Retreat (x8)

This river musn't take us both. (x4)

One by one.
(One by one.)
(x4)

Hand to hand.
Hand to hand, brother.
Hand to hand. (Yeah.)
Hand to hand.

One by one. (x14)


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Marietta song meanings
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    General Commentleast favorite song on the CD. :/
    LaLaLaLaurenon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo be perfectly honest, I've never even heard one of Drop Dead, Gorgeous's songs...A friend told me about them, so I looked up a few of their lyrics, and found that the ones for "Marietta" are (or, at least seem to be) to most original...They have a tragic sense about them, prehaps brought on by how short and vague they are...

    Anywho, to be frank, most of their other stuff seems processed, like something I've heard before, full of self pity and all that crap(no offense)...But these, I really like. However I have no idea what they mean. I do know that Marietta is a city of northwest Georgia...But thats it ^_^

    -Dani.
    zenbugon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the background music in this song.
    the middle/end part.
    this song is nothing special, but i like the mood it gives off.
    with the weird doll-like sounds near the end.
    it's an odd song.
    tat_is_legendon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of the end of the world. How we're all going to end up killing each other through hatred and war (retreat). Imagine two people fighting to the death. One is going to die before the other (this river mustn't take us both). The "river" symbolizes death. "One by one" falls under that same case. "Hand to hand" means that we're all going to go down together, one by one.
    llamacoon March 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are so short. This song could mean anything. It probably means different things to different people, but I gave you my theory.
    llamacoon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are so short. This song could mean anything. It probably means different things to different people, but I gave you my theory.
    llamacoon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentehh to me i think its refering to marieta GA b/c it has a huge river running through it and it could be refeing to a battle that happend there durring the civil war? idk though.
    greggrindcoreon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like that one story from the Bible...Noah's Ark...

    One by one - Animals
    River - Flood

    But to be honest, I really don't know anything about the bible so I could be way wrong on this...
    ThisIsEricon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics aren't the best part of this song. I love the creepy vocals at the end, and after it all goes quiet there's the rewind sound.
    The title and the creepy sounds remind me of a doll/dolls. Scary haunted dolls.
    ThrowMyHeartUpon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe river im very sure is refering to the river styx which is the river that takes you to hades or something like that in greek mythology
    so basically river=death.
    hes saying that the brothers which just stands for people or humans are fighting and one by one knocking eachother off into the deep end
    yep i think thats it...
    blake2112on March 24, 2008   Link

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