God knows you're on my mind
I can't tell him otherwise
God knows it's only time
Before i break the chain in my eyes
Fear keeps you hiding at night
and the creatures play ball outside
Chances are slim we are right
But i'd never think it any otherwise
So we'll find the answers in time
and the bodies pile up sky high
and ill sail this ship towards the sky
but ill end all alone on the other side
and if you could pull that rope just a little higher
we could dangle alone like a firefly

so Jimmy i've heard the voice of God
and he whispered fear is logical
and he said it's magic, wonderful
and he swears to him it's wonderful
and the lake you speak of, magical
so i skip stones on it, practical
and i make sure we're both wonderful

you're a brother and that's alright
you're a brother and that's alright
you're a brother and that's alright
we're brother it makes it right
cuz his blood is so red in spite
of the way that our sharp teeth bite
oh the way that our sharp teeth bite
in each other during the night
with the creatures that play outside
we're the creatures that play outside

cuz jimmy i've heard the voice of God
and he whispered fear is logical
and the words that we heard aren't repeatable
and the thought that could kill comprehendable

and we're brothers and that's alright [x3]
yeah, we're brothers until we die


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Jimmy, He Whispers song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentthe line "the fear keeps you hard in at night" is..

    the fear keeps you hiding at night..
    tuesdaymoonon February 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first line is so beautiful, it almost brings me to tears

    but i can't work out what this song means, someone please help me...i so want to understand this
    tiana28on December 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how it's hard for him to believe in God.

    "God knows it's only time before i break the chain in my eyes" -Time will tell of what he really believes, God or reality.

    "Fear keeps you hiding at night and the creatures play ball outside" -Fear keeps them from believing but there are these creatures that are outside that they see/hear (could be angels or other believers).

    "Chances are slim we are right but i'd never think it any otherwise" -They might be right about God but he doesn't want to believe it.

    "So we'll find the answers in time and the bodies pile up sky high" -They will figure it out but for now they will live life.

    He hears the voice of God telling him that it's human to be fearful or doubtful but that he is there and that life after death is magical/wonderful. And the "lake" is heaven?

    "We're the creatures that play outside" -They turn to God and become the creatures, too.

    "And the thought that could kill comprehendable" -God or this thought of heaven/afterlife would kill any reasoning but he believes it because he heard the voice of God.

    Just my take on it. May be completely wrong.

    Love,
    MOnster.
    MOnster48on December 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i find this?
    brandon tautouon April 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the new cd, it's actually called "Jimmy, He Whispers" though....sorry guys!
    halruckon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment?? = So I skip stones on it practical

    good song, The River + this is probably my favorite song so far.
    BelieveNsteveNon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo good. I love how the lyrics to this are hidden behind the cover.
    AllChokedUpon April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song. The lyrics are fantastic, the way he sings it is completely great, the music that goes along with it goes along perfectly, and the song over all is just fucking amazing.
    iliketuttleson June 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this song is so haunting.
    SunnyDon December 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song but all the rhyming in the middle bit makes me want to slap somebody. Logical, wonderful, magical, wonderful. But I love the opening. "God knows you're on my mind, I can't tell Him otherwise." And then the way the music kind of swells in the background and then fades out. It's really quite amazing. I just wish I could get past all the rhyming.
    Desaparecidaon May 15, 2010   Link

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