"Yer Spring" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
Long we were searching
These serpentine streets for the signs of a spark
Fucking around in the dark
Then long we were held
In the thrum and the desperate heat of the clubs
Drinking deep from that cup

We'd drink it up

Each step was something
The beat in the blood and the heat in our hands
Of twelve regular men
So when we come down cathedral street
Hollow and beaten, to the room that I rent
I'm going back up again

I'm going up

But while everything is blooming
You know the wilting always waits
To steal away your body, to steal away your brains

Oh man I hate this part,
When the car sails off the bridge
Am I the knuckles white inside? or am I the water rushing in?

Am I rising up?
Singing:

Silent night, holy night
Take my eyes, take my mind and lay me down!
Oh! sweet winter kiss on these heavy lids!
Sweet winter gift of dreamless sleep, lay me down! draw me out!
No!

Doctor unbandage my eyes
I feel the light and I'm ready to be out in it
Doctor uncover my ears
I hear the chorus weeping, I see the people singing:
Doctor unbandage my eyes
I feel the light and I'm ready to be rising!
Doctor uncover my ears!
I hear the chorus weeping! I see the people singing:

Let the loser up.
Let's get him up.


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"Yer Spring" as written by Timothy John Baker

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    General CommentThis is from an interview with Tim Baker: “Yer Spring” is a tough one. The idea was that being in a band we find ourselves in bars a lot of the time. On the road, and even nights we have off, we end up in bars a lot, and I often end up asking myself, “why am I here?” Bars are kind of gross. They’re expensive, and everyone is kind of poisoning themselves. I wondered, “why are all these people here?” “What are we all looking for?” “What are we looking to find or discover this evening?” So this song is kind of about drinking in the hopes of finding something and then realizing that you’re just hurting yourself.
    In that same way it’s about religion as well. Trying to find that thing, that rebirth or regeneration or hope in religion and having that fail you as well. It’s about looking for that — that spring — and it failing on you.
    It’s kind of depressing but it doesn’t feel that depressing. It ends with a sort of call or supplication. “Doctor unbandage my eyes. I feel the light and I’m ready to be out in it.”
    justin93pon May 09, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    isbjornon May 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites. I have a good day just because it pops into my shuffle list.
    sippola21on December 12, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI can't quite precisely say what each lyric is about, but at a show last week, Tim said the song is about hope. "It's important to sing songs about hope."
    aptg95on October 25, 2012   Link

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