The night is hot. My mood is down.
Animals walk free through the industrial parts of town.
My teenage parents couldn’t sneak out
cause of the tanks on the front lawn of their house.
The night just grew its fangs,
and I felt its growing pains.
You know, I’m barely hanging on.
I’m burning on your front lawn like a glowing cross.
They’re playing sad songs on the radio.
There’s mothers knocking on their daughter’s door.
I can’t seem to get enough.
I always thought I was headed somewhere,
never thought I’d just end up.
God has a door for you, but keeps it locked.
Man can’t walk on water, so I built a dock.

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    Song MeaningFrom the track-by-track: "My parents were only teenagers at the time of the Detroit riots in 1967, yet they can still perfectly describe the desolation and eerie silence those riots brought. The only light came from the glowing cross hanging on the side of the hospital, lighting up the front lawns of all the houses in the neighborhood. Although it didn't really mean anything, knowing that people thought it did was kind of powerful on its own." March 28, 2014   Link

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