"The Yawning Grave" as written by and Ben Schneider....
I know the rain like the clouds know the sky
I speak to birds and tell them where to fly
I sing the songs that you hear on the breeze
I write the names of the rocks and the trees

Oh, you fool, there are rules I am coming for you
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins

I tried to warn you when you were a child
I told you not to get lost in the wild
I sent omens and all kinds of signs
I taught you melodies, poems, and rhymes

Oh, you fool, there are rules, I am coming for you
(You can run but you can't escape)
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins
(You will open the yawning grave)

Oh, you fool, there are rules, I am coming for you
(You can run but you can't escape)
Darkness brings evil things, oh, the reckoning begins
(You will open the yawning grave)


Lyrics submitted by samlikemusic

"The Yawning Grave" as written by Ben Schneider

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Yawning Grave song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics to this song make me think of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian".
    Seems to me this song might be about Judge Holden in particular.
    In "Blood Meridian", as the Glanton Gang roams the country looking for victims, the Judge meticulously sketches and collects specimens of unfamiliar species. Toadvine, a fellow Glanton Gang member, asks why. The judge replies, in one of the most badass sentiments ever put to paper, “Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
    It's almost like the Judge could have said himself much of the lyrics to this song, especially the first verse:
    I know the rain like the clouds know the sky
    I speak to birds and tell them where to fly
    I sing the songs that you hear on the breeze
    I write the names of the rocks and the trees
    driftsighton August 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionUm sounds like God is singing
    SSolimnon May 27, 2017   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain