I was walking
With my feet
A disposition
Fell over me

The armory wall was bleeding
The restless child was reading

I was swimming
Could hardly stand
The swimming hour was at hand
The fishes they were feeding
The lambs they were bleating

I walk slowly
When I walk away from you

I'm feeling bad
I'm looking bad
I feel and look so bad
Some might say
Yours truly is soaking his head

There's apprehension
And inhibition
All contributions
To my attrition
And it happened long ago
These things these things
That make me walk so darn slow

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    General CommentI believe this song is about misjudging people. Disposition is the way people are, their essence and qualities. So a disposition fell over him, and things became the opposite of what they seemed.
    A normally restless child was patiently reading,
    the defensive armory wall was hurt and bleeding,

    he was so surprised at these occurrences, his head was swimming.

    And then soaking your head, people tell others to go soak their head when they believe the speaker has no idea what they're talking about.

    So basically he made assumptions about a person based on his idea of their disposition, and he turned out to be wrong, and now he walks slower and takes his time to make assumptions about people.

    Yup, that's my take away from this song.
    charlesdarwin0on January 22, 2014   Link
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    My Interpretation/The armory wall was bleeding
    The restless child was reading/

    To me, this indicates that his mental defenses are broken and a calm has come over him, all the while barely keeping afloat during his 'swimming hour'.

    The effects have taken their toll, and are 'all contributions to my attrition'. The last lines are powerful, being so full of emotion, and confirming that this struggle has left a long-lasting physical imprint on him.

    Great song, and one of my favorites from the album.
    SnowIsGoneon February 18, 2013   Link

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