"Wine Red" as written by and Robert Samuel Morris....
Who shot that arrow in your throat?
Who missed the crimson apple?
It hung heavy on the tree above your head

This chaos, this calamity, this garden once was perfect
Give your immortality to me; I'll set you up against the stars

Gloria,
We lied, we can't go on
This is the time and this is the place to be alive

Who shot that arrow in your throat?
Who missed the crimson apple?
And there is discord in the garden tonight

The sea is wine red
This is the death of beauty
The doves have died
The lovers have lied

I cut the arrow from your neck
Stretched you beneath the tree
Among the roots and baby's breath
I covered us with silver leaves

Gloria,
We lied, we can't go on
This is the time and this is the place to be alive

The sea is wine red
This is the death of beauty
The doves have died
The lovers have lied

The sea is wine red
This is the death of beauty
The doves have died
The lovers have lied

The sea is wine red (Gloria, we lied)
This is the death of beauty (we lied, this is the time and place)
The doves have died (Gloria, we lied)
The lovers have lied (this is the time and place)


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"Wine Red" as written by Chris Faller Bob Morris

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    My InterpretationWho shot that arrow in your throat?
    Who missed the crimson apple?
    It hung heavy on the tree above your head

    - the first two questions are for consciences of Adam and Eve
    for they had just eaten what was forbidden.
    Apple was hung heavy on the tree
    It was heavy for its price of sin

    This chaos, this calamity
    This garden once was perfect
    Give your immortality to me
    I'll set you up against the stars

    - The original sin brought the chaos into the garden
    it was the perfect garden made by God
    Because they did what they were not supposed to do
    they were set up against the stars which means that they are not against the fate

    Gloria, we lied, we can't go on
    This is the time and this is the place to be alive

    - They lied and the price for sin is death
    It is the grief of people who inherited the original sin

    Who shot that arrow in your throat?
    Who missed the crimson apple?
    And there is discord in the garden tonight

    - there are questions again for conscience and to remind what they did
    There was a disagreement between Adam and Eve about who ate the apple first

    The sea is wine red
    This is the death of beauty
    The doves have died, the lovers have lied

    - The wine red sea represents the blood of christ which saved human being from sin
    He died to save us
    His death was beautiful
    When he was hung on the cross, disciples, lovers of God, lied and seemed like peace was over

    I cut the arrow from your neck
    Stretched you beneath the tree
    Among the roots and Baby's Breath
    I covered us with silver leaves

    - right after the blood part the the lyrics
    it says that 'I cut the arrow from your neck'
    it means that he took the sins away from us and we are clean again
    He pulled us from the hell down the ground and trees
    among all the harships and innocences
    he was the silver leaves which can save us and which was the way
    I also think that Baby's breath represents the baby jesus

    Gloria, we lied, we can't go on
    This is the time and this is the place to be alive

    - they lied, and we could not go on
    it was the place for us to live

    The sea is wine red
    This is the death of beauty
    The doves have died, the lovers have lied (x2)

    - Jesus died for us and we are whole again

    The sea is wine red
    (Gloria, we lied)
    This is the death of beauty
    (This is the time and place)
    The doves have died
    (Gloria, we lied)
    The lovers have lied
    (This is the time and place)
    roadkhilon December 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentpersonally i think this song refers to the odyssey...
    there is that famous scene where odysseus strings his bow and shoots alcinous in the neck in the courtyard (garden) and the lovers have lied, odysseus slept with others (circe, calyspo, ect.)but this is the reunion of them
    kelseyishungryon April 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree it has biblical references, but I think the biblical references are as supports for a different meaning not Implying the idea of Adam and Eve, It's using a story most know to convey images of What is happening. tho I feel Its conveying a failed Martyr, the martyr comes from "The sea is wine red" Referencing The last supper (I know Jesus did not fail I am not bashing the bible). the martyr sacrifices his "immortality"("Give your immortality to me") then after the Martyr sacrifices his "Immortality", The second Voice says "Gloria, we lied, we can't go on This is the time and this is the place to be alive". ""Gloria, we lied" This second voice is telling the first voice "Gloria" how they lied to the martyr and cant go on. when ever the first voice speaks (Gloria) she is saying how someone else inflicted pain upon the martyr and how she was the one who helped him. when both of the voices speak together "The sea is wine red This is the death of beauty The doves have died, the lovers have lied" it is penance for the pain the martyr suffers and the act of causing him to be a martyr("The sea is wine red)."This is the death of beauty The doves have died, the lovers have lied" this is the acknowledgment of the how the martyr failed.
    uio210on November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think i know what it's talking about when it says "who missed the crimson apple"
    in the olden days friends used to do a ' trust test'. one person had to stand up against a tree with an apple on their head while the other person shot an arrow through the apple...

    i think maybe the song is about betrayed trust and how nothing looks beautiful and innocent anymore. i think it's using holy references to show the scale of the betreyal to the person?
    JellybeanCrazyMon June 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is kinda like Heaven and Hell at war... amazing, though.
    CrimsonIceon September 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta spectacual song.amazing voice. capturing lyrics.
    .:lFANTABULOUSl:.

    i wonder *face of hard concentration* with the subtle biblical references running throughout the song, could it have something to do with the world and ultimatly the effect we humans are having on it (this chaos this clamity, this garden once was perfect) or maybe an ending relationship which was they whole world metaphorically (this is the death of beauty/the lovers have lied)
    sunshinme_duston June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a couple that is over and yet they still try to cover it up "the silver leaves". AMAZING song is all I have to say and I saw the pics from the video shoot and that looks amazing too!!! Theyre gonna make it BIG
    singergrl89on June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw Them live with P@TD

    it was awasome

    Whos gloria??

    revelation kind of thing??

    the sea is red -- Blood

    The doves have died-- end of peace or a period

    This garden once was perfect
    Give your immortality to me

    religios song

    i seem to b hearig a ot of biblical things on that show
    darkone06on June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't it also remind you of that legend of WIlliam Tell, though, I mean I deifnitely see the Biblical references to Adam and Eve, but why the arrow?
    Nienna7on June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "I cut the arrow from your neck."
    yenoh_adnamaon June 25, 2006   Link

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