i was given one ice chip an hour
just one ice chip an hour
not enough to quench my thirst
i thought that my stomach would burst

dad, dad, dad, dad, dad....

give me some relief
give me some relief
i've had the most horrible dreams
i've had the most horrible dreams

dad, dad, dad, dad, dad....

the girl next to me never shuts up
she screams and screams and won't shut up
she screams all night and won't shut up
she screams for her mom, but she won't shut up

dad, dad, dad, dad, dad....

i need some relief, i need some release
will you pray for me?
will you pray for me?

i was given one ice chip an hour
just one ice chip an hour
not enough to quench my thirst
they were afraid my stomach would burst

and the girl and the girl and the girl and the girl
and the girl and the girl and the girl and the girl

screaming in the face of death
she was screaming in the face of death
screaming at the angel
screaming at the angel

we're only children
screaming in the face of death
screaming in the face of death
screaming in the face of death
screaming in the face of death
screaming in
screaming in
screaming in
screaming in
screaming in
screaming in



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Children's Hospital (Screaming in the Face of Death #2) song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is about the summer where Bradford, who was 16, spent months in the hospital recuperating from surgeries to treat his Marfan's Syndrome. He was only allowed to eat ice chips because anything else would shock his system. The girl next to him had contracted E. coli or something else and was screaming and screaming in terrible pain. When Bradford woke up one morning, he realized that the screaming had stopped and the girl had died in the middle of the night. This all comes from a post on Atlas Sound's blog. I forget, maybe it was there, that I read this also but Bradford has also said that he will always feel like a sickly child. And so, maybe this song is saying something about adults too in that, in essence, everyone is still a child screaming hopelessly into the inevitability of death. Even once you grow out and move away from the things you suffered in youth, temporally and otherwise, those things never really stop affecting you.
    benk0202on December 21, 2008   Link

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