"Wall of Arms" as written by Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White and Rupert Jarvis....
I woke up with a loved one's eyes upon me
Loved one's arms around me
Oh...She's my one and only

I grew up in the bosom of my family
Eight strong arms around me
Oh...from the seed they've grown me

And I thank those
Those who kept me company
They are a wall of arms around me
Oh...it is they who are my army
Oh… it is they who are my army

Through these eyes
There's no god above me
No devil below me
No purgatory, no pearly gates
The worms are what await me
It’s only me that can forgive me and
I have faith, oh...I have faith
I have faith, oh...I have faith
In those who put up with me

She's my one and only
If I'm the seed they've grown me
They who are my army
The wall of arms around me


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    General CommentI think the following line sums up the meaning of the song:

    And I thank those
    Those who kept me company
    They are a wall of arms around me
    Oh...it is they who are my army
    Oh� it is they who are my army

    It's the security of having friends and family ... the wall of arms being like a massive 'hug' if that makes sense! Great tune with great meaning
    Dan184on May 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it's about spending your life surrounded by the ones you love. Your partner, your friends and your family. Instead of looking to religion he puts his faith in those who support him.
    Salt23on January 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt is clearly a song about the band's atheism, especially in the following lines:

    Through these eyes
    There's no god above me
    No devil below me
    No purgatory, no pearly gates
    The worms are what await me
    It�s only me that can forgive me and
    I have faith, oh...I have faith
    I have faith, oh...I have faith
    In those who put up with me

    They're almost mocking the christian views of a forgiving god, and saying they have faith not in god but in their friends and family.
    meetthenewbosson June 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthim being an atheist has nothing do with it besides the fact he stated some of that belief system in the song
    it isn't about the band's atheism
    its him(or them I don't know if they collab on lyrics) expressing himself
    and his view of comfort in life while knowing you will die
    onlylonelymagion September 22, 2010   Link

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