"Mother Superior" as written by and Claudio/stever Sanchez....
Here, sleep, at the bottom of hell
Your time has come to pick the road
You walk in this tale

Turning, as a coward you've earned
Through sickness, in health, is only won
Now go and bite your tongue

You're just of the worst of me
With the hope they'll understand
No, they know you're just a boy
So grow up and be a man

Little baby, oh, kick and you scream, you whine
Victims pay the price eventually
The curse that sees your lie

You've got nothing to prove, stay afraid
Young brother, you've got nothing to prove

Your answer is in there, just stare down the barrel
This sincerest apologies, won't write you out of this one
Tonight, you'll find the right in the pull of the trigger
Now bite, young fools, don't cry anymore

Fear slips inside your stomach, it swells
A torn boy alone in need of fix
In the preach that kills the itch

For too long, this little baby's cried on
Tomorrow we'll sing the words in song
Of a time where glad's unknown

You're just of the worst of me
With the hope they'll understand
No, they know you're just a boy
So grow up and be that man

Little baby, oh, kick and you scream, you whine
Victims pay the price eventually
The curse that sees your lie, lie

You've got nothing to prove, stay afraid
Young brother, you've got nothing to prove

Your answer is in there, just stare down the barrel
This sincerest apologies, won't write you out of this one
Tonight, you'll find the right in the pull of the trigger
Now bite, young fool don't cry

Mother superior, come catch the rabbit
My, how've you been?
You're frightened of leaving this truly gone-fishing amalgam
Go fetch you gun

Your answer is in there, just stare down the barrel
This sincerest apologies won't write you out of this one
Tonight, you'll find the right in the pull of the trigger
Now bite, young fools, don't cry, oh, not anymore
Don't cry, boy, not anymore, don't cry, boy, not anymore, don't cry, boy

You're sick to the stomach, just pull out the knife, oh no
Don't cry, boy, not anymore, don't cry, boy, not anymore
Don't cry, boy
You're sick to the stomach, just pull out the knife, oh no


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"Mother Superior" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    General CommentThis version is way better than the acoustic, it's much more powerful.
    z5556668883on October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery true, the orchestra put behind it adds alot, not to mention the rest of the band.
    way2sl33pyon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just got chills listening to this
    bufsabres86on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe guitars aren't mixed as loud as i kind of imagined, but it's still intense, and i love the arrangement on the album. the "mother superior, come catch the rabbit that runs" part put at the end instead of before each chorus.
    monticelloon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome! Sweet album
    DeltaTheNoobon October 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are so ironic. Throughout Volume 1 and 2 he refers to the character as this immature crybaby. It's so mind numbing... His entire family was killed, and he was thrown into a war that he never wanted any part in. He's just as soon told of his fate as The Crowing, the Endbringer.

    Props to Claudio the character for completing his destiny. Lol.
    GoodApollo78on October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it gives me the chills.
    itsamountainon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso does anyone have any speculations as to what this song is about? me personally, i think its the character thinking about comitting suicide because of the chorus saying "just stare down the barrel" and such... plus claudio said something about the character contemplating suicide on one of his interviews... but that he realizes that to take such an easy way out would be weak
    bathorychild666on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about Claudio reflecting on all of his bitching and whining he did throughout the story, and he finally realizes that the only way out is to become the crowing to set everything right.

    "Little baby, kicking, you scream and whine. Victims pay the price eventually. The cost, let's see... your life."

    Damn I love that part!
    k3noon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a discussion between Claudio and "Mother Superior (MS)." It could be Mariah, the ghost of Amebellina or even God (I've always been pretty sure that God in this story is a real person rather than a divine being).

    "You'll just say the worst of me, with a hope they'll understand. No, they know you're just a boy, so grow up and be a man.

    Little baby, kicking, you scream and whine. Victims pay the price eventually. The cost, let's see... your life."

    I think this whole part is MS explaining to Claudio, "look, you are just a boy. It's not fair for you to have all this responsibility placed on you, but guess what? It is. And you've know about this for a while now so it's about time you stop whining and just deal with it." She explains that she knows that completing his mission will probably cost him his life but she tells Claudio to just deal with it, no matter how unfair it may seem.

    "You've got nothing to prove. Stay afraid, young brother. You've got nothing to prove."

    MS saying to Claudio there's no shame in being afraid - you don't have to prove yourself a man by pretending now to be frightened by the situation you find yourself in.

    "Mother Superior, come catch the rabbit, he runs."

    Claudio asking MS, "I'm afraid and I want to run away and forsake my responsibilities...convince me not to run"

    "My, how've you been? You're frightened of leaving this truly gone fishing amalgam. Go fetch your gun."

    MS replying to Claudio, "You're frightened but that's OK. Now go fuck people up."

    So yeah that's my interpretation of at least some of the lines. I'm extremely interested in hearing other people's interpretations too.
    RockXWLon October 25, 2007   Link

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