My demons walk with me
They told me not to leave them...alone
I put you on the tree
I tore your heart to pieces

You swept me off my feet
You gave your heart to me...alone
I left you out at sea
I left you there to plea

Please forgive me
Please please forgive me

My demons waltz with me
I beg them not to leave me...alone
And so your heart is free
And so your heart is free


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Please Forgive Me (Song of the Crow) song meanings
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    General CommentI got to sit down and interview william about a month ago and this whole album is about his divorce with his wife and the things that led to it. he cheated on her and this song (the song of the crow) is his side of it and asking for forgiveness. and his song i don't feel it anymore(song of the sparrow) is her side of the story.
    idance20on September 09, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning(Track 5 from the album The Sparrow and the Crow)

    The contrast is the song is poignant. As the man recognizes and proclaims his betrayal he begs for forgiveness from the one he has isolated, wounded, and abandoned, yet he shepherds his “demons.” In other words he can not nor will he forgive himself, because by attending and nurturing his demons he privately absolves his wife’s suffering.
    fusilladeon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentQuote from William Fitzsimmons about this song from an interview he did for faceculture.tv: "It's the attitude that I’ve tried to have for the last couple years - to just be humble, to just try to make up for things that I’ve done in the past. I think that’s the best way, for at least me to live - to try to be at peace with everyone as best I can, and myself. That’s taken on an increasingly important role every single day and hopefully I’ll never forget that."
    faceculture.tv/…
    blalondon April 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIn the last verse, I think the first line is supposed to read "my demons waltz with me". This makes a lot more sense than "my demons walks with me". It also brings a whole new depth to the song. This song shows how his relationships with his demons grow. In the first verse his demons are simply walking with him, but in the last verse they're dancing together. Also in the first verse the demons are asking him not to leave them alone. Almost as if they're following him and wanting him to be their companion. In the last verse not only is he asking them not to leave him alone, he's begging. He has now become dependent on them, instead of the other way around. Beautiful comparison.
    paul90on June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a simple admission of what the subject did to his wife. Despite her sweeping him off his feet and giving her heart to him-along. He left betrayed that by, among other things, leaving her out to sea.

    He speaks of his demons- in this song, his demons show up in the form of adultery and lust- as he has cheated on his wife with another woman.

    Another meaning would be a somewhat religious meaning. Obviously, we're explicitly talking about demons- which have their place in the religious argument. When he writes "I put you on a tree" this could be a metaphor for the crucifixion of Jesus.
    RayneQueenon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI see it as a picture of Judas after he betrayed Jesus. Pretty straightforward, but could easily be wrong.
    somethingabbeyon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI definitely see betrayal here. I think the line "I put you on that tree" is speaking metaphorically of crucifixion...this does not necessarily mean Jesus. I think he is comparing the pain of betrayal to the pain of crucifixion; tho as Judas betrayed Jesus, I can see how he could use that story to paint this picture.

    In the beginning of the song, it seems as if he resents his demons; they are following him, clinging to him. By the end of the song he is the one who is hanging on to his demons; because he cannot let go of his demons, he is letting go of his lover by the end of the song "and so your heart is free".

    I like fusillade's explanation of the contradictory nature of the song. Well put.

    (note: I believe the first line of the fourth paragraph is "My demons waltz with me" not "walks")
    stephonixon August 07, 2009   Link
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    TranslationMeine Dämonen gehen mit mir
    Sie sagten mir, sie nicht zu verlassen ... allein
    Ich habe Sie auf dem Baum
    Ich zerriss das Herz in Stücke

    Sie zog mich weg von meinen Füßen
    Du gabst mir dein Herz ... allein
    Ich ließ sie draußen auf dem Meer
    Ich ließ sie dort zu Plädoyer

    Bitte vergib mir
    Bitte verzeihen Sie mir bitte

    Meine Dämonen Walzer mit mir
    Ich bitte sie mich nicht zu verlassen ... allein
    Und so dein Herz ist frei
    Und so dein Herz ist frei
    RonLeeon August 17, 2012   Link

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