"St. Francis" as written by and Jonathan Jameson Matthew Vasquez....
They're all throwin stones at the back of my home
Kickin the dirt in the air
Well I left to think while they're thinking I'm stoned
Well I had no cause to be there
Well I left this town
Well I had something left to bury the fear in my head
Well it's all it's the same cause the city's just as bad
It's full of people like me

We've all run away
Everyone wants what nobody needs
Silver and gold
Everyone wants what nobody needs

Well I ran to woods and I preached to the birds
St. Francis talking to me
Well they said I'd find love and the pain I'd endure
If I would just listen to him
With my ear to the ground and my heart full of lead
Well I quietly listed to teach
Oh with tears in his eyes he just looked straight through me
I awkwardly waited for speech

We've all run away
Everyone wants what nobody needs
Silver and gold
Everyone wants what nobody needs

Once I was sure that this love was the truth
Well I quickly spit in his face
I returned to my home
Friends and I, we threw stones
Bragging that I knew the way


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    General Commentthis song is great. so epic.
    TheWrongGirlon August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDisillusionment, both with religion and with being unreligious.

    Echoed by disillusionment with the dream of life in a huge city vs. life in a small town. Escaped to get away from a certain mentality, only to find that having everyone think like him isn't much better.
    snarahlaxon April 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentMatt has said over and over he dropped acid in Texas and ended up in San Diego. I think the beginning of the song reflects people "throwing stones" at or about his family but he was already gone.
    He found out the city was full of people running from their past and chasing money, something "nobody needs".
    As snaralax said, there is a disillusionment of religion
    and realization that he returned to his hometown and was just as bad as the rest. They also "threw stones bragging they knew the way".
    I love how their music matches the mood of the lyrics. You feel the message in the heavy chords.
    Spaniard1924on January 31, 2015   Link

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