"All In Your Rows" as written by Shepherd Rupert Alexander J. Jarvis, Robert Dylan Thomas, Orlando Thomas Penhale Weeks, Felix White and Hugo White....
So it's stars and crosses
Reasoning for losses
You learn right from wrong
Then you write the book yourself
Right the wrongs you know,

But then you're all in your rows
All in your rows
All in your row-oh-ohs
All in your rows
All in your row-oh-ohs

Domination fading with war-torn tradition
Picking holes in holy
And in blinkered vision
You left us standing with no understanding
There's no give
There's no give

And then you're all in your rows
All in your rows
All in your row-oh-ohs
All in your rows
All in your row-oh-ohs

City-scape and country-side
We've got local boys, they're going nationwide
So here's your church and here's your steeple
And you're locking your doors to keep in all the people

Let them go


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"All in Your Rows" as written by Hugo White Felix White

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    General CommentDan B You should go to war with a speeding train. Prat.
    ryanfusson July 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteasily my favourite song on the album! i find it such a melancholic song even though it has a fun bassline and no directly sad lyrics.

    my guess is that it's about how old traditions and formalities (especially in the UK-where the maccabees are situated) that are associated with religion should be removed. all in your rows refers both to the pews in churches and the lead singer being an observer of this. it's a liberal song both personally and politically i think...

    basically the end message is probably something like 'don't follow someone elses guidelines, follow your life based on your own experiences/mistakes'
    Neilrdon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreckon this song is slating the catholic church

    "So here's your church and here's your steeple
    And you're locking your doors to keep in all the people" - kind of suggests that theyre quite oppressive and dogmatic, kind of contradicting the idea of being free in Christ

    "You learn right from wrong
    Then you write the book yourself
    Right the wrongs you know" - could be about the catechism, why write it when we already have the Bible; is it right to change the word of God so we can "right the wrongs you know", i.e justify our own wrongs

    anyone agree?
    indiesophon May 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about england and america going to war.
    Dan_Bon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song outlines the political message which every band should have

    The maccabees are very liberal in their political views and they believe everyone should like by there own book of rules "You learn right from wrong
    Then you write the book yourself
    Right the wrongs you know"

    not enough bands with a real political message these days

    the Maccabees are my favourite and i'm seeing them on the 7th :)
    Ollie-Barneson July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a feeling the Maccabees are Jewish......anyone want to interpret that?
    I cant be bothered!
    JayTon January 02, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOrlando Weeks's voice is like jello.
    The good kind, though.
    little_hammeron June 14, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyour mum's like jellooooooooooooooooo
    The bad kind
    lemson November 22, 2007   Link

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