Basically, everything is going wrong
And your only heart is gone
It is out of reach and it's grown
But you didn't break down
You pressed on and you found out
That everyone preaching God
Had turned off all their lights
Or they've buried their teeth inside
A contradicting life

Wait: Don't gnash your teeth and waste away

Have you fallen asleep
With a dagger in between your bones?
That was thoughtfully placed
By your own finesse

Watching
All the sparkles start to fade
And everyone loses their way
The monsters that they make

Well, don't blame the wine glass for the drunkard, dig up your bones
Watching, all the new become mundane
And the sun turns into rain
Distances don't fade
What's golden is now gray

Wait: Don't gnash your teeth and waste away

Have you fallen asleep
With a dagger in between your bones?
That was thoughtfully placed
By your own wretched finesse

Walk on...and you'll never walk alone



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Forgive Me Nashville song meanings
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    General Commentthe harmonica in the background is played Aaron Weiss from mewithoutYou
    everglow16on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfinesse. great word. i love this song.
    samanthafunnyon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentScogin said this was about a show in Nashville. Specifically, he felt that he didn't give the show his all by having his mind on the business of music.
    oralcanceron March 17, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningHe's also summing up the whole album in simple terms:

    "Basically, everything is going wrong
    And your only heart is gone
    It is out of reach and it's grown
    But you didn't break down
    You pressed on and you found out
    That everyone preaching God
    Had turned off all their lights
    Or they've buried their teeth inside
    A contradicting life"

    Simply, everything's not as it should be. Christians are living with a half-hearted faith. And everyone that should be doing the work of God is just as screwed up as the people they're preaching to. Just like the titles of the songs, our lives are a contradiction. People claiming to belong to God, refusing to let go of this world.
    mitsukai_zeroon March 26, 2010   Link

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