"Song For Jacob" as written by and Samuel Bingham Endicott....
I saw Jacob, he lay in the street
He said the air out here is like amphetamine
And I never ever wanna sleep again
I wanna live till I die

The took all his money and all that he had
But he smiled with his eyes
And his face was bright red
And spit would run from his mouth when he said
I wanna live till I die

'Cause I am alive and there's blood in my arms
This is a day that is brighter than bombs
This is a day that is brighter than bombs
I will live till I die
Till I die

There's more inside of me than skin and bones
I am born again today and
All my sins are washed away
There's more inside of me than skin and bones

Jacob sat on the roof and he said
Some day the earth will cast out its dead
If you dwell in the dust then wake up and sing
I will live till I die

Jacob smiled when he said to me
I am not waiting on the Red Sea
To open up and rain pearls on me
I will live till I die
Till I die

There's more inside of me than skin and bones
I am born again today
And all my sins are washed away
There's more inside of me than skin and bones

As long as I live and there's blood in my arms
This is a day that is brighter than bombs
This is a day that is brighter than bombs
This is a day that is brighter than bombs.


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"Song for Jacob" as written by Samuel Bingham Endicott

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  • +1
    General CommentI interpret this song as being about someone who is addicted to drugs (first three stanzas), kicking the addiction and becoming a born again Christian (next four stanzas), then - if you read the chronology of the song literally - relapsing into the addiction.

    The first three stanzas sound exactly like someone being high on methamphetamine (in addition to the namedropping of amphetamine): not sleeping, flushed face, drooling, seeing bright and brilliant lights/colors.
    After this, the song's lyrics take on a lot of Judeo-Christian symbolism before returning to "As long as I live and there's blood in my arms, this day is brighter than bombs." "Blood in my arms" is a rather unusual metaphor for being alive, but makes perfect sense in the terms of shooting methamphetamine.
    CrazedFluffyon April 28, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGood song but, I think its "There's more to me than skin and bones"
    not "There's more inside of me than skin and bones"
    Jaimes19on December 07, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsongs like Christianity?
    brenton393on February 07, 2010   Link

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