The old man lies prone
All alone
In bed
Waiting to breathe his last breath

He's made his peace
Or so
It seems
His body began to protest

One part chose not to depart this world

Death in his sights
Living for spite
Poor magic bone
Will go on and on
His finger will not let him die--

Day after day
Tapping away
Skin like a burlap sack
Hoping to fade to black
Driven by an unworldly lust
Magic bone feeds on his dust

Replaying his life
In his mind
He tries to see how he made his knuckle crack

No reason, no rhyme
No deed
No crime to warrant the finger's attack

One part chose not to depart this world

Death in his eyes
Living for spite
That magic bone won't let him go
His finger will not let him die--

Lying in wait
Robbed of his fate
Stuck for eternity
Pointing round aimlessly
Wanting to be six feet deep
The magic bone won't let him sleep

Let him sleep x4

Frozen awake
In time and space
No-one can hear his appeal
For when he attempts
To speak
His mind
The finger presses up to his lips

Year after year
Can't disappear
Impossibly bored
Nail like a sword
No chance of suicide
Not while it lives inside
Trying to fight the magic joint
Knowing that there is no point
Is no point is no point, is no point, is...

(Instrumental for the rest of the song)

Lyrics submitted by selbydate16

Magic Bone song meanings
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    General CommentThis one creeps me out and at first I found it really depressing, but now I like it.

    I think it could have several different meanings. The ones I've come up with are:
    trying to express yourself but not being able to do so because others would object

    Just one qualm I have about the song... his finger wouldn't really be able to reach his lips that easily if he was lying prone i.e. on his front!
    Unless his finger's up to his lips anyway and he's not bothered about the discomfort of his hand squashing his face. Or something.

    Eh, I dunno.

    How lame am I commenting on my own writing?! XP
    selbydate16on December 15, 2010   Link

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