Mystic palm, gem and tarot
A few escape your magic arrow
I saw you reel them in for miles
Each captivated crooked smile
And you know you can heal them all
Your double diamond disposition
Refractions of your center prism
Your magic arrow flies precision

And you saw it from that vantage point
Perimeter scratched on the nation's native hide
And we saw those christian clippers glide
Over white caps and white sails high
Over white knuckles
And I was fine till I saw the pale horse ride
And open up it's gait across the ocean floor
You were fine till you saw the white rider take
And take some more

Our mother's milk double faro
A few escape your magic arrow
And with a Christ as bayonet
Oh you siphoned off the hellion's threats
And even in your ghastly visions
Your magic arrow flies precision
Whistles fly like a boiling potion
Charges like a locomotive

And you saw it from that vantage point
Perimeter scratched on the nation's native hide
And we saw those christian clippers glide
Over white caps and white sails high
Over white knuckles
And you were fine till you saw the pale horse ride
Open up it's gait across the ocean floor
You were fine till you saw the white rider take
And take some more



Lyrics submitted by ThePython, edited by factsquid


Magic Arrow song meanings
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    General Comment:This song should not be taken out of the context of the album as a whole. The song itself is clearly about the Native American reaction to the arrival of the New World settlers. The lyrics partner perfectly with the tune to create a sense of fear of inevitable change.

    The bass line especially adds to the hum-drum nature of the impending unknown.
    kifn2on April 30, 2012   Link

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