Oh hello, how are you, my favorite son?
In an hour I will go where I've never gone
In the span of the space between your mother's eyes
are the secrets that I've saved
I hand them down to you

ooh. The averages and laws,
it was every man for himself every child alone

Oh why do they shine so bright in my dreams?
Golden blades, forged from love, they sever my feet
but you know, where they're going, when all is said and done
I don't need them or my secrets
Just the grace of one

here they come
here they come
here they come...
oh hear they come!

is everything signed? Is everything done?
I'm sorry about the blood
...the devil and his stones
It was every man for himself, every child alon

Please tell your mother I'm sorry for the strife
tell your brother I loved him
...the same to his wife
and if you have a heart to take my life away
give me something
give me anger to remember you today

'Cause here they come
oh here they come
Is everything signed? Can nothing be undone?
I'm sorry about the blood
...the devil and his stones
It was every man for himself, every child alone...

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    General CommentThe sound at the beginning reminds me of a respirator.
    The whole song reminds me of a man dying... which would certainly qualify for the end of this world and the beginning of a trip to somewhere he's never gone.
    'Golden blades, forged with love...' There are ties that bind, and usually it's the loved ones that have cut off life support when nothing else can be done.
    And it might be all those sunday mornings coming back to me, but I hear it written 'just the grace of One'.
    The whole song sounds like someone saying their last words. Their regrets at their fallings, misdeeds, and well wishes for the ones they love.
    But who/what is the 'they'?
    TukeIHNWon May 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI was lucky enough to see Kishi Bashi live in Chicago this year, and he explained that this song was based on a dream he had in which he was old and on his deathbed, basically needing to make amends before he died.
    It was an amazing performance, I feel like the whole room was transported to his dream.
    s7409651on November 20, 2012   Link

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