"A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles" as written by and Dallas/ingelevics Green....
Plaid skirts that hide love
Walk in single file.
Ties that restrict blood to the brain.

Passing notes in math class.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
It's a coming of age story.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
Conflicting impulses.
Freedom wear your scars of desire.
Cuts seem to bend the sky.
Bend (bend) the (the) sky (sky).

I've read this book before.

Anxious eyes stare out of warped glass
Waiting for the three o'clock bell.

Trying hard to forget that cold October day,
When Love challenged Freedom to a fist fight.
Freedom looked victorious;
But no one was expecting the outcome on that baseball diamond
When Love reached beneath her plaid jumper,
Pulled out a switch blade,
And drove it
Directly through the heart of St. Angeles.

Any notion of self-government
Was left by love bleeding
On the pitcher's mound.
(So you say you're scaring me)
Scaring me.
(And you won't be there to catch me.)
And bleeding on the pitcher's mound.

On the, on the

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    General Commentit's not political at all.
    Love challenged freedom to a fist fight.. the subject fell in love with a girl. Doing so, he was giving up some of his freedom. It's a battle between falling in love and keeping freedom.

    "No one was prepared for what would happen on that baseball diamond when love reached beneath her plaid jumper, pulled out a switch blade and drove
    it……directly through the heart of st angelis" means, when the songwriter (presumably George) fell in love, he was not expecting what would happen to his freedom. Taken by surprise.

    any notion of self government was left bleeding on the pitchers mound means that in the end, if you choose Love, your Freedom dies.

    anyway, these are my thoughts. I love alexisonfire.
    taking_backmondayon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwowza i really enjoy this......my favorite line is "when love challenged freedom to a fist fight, freedom looked victorious"
    SillyNaveedon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is good. The album cover and pics inside the the lyrics booklet was inspired by this song. The two girls on the cover are my friends, the one holding the switchblade was dating Dallas from the band. He's a good guy, works at west 49, i played pickup football with him.
    C_Townon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest song
    ForeverInADay416on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso what its this guys emotions battling in cognito as a schoolgirl fight? pure genious.

    by the way Dallas Greens lyrics are as follows
    "so you say your scaring me and you wont be there to watch me die "
    indieappleon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentQuite simple... love kills freedom. Every feeling and complex instinct is personified as a Catholic School fighting their way through to survive.
    Trimalchioon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits like polimotion (like political and emotion mixed) take it either way. the last line about self government kind of tipped me towards the political undertone of it, but there's also 'you stabbed me with that proverbial knife the day you said goodbye'
    ThreexOveron September 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song ...its cool how alexis uses alot of the friends and ppl they know in ther videos and stuff rock on boys!
    sporkyon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is all very pretty information, but you dont say jack shit about what the song's about.

    ill help you out with that then.. i think.
    anyway, so what im pretty sure this song about is, well, the literal terms are that two school girls get into a fight, one pulls a knife and basically leaves the other girl bloody on the pitchers mound.
    if you wanna get philisophical you can ask someone else.
    cheap-sexon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentk so i obviously didnt mean theres no info here. i just wanted a literal meaning so i gave it to myself.
    cheap-sexon October 31, 2004   Link

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