Only son
What more are you hoping for
What you love
Is more than you can afford

I know they come out the woodwork
As soon as your head's wrong
But too much time makes heavy hands
And lifting up finger's tough
Oh and if I go I won't be back again
And if I don't I know I'm sure to regret

Only son
What more are you hoping for
What you love
Is more than you can afford

Preacher's listening to the Good Book
And wondering if he heard right
So hold your calls and clear your schedule
Until things are brought to light
And if they were only things we saw or read
Well I know I'd much prefer to stay in bed

Only son
What more are you hoping for
What you love
Is more than you can afford

There's no need of any talk of other options
We'll see when you're in the water
There's no need of any talk of other options
We'll see see

Only son
What more are you hoping for
What you love
Is more than you can afford


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    General CommentTo me this song is about a man (an only son) who is in love with a woman but she doesn't love him back or that they broke up over her.Then the part about the "Come out the woodwork" is maybe friends or family coming to comfort him or a more evil interpretation is the woman's friends are going to torture him and remind him how he could never have her.And all the time he spends fretting over her is causing him to become depressed the "heavy hands." He then goes to confession regarding the "good book" or maybe just goes to church,and all of his schedule is emptied just to go to church hoping faith will help him through.And the ending may either symbolize baptism or the man drowning himself finally after realizing the woman is all he wants but can never have or get.This is how I view this song.
    MickeyN1on September 03, 2011   Link

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