"All of Everything, Erased" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
This is the window where
I watched the future start
My pupils dilated
The shock sped up my arms
I shut my ambushed eyes
And turned my face towards the heat

I felt the city choke
I heard the world at war
I prayed for providence
God said, don't pray no more
You went and made your mess
Now keep your blame off my feet

So I got off my knees
I faced the devil's day
The sky was murder red
The streets were headstone gray
A flaming ferris wheel
Spun where the sun used to be

I watched it's buckets dip and dance
I saw a couple making love lock hands
They were pushing for abandon and the answers it could bring
90 million miles from the graveyard growing over everything

I saw my lover chased
Through fields of sugarcane
She clutched her belly close
And whispered, "keep us safe"
They ground her down to dust
No more miracles today

I dreamt myself awake
In a resort hotel
Above a golden coast
Beside my Southern belle
We heard the sea reborn
In each singing shell

And every coughing car
And every coiled snake
And every shrieking star
And every burning stake
Dissolved to atmosphere
All of everything, erased

I spread into a distant hum
I droned along with everyone
And the earth grew green and nursed herself to what she used to be
All our senseless shouting calmed to quiet in her ancient memory

And oh, what a joy
To be free

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"All of Everything Erased" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine


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    General CommentAlso,

    "The earth grew green, and nursed itself to what she used to be. All our senseless shouting calmed to quiet in her ancient memory..."

    Is a statement that, without humans, the earth can truly flourish, we are the cancer of the world perhaps.

    I dunno, that is just my opinion.

    barbericon January 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgreat, i've been expecting for this to happen since i can remember..

    calskiaon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI might not be giving it enough thought but it sounds like he's talking about his girlfriend having their child

    she clutched her belly close
    and whispered, "keep us safe"
    they ground her down to dust
    no more miracles today

    i dreamt myself awake
    in a resort hotel
    above a golden coast
    beside my Southern belle
    we heard the sea reborn
    in each singing shell

    I don't know a lot about his personal life though, so I could be wrong.
    alexandria.morganon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno, i don't think this is about kevin getting anyone pregnant.

    i feel like this song is what kev sees happening for our society in the near future
    "she clutched her belly close, she whispered 'keep us safe'" I think is kevin's oppertunity of ever having a family, wife, kids, love, telling him to wake up and remedy his wars with himself and that he needs to keep his head on ('keep us safe') while america goes to shit so that he can one day have that house and picket fence and ya know, the american dream.
    cady_bizzzon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"How everyone talks about how we're going to do all this stuff and how we're going to end the world with either nuclear war or with what we're doing with the environment, but we're actually not, we're just going to end us. and the world will be fine, and all the trees will grow back and all the cities will be erased, and we'll be this little blip. and that's very comforting to me... so this song is about that"

    a very loosely interpretted quote of a live song from Danbury CT.

    PS I love you Cady!
    sgtwdhdon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJes, I love you MORE. WHAT A GREAT SHOW THAT WAS!

    anywho, agreed. this song is about how Kevin sees the environment reacting to all the years of damage we've done. rather than fixing things, the human race will one day be extinct, leaving mother nature to take her rightful toll on earth and erase what we've built in order to rebuild what once was.
    cady_bizzzon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsparkling song by a smooth voice. i've been listening to this for months. beauty beauty beauty.
    deuxiemechanceon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the world ending.

    At a show he said:
    "one thing that's very comforting about everything that's going on, about the craziness is everyone talks about how we are going to do all this stuff, we are going to end the world with nuclear war, or with what we're doing to the environment, but its not like that... we are just going to end us and then the world will be fine, and all the green will grow back, and all the cities will be erased and we will just be this little blip, and that's very comforting to me, I mean we just fuck ourselves"
    JonnyTheMohawkon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbut its not about the world ending

    its about humanity ending and the earth flourishing again when we're gone
    allstar2003on March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSong is so good, reminds me of Elliott (RIP <3)
    tonyb983on March 27, 2009   Link

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