Set out to name
All the unborn children the clinic claimed
Lending my hand to St. Peter
To help him sought them out at the pearly gates

And I don't know what it's like
But I'll make a good guess
I'll bet it's fields of flowers, tree forts, sleepovers and swing sets

And if you had been born
I would've been such a good dad
Would've never raised my voice
Would've never raised my hand

And on your wedding day
I would've stood so proud
But she gave you to God
And I'm stuck here in hell

Oh maybe it's better this way
No more suffering and pain
Oh maybe it's better this way
No more suffering and pain



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    General CommentI definetely think this song is about abortion.
    I don't know if this actually happened to anyone in the band but it seems the woman decided to get rid of the child and he wishes she hadn't.
    He's wondering what a child's heaven would be like and he feels like he's in hell now he hasn't been able to raise this child.
    It's a sad but beautiful song.
    musiclikemorphineon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI talked to Chelsea Seth [lead singer of Paper Mache] about this song. He wouldn't tell me a lot about it except that it refers to a personal experience he went through.

    Such a great band.
    j_kelschon December 23, 2008   Link

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