And I felt the wind
Blow on my face
Growing our wings
Feeling the fate
And I held my son
Up in my hands
Follow me child
Follow me man
To the promise land

And I held a gun
And you held my hand
Stitched in a cloth
Wrapped in my head

And I knew the cure
but not the demand
don’t cut off your legs
To anger your hands

And I made a truce
its thicker than stone
In a desperate wife
Your desperate husband
You wouldn’t stray
But how far did you go
A curse on your home
And the mighty atoned

So fake me disease?
The bottom of me
Is emptier now
God than its ever been
And I couldn’t believe
That id ever see
Stop talking to me
And give me some peace
Cause I need one more sign
The limbs of the tree
Stop talking to me
I swear I believe
Cause I need one more sign
As Gideon weeps
Im down on my knees
And I’m freezing
So now I can see
The limbs in the trees


Lyrics submitted by YourFavWeapon83, edited by bobbytutons

Father Brian Finn song meanings
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    General CommentDoes anybody know if this is related to father brian Finn from the movie keeping the faith? There us a woman named Anna in the movie. Brian loves anna but secretly she has been seeing his friend. The name struck me at first . . First father brian Finn, then anna. Then I became curious about the plot as well. Thoughts?
    Bsbl228on August 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthis wife's name is Suzanna. ("my visions of suzanna drinking missiles" Memories on a Desk pt 1)
    Anna must be a nickname.

    andy hull posted recently on his myspace that the third album begins with the hero standing over his dead brother. he killed him and i think he family saw.

    i hear it as "stitched in a chord"
    the dilemma over love (you held my hand) and his desire for murder (i held a gun) is playing over and over in his head, thus the next line "wrapped in my head"
    corythepaperboyon April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know which song he actually kills his brother i was thinking it could be this one but idk.. p.s why didnt anyone post i was a vampire
    zach500on November 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti would say he kills his brother (if he kills him at all) in either oh no, i tried or i was a vampire

    ps. im working on i was a vampire
    but parts of the song are hard to understand audibly.
    YourFavWeapon83on November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear, "And I knew the cure, but not the demand" and also instead of, "in a desperate way, your desperate heart's mine", i hear "A desperate wife, a desperate husband". Anybody else?
    ianwellmanon November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with you ianwellman

    any suggestions on the other blanks i have?
    such as the "stitched in a ____" spot
    i cant pick out the word there.

    thanks buddy.
    YourFavWeapon83on November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm hearing "to anger your hands"
    thevacancysignson January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe never kills his brother on the second to last song he says that he sees him standing behind his wife when he returns from see
    SolidSnake1on March 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, he doesn't kill either of them
    brandon tautouon March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsolidsnake1, you're thinking of the first album, where the second to last track is "I'm Not Ready to Forgive You"
    bbqamazingon April 01, 2009   Link

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