"A Place to Hide" as written by and Jack Brown Harry Mcveigh....
Did I sit alone and ask about my future?
When you replied I just turned away
I've been searching through my books to try and find some truth
Perhaps disguised as a mysterious way

And if I made a promise Could I stay by your side?
Would you guarantee my safety
And say that I'd be all right?

But if Judgment Day started tonight at least I'd know I was right
And I'd be laughing at the end of the world
Take my hand tonight I'll think we'll be alright, girl

And I can see it on the TV, there's an air attack
People of the mountains screaming I'll be back
And I'm banging on your door so come on and let me in
Need a place to hide, I need a place to hide before the storm begins

If I told you all the times when I'd done wrong
Could you bathe my soul and wash it all away?
I can't forgive the things that I can still remember
So I think my friendly sins are here to stay

And I could make a promise with a tear in my eye
And all the hope in my heart
But all the doubt in my mind

And if Judgment Day started tonight at least I'd know I was right
And I'd be laughing at the end of the world
Take my hand tonight I think we'll be alright, girl

And I can see it on the TV, there's an air attack
People on the mountains screaming I'll be back
And I'm banging on your door so come on and let me in
Need a place to hide, I need a place to hide before the storm begins

Before the storm begins, before the storm begins
Before the storm begins
I need a place to hide before the storm begins



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"A Place to Hide" as written by Harry Mcveigh Charles Cave

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    General CommentI think this song's incredible, only heard it for the first time yesterday. White Lies are amazing, seeing them on the 27th!
    Wallygongon January 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely a fave out of the album
    Ferzaeron March 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song is about a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan who, through his fear has turned
    to religion and gone AWOL.



    Did I sit alone and ask about my future? *Praying to god*
    When you replied I just turned away *Losing Faith*
    I've been searching through my books to try and find some truth *Reading the Bible*
    Perhaps disguised as a mysterious way *Not understanding it*

    And if I made a promise, could I stay by your side? *Swearing to god*
    Would you guarantee my safety? *Looking to god for safety*
    And say that I'd be all right *Looking for comfort from religion*

    But if Judgement Day started tonight *Big Biblical event*
    At least I'd know I was right and I'd be laughing at the end of the world *Being religious, knows he is ok*
    Take my hand tonight I'll think we'll be all right, girl

    And I can see it on the TV *Iraq or Afghanistan*
    There's an air attack
    People of the mountains, screaming "I'll be back!" *More likely Afghan due to insurgents in mountain
    And I'm banging on your door *Diserting Soldier*
    So come on and let me in! *Looking for a place to hide*
    Need a place to hide
    I need a place to hide before the storm begins

    If I told you all the times that I'd done wrong *Confessing Sins*
    Could you bathe my soul and wash it all away? *Looking for forgiveness*
    I can't forgive the things that I can still remember
    So I think my friendly sins are here to stay

    And I could make a promise *Another Prayer*
    With a tear in my eye
    And all the hope in my heart
    But all the doubt in my mind *But still lack of faith*

    And if Judgement Day started tonight at least I'd know I was right
    And I'd be laughing at the end of the world
    Take my hand tonight I think we'll be all right, girl

    And I can see it on the TV
    There's an air attack
    People on the mountains, screaming "I'll be back!"


    And I'm banging on your door
    So come on and let me in!
    Need a place to hide
    I need a place to hide before the storm begins

    Before the storm begins
    Before the storm begins
    Before the storm begins
    I need a place to hide before the storm begins


    Dont slate me if I am wrong or you dont agree, this is just my opinion
    Cheers
    gerbansprawlon October 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's having problems in the relationship and seeing all the wars on the TV creates an analogy in how he feels
    partenopeion January 30, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI get a picture of a people's fear of what was to come after September 11 2001, when Bush declared 'war' on terror, from the chorus at least. People turning to their friends, and the people they love, and banding together ('I'm banging on your door, so come on and let me in; I need a place to hide, need a place to hide before the storm begins' - 'the storm' is the war at home that some people might have expected) for some sort of sense of security when the war comes. As it happens, it wasn't nearly the war that people may have expected after Bush labelled 9/11 as an 'attack' on the US and blamed a specific country.
    JonVoltageon January 25, 2012   Link

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