I'll hold your tears as a ransom
Within the palm of my hand
And tell you once again
Don't tell me that you're scared

Wake, wake, wake her
From this sea of white linens and
Extract the drugs from her dreams
And sew her seams with delicateness
Cause beneath her chest
Sits the heart that I live for
You'd kill for
The angels would die for
And with a subtle wink and a flutter of wings
They whispered
Whispered

I'll hold your tears as a ransom
Within the palm of my hand
And tell you once again
Don't tell me that you're scared

Alert the sawbones
Tell them that she's not scared
She's got an army of saints
Armed with her prayers
Wake the angels
Tell them that she's not scared
She won't be taking the next flight out of here

With a relic in her right hand
She rushes to the frontline
Stricken by the wounds across her chest
The angels swear she's blessed
With this medical test that unlocks the gates
To the place that we live for
We die for
I know that she's bound for
And with a subtle wink and a mother's instinct
She whispered
To whisper

I'll hold your tears as a ransom
Within the palm of my hand
And tell you once again
Don't tell me that you're...

Alert the sawbones
Tell them that she's not scared
She's got an army of saints
Armed with her prayers
Wake the angels
Tell them that she's not scared
She won't be taking the next flight

Alert the sawbones
Tell them that she's not scared
She's got an army of saints
Armed with her prayers
Wake the angels
Tell them that she's not scared
She won't be taking the next flight out of here

The angels dressed for the wake
But she sent them home
She sent them home
With a handful of bullet shells
With a handful of bullet shells

The angels dressed for the wake
But she sent them home
Sent them home
With a handful of bullet shells
With a handful of bullet shells

Alert the sawbones
Tell them that she's not scared

Alert the sawbones
Tell them that she's not scared
She's got an army of saints
Armed with her prayers
Wake the angels
Tell them that she's not scared
She won't be taking the next flight out of here


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    General CommentHer delicate mist underneath her chest
    This is the moment I live for
    You'd kill for the angels one time for
    And with a subtle wink and a flutter of wings
    They whisper
    Whisper

    i think thats it
    meaculpaon July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWake, wake, wake her…
    From this sea of white linens and
    Extract the drugs from her dreams,
    And sew her seams,
    With delicateness,
    ‘Cause beneath her chest
    Sits the heart that I live for, you’d kill for,
    The angels would die for.
    And with a subtle wink,
    And the flutter of wings,
    They whispered, they whispered…

    I’ll hold your tears as a ransom, (only the second pre-chorus)
    Within the palm of my hand,
    And tell you once again,
    Don’t tell me that you’re scared…

    (note to self: harmonies in chorus)
    Alert the sawbones
    Tell them that she’s not scared
    She’s got an army of saints armed with her prayers.

    (This is only a test she said, broadcasted from hospital beds)

    Wake the angels
    Tell them that she’s not scared
    She won’t be taking the next flight out of here

    With a relic in her right hand,
    She’s rushes to the front line,
    Stricken by the wounds across her chest.
    The angels swear she’s blessed with this medical test
    That unlocks the gates to the place that we live for
    We die for, I know that she’s bound for.

    And with a subtle wink and a Mother’s instinct,
    She whispered, she whispered…

    The angels dressed for the wake
    But she sent them home.
    With a handful of bullet shells.
    With a handful of bullet shells.

    (Go tell them that she’s not scared)
    j_lynnon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks so hard!! the lyrics are amazing, i think its about a girl going into a life aor death heart surgery and odds are against her. but her faith and strength helped her overcome almost certain failure. i thing the hand full of bullets line is interesting cause i think the bullet shells are the rosery beads that she used as amunition.

    envy rocks the guys are awsome and the cd is mind blowing
    pep2900on August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRyan once said at a show that this song is about his mom, who, i am guessing, had cancer.
    shotgunkaityon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know his mom, i dont think she has cancer but i could be completley off
    rjjk91on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, it's about Ryan's mom, she got breast cancer, you silly kids. :/// He said so himself. :((( Makes me sad, but that's why I love this song.
    soul_glowon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like to me, the doctor had saved her, but she wanted to die and so she did. Mainly because of the line:

    "The angels dressed for the wake, but she sent them home."
    musicmanmasteron April 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti saw a video on youtube of ryan saying his mom had cancer bt she fouht it! im really sure!
    radioinaholeon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti saw a video on youtube of ryan saying his mom had cancer bt she fought it! im really sure!
    radioinaholeon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is most likely my favorite Envy on the Coast song tbh. Lapseused to be, but then it bored me (:

    Anything yeah, this song is about his mother having Cancer and beating it,
    + musicmanmaster, you should really learn what a wake is...
    yellowpaperon June 15, 2008   Link

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