Wait, until you're ready
Until you shake off what you don't want
And stop calling your family
You can't wait to shake this off
Don't act like it's important to see
Funny, yeah, it talks, but it ruins everything
But if you bury me
The dogs will come for you too
If you want to get buried in it too

Wait for grace to set in
You don't
Offer love as hope
Lions as birds
Protecting what we know of works
They say our feet were meant for dirt
I disagree

Pick it up and take
The brother that you made
Are you listening
Or is it easy to see
If you bury me, I'll bury you
Dogs might come bury us too
Are you listening
Or is it easy to see

In our beds we're screaming
I just want more and more

Wait for grace to set in
You don't
Offer love as hope
Lions as birds
Protecting what we know of works
They say our feet were meant for dirt
I disagree

In our beds screaming
I just want more and more and more

Lions and birds
Spreading their arms
Sweat in your breast
Is there love in your heart
Are you listening
Or is it to easy to see
We say you bury me, i'll bury you
Dogs might come bury us too
Are you listening
Oh God, I swear that everything is (wrong)

Lions as birds
Protecting what we know of works
Now there's blood in your mouth


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Blood In Your Mouth song meanings
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    General CommentI think it says words, as opposed to works.
    groundfloweron March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them its so good
    SarahPeaon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOur Feet were meant for dirt.... I Disagree

    I'm not sure what he is getting at by that... but I'm sure its in someway religious
    ADimeADexteron November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment“Our feet were meant for dirt... I disagree...” I’m taking this as saying that they were made for “shoes and therapy”, and not necessarily religious, but saying we are no longer the product of caveman. We are fueled by emotion rather then necessity... We are a different breed, and that reference to the fact that human feet were indeed designed not to be in shoes, sets us apart from animals…
    AgeOfInquiryon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat I get from this song is a struggle between a conformist and a non-conformist. In the duel each side is arguing. By the end of the song though it feels like the non-conformist finally conforms in a sad brain washed manner. It reminds me a lot of 1984.
    Addillson February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat I get from this song is a struggle between a conformist and a non-conformist. In the duel each side is arguing. By the end of the song though it feels like the non-conformist finally conforms in a sad brain washed manner. It reminds me a lot of 1984.
    Addillson February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as telling about how so many people (Christians in particular) settle for the minimum. "They say our feet were made for dirt" would be the statement made by those content to live as such. "I disagree" then becomes saying "I'm not settling for walking, I want to fly" kind of idea.
    drummerboypbcon November 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI definitely connected the "if you bury me" and "they say our feet were meant for dirt" lines. So, it simply means being buried (I'm sure it's symbolic). The narrator seems to be reluctant to go to the grave ("if you bury me, I'll bury you, dogs might come bury us, too"). I think the dogs represent hell hounds--since it's obvious where those take you, I think it's apparent why the narrator doesn't want to die. "Lions as birds" seems to refer to a griffin. The Church has latched onto the griffin in the past as a symbol of its views on marriage (due to the griffin lore depicting it as a monogamous, mate-for-life type of creature). Also, the griffin can represent Jesus Christ.

    Given all this religious imagery, I can't help but view this song as depicting the struggle of wayward souls. The final line "Now there's blood in our mouths," makes me think that they lost the struggle. After all, who else's blood would be in your mouth besides your own? Seems like kind of a damning line.
    Michaiason November 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always viewed this song as being about a relationship. It feels like singer and a woman are together but on the verge of a break-up. However, she continues to stay with him mainly because they're both just so lonely, not because they're in love. They're trying to hold back complete despair with each other's company, which he views as kind of a sick relationship. So the whole "But if you bury me..." part is saying if she breaks it off and throws him to the dogs, she won't be able to escape it either. When it says "You don't offer love as hope, lions as birds", it's talking how you don't take something as dangerous and powerful as love and use it solely to hold back despair. From this viewpoint, most of the song fits together pretty well. Finally, at the end, there's blood in her mouth because she decides to bite her tongue and keep things the way they are.
    RedRocketon December 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGoing overseas, I had this interpretation. That if you try to bury me (fire fight, being hit by a roadside bomb) that the dogs (the guys with me) they'll come for you. And visa-versa, we bury on of them, the dogs (their friends) might come try and bury us too. In the end we come home and what we had done while we were there has left a taste of blood in our mouth. I just felt like this as a song speaking for a war or fight. My interpretation.
    Buddylee12bravoon May 24, 2015   Link

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