"Parson Brown (Upirngaangutuq Iqalunni)" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
Couldn't shake the cold away
A year alone, stock still and stuck in snow

Two black eyes, this phony smile
My senses dead, my body bent in ice

Then you took off your winter clothes
And you leaned against with your eager innocence

My brittle knotted wrists twitched
Reaching out for it

When we're running from the hospital, don't stop. don't stop.
Though the guards'll call, and the cops'll come, don't stop. don't stop.
They do not know us. we don't stop because of our love. our love.
And we don't need their law, like the paper it's written on, it will fade. it will melt away.
Like snow, it runs to the river below


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"Parson Brown [Upirngaangutuq Iqalunni]" as written by Timothy John Baker

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    My InterpretationA very dark song. A metaphorical 'snowman' has his dull senses awakened by the innocent affections of a child. The dark reality is mostly only hinted at through the musical arrangement and the title.

    The ending - "we don't need their law, like the paper it's written on, it will fade. it will melt away. like snow, it runs to the river below" - acknowledges that the intimate actions are illegal. The 'snowman' is a child molester.

    The priest in this article - heraldtribune.com/article/20061019/NEWS/… - has a a similar moral detachment with regard to his behaviour. Human beings seem capable of creating an internal narrative imbuing themselves with 'innocence' when they have committed an act that is in reality morally reprehensible. Is this kind of molester any less monstrous than those who dehumanize or blame the victim? In their own minds, certainly, but outside of their imagination, the consequences are the same.
    MartinH4on July 04, 2013   Link

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