we were unprepared
by rights we should have been aware
with bow and flint and arrow
there were three deer outside the window

my father's father would've known
how to pull that wire and steady the bow
send that arrow into her beating heart
how to cut her and use every part

we've got food for weeks and weeks
and all that blood would find its way to the carpet
sitting there I couldn't shake that guilt
as the deer walked free up the hill


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Forest Knolls song meanings
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    General Comment"we've got food for weeks and weeks
    and all that blood would find its way to the carpet"

    Oh, good. I guess they finally-

    "sitting there I couldn't shake that guilt
    as the deer walked free up the hill"

    -...holy ****.
    MrDeliriouson June 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is all about the generational gap that technology has created. Hunting and gathering has pretty much taken a back seat.

    "my father's father would've known
    how to pull that wire and steady the bow
    send that arrow into her beating heart
    how to cut her and use every part"

    There's no way the narrator could do the things that his grandfather did to survive. He's got all of the store-bought canned goods he needs in his little hut in the woods.

    Is he less of a man for letting the deer go?
    bagofbeefon March 10, 2011   Link

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