killing your darlings ain't easy
i ain't saying it is
holding the knife above Isaac,
he's just a kid

son, you will be many
look at the stars above
tell me how many you're thinking of

chorus
the ships we took far are weeping at the harbor
can you lend us a shoulder?
jacob please take me up your secret ladder
i just need a reminder

the candlelight is fading
i'm squinting at the page
trying to find the words to keep faith
so paint my eyes with saliva if that's what it takes
the heart is such a heartbreaker when it breaks


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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet.

    They way they sing it is so heartfelt that you know this song comes from experience. In the music video, you can practically see them living in their pasts when they sing it.

    I personally think it's all about keeping faith. In the bible, it talks about Jacob and the stairs or ladder, to heaven.

    'Jacob please take me up your secret ladder. I just need a reminder.'

    Whether they need faith in God or something else is up to the one's hearing it. They don't make specifics, only in the second verse.

    'I'm squinting at the page. Trying to find the words to keep faith.'

    That can also mean the bible, but they never mention it either.

    I think you take it as you want to. Good songs morph when you need them to, and I think this song can mean whatever you need it to when you need it to.
    deltadecapitatedon December 01, 2010   Link

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