"Lord Help My Poor Soul" as written by and Fionn Regan....
Lord help my poor soul
I'm down like Edgar Poe
Lord help my poor soul
I'm bound for Damascus

Rid those parasites, guttersnipe barbarous begrudgers click
With a stick, now they're feeling seasick
Wrestle from the bow that bends, the bow that breaks
The Judas tree

These garments are foreign rags, all gloomy
Not my own you see, when the curb came to me
There was no straw
In the upholstery

Lord help my poor soul
I'm down like Edgar Poe
Lord help my poor soul
I'm bound for Damascus

Meltdown some, white label's the best, no contest
Boot polish, Heads are turned up the vest
You know our life feels
To address a cheap holiday

We go rabble-rousing, carousing, drowsing, barbiturate
Moths at bay congregate, a little blue tit
Known to gather in
Grief's archway

Lord help my poor soul
I'm down like Edgar Poe
Lord help my poor soul
I'm bound for Damascus

Hold on, you don't have to suffer
Hold on, you don't feel any pain

Lord help my poor soul
I'm down like Edgar Poe
Lord help my poor soul
I'm bound for Damascus


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    General CommentThis is my favorite song from Empire. So beautiful.
    Lord help my poor soul were the last words of Edgar Allan Poe.
    Damascus is the oldest city in the world, subject to many wars and religious strifes, this song seems to be about modern wars against Muslims or middle easterners in general from the perspective of the invading (probably american or allied forces) and how they see the middle eastern people as less than themselves.
    PuppyPunkon May 15, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"When the curb came to me"?
    Maybe
    Insandriumon July 01, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Heads are turned up the vest
    You know our life feels to address a cheap holiday"?
    Insandriumon July 01, 2010   Link

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