"Gore Veil" as written by and Matthew Carlson Maxwell Mccabe-lokos....
If I gore veil in my mind I could turn to reality.
I would leave you behind, put you far away from me.
Through this veil I will find I could see my mortality.
I could see it stare back at me I could see him point and laugh at me.

I've been lost, all my life now I've found what's meant for me
on the edge of a knife is a calm simplicity.
In the storm and the strife there's a moment's clarity.
When the quivering fraility now has all but fled from me.

Today i saw an apple in my head and there was blood on my hands.
Well everything was fire engine red and all the good pigeons sang.

Bap ba da ba
Bap ba da ba
Bap ba da ba

Just as our point of departure could this veil grow wings and fly
but the truth that I harbor has no veil to make you cry.
What a shame there is no cure for a fear of things that die
for the need to tell a lie for a dryness in the eye.

Today i saw an apple in my head and there was blood on my hands.
Well everything was fire engine red and all the black guys they sang.

Bap ba da ba
Bap ba da ba
Bap ba da ba

What am I for, what am I for if not to lie among the palms
what am I for, what am I for if not to sing another song
what am I for, what am I for if not to paint the walls with blood
what am I for, what am I for if not to bury in the mud
what am I for, what am I for if not to build a shelter here
what am I for, what am I for if not to pass another year
what am I for, what am I for if not to wander through the rye
what am I for, what am I for, what am I for, bap ba da ba
If not to die
bap ba da ba [fade out]


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    General Commentahhh, i love this song. I think it's about pondering/thinking about your life and something other that I can't quite put my finger on.
    laurentertainingon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song, as with many songs that I love, the actual meaning of the lyrics don't mean much to me, it's the music and the sound of the voices that does it. But, never mind that,

    I think the lyrics are referring to always being told throughout life what is important, and all the things you must do, and then realizing that a lot of it doesn't really matter at all. When you feel like everything you've thought was important turned out to be meaningless, why then, you ask,
    "What am I for?"
    Lost the Ploton September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTrue that. Just out of curiousity, is your name based on the song by the Dears?
    laurentertainingon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentApple and blood in my hand? Haha emoness!

    I like the "Bap ba da ba" a lot though! The horn's fun too :)
    mr.lucidon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of get the impression its about killing oneself. I think its all the red imagery and the last lyric.The end is a bit sudden too
    dollyron January 24, 2010   Link

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