Our house wrapped in disrepairs
A small mouse peeked out from a hole beneath the stairs
nearby to where my dad sat in his favorite chair,
thinking about the government and, muttering a prayer.

So I scattered some oats in hope she'd stay
Then sat still to stop from scaring her away
but she hurried on her little way,
scurried around my mind ever since, every day

Open wide, my door,
My Lord, my Lord.
Open wide, my door,
to whatever makes me love you more.
Open wide, my door,
while there's still light to run towards
Open wide, my door

Like water on the drywood
equal parts misguided and misunderstood
But all the neighborhood
watched the fire burn from where they stood
as the smoke said,
"We're not half as bad as God is good."
Still there's a whisper in my ear,
the voice of loneliness and fear
And I say, "Devil, disappear!"
I'm still technically a virgin after 27 years,
which never bothered me before,
what's maybe fifty more?

Open wide, my door,
My Lord, my Lord.
Open wide, my door,
to whatever makes me love you more.
Open wide, my door,
while there's still light to run towards
Open wide, my door

She came back for the oat,
but she brought along a "friend"
It never ends, it never ends
The harder the rain
the lower those flowers in the garden bend
It never ends, it never ends
I'd rather never talk again
than to continue to pretend this never ends
It never ends, it never ends
It never ends, it never ends


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    General Commentthose who like the horns can thank anathallo. they're amazing .
    3daysunderneathon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh man.
    This is such a good song.
    I love the images one gets from the first verse.
    whatchamacallmeon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds more like a bout with temptation. The whole thing is an extended metaphor The house although shakey was a house of God ("muttering a prayer"). This represents his faith in God.

    He met a girl. She was likely a poor influence, judging from the state of his faith in her presence(disrepair). He laid the foundation of this relationship in the traditional Christian way (the oats), but she wanted more, sinful behavior (judging from this song, sex out of wedlock) and she left him. This left him very troubled, and he couldn't stop thinking of her.

    He figures why would God want him to lose the girl and feel such pain so the house of God burns down, i.e. he loses faith. The Devil whispers if he succumbs to temptation and gives up God it won't be half as bad as losing the girl.

    The girl comes back as a test, she comes back as though she was interested in him because of the original thing they had(the oats), but she brought along "a Friend", this could be any number of things, Lust, sinful ways, impurity etc. i.e. she probably wanted to have sex, and wanted to in the first place.

    He doesn't give up his faith. He learns from this situation that there will always be people like this in his life and there will always be tempatation to overcome, "it never ends"

    The whole album appears to be a series of tests of faith, this one being temptation of Lust.
    Knife2aGunFighton September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentP.S. I love how delicatly he writes about this subject, very subtle innuendo but never vulgar in the least.

    "the harder the rain the lower the flowers in the garden bed"

    She has been "rained on", deflowered, apparently very hard, that it has lowered her from God's grace, a flower weighed down so much by the "rain" that it perhaps can't even see the light of God anymore it is so low in the garden. It is proabbly this presence that is "the friend" she brought. Beautiful.
    Knife2aGunFighton September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Our house racked with disrepair"
    "Then sat still to stop from scraring her away"

    "Like water on the driveway"
    "What's maybe 50 more?"
    Knife2aGunFighton September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am pretty sure it's "devil disappear!"
    kellengon September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great!
    vast321on September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "nearby where my dad sat in his favorite chair".
    SnareRushJunkieon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's "Nearby FROM WHERE my dad sat in his favorite chair."
    Knife2aGunFighton September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"She came after You, but she brought all of her friends
    Hark the rain that lowers the flowers in the garden bed
    I'd rather never talk again then to pretand this never ends."

    the Garden appears to be a recurring theme on this album.
    Knife2aGunFighton September 09, 2006   Link

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