Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will take care of me

All the stars, your eyes
Raining just for me
Oh aeon will set me free

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will repair me

Oh his heart enjoyed
Restores eyes alloyed
Carry me through the olden void

Oh aeon
His arms are warm
Oh aeon was never born

Aeon’s eyes forlorn
He contains the storm
He’s the pasture of my dawn

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will take care of me

Hold my father
For he is myself
Without him I wouldn’t exist

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will take care of me

Hold that man
In your tender clutch
Hold that man I love so much

Let's do something differently
Let's take our power back
It doesn't have to be this way

Oh no, we don't know
Nothing bad about this world


Lyrics submitted by mikec, edited by SnowIsGone

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  • +2
    General Commenti made an account just to comment on how beautiful this song is.

    i think it has something to do with his father dying... as pure speculation, i see it as a mix of his father addressing him, saying that eternity will take care of him, and a son giving him over to eternity and death. (i listen to the song as addressing the baby boy, not calling the baby boy "aeon," though i don't know if that's decideable....)

    and, the real reason i love the song, is the way he yells that "SO MUCH." can't help but tear up a bit, you know?
    atoposon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"The word aeon, also spelled eon or æon, means "age", "forever" or "for eternity". It is a Latin transliteration from the koine Greek word ὁ αἰών (aion), from the archaic αἰϝών (aiwon). In Homer it typically refers to life or lifespan, but by at least Hesiod it could refer to ages or generations. It has a similar meaning to the Sanskrit word kalpa and Hebrew word olam. A cognate Latin word aevum or aeuum (cf. αἰϝών) for "age" is present in words such as longevity and mediæval."
    Coowon May 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhile i'm at it, it really feels to me like a father/son back and forth, and thinking of it that way makes it really poignant to me. because the father, at death, says that eternity will repair him, but at the end (on the album version anyways) antony sings "oh no, we don't know nothin daddy but this world", a sort of really sad opposite viewpoint on death and eternity.
    atoposon February 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst post!!!

    Saw it on Letterman - beautiful vox and beautiful song
    bkat004on February 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment "...Now mother Ceres was quite desperate. If Persephone were above ground, there would be hope of regaining her. However, now that the poor child was shut up underground, there seemed to be no way of rescuing her.
    So poor Mother Ceres lost all hope. She cared not what became of her, or of the earth that was intrusted to her. Day after day, month after month, she roamed about, weeping and moaning. In her hand she still carried the flaming torch, and on her head was the wreath of withered poppies she had forgotten to throw away.
    The crops faded and died, and all the earth became brown and bare...

    ...Everyone who knew her great power begged her to have mercy and let the grass grow,
    "Never!" she cried. "If anything grows again, it must grow along the path my daughter will take in coming back to me.""


    From "Persephone"
    thechromegreenon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the dead one is his son. "Oh aeon was never born" His son dies young, and no one will take care of him.
    taotii69on August 01, 2011   Link

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