"Needle & Thread" as written by and Ryan Curtis O Neal....
When the world welcomes us in
We're closer to Heaven than we'll ever know
They say this place has changed
But strip away all of the technology
And you will see
That we all are hunters
Hunting for something that will make us okay

Here we lay alone
In hospital beds, tracing life in our heads
But all that is left
Is that this was our entrance and now it's our exit
As we find our way home

And all the blood and all the sweat
That we invested to be loved
Follows us into our end
Where we begin to understand

That we are made of love
And all the beauty stemming from it
We are made of love
And every fracture caused by the lack of it

"You were a million years of work"
Said God and His angels, with needle and thread

They kissed your head and said
"You're a good kid and you make us proud
So just give your best and the rest will come and we'll see you soon"

All the blood and all the sweat
That we invested to be loved
Follows us into our end
Where we begin to understand

That maybe Hollywood was right
When the credits have rolled and the tears have dried
The answers that we have been dying to find
Are all pieced together and, somehow
Made perfectly mine

Mine
Mine
Made perfectly mine
We are made of love
And all the beauty stemming from it
We are made of love
And every fracture caused by the lack of love
Caused by the lack of love


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"Needle & Thread" as written by Ryan Curtis O Neal

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. Probably my favorite off the record.

    It deals with the clarity that comes to us as we're dying.
    iconoclaston August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.

    =]
    bleedthecoloursopenon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous song. Favorite by them ever. Makes me cry every time I listen to it.
    mark1021on March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that sold the band to me. The thesis of the song is remensicent of the one in The Juliana Theory's song "Everything", one of love in abundance.
    kaysowon May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe only reason I've ever been given to have a tattoo.
    =)
    haveajonessodaon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSince SaL is a devoted Christian band it is easy to see how this song deals with the love God put into us when we He created us, but that throughout life we don't understand just how much He has loved us ever since the beginning until we die.
    bcrav1024on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song, but i don't really like how this bands and other "indie christian rock" bands kind of shove their belief of god down all of their listeners' throats. i understand that musicians write about what affects them and what they feel and stand for, but this song is a little overkill. not every single one of their listeners is going to have the same reverence for the christian god. i'm agnostic and lyrics like this always turn me off.
    charcoalsketchon July 29, 2011   Link

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