Some time now I've been divine in the end of a snowy morning
Some time now I've been afraid that the pilgriming vine is finally coming to take me
I could be one of them waiting
I could be one of them falling down below
So quietly wishing my only
Never looks down by the maypole if he goes
Never looks down if he goes

Tomorrow I'll know if there's silver in your eyes
Crossing down on your cheek
And tomorrow I'll know by the rubies in your voice
They've been calling your name to me lately
You have been one of them waiting
I have been one of them falling down below
So tell me you're always my only
Never look down by the maypole if I go
Never look down if I go

Some time now I've been divine in the end of a snowy morning
Some time now I've been afraid that the pilgriming vine is finally coming to take me
Taste it and tell me it's savory
Hold it up high to the light and let it grow and
Tell me I'm always your only
Never look down by the maypole if you go
Never look down if you go.


Lyrics submitted by FederalTongue, edited by haimana

The Pilgriming Vine song meanings
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  • +4
    My InterpretationIn certain Pagan mythologies, the separation between the world of the living and the world of the dead fluctuates throughout the year, with connection being possible twice a year, at mid fall (Samhain aka Halloween) and at mid spring, which is Beltane, celebrated on May 1st with, among other things, a may pole. The person in this song is worried that either she or her lover, or both, will be called to the other side, and that despite spring being generally known as a time of fertility and rebirth, it is also a time when slipping over to the other side is significantly easier. Hence, the end of a snowy morning would be the end of winter and the coming of spring, and the pilgriming vine would be the earth reaching up for their bodies.

    In the event that one or the other dies, the one who is left shouldn't look down at the maypole ie., they should still embrace life and keep living. Because if nowhere else, you should be able to be happy while attending a fertility celebration.
    jsm116on March 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo comments? Really?

    Unfortunately I have no idea what this song means (obviously some lost/unrequited love), but I know I lovelovelove it.

    Why shouldn't he look by the maple? I'd love to know.
    rawpotatoeater37on November 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes the lyrics on here are wrong, and I've never seen the official lyrics to this song, but it may be that she is saying "maypole" and not "maple." Or maybe she's referring to a maypole made of maple, even. I know the maypole is a pagan device that symbolizes not even so much fertility, but sexuality in general. If it's true that she says maypole instead of maple, we can know that she's just saying "don't find another lover." Other than that I have no idea what this song means.
    Kinguponthemainon February 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAny idea about those "rubies in your voice"?
    haimanaon July 30, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThough I like the supernatural interpretation, I feel like the true meaning may be somewhat more earthly. I think the song is about taking a lover for the first time and hoping he doesn't stray to another.

    The end of a snowy morning is the end of the purity of virginity.

    The maypole itself is a huge phallic symbol, being thrust into the fertile womb of mother earth. The pilgriming vine is the new life resulting from their mating. I think the fear in the song is more the uncertainty a young girl would have at this stage of life, crossing over from childhood into the unknown territory of adulthood, sexuality and motherhood.

    One thought I had about the rubies and silver: the fancy, ribbon-bedecked maypoles most people probably picture are a fairly modern creation. Originally they were practically bare but were also sometimes painted in vivid red and white stripes to represent menstrual blood and semen.
    outspokenyamon August 18, 2015   Link

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