"Father" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
When we dance
It looks just like fire
When we sing it
It sounds the same tone
We all have hearts
We all have homes
But when we die
We die alone

Oh, what a mess
As everything descends
Oh, what a mess
But everything amends

(Such?) it was so long ago
We always tried but failed
And now with new found consciousness
We stand and wait

Oh, what a mess
As everything descends
Oh, what a mess
But everything amends

[Repeat: x2]
One of these days
You will learn to love again
One of these days
He will learn to love again
One of these days
He will learn to love again
One of these days
He will learn to love again

When we dance
It looks just like fire
When we sing
It sounds the same tone
We all have hearts
We all have homes
But when we die
We die alone
When we die
We die


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"Father" as written by Casey Blue Crescenzo

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    General Comment*From the album sheet*


    ...and what of the father will he analyze?
    ...and what about the mother will she discover
    the truth behind this life we're living?

    I knew there was a reason I kept this.
    Now everything we've ever had is here for us.

    Don't worry 'bout the father you'll take care of him
    And as for the mother, she always loved her son
    And you look like him
    Yatteringon June 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationDon't worry 'bout the father
    You'll TAKE CARE of him

    =

    murder?
    peacegrrlon August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to the picture on the postcard, he kept the poison from the Poison Lady and poisoned the father in his sleep.
    mikewontreplyon August 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom 1:08 to 2:32 I'm like 90% sure that in the background he's saying "I knew.. I kept this.. for a reason", which is a little backwards from what's on the postcard "I knew there was a reason I kept this".
    dalitaliaon August 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentis the father his literal father???
    ckdoughon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentim not sure whats happening, it could be that the dear hunter kills his father, though if he is i dont think the mood of the song fits so im not sure. thought "i kept this for a reason" could be him having kept the stuff he bought from the poison lady to poison his dad.

    it kinda feels like its from someone elses perspective but if it is i have no idea whos. because its "THE mother" and "THE father" not 'my' and "everything WE'VE ever wanted is here for US" thouhgh the "i kept it for a reason bit" could be from the dear hunters perspective in the background.

    the last line, as in "you look like him" being the son. is whoever it is singing saying that he resembles the boy that hi mother knew but he has greatly changed. matured, grown, loved, lost, probably injured in the war. =)
    jpainsworthon October 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt seems the story was the Dear Hunter met a doppleganger of himself on the battlefield of the war he's involved in. Then, the Boy dies during a battle. After finding the boy's parents, who worried their son died in the war The Dear Hunter was involved in, they take him in. At first, he is hesitant and worried they will notice he isn't their son. The Dear Hunter's mom was the ex-prostitute named Ms. Terri and his father was the vile narrator of He Said He Had A Story, where his father brags to his fellow soldiers, including the Dear Hunter, about the Dear Hunter's conception. It's murky about what happened after this, as Casey wasn't clear, but it seems the Dear Hunter killed him while on the battlefield. So he is mistaken for these people's child, but having a parent love him is something he hasn't had since his mother died, so he accompanies them on a ship heading for whatever is to come in Act IV. This is taken from an interview with Casey about Act Three and a bit of it is seen in the video for What It Means To Be Alone
    ComaCreedon August 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are incorrect. These are the lyrics to Life And Death. The leaked version was wrong. Anyhow, in the correct version of this song, I love how in the very beginning you hear the theme from vital vessel vindicate overtop the "bah bah bah bah bah" part of Red Hands. Awesome song.
    ihatehatehaterson June 21, 2009   Link

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