We all thought the same, it was going to be okay, thankful for my clean brain.
Scratched my head, felt the dandruff piling up underneath my fingernails.
Thankful for my clean brain.
He's just a boy, flying to space in a cardboard box, sleeping on the moon in his dreams.
Fly your flag forever, don't let anything stop you.
Cancers don't grow, and there is no such word as suffering.
Next time you fall asleep, look down on us at earth and realize that it may be better to forever count sheep.
You're the captain of your ship and star.
For today you will shine and be imprevious to pain, we have all admired your bravery.
With boots tied and chin up, we watch you fly away.
Through stormy weather - hold your ground.
Keeping your eyes fixed on the prize.
This must have been God's mistake, and correction by giving you eternal life.
So young, but in good hands, the strength of 100 armies, to keep your evils at bay.
Just keep walking and keep flying... and never give up



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Cradle In The Crater song meanings
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    General Commentsounds like a kid with cancer passing on to the other side
    tntlluon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA kid with brain cancer who is dreaming.
    Chuck Norris Zombieon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is song is captivating...
    This is lyrically the best Number 12 song ever.

    "This must have been God's mistake, and correction by giving you eternal life.
    So young, but in good hands, the strength of 100 armies, to keep your evils at bay."

    The emotion in his voice during this part is amazing.
    This song, as weird as it seems, reminds of my death. This is song makes me think thoughts that cannot be written down: That's the meaning of the song to me.
    haha.
    Eyeball Thomason July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song from the new album...it sounds very Circle Takes the Square-esque towards the end.
    Lanimilbuson September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy friend did an interview with TN12LLY
    & This song was brought up ..
    This is what was in the interview :



    FRIEND: " Pick a favorite song from the album and elaborate on its meaning"

    ALEX: " Cradle In The Crater. It's an intense song, and flows through many moods. "

    JESSE: " This isn't my song but the song is about my sisters best friend family friend who's little brother has a brain tumor. And it's okay if he dies because this world just sucks. It's very emotional. "






    So there you go, straight from the source.

    If you want to see the full interview,
    Go to his site:

    myspace.com/…

    & Look through his blogs,


    Or just go straight to his blog:

    blog.myspace.com/…
    lunchXtimeeon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Next time you fall asleep
    look down on us at earth
    and realize it may
    be better to forever......count sheep"

    I love that part of the song.
    masterexploderboyon January 15, 2008   Link

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