Oh, night set on when I fell down
In the corner of the field.
Cuckoo, I too sang,
Spit the blood of welling thougohts.

Waking with a hundred grains.
Salt stains ringing 'round my legs.
I could not face you.

Since I don't know my father,
I won't be a son.
In morning when words rise up
Like the echo of a stone axe,
Some demon in me wants to rise up
And walk away.

When I am alone in the day.
At night when I am going without clothes
I see your knees where I would sit,
The purple chair,
Golden trim hedged 'round.

I hid myself underneath my father
With the robes of a son.
In the morning when words rose up
Like the echo of a stone axe.
Some demon in me crawled out
And ran away.

I remember when I took the gifts
Asking you for everything,
Throw your name in the well.
i sink, and sink.

Sink.


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Cuckoo Spitting Blood song meanings
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    General CommentThis song somehow reminds me of the story of the Prodigal Son.... with the lines

    Since I don't know my father,
    I won't be a son.

    Followed by:

    I hid myself underneath my father
    With the robes of a son.

    And the whole image of:

    I remember when I took the gifts
    Asking you for everything,
    Syrosson April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentperhaps this is following the idea of Genessaret, with Peter?

    Salt stains ringing 'round my legs.
    I could not face you.


    In the morning when words rose up

    I dunno, I find Anathallo's lyrics to be very vague.
    cossaron February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhoa, I never looked at it that way, but this is definitely the story of the prodigal son.
    james_fetneron September 08, 2008   Link

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