you burned down the orphanage
and poisoned your mother
and the flames they were seen
for miles and miles

the soles of your shoes
would not carry you forward
so you stood and stared
you stood and smiled

you thought about all
that had troubled you lately
as it rose as a smoke
from burning ground

you spoke through your teeth
as you turned to walk from it
"dear god help me,
how I miss it all now!"

and where will I find anything
that will bind me to all that i knew
until I find out I will bury my heart
'neath the dirt and the soil and the roots

so you buried your heart
'neath the dirt and the roots
you ran so fast
you ran so far

you turned to see birds peck the meat from the soil
they flew so fast
and they flew so far

you thought about all
that had troubled you lately
as it rose as smoke
from burning ground

you spoke through your teeth
as you turned to walk from it
"dear god help me,
how i miss it all now!"

and where will I find anything
that will bind me to all that i knew
until I find out I will bury my heart
'neath the dirt
and the soil and the roots


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The Dirt and the Roots song meanings
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