You were a song I couldn't sing
caught like a bear by the bees with its hand in the hive
who complains of the pain of the sting
when I'm lucky I got out alive!
a life at best left half behind,
the taste of the honey still sweet on my tongue
and I'd run (Lord knows I've tried)
but there's no place on Earth I can hide
from the wrong I've done

then I saw a mountain and I saw a city
steadily sinking but suspiciously calm
it wasn't an end, it wasn't a beginning
but a ceaseless stumbling on
there, strapped like a watch on my wrist
that's finished with gold but can't tell the time
was all or what little pleasure exists
seductively sold and uselessly mine

our horse was fast and first from the gate
with the lead of a length at the sound of the gun
and the last of our cash laid down to fate (at 17 to 1)
but by the final stretch in the rear of the pack
that nag limping bad in the back
we reluctantly gave all the money we'd saved,
a fifth to the commonwealth and the rest to the track
then I saw a forest grow in the city
& a driftwood wall of birdhouse gourds
and I'm still waiting to meet a girl like my Mom
who's closer to my age

the true light of my eyes is a Pearl
equally emptied to equally shine
and all or what little joy in the world
seemed suddenly simple and endlessly mine

I was once the wine and you were the wineglass,
I was once alive when you held me,
but G-d became the glass,
all things left are emptiness
but oh, you're just a little girl
if you look out and see a trace
of a dark red that was once my face
in the clarity of such grace,
you'll forget all about me


Lyrics submitted by Knife2aGunFight

Nice and Blue (Pt. Two) song meanings
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    General Commentwow thanks for posting these lyrics. this song is amazing. not entirely sure what its about. but i like this line...it gives me the image of someone being lukewarm in their faith.

    "Then I saw a mountain
    And I saw a city
    Steadily, safely,
    suspiciously calm
    It wasn't an end, it was no beginning
    But ceaseless stumbling on"

    brother, sister is going to win me.
    m0leculeon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song.

    I love how the band makes sequels to their songs because their viewpoints change over time.

    "Remember me" - pt 1
    "Forget all about me" - pt 2
    NoLightToSeeByon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlright, I really love this new song, I like how it brings Part 1 full circle as the person above me stated.

    There's no way I got all these lyrics completely correct, they were quite difficult to decifer at times, so any suggestions and corrections would be appreciated. Of course when the album comes out I'll come make them correct. They are quite amazing even as is though, I love the stanzas with the bear and the horse race. Amazing song.
    Knife2aGunFighton August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a feeling that this band might become the next Nirvana with the release of "Brother, Sister".
    Velfare4on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUselessly mocked*, not blind.
    Velfare4on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWait, no. I think he sings
    "Seducting the soul,
    But useless to mind."

    I think that would make more sense.
    Velfare4on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeuctive to soul*

    Haha, sorry, I'm making too many corrections.
    Velfare4on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah that sounds good and makes sense now, I was about to say Suducting is not a word, but I definatly hear the T sound so suductive to soul makes sense.
    Thanks.
    Knife2aGunFighton August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso the number he says, is it possible that he is reffering to a verse in the bible that also corresponds to a horses odds? Is there a verse that would relate to this song that is 17:1?? One that has to do with faith.
    Knife2aGunFighton August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was starting to think that it might have been a score of a race or something of that sort. But yeah, i'm positive that I've heard 17. So, you're probably right. It makes sense.
    Velfare4on August 03, 2006   Link

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