"Into the Fold" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
The Sheperd: I can't say I've always been honest;
You can't say I've done a disservice.
The girl, she's just a child.
She's got a lot to learn, and I'm helping out.

Your deceit is under your wing, you won't let her go
You know it's not appropriate-but all that hair...and porcelain.
You swear it's more than mere lust.
Into the fold.
If she knew what you do, the pristine routine to fool the rube.
The gentle gentleman, the loathed Lothario.
You feign you've changed your ways, but we know, yeah we know.
Can't you quell this need for submissives?

The Sheperd: Oh such lovely girls.
To lead each tender little lamb into the fold.
And you, my pet, "The Sweetest Yet"
I'll hold you closest to my heart
Into the fold

The Lamb: I was in the student union studying for an English quiz;
He came up and asked directions to the new auditorium.
We walked up and down the campus,
No one had ever heard of it.
He was so embarrassed when he realized he had the wrong college,
He offered to buy us coffee for the time and effort wasted.
We drank and talked for so long,
We started making plans for dinner...

The Sheperd: She was young and impressionable;
I pretedned to need directions.
She led me all over the campus
All the while, I'm asking her questions.
She agreed to a cup of coffee
That's when I startd to lay it on heavy
Once she learned I studied Dostoevsky, it was in the bag






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"Into the Fold" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentBest song from the new album, seriously. I can't stop hearing this song on repeat. Especially when the girls voice cuts in about the student.

    confirming "english quiz"

    from the sound of the song it tells both sides of a story, Tim singing the guy's side, and her singing how shit happend.
    _Mitchellon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto lead each tender "Little lamb"
    "English Class"
    don't ask me when they both start singing.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I was in the student union,
    Studying for an english class.
    He came up and asked directions
    To the new auditorium."

    I believe that's correct. I can't make anything up after that though.
    Velfare4on June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I was in the student union,
    Studying for an english class.
    He came up and asked directions
    To the new auditorium."

    I believe that's correct. I can't make anything up after that though.
    Velfare4on June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I was in the student union,
    studying for an english quiz.
    He came up and asked directions
    to the new auditorium."

    Pretty sure its "quiz" and not "class."
    stopthebombon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hear this... but i could be wrong...


    I cant say I've always been honest
    You can't say i've done a disservice girl.
    She's just a child...
    She's got a lot to learn.
    I'm helping out
    Your deceit is under your wing,
    You won't let her go.
    You know it's not appropriate.
    Into the fold, into the fold.
    Where all that hem and porcelain
    You swear it's more than mere lust.
    Into the fold, into the fold.
    It rips you up, what you do,
    The pristine routine, to fool the room.
    The gentle gentle movement of euphoria.
    You feign you change your ways
    but we know, yeah we know.
    Can't you can't quell this need for submissives.
    Oh such lovely girls,
    to eat each tender little lamb,
    Into the fold, into the fold.
    And you my pet, the sweetest yet
    I'll hold you closest to my heart
    Into the fold, into the fold
    Into the fold, into the fold
    Into the fold...

    i was in student union
    studying for an english quiz.
    he came up and asked directions to new auditorium
    she was young and impressionable,
    i pretended to need directions.
    she led me all over the campus,
    all the while i'm asking her questions.
    she answered over four cups of coffee.
    that's when i started to lay it on heavy,
    ???
    xopitselehxoon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttwelfth hymn a lecherous shepard
    jewslateron June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, the last line sounds like something like "started to make plans for dinner" or "lambs for dinner"

    and instead of "i led him around the campus" I think it's "we walked up and down the campus"

    the words get lost in the mix, but I'll be trying to figure the rest out
    utopian.bookmobileon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWrong: "It rips you up, what you do,
    The pristine routine to fool the room.
    The gentle gentle movement of euphoria."

    Right: "if she knew
    what you do
    the pristine routine to fool the room
    the gentle gentleman, the lone lothario"

    The last line sung by the girl is "[started making] plans for dinner."

    Her first part is:
    "i was in the student union
    studying for an english quiz
    he came up and asked directions
    to the new auditorium
    we walked up and down the campus
    [not sure what she says in this line]
    he was so embarassed
    when he realized he had [unsure]"
    balmafulaon July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds to me like Tim says something about Dostoevsky at the end of the song, which may make sense since there is suspsicion that Dostoevsky raped a young girl. Alternatively, the song might be making a reference to Svidrigailov in Crime and Punishment, who has a dream of a similar theme.
    wrdstomakeupon July 15, 2006   Link

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