The archaeologists found
Some winged boy's remains
Stained by the fire and clouds
In the belly of a whale
The day the lightning came

The belly of a whale (x6)

Packed up and shipped to London
Discard, discard the rotted parts
Preserve the heart and lungs

Belly of a whale (repeat until end)


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    General Commentwow. an amazing song. not so sure about the meaning though. maybe some reference to the big JC? by "winged boy" i'm thinking someone holy and almighty. discard the rotted parts - preserve the heart and lungs - could mean how the only thing remaining is His love and his words. not so sure though, as there are other things here i can't make any sense of.
    crewberton October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCould be a reference to the tale of Daedalus and Icarus maybe? Could explain the "stained by the fire and clouds", and the fact that the winged boy was found in a ocean, eaten by a whale.
    mozillaman0on December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was referring to Icarus too.
    Hanskion March 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have no clue
    teufeltjeon August 21, 2010   Link

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