To your knees this daily passion, you don't feel anything
You couldn't race a knife across him
But would you dare ask anyone to take away all the blame?
What if you aren't responsible?
Would it ease this life a little to see him buried instead?

The sweat of your back now sticks to the carpet
As he pulls himself out from the press
You couldn't ask for a better father, the words once expressed from your mouth
Now eat them away, or take to the grave, you're a pretty girl honey!
If he would just die, then I might be happy, mother

(kill again) so count to sleep, my dearest Martha
(should no one know) you know you should, but you won't leave Arthur
(kill him slow) would it not be for you, then please for the children
'cause if you won't they will, if you don't they will
(if you won't, they will) and maybe for them, maybe them

This is the last you'll say in the shower
As your blood curves a path when mixed with the water
I'll do it myself so it's done
To the right of all ways I will bury his grave, I'm a pretty girl, funny
Out from the woods a light burns in shadow, unnoticed to a girl with a gun

(kill again) so count to sleep, my dearest Martha
(should no one know) you know you should, but you won't leave Arthur
(kill him slow) would it not be for you, then please for the children
'cause if you won't they will, if you don't they will
(if you won't, they will) and maybe for them, maybe them

So count to sleep, my dearest Martha
You know you should, but you won't leave Arthur
Would it not be for you, then please for the children
'cause if you won't they will, if you won't they will
And maybe for them, maybe them


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Our Darling Daughter You Are, Little Cecillia Marie song meanings
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    General CommentPianoIsland, look The Prize Fighter Inferno up on wikipedia... there's some facts about the storyline there.

    I too, like c0h33d, think this song is based on the disturbing relationship Arthur has with Cecillia, but I dont believe that the lyrics are Martha's point of view, I believe they're Cecillia's.

    This will be lengthy, but I'm gonna break down the entire lyrics:

    "To your knees, this daily passion. You don't feel anything."

    Arthur makes Cecillia go down on her knees... a daily routine. Shes doesn't feel anything because she's complacent.

    "You couldn't raise the knife across him,
    but would you dare ask anyone to take away all the blame? What if you aren't responsible?"


    Cecillia begins to contemplate whether or not she could kill Arthur. She debates if she should do the deed herself or ask it of someone else, just to be spaired of a guilty conscience.

    "Would it ease this life a little to see him buried instead?"

    She realizes that the emotional weight of what is happening to her is slowly killing her, and she'd rather off see him dead instead.

    "The sweat of your back now sticks to the carpet, as he pulls himself out from the press."


    Obvious sexual reference. The key words there are "your back", suggesting Cecillia's.

    " You couldn't ask for a better father. The words once expressed from your mouth. Now eat them away, or take to the grave."

    Cecillia remembers that, at one point, she believed her father was the greatest. Now she's "eating her words".

    "You're a pretty girl, honey."

    What Arthur frequently tells Cecillia. Probably his reasoning as to why he does what he does.

    "If he would just die, then I might be happy... mother."

    Obvious plea to her mother.

    "This is the last, you'll say in the shower, as your blood curves a path when mixed with the water.
    I'll do it myself so it's done. To the right of all ways, I will bury his grave."

    Arthur rapes Cecillia again, and in the shower she tells herself that it was the last time it would ever happen. This is the point in time where she decides and/or does kill Arthur.

    "I'm a pretty girl... funny."

    Cecillia finds it ironic that Arthur's "pretty girl" would end up doing such an ugly thing.

    "Out from the woods a light burns in shadow. A notice to a girl with a gun."

    In reference to Cecillia luring her father out to the woods and killing him.


    I basically have a strong feeling that this song was written if it had been the thoughts of Cecillia's.

    If you've read all this... congratulations.
    And i'm sorry. Hope it helped anyone.
    dkwuhnon November 05, 2006   Link

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