"The Church and the Dime" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
She prayed to the man with the twin in a mask
But the world is numb and cold
And the boy, all alone, casually wandering home, unaware of sobering reality

Faster, save me. Harder, I can't...

(Breathe in, breathe out)
Let them all fold, let them all fold
(Breathe in, breathe out)
Let them all fold, let them all fold

Hearts finish here, love decays while call girls perform
He waits alone, playing parts to soothe lovers through
The lust and the sighs, the church and the dime
The cryptic clientele all careening inside
The puzzling facade steers pure from the divine

(Breathe in, breathe out)
Let them all fold, let them all fold
(Breathe in, breathe out)
Let them all fold, let them all fold

Many wishes of hunger were wronged by the pimp and priests thirst for a fault
All the anger from a lovers lament
Force fed in the stomach of sin
Welcome to the world

Lyrics submitted by ciesl279

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    General Commenti think this song is about when the boy friends out about the church and the dime.. the church and the whore house are connected and the preist is the pimp and also the priest.. "She prays to the man with the twin in the mask"

    i think it's about the boy finding out because he says "sobering reality" as in he was ignorant of church and the dime and learning about the truth is like coming down from a high.

    it's.. "Love decays while call girls perform"

    my favorite song by the dear hunter right hereee
    MikeMaraon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgot it. thanks MikeMara. you're good with these lyrics and what sometimes seems inaudible.

    I agree with you. This is definitely my favorite song and everytime i hear it it makes me angry cause i want to hear the rest of the new cd noooowwww
    ciesl279on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMikeMara, I think you're dead-on.
    Also I'd like to support your find by pointing out the obvious similarities between this song and "the Pimp and the Priest".

    The Names of course show the same contrast between good vs. bad.
    The songs both have very similar lyrics: "Faster, save me. Harder, I can't..." is nearly identical to the lyrics in "the pimp and the priest", and the chorus plays very similar in the two songs as well.
    1gnignokton February 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim curious what does he mean when he says "let them all fold"?
    BackupPlanManon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim curious what does he mean when he says "let them all fold"?
    BackupPlanManon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics makes me think... i've one question:
    what's that image of a cross in the front image in the official site of the band? Does it have any relation with christianity or, on the other side, it argues against it on its lyrics?
    felagund9on July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti always interpreted the "let them all fold" lines as ways of saying that the women and the clients of the dime are folding their morals and choosing this hedonistic life of prostitution. the "breath in, breath out" kind of captures the mood - the intimacy, rush, and sexual energy of the dime. The chorus acts as a call from the pimp to give in and join "the fun"
    daugartenon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the boy finding the Church, or, at night, the Dime, a brothel in the heart of the city (going back to Act I, the Priest that moonlights as a Pimp runs this place, and the Boy's mother "worked" here). He meets a particular Ms. Leading, which leads us to The Bitter Suite I and II.
    BandGeek1on January 18, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationDimechurch:
    Again, I think there are2 people (twin in a mask). So some ladies prayer is foiled by the unfolding reality of the our leading Boy “alone” as usual.
    The next part is obviously talking about fat whores (fold)
    Or not.
    His aloneness is emphasized and the “clientele” remains shrouded in mystery.
    Sex is further related to the spiritual but in a more positive way I think than before it was just expoitive in act 1.
    (theory btw, about the death of ms. Terri, it was ordered by pimp/priest entity as he said “take me to the river” and therefore the tree/father/person who died may have been one of the twins or may have been the original father, or some dude who “she prayed to” in the beginning of this song but he had to kill her for some secret reason. Maybe?)
    Best line is the ending “force fed in the stomach of sin welcome to the world”. The alliteration draws our attention, but when we focus we see that this has two meanings.
    Figer it out yourself.
    adroitaudioon May 04, 2011   Link

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