But started to bleed
And couldn't be stopped
That's just his incredible luck
To lift and be struck
A curious thanks

A moment to think
Before we both sing
That beauty's a lie, so sweetly
And don't be afraid
Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid

Does this look like there
My pumpkin boy
I'm crying again
I've started again
My pumpkin boy
Don't miss you
In hell
What carnage you've left
My pumpkin boy
And now we're dead
Remember your flesh
My pumpkin boy
To see you explain

Your soul's on rest
What kind of brine is this
Dry your, dry your eyes
The salt is wide
If burning flesh means
Finding the one

Does this look like there
My pumpkin boy
I'm crying again
I've started again
My pumpkin boy
Don't miss you
In hell
What carnage you've left
My pumpkin boy
And now we're dead
Remember your flesh
My pumpkin boy
To see you explain

(Flesh is heretic, my body is a witch, I am burning it)

My pumpkin boy

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"The Heretic" as written by Embree Balling


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    General Commentits definately bumbkin boy..


    An awkward, unsophisticated person; a yokel.

    websters, bitch
    Turquoiseyeson July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnorexic

    "Flesh is heretic.
    My body is a witch.
    I am burning it.

    Yes I am torching
    her curves and paps and wiles.
    They scorch in my self denials.

    How she meshed my head
    in the half-truths
    of her fevers

    Till I renounced
    milk and honey
    and the taste of lunch.

    I vomited
    her hungers.
    Now the bitch is burning.

    I am starved and curveless.
    I am skin and bone.
    She has learned her lesson.

    Thin as a rib
    I turn in sleep.
    My dreams probe

    A claustrophobia,
    A sensuous enclosure.
    How warm it was and wide

    Once by a warm drum,
    once by the song of his breath
    and in his sleeping side.

    Only a little more,
    only a few more days
    sinless, foodless,

    I will slip
    back into him again
    as if I had never been away.

    Caged so
    I will grow
    angular and holy,

    Past pain,
    keeping his heart
    such company

    As will make me forget
    in a small space
    the fall

    Into forked dark,
    into python needs
    heaving to hips and breasts
    and lips and heat
    and sweat and fat and greed."

    - Eavan Boland
    StereoNickon September 09, 2008   Link
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    I got that tattoo on Saturday! =)
    Super stoked!

    I think the song is about entropy and to be human is to be naturally and unavoidably a wretched thing. And it is an entropy that has no boundaries and exist in every inch, corner, nook, and cranny of human existence. It's not leapers, prostitutes, gentiles, or queers that are Heretic. It's "flesh" in general - anything human related. We use our bodies to do a lot of Evil things, I don't even have to get into them.

    You reap what you sew. In the song, the foolish kid that's inside us all has done things with his body and caused it harm. He cut himself or did something to get a cut; he crossed lines and now he can't stop the bleeding. He's too far gone, etc. But because you reap what you sew, "that's justice."

    Incredible luck, to lift and be struck. What curious things.... - that's about the war between good and evil inside everyone. He's being lifted, as by God's hands AND at the same time struck down for disobedience.

    Our souls are unrest
    What kind of pride is this?
    Dry your, dry your eyes
    They'll salt his wounds
    If burning the flesh means finding the one

    The Creator that is God put himself into a lose-lose situation. Since he can see the past and future he has no room to be a hero of any kind. If he didn't give humans free will they could never love or truely by loyal to him but giving them free will means leaving them open to leave "carnage" and bring about destruction, etc. BUT because we are what we are and do what we do He needed to send The Son, The One to die to save us. Our falls, our mistakes, our sins, our burning of the flesh leads to finding the One.

    The song is about falling short, SINNING, but it's not really your fault. At the end of the day, you ask yourself if "this" (what you're doing or caught up, the path your on) looks like "that" (where you SHOULD be, on the right path) and the answer is always no. Always.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!!! It's too good
    thenoise13on May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song!!

    dude just wondering though....did you get these lyrics from somewhere or did u do it urself
    dirk_lanceon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the bestfucking song. it just traps you!
    xmarksthespoton May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Flesh is heretic
    My body is a witch
    I am burning it"

    that's in Act II from Tiger & The Duke... wierd
    amazing song.
    kris10xxon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsadly, this is one of the best songs on the new album. anybody know what bumpkin boy refers to?
    telephonecupson May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think I may have an idea of the songs meaning. From the sounds it seems to be religious. Heretic meaning one who doesn't follow the dogma of the church. Then there are the witch referances, relating to the witch trials in Salem MA, with witches being creatures in unison with the devil. Then burning, as in burning at the stake, which was a main method used to kill witches.

    So basically the song is about not following faith and realizing it, and trying to find a way to cleanse the soul. Or simply the song can be about the Salem Witch Trials.

    Also a few corrections on the lyrics, I think it may be "Punpkin Boy" because of jako-lanterns, in referance to the witch. And another change is the "Pride" part in the breakdown with the female vocalist, she actually says "Brine" which is a salty liquid, or tears.

    Agreed, great song.
    hollisonon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCool song. Sometimes it sounds like they're saying "bumpkin boy", sometimes it sounds like "pumpkin boy"...I can't tell which it really is (maybe both?). But a bumpkin is someone who is considered simple, uneducated, unsophisticated. If they are saying "bumpkin", I think it's used in a condescending way.
    spectabilison June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like "pumpkin" to me.
    JozifGon June 06, 2006   Link

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