"Fork and Knife" as written by and Vincent Accardi Jesse Lacey....
We're uneasy, two tigers in a cage,
We're pacing on our pads, in waiting,
For the time to come in reverie.
Our lazy bones ache for our dowry.

You can't hold on to the thrill.
So I hope you find your will to follow through.
What we invented, I am now ending.
Hold on to who you love.
We are dry and blown like dust since we were young.
What we invented, I am now ending.

The closest thing we had to royalty,
A chance to break our parents' patterns.
We chose to keep our teenage tragedy,
In lieu of a romantic palace.
Play tender like a new born baby would.
Play tender 'til the night is over.
I'm leaving you to nurture cherished wounds,
And care for it just like your lover, yeah.

You can't hold on to the thrill.
So I hope you find your will to follow through.
What we invented, I am now ending.
Hold on to who you love.
We are dry and blown like dust since we were young.
What we invented, I am now ending.

Can't hold on to the thrill.
So I hope you find your will to follow through.
What we invented, I am now ending.
Hold on to who you love.
We are dry and blown like dust since we were young.
The morning's over, the day is in full swing.

I know you're busy,
But please won't you come visit me?
You are an aimless ghost,
You haunt you bag of bones.
The wolf messed with your vision.
He is sitting in your kitchen,
While you sleep tonight.
You will eat your young,
And you will act surprised.

You can't hold on to the thrill.
So I hope you find your will to follow through.
What we invented, I am now ending.
Hold on to who you love.
We are dry and blown like dust since we were young.
What we invented, I am now ending.

Can't hold on to the thrill.
So I hope you find your will to follow through.
What we invented, I am now ending.
Hold on to who you love.
We are dry and blown like dust since we were young.
The morning's over, the day is in full swing.


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"(Fork and Knife)" as written by Vincent Accardi Jesse Lacey

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    General CommentArter...

    "Reverie" is most definitely a word...a word with very strong Latin and Christian roots-the Chrisitan connotations being the main point of importance. The entire concept of the last album was Jesse's struggle with his faith, and considering that this song was initially meant to be one of the more emotionally touching tracks on the album, one can assume that it's heavily laden with Christian concepts. Reverie describes a feeling of awe brought about by righteousness and holyness. In essence, that entire verse is talking about the wait for Christ's second coming:

    We'll take it easy, tigers in the cage,
    Pacing on our pads, and waiting,
    For the time to come in reverie.
    Our lazy bones ache for our dowry.

    Basically, it's saying that the "tigers in the cage" (people stuck in the sorrow of this realm of reality) need to just be patient and wait for the coming of Christ (the time to come in reverie) and then their souls will be wed to the one that they were promised to (Christ is obviously the one to whom the souls of Chrisitans belong, and while wed probabaly isn't the best word here, it is the proper context because of the reference to dowry).

    Oh, and luckykr3w...
    It's not "royalty" it's...
    The closest thing we had to loyalty.
    second_mourningon November 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningTo me, this song is about two people who have a very exciting relationship, because it's new. After a while, the 'thrill' wears off, and they have to decide whether they actually love each other... if they've been in the relationship for the feeling, or because they really do love one another.
    leglessfugitiveon May 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually, thedefinition of reverie is "lost in thought" or "to daydream"
    BrandNewManon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with xstickxorex...it is most defenitly ROYALTY...theres no way thats an 'L' sound...
    anyway...this is just my interpretation:
    "We'll take it easy, tigers in the cage,
    Pacing on our pads, and waiting,
    For the town to come in revelry
    Our lazy bones ache for our dowry."
    revelry is sort of like partying...or "merrymaking"...and if the 'town' were to come in revelry...well...that makes sense. everyone else having the time of their lives while the 'tigers' are locked up waiting for their time to be let loose and join in on the fun! i dk thats just what i think...but it could be just as much right as it is wrong
    coutureaholicon December 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree.
    This song, at least the bridge, seems to me like the girl the guy loved went for another guy who was only using her, and she knew it but refused to see it.
    Arteron December 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's most definately "nurse your" not "nurture". I don't really care, they both mean the same thing, but if you listen closely. mmm, I just love listening to this song so much. Beautiful
    lifelonglineson December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmildeto...what use is a fork without a knife or a knife without a fork? sometimes u can use them on your own...but not really...they were invented to be used together.

    they're probably in parenthesis because it probably doesn't have any literal correlation to the song...
    Peace Of Mindon January 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And you will act surprised. "
    This line he sings just gives this whole song a whole new demension; i just love it.
    milligramsmileson January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the newly added verse, is a blatant reference to the folk tale of Little Red Riding Hood. When the naive little girl comes to her grandmother's house, she's met with the wolf dressed in her grandmother's clothing fooling her into thinking he's someone else ("that wolf messed with your vision") and of course the rest of the verse fits with the allusion. Not to mention the title itself "Fork and Knife", is usually how wolves are portrayed in cartoons and such, though I'm not entirely sure that's why it's there, but I found it interesting. I definitely think that it has something to do with youth and the loss of innocence, which is essentially what Little Red Riding Hood is about anyways... I'm not quite sure about the rest of the song, though I am rather fond of the Romeo and Juliet theory, and ties in a lot with what meaning I've already linked to it, just a series of metaphors spoken through classic folk tale allusions.
    ObrittanyCO2on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood connection with the title. I can't believe I didn't realize that. I also think it might just be a reference to how easy it is for this wolf character to get what he wants out of the other person the song is talking about. The title was revealed on a setlist when they played the show live, and that version did include the added bridge, so it doesn't surprise me at all.
    Arteron January 24, 2008   Link

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