"Burying Luck" as written by Jake Snider....
In the nightmare desert stood a building
Outside someone was digging a hole in the ground
They were burying my luck

What have you done?

The man in the hole has smoked up all my income
My better days his for the take and I watched it all
Him putting pins into a doll

What have you done?

The dream blinks into night

The man in the hole
Has carried away the moonlight
Cupped in his hands
A dime on the water
He's a patient man
As his careful stepping shows

Will he take her love?
Will his hands know what mine did?
Will your body like the fit?
Will he take her love?

What have you done?


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"Burying Luck" as written by Knudson Johnson

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    General Commenti'm rather sure it's putting "pins" into a doll rather than "hands" and that the "the" in the "this dream wakes..." section is unnecessary as the last word is "tonight"
    twostarhotelon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the nightmare desert stood a building.
    Outside someone was diggin' a hole in the ground.
    They were burying my luck.

    What have you done?

    The man in the hole has smoked up all my income.
    My better days, his for the take.
    And I watched it all:
    him putting pins into a doll.

    What have you done?

    This dream fades into night

    The man in the hole has carried away the moonlight
    Cupped in his hands, a dime on the water
    He's a patient man,
    As his careful stepping shows

    Will he take her love?
    Will his hands know what mine did?
    Will her body like the fit?

    Will he take her love?

    What have you done?

    Above are the correct lyrics, as confirmed by Jake Snider.
    dxmon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdxm is right, thats what the booklet says
    twostarhotelon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentexcept actually it is "this dream clinks into night" instead of "this dream fades into night"
    twostarhotelon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe booklet actually says "Blinks into night", it looks like a C but it's a B. Strange typeface.
    dxmon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso no one has any idea what it means? it seems like it'd be obvious.
    TheShorelineon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about losing a girl to another guy...
    losergetsnothingon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTLDR: This song is about a guy dreaming about killing a close friend of his and feels regret about it. Later, that close friend "takes" his girlfriend.

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    The song is split into two halves divided by the line "This dream fades into night." The first half is about a dream/nightmare the singer has. The second half is about reality.

    In the dream, someone close to the narrator has died. I'm going to call him the man in the hole. They are digging his grave and placing him in it. The refrain makes it sound like the singer killed the man in the hole and is now feeling regret.

    I'm unsure of the relationship between the singer and the man in the hole - the man is "his luck", but he "smoked up all [my] income". "My better days, his for the take." It sounds like he was a close friend that would always take advantage of the singer.

    In the second half of the song, the singer wakens from his dream. The man in the hole is alive. The singer's girlfriend has left him for the man in the hole. The singer is sad and blames the man in the hole for being a manipulative fellow that used careful planning in order to 'take' her.

    How does it all fit together? I don't know, but maybe there's a clue in that in the first line, he's having a 'nightmare', but at the end of it it's a "dream."

    Anyway, I feel I'm missing a bunch.. please chime in!
    dendriteon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentplaying off of what dendrite said, because i agree with him/her for the most part;

    The man in the hole has carried away the moonlight
    Cupped in his hands, a dime on the water
    He's a patient man,
    As his careful stepping shows

    the dime = the girl ("a perfect 10") and he's (the man in the hole) got her now, literally, in the palm of his hand.
    punchboyon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentminus the bear is good, but sometimes they sound emo.
    MihoNinjaon February 02, 2008   Link

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