This goes on....

Before me lies a wounded soul
A spirit at the end of a lonely road
Such cruel fate looms yet he has no fear
As the sands of existence fall like tears

All joy had perished
All contempt was mine
Once I held the hands
Hands of a dying man

Another crow lingers overhead
Now that I know the cold touch
From the hands of a dying man

Death devours never resting
Never fed, never repenting
Robbed of justice, stripped of faith
Accepting this all is what it must take

So pass your judgment
And cast your stones
But only once you've held the hands of a dying man

I'll grant your forgiveness
For the wrong you've done
Once you've felt the coldest touch
From the hands of a dying man

And for those who still speak names in vain
My only justice lies in knowing
They'll eat every fucking word!

So now I'll use this to...
Strengthen, the fight inside of me
Strengthen, beyond what you can see
Strengthen, My resolve
In honor of those who choose to carry on
Strengthen, the fight inside of me
Strengthen, beyond what you can see
Strengthen, My resolve
Always in the name of those who carry on

One day you'll know a touch so cold
And you'll embrace it all alone
And what's inside is what you own
This is where it all strikes home


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    General CommentI don't know if Jamey has really held the hands of a dying man but here he is talking about a personal (since the last 4 lines) experience that changes the way you view and judge things.

    He discovers the nature of death (probably):

    "Death devours never resting
    Never fed, never repenting
    Robbed of justice, stripped of faith
    Accepting this all is what it must take"

    and it makes him see things from other point of view:

    "So pass your judgment
    And cast your stones
    But only once you've held the hands of a dying man

    I'll grant your forgiveness
    For the wrong you've done
    Once you've felt the coldest touch
    From the hands of a dying man"

    But he also takes advantage of it in some way. It makes him stronger ("Strengthen...") and keeps him going as he keeps in mind "those who carry on" and what they have done (the "dying man" was probably one of them).
    JurisKon August 01, 2010   Link

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