She keeps a bottle hanging like religon
right underneath the bed
She pours it in the sheets and vents...
Combats the awful things we did

Snakes and Plagues and her former slaves
are arising from the dead...
She grinds her heels as we bottom out...
..the horrible years we were fed...

And as the lights double back again...
We curse the man who invented them

I see a little bit of you in everything
Blowing up like jerusalem in me
How I'm in love with everything..
The girl with the golden back

Give me love in a telescope
and beat your heart like a marching band
oh I could bludgeon it
or bottle it...
or beat it back to bed...

But bleeding bleeds much safer streets
so pick up that bandaged dress..
and put the polish down
and leave the crooked ground..
You look infinite at best...

and as time gives god a rest..
we better bind our better halves...

I store a little bit of heaven everywhere
Even with the cabinets so dirty and bare
How im in love with everything
The Girl with the golden back

Lyrics submitted by cronaldo7

New Jerusalem acoustic song meanings
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    General Commentyeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    stevenatfeon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmeh i'm in love with it but clueless at to what it means.
    iluvmyfender129on June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I'm concerned, Nick Torres is the greatest musician alive.…
    whencitiesfalllon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the melody of this song, but i dont what it is about.
    Narayanon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnick torres is a genius.
    bangkissbangon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno why...but I like to think of "the girl with the golden back" as a girl who is genuine or a girl who lacks mystery. When you face someone you see their face, but you never see their back. So, the back being golden means what you cannot see is still what you would want out of her.
    madskilz247on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's talking about the Queen of Jerusalem who supposively rode a lady horse named Gurlah and had a saddle plated in gold, the Queen was known for her one affairs that she had with this young boy, and people found out cause of the candle that was left lite one night, so they were caught and both punished...
    Blink0on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i like the pre-album version of the song better. still a great one though.
    phrooton March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"personally, i like the pre-album version of the song better. still a great one though."

    Same here, that version is a lot better in my opinion.
    cronaldo7on May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe horn section makes this song.
    ownedcoreon July 12, 2007   Link

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