And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor,
And we dared to admit her weakness was laughter,
And the scared victim begged for her life.
We watched it end.

"Did you miss me? You're shaking.. and I'm not the one who left you in the cellar all bothered.
It's me, it's not your father. I'm here to take you away, give me your hand, spare your life."

She's breaking out and they're all laughing now.
Behind your devilish figure, behold the smoking gun.

And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor,
And we dared to admit her weakness was laughter,
And the scared victim begged for her life.
We watched it end.

These daggers mean nothing in the context you used them in,
And we believe nothing else unless there's proof of it.
You seek out those who forgive.
You seek out those who forgive.
You seek out those who forgive.

I met you at the alter and your lips tasted different,
Then placed my ring upon your hand and knew we'd die together.
And now I'll call you my wife, give me your heart, I'll grow it into size.

Dancing around yourself.



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    General Commentthis song is sort of confusing me. this is before ddg has released anything other than red or white wine at the saylor lake website, so i have nothing to go on lol.

    but i think it's obviously about a girl who married a really really bad guy. maybe the bad guy is the murderer or something? and this is just describing his home life.

    "I met you at the alter and your lips tasted different,
    Then placed my ring upon your hand and knew we'd die together.
    And now I'll call you my wife, give me your heart, I'll grow it into size."

    so the guy/murderer is saying this part apparently, and maybe he think the girls cheated on him? hence the different lip taste thing. i think he planned on trapping and controlling her from the start, by saying he knew they would die together. not sure about the heart part though.
    eizohon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDancing around yourself could be that shes dancing around him, because he seems to think that they're like the same person. or a mirror image, so shes dancing around herself?
    idk

    "And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor,
    And we dared to admit her weakness was laughter,
    And the scared victim begged for her life.
    We watched it end."

    well a pastor is a priest of a christian church
    so the 'devil' gets knotted? hands tied. i think hes referring the devil as the girl, hence the HER after it
    and he thinks he's a pastor? and he ties her up and locks her up
    OR kills her [I'm here to take you away] to put her out of her misery.?

    and it refers to a crooked cross in theyll never get me. so yeah
    devinxdisasteron August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Dancing around yourself could be that shes dancing around him, because he seems to think that they're like the same person. or a mirror image, so shes dancing around herself?"

    This does make a lot of sense, because the last two lines in Bye Bye Blues are..

    'I don't believe we've met.
    When I look at you I see myself.'

    ..and the beginning of I Want To Master Life And Death is..

    'But to you I am just a mirror.
    Well sometimes mirrors shatter.'

    I'm still not exactly sure what it all means though.
    Toast1288on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe new murder profile is up. This one was drugged with chloroform, raped, then hanged on a park tree.
    A silver wedding band was found on her ring finger, but she was not married.

    Kinda gives new meaning to a few parts,
    especially the dancing around yourself
    (hung body swaying)
    AceXVIon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI met you at the alter and your lips tasted different,
    Then placed my ring upon your hand and knew we'd die together.

    now that i've read what actually happened, my whole thing about this song was wrong haha.

    i think her lips tasted different because chloroform got on them.
    eizohon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust putting together my own idea from what I've heard.

    I'd say it went like this..

    The victim was at a bar, met a guy(the murderer). She was seen leaving the bar around 2 a.m. and maybe she wen't home a little drunk. And couldn't help but laugh, and her father(the pastor) tied up her hands and left her in a cellar(in Owens Memorial Park) and as he did she begged for her life. And the guy she met at the bar saw all this, and came to save her so he broke into the park maintance shed, which could be the cellar her father locked her in. Also I'd say she wasn't a very good girl, just by the way the killer talks about her. Maybe he saw her as a devil by her behavoir. He took her almost like a hero. Gave her a wedding ring and silver wedding band before drugging her. And then he hung her..

    I could be wrong, theres a few things in the lyrics that I'd like help on.. such as who's "we"?

    "And we dared to admit her weakness was laughter"
    "We watched it end"

    When he asked did you miss me? That must mean they knew eachother from before.

    "She's breaking out and they're all laughing now.
    Behind your devilish figure, behold the smoking gun."

    Who's all laughing? I was thinking maybe he took her out of the cellar and people would be laughing at her but that doesn't make sense..

    Oh and I think he sees himself in all these people he murders, and he sees what he hates so he kills them.. I don't know clue me in.
    here2solveon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOkay I sort of think the Pastor was her dad too. This is really stepping out on a limb but could it be that the girl killed her father the Pastor?

    "Behind your devilish figure, behold the smoking gun."

    Perhaps she was abused by him. Maybe he wouldn't let her date or marry a person she liked, and she saw this as hypocritical because he was the one to wed so many other people. So she killed him and managed to get away with it.

    "And we believe nothing else unless there's proof of it."

    But even though she got away with it, most people knew she did it, so...

    "You seek out those who forgive."

    Maybe that was the main murderer's motive to kill the girl.

    As for the "we", it could have more meaning that I've missed, but maybe the killer is just skitso. I'm not sure what the laughter alludes to either.
    CF Rioton August 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor"

    I think the knotting refers to the fact that she was hanged. Also, I think the murderer may be either a religious figure or very religious, judging by the amount of Christian imagery in this album (look at Donner, Party of Five and It's Pretty Hard to Beat the King for examples).
    bananasquiddlyon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor"

    I think the "devil" married the woman he is killing. And his "hand was knotted by the Pastor" means the Pastor married him to that lady. His hand was "knotted" to the woman's hand, and he was stuck with her. Then he went insane and now her lips taste different. Then he killed her.

    Something like that.
    keviniveyon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And the Devil's own hand was knotted by the Pastor"

    I think the "devil" married the woman he is killing. And his "hand was knotted by the Pastor" means the Pastor married him to that lady. His hand was "knotted" to the woman's hand, and he was stuck with her. Then he went insane and now her lips taste different. Then he killed her.

    Something like that.
    keviniveyon August 31, 2007   Link

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