Oh Lord, I am saved
Judge says I am fit to swing
'Bout time, I have prayed my woman just might wear my ring
Oh you know I'm no good,
You know I'm no good at court ordered goodbyes
But when I'm gone you'll see I'll be a better man yet
For the dispossessed get taken back into your arms
Better keep me close to your heart
You'd better keep me close to your heart
The divine had me cornered in a storm and it let me walk out the front door at the scene of the crime
Hang 'em high, keep your vows brief
Let him swing, make his swindle an art
and if you still believe that men guilty of love can survive, then hang 'em high or not at all
Oh you know it gets hard
It just gets so hard going limp in your arms
I am clutching a smoking gun
there is no chance of me walking out of here alive
This is all very literal
I can't bring myself around to write an excuse this time
We're liberated by the hearts that imprison us
We're taken hostage by the ones that we break
Throw the book
You had me strung up by the table and you put me back
Hang 'em high
Keep your vows brief
Let 'em swing
Make his swindle an art
If you still believe that men guilty of love can survive, then hang 'em high or not at all
Where did you get the privilege to pardon me?

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    General Commentit's:
    we're liberated by the hearts that imprison us
    we're taken hostage by the ones that we break

    this is a statement that for me embodies the ironic nature of most relationships. the feeling i gathered from the second line is that when we leave someone and hurt them, our experiences and mistakes will haunt us forever. we can never get back what we once had, and therefore we can never let it go. yet, on the other hand as expressed in the first line, we feel especially carefree and detached when we have a relationship, when someone has control over our hearts. it's the dichotomy that is most relationships, if you can understand what i'm trying to convey.
    CUPCAKExninjaon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Let em swing'
    Is that swinging from a noose?
    Pointofgravityon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone give me a good meaning of what this line means?

    "Were liberated by the hearts that are prisoners
    were taken hostage by the ones that we break "

    I've been thinking about it and every time i get a good explanation i come back to it and get something else.
    LetsBeStatisticson June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSeing so i am the first to comment ill start of with a beauty i think this song is realli high quality love the guitarists there like :p mad sounds like something about if a man loves a girl its no use trying cause u wont survive idk im prob wrong who cares love the song EVERYTIME I DIE get better with every album
    hardcore4lifeon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti definitely feel that it's about going back and forth to/from a relationship. it falling apart. also verbal or physical abuse playing a major role.. also getting away with the two. having her/him take the spouse back so easily. just a vicious cycle basically. then trying to make it honest with a wedding when it's only bound to fail again. doomed from the start. just read it over. it'll make sense. and if not, then that's just my personal opinion.
    scotch for sleepon December 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about killing his wife, or fiance and getting away with it
    DeathRockDemonon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe killed his wife, but he isn't getting away with it in the typical sense. He's being put to death but he considers it a good thing, because he's being given freedom from love. Love is the prison that he's already been living in, and he considers it a "crime".

    "We're liberated by the hearts that imprison us
    We're taken hostage by the ones that we break"

    Here's the way I take this... Ironic. The only way we can seek happiness or emotional comfort is by embracing love, and we're forced to do so-- we can't live without love, it's our prison sentence for being human and alive. And when we hurt someone, the guilt never leaves us, because his/her pain stays with us as well.

    Overall the song attributes love to guilt. We are forced to love but it is (implied to be) impossible to do so without committing a crime, the sentence of which is to live with the guilt. The only freedom is death. A pretty heavy allegory.
    DAMtastychickenon July 06, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwow......you are an idiot
    what do you think he means........ a goddamn swing set?
    Slovak Ghoston January 20, 2008   Link

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