swallowed like a sunbeam
And I stole your father's crusted crown
It shook us like a bad dream
They warned to lie impatiently
Waiting for the big swing
And you were more than dressing for a feast
Eat until your teeth bleed
Oh my royalty my hand goes out to you
You look painfully true
But I saw you cry
Like you used to laugh
When you looked around
Were you looking back
At a lonely love
As to sprouting beans
No one's quite as bloom
As they play to be
I would love to stay
But my work is through
I'm the truest song
That was never true


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    General Commenti wanted to add this one. damn.
    twee!on January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis was so sweet, its about young innocent pure love and looking back on it.
    I love this song
    tarkson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree Tarks....all around.
    Bellyfull of Swanson September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs.

    "I was born to lie here patiently
    Be dragged on by the black star
    And you were told to glow majestically
    And love until your hands bleed"

    This line hit me particularly hard, because I always feel as if girls are practically ordered to sweet and loving, and this ideal little girlfriend package. 'love until your hands bleed' gives a beautiful, breif image of the whole experience.
    PirateQueenon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentglow majestically
    And love until your hands bleed.

    wonderful, if not terrible/
    slinkstersarson March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love..
    "You look painfully true
    But I saw you cry
    Like you used to laugh"

    I think it's about making the memory of a relationship out to be better than it really was.
    bittersweethearton September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti saw these guys live a cornerstone almost by accident, it was awesome. he sang the song a little different and it gave me an entirely new perspective of it, it sounded almost sad.
    mediummatton November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how their lyrics are so simple but meaningful
    beautiful song :)
    missproteinon July 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've read something about how Page France doesn't realize that he's writing with spiritual overtones:
    "As for the Christian symbols in my writing - sometimes I don’t even realize that they exist until someone points them out to me."
    But I don't see how you can overlook that in this song.
    "Buried in the junkyard" I think refers to everyone here on earth...
    "And love until your hands bleed" is a reference to Jesus on the cross


    Now there are a few more underlying allusions... but I'm not saying everything he is saying is scripturally sound. I just think it's definitely there.
    caedmanzon October 20, 2008   Link

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