Roaming through shambles
Hand in hand
Our fingernails digging into palm
To indicate our first first reaction
Soaked my shoulder with your eyes
I run through my head
Without caution to find the words
To get you to stop
Sobbing I utter the phrases
Of what we will build back up

Won't make the same mistakes again
We will talk
Won't pull away when
One wants to show affection

Soaked your shoulder with my eyes
Overwhelmed by emotion
Overwhelmed with the feeling
That everything will be ok
Overwhelmed everyone will be
Take these new songs of youth
Because you are aware
Write new songs for youth
Because they rot inside.

It just showed up
Bags in hand, bags in hand.
It gives me chills
How easy I thought it would be.
So I let it in
Bags in hand, bags in hand...

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    General Commentthis album is a masterpiece.
    snoopyhasadeathwishon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing almost as if to say .Learn from all my mistakes and write songs for youth because they need them the most. I hope bags in hand doesnt mean its the last album as to say they are packing up and leaving...
    NAAAAAAAon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe way I interpret this song is some sort of destructive tragedy taking place, such as a house burning down, and starting life over again. Seeing that "shambles" generally refer to a site of destruction, I picture something along the lines of Jeff or someone close to him digging through a wreckage of a house or something that they will "build back up". I think whoever the other person is, probably isn't someone that he normally shows affection to, hence the "We won't pull away when one wants to show affection" line. (maybe his father) Both of them are "Overwhelmed by emotion" and crying on each others shoulders, while Jeff struggles to think of things to say to make him stop. Despite the huge wreck, theres an underlying sense of hope, especially when he says "overwhelmed by the feeling that everything will be okay"
    haha I don't think it means they're packing up and leaving, at least I hope it doesn't. I think seeing that he says this after all of that noise and after the instruments stop, It could be him reflecting back on the tragedy, basically saying it came out of nowhere, and whatever this was, he could have prevented it, but instead he just "let it in", and let his life change. But that parts a bit of a stretch, I'd like to hear if anyone else had any better interpretations.
    Guttersharkkon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the father assumption.
    snoopyhasadeathwishon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe talks about affection just like in Letter Thing but now in a different meaning. I think these 2 songs are connected somehow (Just like Botchla and Parks and what you meant to me). Great Song with a lot of enthusiasm in it!
    PoisonTheManuon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about getting back with a former girlfriend, and how this time they are gonna do it right, i happen tobe going through the same thing right now
    losergetsnothingon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis entire album is about a slaveship coming to america.

    the drummers dad died, so he personified himself as a slave.

    hence. the cannonballs, shambles, bodies on the bedroom floor.-dead slaves by him

    it all makes sense if you think about it.
    chunkylardball69on June 28, 2008   Link

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