"White Dove" as written by and John Vanderslice....
I met my new neighbor
Had a drink on her veranda
And watched the ocean batter Bonita Point

"Do you have any children?"
Air around us changed
As grief washed across her face

White dove, white dove
White dove, white dove
What are you thinking of?

We had a daughter
Disappeared at eight
We gave them money
All we could do was wait
She's found
Garroted, bound

White dove, white dove
White dove, white dove
What are you thinking of?

Don't come around here no more
It's not about mercy
Not about tears anymore
White dove, white dove
What are you thinking of?

Sword of vengeance
Occupies my mind
Who would do such a horrible crime?
Across the Qadaas
Killing off our side
Walking bombs
Don't wear camouflage

White dove, white dove
What are you thinking of?
Don't come around here no more
It's not about mercy
Not about tears anymore

White dove, white dove
What are you thinking of?


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    General CommentWhite Dove is about how when horrible things happen to us, it can cause us to lose our humanity and abandon all possibility of forgiveness. And within the context of the album, it is of course about how once we do that, we can do horrible things like fly planes into buildings, or invade other countries without good cause.
    debaser__on May 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpretty sure your Disappeared at [Aix?] is disappeared at eight.

    as in age eight
    senatorfaceon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the saddest song ever.
    alia612on August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it's so sad...but the tune isn't...in fact it kinda makes me want to dance a little...
    milk_and_honeyon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's such a great song though, so powerful with the white dove symbolizing peace, when, in fact, the song is anything but peaceful. Actually quite disturbing.
    milk_and_honeyon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I believe senatorface is correct. Sounds like he sings " Disappeared at eight"
    Kid Icaruson September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentY'all were correct about "eight". Corrected that, along with Bonita Point - rudyalicelighthouse.net/CalLts/PtBonita/…
    thitheron September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was reminded this song existed today. I love it despite it's depressing subject matter.
    JimmieNeverDieson April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningQadaas is a reference to Palestine?
    Jerimeeon June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)I really like soft music it appreciable to hear thisdove song.
    chemistdirect.co.uk/…
    Brenda24on July 18, 2011   Link

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