"Unofferable" as written by Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips and Isaac Nathan Symonds....
Tell me a lie
I'll be the first to fall
Give me an offer unofferable

Imagine the warmth
In those tiny hands
That held onto a penance
I didn't deserve

Don't it feel like a knife
In the back of your head?
And it reeks like an afterthought rotten and said
Maybe something got lost or forgotten instead

Oh, and I'm bound by a trunk
With a few memories
Of how you burn through your lovers
It's like an ugly disease

Give me an offer unofferable
That held onto a penance
I didn't deserve
And it reeks like an afterthought rotten instead
And maybe something got lost or forgotten and said


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"Unofferable" as written by Devon Portielje Conner Molander

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    General CommentGreat start! Matching this up with live shows, I think it's more like this:

    Tell me a lie
    I'll be the first to fall
    Give me an offer unofferable

    Imagine a war
    in those tiny hands
    that held onto a penance
    I didn't deserve

    Don't it feel like a knife
    in the back of your head?
    And it reeks like an afterthought rotten, unsaid
    Maybe something got lost or forgotten instead

    Oh, and I'm bound by a drunk
    with a few memories
    of how you burn through your lovers
    it's like an ugly disease

    Give me an offer unofferable
    That held onto a penance I didn't deserve
    And it reeks like an afterthought rotten instead
    and maybe something got lost or forgotten, unsaid

    ...

    (I'm not sure why the instead/unsaid parts shift, but they do.)
    writingwritingon November 21, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about a guy (the singer) and he's singing about his childhood.
    His mother left when he was younger, and he's holding onto this penance that he didn't really deserve
    "Imagine a war, in those tiny hands
    that held onto a penance I didn't deserve."
    He wants to know why his mother would choose to leave him, and he didn't deserve what happened.

    I think the 'drunk' is his father. The father couldn't cope well without the mother, he still loved her but another part of him hated her for leaving them.
    "Oh, and I'm bound by a drunk,
    with a few memories
    of how you burn through your lovers
    It's like an ugly disease"

    The "offer unofferable" I think could possibly be he wants his mother back, and at the start when he says, "Tell me a lie, I'll be the first to fall", I think he's saying he wants to be told that his mother did really love him, and that she will come back for him, and he will believe it, because he's so desperate to see/know her.

    Not sure what anyone else thinks, but that's how I understand it:) Beautiful song.
    FishRideBicycleson March 20, 2015   Link

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