She told me he was beating her today
And she showed me all the bruises on her face
I said, baby, can I make it all OK
She said, honey, you should make him go away

There's a hundred thousand dollars in the bank
And the policy he took out yesterday
We can live outside the country for awhile
Until things smooth over and get under control

There's a tattoo of your name across my soul

I bought a rifle and black guns without a name
For an alibi she went six states away
When I saw him I felt fire I felt cold
Like the devil and the lord wanted my soul

Like the tattoo of your name across my soul

So I shot him in his car until he died
I called to give the signal and she cried
Life has a way of making other plans
She called the cops and said I was a crazy man

I'm gonna get this thing removed when I can

There was never any policy
And the bruises came from falling on the street
So the judge gave me one hundred thousand years
In the courtroom she was filling up with tears

I saw her hold the lawyer's hand real tight
They looked tired from lack of sleep last night
Seems the whole time she had me under control

With a tattoo of her name across my soul

She gets off and I will never have parole

Just this tattoo of your name across my soul
Just this tattoo of your name across my soul


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    General CommentThis song is amazing, It's like Jon Crosby borrowed a piece of Johnny Cash's soul and just let all the emotion filter into this. Great lyrics, has to be my favorite off the April album.
    TheseusHPon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFYI: On the album release, the title of this song was changed to "Tattoo of Your Name".
    Violaineon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti diffidently agree about the johnny cash comment. This song is very self explanatory. This guy met a girl and she brainwashed him to believe that she was getting beaten by her boyfriend/husband. She made him kill him and then turned him in, making it seem like she was all innocent and putting him in jail. Basically means that women can be selfish and deceitful. great song
    lawlatmikeon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my fav VAST songs, def a Johnny Cash vibe going on as far as the story of it. good stuff.
    rottenapple23on November 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHa, ha, figuring out the meaning of this song is as easy as "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (not that the meanings are alike in any way, though).

    This song makes me feel like I've just watched "U-Turn" with Sean Penn. =P
    VylePhinderon January 17, 2014   Link

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