after one long season of waiting,
after one long season of wanting,
i am breaking open.
my insides are pink and raw.
and it hurts me when i move my jaw,
but i am taking tiny steps forward.
and i... i feel sure that my wounds will heal.
and i, i will bloom here in my room.
with a little water.
and a little bit of sunlight.
and a little bit of tender mercy,
tender
mercy.

the big trucks come up the highway.
and the big wheels rattle my windows.
and night, night comes to texas.
after one blind season alone in here,
after one long sweltering summer,
i, i'm going to find the exit.
and i will go to the house of a friend i know.
and i will let myself forget.
with a little water.
and a little bit of sunlight.
and a little bit of tender mercy,
tender
mercy.


Lyrics submitted by shewouldnt, edited by jtk1993

Absolute Lithops Effect song meanings
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    General Commentperseverence.
    cupcake5on June 11, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThe cover of the album says, "Fourteen songs about seven people, two houses, a motorcycle, and a locked treatment facility for adolescent boys." I think the narrator is a teen (maybe the same one from Jeff Davis County Blues) who messed up somewhere along the road, is locked up in his jail cell thing, and is deciding that he'll turn his life around when he gets out.
    jkodsterrron August 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCyrus and Jeff from the first song?
    kozmikon August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Lithops (commonly called "flowering stones" or "living stones") are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings."

    So I think it is talking about rocks that bloom to look like flowers. The speaker is starting to get better after something bad happening.

    I think the speaker in this song is the same speaker in Jenny, Distant Stations, Blues in Dallas and Source Decay... maybe.
    xcatson March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningJD played this last night (12/12/2012) in Los Angeles and intro'd it as a song about staying shut in your house so long that you turn into a plant.
    embassyrowon December 13, 2012   Link

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