I was backed into a corner,
And my hands were tied from two…
So I threw my hands into the air,
And I did what I had to do…
There were marks all over her body,
And she never speaks with her friends…
And we stopped showing up on Sundays,
And we will never go back again…

Lord, I’m not ready to have a baby,
So I give him back to you…
And I’ll take him back when I’m ready,
If you can ever forgive what I did…

If you could ever forgive what I did…

When will we be happy?
Where will we find strength?
Can we face our families?
When will you be safe?

Be safe…


Lyrics submitted by Patsht122

Aboriri song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentgetting raped...then getting an abortion.

    think about it...
    Patsht122on April 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually asked the band about this song and this is what they told me.

    "As for Aboriri, it's the story of a couple facing the decision of having an abortion or not. We try to write our music from personal experiences, even though some (like aboriri) aren't necessarily "true" stories, they do come from true experiences."

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    IH8er24on June 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow does "there were marks all over her body"
    have to do with emotional pain...? I was just wondering, because this line and the next, "and she never speaks with her friends" leans me toward believing that it's got a rape scene involved, but then again, why is HE talking about it, if it's really rape and abortion? It just didn't make sense to me...
    care to explain?
    anotherfaceinthecrowdon April 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI know i am a few years late for this convo, but .. there are 2 different scenarios for this. 1) it IS about the choice of a couple as stated above, and the song was poorly written... or 2) it is definitely about a pregnancy rape (wonderfully accurately written) and this topic is too hot for the band to come out and stand behind. Not the the band is broken up, we may never know. But for a starving band to come out and defend women's rights like this would be political suicide in most cases. Backed into a corner, hands tied, marked body, feeling gods betrayal and not returning to church, Finding Happiness, Strength, what will my family think?, and most importantly... when will i feel safe?... wether it was written to be a rape/abort song, it defiantly is painted in that color. Either way, i am probably making a video/animation to this track, going with the rape train of thought. Ill post a link when completed.
    dave154335on August 22, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is clearly about abortion.
    The title "Aboriri" means abortion, from Latin "to perish".
    "Backed into a corner" could refer to the feeling of having to make a decision of birthing the child or having an abortion.
    "Marks all over her body" could refer to the operation [physically and emotionally].
    "She never speaks with her friends" refers to the fact that she won't even discuss her abortion with her friends.
    The lyrics tell how they stopped going to church, possibly shunned, if the abortion was known about or just felt dirty?
    The rest [all of the song] is pretty explanatory. Amazing song. Absolutely amazing.
    bcpennaon April 14, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTrue.
    I had not thought of that.
    Sad song, but so amazing.
    bcpennaon May 10, 2008   Link

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