the angel of death came to david's room
the angel of death came to david's room
the angel of death came to david's room
he said, "friend, it's time to go"'

angel, no, i think you've come too soon
angel, no, i think you've come too soon
angel, no, i think you've come too soon
it's not my time to go

sorry friend, now put your hand in mine
i'm sorry friend, now put your hand in mine
but good angel, don't i get a warning sign
before it's my time to go?

come now david, where's your grandma gone?
come now david, where's your grandpa gone?
come now david, where's your grandma gone?
their time came to go

but i slew goliath with the sling and stone
i slew goliath with the sling and stone
i slew goliath with the sling and stone
it's not my time to go

he'll be waiting for you when we get back home
he'll be waiting for you when we get back home
he'll be waiting for you when we get back home
it's time, it's time to go

come now david, where's your momma gone?
come now david, where've your uncles gone?
come now david, where've your aunts all gone?
their time came to go

can i tell solomon the things i've learned?
can i tell solomon the things i've learned?
i'm sorry, friend, that's none of my concern
it's time, it's time to go

come now david where's uriah gone?
stranded on the battlefield,
the troops withdrawn
come now david, where's uriah gone?
his time came to go

come now david, where's bathsheba gone?
and where've your binoculars and rooftop gone?
the unexpected baby from the bath night gone?
their time came to go

come now david, where's everybody goin'?



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    General CommentIn many of the videos I've seen, he says "angel" instead of "Sammy" or "Samuel", but in the video I originally transcribed this from he said "Sammy". I believe Samuel was David's father.
    shadowamion July 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song so much. the implications, melody...everything is great. and aaron is such a blessing.
    kirstenalyssaon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"come now david where's uriah gone?
    stranded on the battlefield,
    the troops withdrawn
    come now david, where's uriah gone?
    his time came to go

    come now david, where's bathsheba gone?
    where've your binoculars and rooftop gone?
    the unexpected baby from the bad night gone?
    their time came to go"

    I love that part. King David killed Uriah because he wanted his wife Bathsheba, whom he spied on from his rooftop while he was king. Its great!

    Samuel was the prophet who anointed David as king.
    missadrianaon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcan i tell solomon the things i've learned?
    can i tell solomon the things i've learned?
    i'm sorry, but it's none of my concern
    it's time, it's time to go



    I love this part. The book of Ecclesiastes, with its famous (infamous?) "Everything is meaningless", was written by Solomon, who asked G-d for wisdom.
    L.C.Marstonon August 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cannot WAIT for the next album.

    mewithoutYou keeps changing and changing and producing such different, beautiful sounds.
    harloton January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely!
    renevanton April 14, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningNo, Samuel is the one who anointed David as king... This song's meaning is pretty much understood; however I'm not sure I agree with every point it commends. The lines, "Every rook and jay in the Corvidae�s been raving about me too." and, " he'll [Goliath} be waiting for you when we get back home" (with emphasis on the words "Goliath" and "everyone", imply that everyone, including the philistines (a wicked pagan people) will enter the Heaven... The symbolism of this song is that we cling to life on this earth, but as Christians should be of the next world, not this one.
    ezrakoogilliladon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the "Sammy" from the live videos is referring to Samael, the angel of death in Jewish folklore.
    L.C.Marstonon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat Goliath line threw me at first too... but I don't think that this song is really about the afterlife but rather that THIS life ends for all men. The point is Goliath is dead and now you are about to join him (among those who have died). At least I hope that's what Aaron is getting at. Death is the great leveler, regardless of good (killing goliath) or evil (being goliath). I wonder if Psalm 16:10 comes in to play here at all...
    topskankeron May 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about david not being ready to leave this life, like most people can feel as they grow towards death. goliath met his end, uriah his, david's family before him, all differently. death isn't concerned with what we have or haven't finished here. i think mwY uses this example of david as a way of relaying the fact that we will die, ready or not. beautiful.
    jasonmichael0509on May 22, 2009   Link

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