I turned that mans first born to sand
In fact, that's how you have that castle
That you dreamed of, that you wanted
I am here to fix everything.

I took your toothy grin, and left a patch of skin.
I took her batting lashes, changed them from blonde to ashes.
I took the boy with the giant head, and I made his body smaller and his neck too thin.
I took that tongue of that annoying neighbor child, yes, I split it down the middle, let it bleed there for a while.

You are so small, she said...
You are so small.

Hey, while you were out there serving wine
I was up here in the balcony, turning faces white, I said
Hey, while you were out there kissing babies
I was luring kids with lollypops, and now they're pushing daisies.

You are so small.

You will not be heard from for a long time
You will not be found with your rightful hands or eyes
When your mother finds you, you won't believe her cries
Wish the child gone missing had been the child who died.

Hey, you, I can be a miracle man too
Hey, you, I can change everything.
Hey, you, I can be a miracle man too
Hey, you, I can fix everyone.

I turned that mans trophy wife to brass
He'd barely notice a difference.
I taught him she served us no fucking purpose.
I am here to fix everyone.

"Goddamn," you might say.
"Quite the talent," I'd say.

Temper, temper.
Patience, patience.

Don't change me into...

You will not be heard from for a long time
I will be around because, fear will never die
And if they should find you, it'd be a sight to see.
A mass of flesh and muscle, a pile of pulp and teeth.

I am finally a kingdom.
Make use of all the skills that you once told me I had
Took a town of some brains, but mostly fat, and turned them to something beautiful.


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    General CommentTo make it easy on you

    I turned that mans first born to sand
    In fact, that's how you have that castle
    That you dreamed of, that you wanted
    I am here to fix everything.

    I took your toothy grin, and left a patch of skin.
    I took her batting lashes, changed them from blonde to ashes.
    I took the boy with the giant head, and I made his body smaller and his neck too thin.
    I took that tongue of that annoying neighbor child, yes, I split it down the middle, let it bleed there for a while.

    You are so small, she said...
    You are so small.

    Hey, while you were out there serving wine
    I was up here in the balcony, turning faces white, I said
    Hey, while you were out there kissing babies
    I was luring kids with lollypops, and now they're pushing daisies.

    You are so small.

    You will not be heard from for a long time
    You will not be found with your rightful hands or eyes
    When your mother finds you, you won't believe her cries
    Wish the child gone missing had been the child who died.

    Hey, you, I can be a miracle man too
    Hey, you, I can change everything.
    Hey, you, I can be a miracle man too
    Hey, you, I can fix everyone.

    I turned that mans trophy wife to brass
    He'd barely notice a difference.
    I taught him she served us no fucking purpose.
    I am here to fix everyone.

    "Goddamn," you might say.
    "Quite the talent," I'd say.

    Temper, temper.
    Patience, patience.

    Don't change me into...

    You will not be heard from for a long time
    I will be around because, fear will never die
    And if they should find you, it'd be a sight to see.
    A mass of flesh and muscle, a pile of pulp and teeth.

    I am finally a kingdom.
    Make use of all the skills that you once told me I had
    Took a town of some brains, but mostly fat, and turned them to something beautiful.
    ikilurmomon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Wish the child gone missing had been the child who died."
    ikilurmomon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure about
    "I turned that mans first born to sin
    in fact its now you'll ever pass off"

    but I think it may be
    "I turned that mans first born to sand
    Hey fascist now you have a castle."

    "You are so smart, she said"
    I think "smart" might be "smug"
    and
    "You are so smart"
    I think "smart" is "small"

    "Wish the shock i missang in a child who died??"
    is
    "Wish the child gone missing, and then ??? died"

    pretty sure that
    "I turned that mans stroking white to brass "
    is
    "I turned that mans trophy wife to brass."


    "Quite detailing i'd say "
    I think is
    "Quite the talent I'd say"

    "I will be around because, he will never die"
    I think "he" is "fear"

    "a pile of all front teeth ???"
    is
    "A pile of pulp and teeth"

    "I am finally a kingdom (kingder)??
    may you still fall all the skill that you once told i have ??"
    is
    "I am finally a king, dad
    made use of all the scales that you once told me I had"




    Potatoesgodon January 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomebody want to clue me in on what this is about?
    ThatSeanGuyon September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being the brother of Jesus. That's what the vocalist says.

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    fanofyourson October 04, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about being the brother of the Christ figure. Nothing you do can ever be good enough to compare to him, so you choose to stand out by doing really bad things. I'm not gonna lie, it would be so fun to just go around and turn people into fucked up monsters.
    stevehaizeon December 16, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionStill a few mistakes, luckily I have the lyric book, so I'll write it out for you guys.

    I turned that man's first born to sand.
    Hey fascist now you can have that castle
    that you dreamed of, that you wanted,
    I'm here to fix everything.
    I took your toothy grin
    and left a patch of skin.

    I took her batting lashes,
    changed her from blonde to ashes.
    I took that boy with the giant head,
    and made his body smaller
    and his neck too thin.
    I took the tongue
    of that annoying neighbor child.
    Split it down let it bleed there for a while
    "You are so small," she said.
    "You are so small."

    Hey! While you were out there serving wine.
    Well I was up here on the balcony turning kids to swine.
    Hey! While you were out there kissing babies,
    I was luring kids with lollipops and now they're pushing daisies.

    You will not be heard from for a long time.
    You will not be found with your rightful hands or eyes.
    When your mother finds you, you won't believe her cries.
    They'll wish the child gone missing would be the child who died.

    Hey you! I can be a miracle man too!
    Hey you! I can change everything.
    Hey you! I can be a miracle man too!
    Hey you! I can fix everyone.

    I turned that man's trophy wife to brass.
    He barely noticed the difference.
    To him she served the same basic purpose. (probably a typo, as it's written puspose, but I decided it must be purpose...)
    I'm here to fix everyone!

    Oh oh
    god damned you might say.
    Oh oh
    Quite the talent I'd say.

    Temper! Temper!
    With half an alligator's smile.
    she said to me "no!"
    Patience! Patience!
    her scaled and olive face
    cracked open for me and pleaded...
    "Don't change
    me into this!"
    (Hey you! I can be a miracle man too.
    I'll make you into anything.
    Hey you! I can be a god of all sorts too.
    it's true I can save anyone.

    Hey you! I'm over here with the magic hands.
    I'm turning children to mules again.
    hey you! im over here with a victor's grin
    I'm turning teens into table scraps.)

    You will not be heard from for a long time
    and I will be around because fear will never die
    and if they should find you, you'll be a sight to see.
    A mess of flesh and muscle oh! A pile of pulp and teeth.
    I'm finally a king dad.

    I made use of all the skills that you once told me I had.
    I took a town of some brains but mostly fat
    and turned them into something beautiful...
    tdawgheathon February 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationAnd adding to the thought of christ's brother... I always thought this song was about how parents who never thought their kids were special so the children ended up turning themselves into nothing great because of their low self confidence. That's how I intrepreted it. And the metaphorical meaning of the monsters has to do with how we end up doing the same thing to our children when we "grow up". Its not much about what he does its more about his parents accepting him as a gift with all that he has to offer to the world, and they don't, so he ends up being a mess.
    littleflwron April 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI always took this song to be a sort of melancholy satire about how people get totally locked up in everything material and superficial. A dad sacrifices his son for a castle, a man has a wife just for appearances. I take the last line as: we all have flaws and we're all ugly in some way or another so we need to accept it rather than try to change it and in the process lose sight of oneself.
    Joelmeyer1221on May 18, 2012   Link

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