Father, father, father, father, father,
father, father, father
Yes

Father, father, father, father, father,
father, father, father
Yes

The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
Yes

The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
The floor's favorite feet are bare

The soldiers came in their boots
Civilians came in their shoes
The nurses came in their heels
The children came in their hoops

But the floor's favorite feet are bare
The floor's favorite feet are bare

Father, father, father, father, father,
father, father, father
Yes

Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness,
forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness,

Father, father, father, father, father,
father, father, father
Yes

Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness

The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
Yes

The floor heard everything
The floor heard everything
The floor's favorite feet are bare

The soldiers came in their boots
Civilians came in their shoes
The nurses came in their heels
The children came in their hoops

But the floor's favorite feet are bare
The floor's favorite feet are bare
The floor's favorite feet are bare


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    General Commentmaybe it's about praying to God for forgivness and how different people approach him from different places but the best way is with bare feet (humility, honor)...Just an idea....
    morikahjoon October 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI see two main religious references here:

    1. Asking a father for forgiveness.
    2. Children with hooves, symbolic of the Devil, and original sin with which children are supposedly born. (I think the lyrics are "children came in their HOOVES," as opposed to "HOOPS," but I could be totally wrong).

    I agree with the abuse suggestion. But I don't think it's about a literal father, I think it's about a priest. The narrator is the abused child. Through the gap in the curtain of the confession chamber, the child can see the feet of the many types of people walking by (all of them people with an obligation to uphold the laws of society, (soldiers, civilians, nurses) except for the children who come in "hooves," sinful children, or "hoops," playful children). But none of them realize what's actually going on. The priest assures the child that he or she is their "favorite," and that what is being done to them is some sort of special redemption, a way to "forgiveness" for the original sin with which they are born (again with the "hooves"). The only witness is the floor.
    TheAwkwardSwanon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it's about being yourself. The floor's favorite feet are bare.
    And about insecurity, ask your father for forgiveness because you didn't become what he wanted you to become. Maybe.. just a idea ;)
    Elinenenon September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst to comment!!! i'm not sure what to make of this song, maybe its about how the floors observe our lives.... idrk....
    lvharmonypeace26on September 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read someone's comment on Youtube that said it could be about a father abusing his child. The father, father, father, parts match up with that pretty well so looking at it from that viewpoint it sort of seems like sexual abuse with the "the floor's favorite feet are bare line". However, I really have no idea, I was just going off of someone else's opinion (:
    NeMeQuittezPason March 02, 2010   Link

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