"Absalom, Absalom" as written by and Pierce Ray Pettis....
Come and spear me with the branches of that tree
Hyssoped it to innocent blood to make me clean
Let an old man's broken bones once more rejoice
Oh Absalom, you were my little boy

Absalom, Absalom
My son, my son, my son
Caught in the tangles of deceit
Hanging lifeless from that tree

Absalom, Absalom
My son, my son, my son
Caught in the tangles of your hair
Fruit of my own sins to bear
Oh Absalom

Your were the laughing boy who danced upon my knee
You learned to play the harp and use the shepherd's sling
Always watching, my impressionable son
Oh, Absalom, what have I done?

You were watching when I took a good man's wife
Gave the order for his murder just to cover up the crime
All the vanity, cruel arrogance in me
Oh Absalom, you learned it all from me

Absalom, Absalom
My son, my son, my son
Caught in the tangles of deceit
Hanging lifeless from that tree

Absalom, Absalom
My son, my son, my son
Caught in the tangles of your hair
Fruit of my own sins to bear
Oh Absalom


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Absalom, Absalom song meanings
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    General CommentA lament from King David, at the death of his son Absalom, who was killed for his treason.
    kris10son April 12, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think it might be "hyssop dipped in innocent blood" and "vanity, cruel arrogance and greed"
    thekeefuson December 01, 2010   Link

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