So you turn another year
Talkin' about crucifying
You've been saving all your fear
Wanna put it on a fire
Let it burn to the sky, fly away
like little birds flying to the sun

Boy unconscious due
New York to Carolina
You've been doing what you're doing
Would you wanna get higher
Let your heart grow and open your arms
like the rays of the sun

Nothing gonna hurt you, open your arms
Nothing gonna hurt you, be a fool
Nothing gonna hurt you

Step back, step back
What you're sayings not truth
It's a cruel world
And it will hurt you
It will tear you down
and steal everything you ever try to do

I know that voice too
Too well it's true
And that's what people do
What are you gonna do?
You gonna live in fear
you gon' stand up and sing you're true

Yeah
Open your arms, yeah it's gonna hurt you
Open your arms, be a fool
Open your arms...

Open your arms, yeah it's gonna hurt you
Open your arms, be a fool
Open your arms

Wisdom, compassion
That snake is bound to bite ya
Wisdom, compassion
That snake is bound to bite ya
Wisdom, compassion
That snake is bound to bite ya
Wisdom, compassion
That snake is bound to bite ya


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33 Fool song meanings
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    Song Meaning33 was the age of Jesus at the time of his crucifixion. I believe that's the reference, but I don't think the song is about Christianity or the life of Jesus.

    Maybe it's about someone who turned 33 and has too much fear in their lives; they are not living life to the fullest. In comparison, one could see how much Jesus accomplished in his 33 years. "Open your arms" is asking the subject to be vulnerable, whether "it's gonna hurt you" or not. It also could mean you should be open to criticism and not care if other people think you're wrong.

    The "snake" is a sign of deceit in the bible (such as the snake in the Garden of Eden), so there might be an implication that deceit/sinfulness is coming unless the subject opens up.
    grizzlehizzleon November 23, 2009   Link

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