"A Merry Cain" as written by and Lief Liebmann....
After all I'm older now dear
And I don't believe in anything I trusted in as a child
And everything's gone, everything's gone son he said
You've got to be strong just to be strong son he said
Don't depend on hope to get you by

Whoa no, you think I was wrong my dear?
Think I was wrong, no
Whoa no, you think I was wrong my dear
Think I was wrong, no
Oh, did you think I was wrong?

After all I noticed how the west was tamed
Remind the purple mountains I'll drive through the majesty in their veins
But everything's gone, everything's gone son he said
You've got to be strong just to be strong son he said
Drowning in the amber waves of grain

Whoa no, did you think I was wrong my dear?
You think I was wrong
Whoa no, did you think I was wrong my dear
You think I was wrong, oh
Oh, did you think I was wrong?

Whoa oh, think I was wrong
Think I was wrong
Whoa no, think I was wrong
No, no


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the line 'I'll drive through them majesty in their vain' is 'I'll drive through the majesty in their veins' and 'Drowning in the ember race of grain' is 'Drowning in the amber waves of grain.' Both reference the song America the Beautiful which is probably why the song is titled what it is.

    I love this song, especially the use of the violins and trumpet.
    sirensflashingon February 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are:

    "After all, I noticed how the west was tamed
    We mined the purple mountains all dry for the majesty in their veins."

    Makes a lot more sense.
    Raelynon November 11, 2009   Link

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