march. 1945 unwanted from his first breath. a mother's blessing born, a father's burden worn. the bright shine of the sunrise along the tile floor to the open door. with blood on the sheets she lay on the mattress. staring aimlessly. numb, dark and decayed on the bathroom floor of their rundown apartment. scraping fingers on tile just to feel something. unwanted by a bastard father. unwanted, but through the hazel eyes of his mother. she's praying for god to save her.

"please save me." but when she needs him most, he doesn't answer. another rosary, another unanswered plea. "please take us away, please let us be safe. let everyone that sees me forget my face."

but all she gets is the drunk with his fists and that old devil look in his eye. him and jack, that gambling debt, that old devil look in his eye. and without warning he raises his hand to her and says,

"your god can't hear you, not down here. no one will save you because no one cares." and with her newborn boy, they would cry until the early morning light. it was the first of many, many sleepless nights.


Lyrics submitted by dividenconquer, edited by bobyhopkns

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    General CommentFrist song of the story that sis the album , start of his life , wasent a pleasent one , Brillent song , I like the way that first word of the album is the same as the last
    SlanSmileson June 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow. i thought the song was powerful before i really listened to the lyrics; they beautifully match the intensity and drive of the music.
    crossfitter21on September 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsuch a sad song.

    it's about an abusive relationship and disagreement within it - the father doesn't want the newborn baby, which is his.

    the woman cries out to god for help but it seems she has no luck with her pleas. the man senses this and mocks her.
    dressgirlon November 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEveryone pretty much nailed it, this cd is fucking amazing, the story is so awesome. I love this band so much.
    BuffaloBizzleon November 03, 2011   Link

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