"A Ransom" as written by and Philip B Price....
a world away from me.
a world away.
a word.
a ransom.
a world away from me.
a world away.
a word.
a ransom.

on the day that you were born
all the birds flew from the corn
and the sky grew grey.
on the night you left home
a crack appeared in the dome
and it rained all day

this is what you will wear to the end of the world.
this is what you will wear to the end of the world.

a world away from me.
a world away.
a word.
a ransom.
a world away from me.
a world away.
a word.
a ransom.

on the day that you were wed
your bride cried in the bed
while you danced downstairs
when the end finally came
you forgot the author's name
but you said your prayers

this is what you will wear to the end of the world.
this is what you will wear to the end of the world.


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    General CommentMan, I just love this song. I'm a HUGE fan of the Winterpills. I instantly fell in love with their first album. And I mean INSTANTLY. This song is probably my favorite from 'The Light Divides.' Dunno exactly how it translates, but I feel like it's about a guy who simply enjoys being a "bad" person. Especially the part about dancing downstairs while the bride cries in bed. Makes me think he got married for his own selfish needs (he doesn't really love her and only married her because she was rich, perhaps?). He's such a bad person, in fact, that even when he was born, the world became a darker place (and the sky grew grey). I think the last part about forgetting the author's name but saying a prayer, means this guy's sins finally came back to haunt him. He's never truly acknowledged God's presence before, so when he asks for forgiveness, he doesn't really even understand what he's doing. Anyway, that's MY thoughts about it. I hope one of you will chime in on this one, because the Winterpills definitely deserve more recognition!!!
    GimmeAJeepon September 07, 2007   Link

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