"Betrayal" as written by and Jonathan Foreman Sean Watkins....
I don't remember much about that night.
I'm pretty sure it rained the day I died.
I think it rained, I think it rained.
I'm pretty sure it rained the day I died.

You and I were always closest friends.
It's women that make enemies of men.
A pretty face, A pretty face.
A pretty face would one day do me in.

Her eyes are like the winter when she goes.
Holding secrets only winter knows.
Winters, Winter knows.
Cause winter's seen the wolves in woman's clothes.

She came to me and made the laughter new.
We held each other close the whole might through.
Love is blind, Love went blind.
I didn't see her let you in the room.

A gunshot was the only word she said.
And all of my defenses came out red.
Love went red, Love went red.
She left me for you, Left me lying dead.

So I watched her as you put me in the dirt.
She had my wallet tucked inside her skirt.
Love went blind, Love went blind.
But I'm not dead if what you did don't hurt.

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"Betrayal" as written by Jonathan Foreman Jon Foreman

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    General CommentThis song is another genius song by Jon Foreman. There isn't a betrayal in this song. In fact, there are 3 betrayals. First, the friend, if I can call him that, betrays the central character. Second, you see that the woman betrayed the friend by leading him to do something he didn't want to do. Finally, (this is the best part of all) the character in his death betrays them all because instead of suffering into death, his numbness turns their evil deeds back on themselves. So cool!
    deetsjohnon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat I get from this song is that he is talking to EITHER his best friend or his BROTHER...

    It is a classic example of his best friend/brother betraying him for what John calls "The wolf in women's clothes".

    AWESOME portrayal of how he doesn't blame his friend/brother, but he points the finger at the girl... because I LOVE how he says "It's women that make enemies of men..."

    Jon... you are a GENIUS!!!
    dmedinaon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI took it to mean that she had betrayed him. Although the you refers (at least most of the time) to the guy, the song focuses a little more on her.
    emaildumpon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe was betrayed by the two people who meant most to him....his lover and his closest friend, be it a brother or just a friend. It seems to like he just assumes that, yeah she hurt him, but that's what women do. The real betrayal was the friend, who he never expected it from.

    Being a girl, I don't necessarily agree with that idea, but I love the song still. ;-)
    kateybrookeon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think that his betrayal came mostly from his lover. his friend fell in love with her and took her a way and i think that the gunshot is a metaphor like her leaving with his best friend felt like he had just taken a bullet and his friend taking her away from him felt like his death, but in the end he wouldn't let either of them win because he just allowed himself to go numb so he wouldn't feel the pain. i also think that the wallet might symbolize something perhaps his heart that she left with his heart still belonging to her.
    musiclover717on January 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMight I suggest that the "friend" who assist thew woman in betraying the man is the devil? Just the way the lines written about him and her being together the whole night through and he never saw her let "you" in the room. I always think about the saying when theres just a guy and a girl alone Satan is the third one present. So Jons saying the girl let the devil in and he is the source of her corruption and betrayal.
    secretagent117on November 19, 2011   Link

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