"Paralyzed" as written by and Matthew Preston Slocum....
I look out to the fields
Where blood is shed upon the ground
I breathe in, breathe out
Change the channel, mute the sound
I take a match, a cigarette, and a walk to clear my head
Stomach's reeling at the thought of all those (human beings dead)

I breathe in, breathe out
I'm going to an interview
About a song, three minutes long
I just need something to do
Especially when my dearest friend
Was sent to cover kosovo
His last assignment brought a bullet
And now he's gone, he's gone

Feels like I'm fiddling while rome is burning down
Should I put my fiddle down, take a rifle from the ground
I need the ghost to breathe a northern gale tonight
'Cause I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed

I packed his books up, left the office
Went to tell the wife the news
She fell in shock, the baby kicked,
And shed a tear inside the womb
I breathed in, I breathed out,
Soaked the gound up with my eyes
It's hard to say a healing word
When your tongue is paralyzed

Feels like I'm fiddling while rome is burning down
Should I put my fiddle down, take a rifle from the ground
God give me strength to pray that you will set things right
'Cause I'm paralyzed, I'm paralyzed


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"Paralyzed" as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

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    General Commenti think this song is talking about the feeling of insignificance when horrible things are going on in the world around you. You wonder, is what I'm doing enough? Should I become apart of the madness? "Should I lay my fiddle down take a rifle from the ground"

    It also adresses the crippling feeling associated with losing someone you love and the numbness that the aftershock can produce "It's hard to say a healing word when your tongues is paralyzed". so true.
    jclives2222on September 23, 2007   Link

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