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You were dead
By the time that I had found you
Your blood was spilled
On the couch where we had first kissed
So I carried you west
To the sea so I could wash you

Your body felt just like a back pack

And I don't know
What they did to your face
And I don't like it

You lived large
Til the day they finally caught you
They cut out your tongue so you would not scream
When you came to
And you pissed blood
And then they chained you up
When you turned blue

Your body felt just like a T-shirt

And I wanna build a tower
To all the nicer things you could have been
But I don't like it

*Ahhs*

You were dead
By the time that I had found you


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  • +5
    General CommentEchoing 'heartbreaking'. My mouth is all twisted up listening to this.
    voldermaniaon November 30, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is heart breaking.
    Meghindon October 10, 2011   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI've heard that the song is about the american flag and what's been done to what it represents.
    seisatsuon September 21, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis is one of the most haunting songs i've ever heard in my life
    Crane42on March 21, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwowowowow
    _CARAon October 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi had someone who enjoyed me but i was not in the place to enjoy anyone. i wish i could have sent him this song.

    for me i interpret this song like someone trying to save someone who's already dead. but not as literal as dead. maybe depressed.

    maybe this makes no sense but personally i feel as if someone trying to save me by carrying me to the sea to wash me would just be like carrying a backpack. just a dead weight.

    and however anyone else interprets this is correct. whatever something means to you is correct.

    have a beautiful life.
    skmcjhxlrpon November 21, 2015   Link

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