Hell knows that I'll appeal
How you lost your smile
The sky filled up with tears
And the earth shook with the sound
Of clicking boots at killing pace
Marching through the street
Where the children used to play
And the tyrants used to sleep

And all we ever had
Was sinking in the sand

A right to use force is a party
(in its own right)
And all the invitation we needed was to know
That the desert was dry,
And thirsty for a drop
We'd seen it all before,
Its been a ghost we couldn't stop

And I'll follow you lead
Cause your the only lead I have
To a wedding party, with bodies in the sand
But to see you face, will usher my last breath
Out of my lungs, and lead us to our rest


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A Funeral With Wedding Vows song meanings
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    General CommentI get the feeling it's about a girl who died that the singer used to love...He'll appeal Hell to get her back, and if not then he'll die and be with her after death...the wedding with bodies in the sand. At any rate its very emotional with some anger and regret.
    silverdoveon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy first impression was that it was about being in love during a revolution or civil war. "Hell knows that I'll appeal/How you lost your smile" makes it sound like the circumstances effected their relationship. The lines "And the earth shook with the sound/Of clicking boots at killing pace" and "A right to use force is a party/(in its own right)" make me think of military force. The part in the song about a dead wedding party in the sand brought to mind all news stories from the Middle East about bombs going off during weddings. I don't know if I'm close at all but this is a beautiful, anguished song.
    finishaon January 07, 2007   Link

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