"Cathedral" as written by Chloe Chaidez and Chad Anderson....
I'd like to see you just one more time
I give or take an inch or two, now what's the crime?
The dogs tore into him until
There was nothing left except what was left
I imagine that's not much

I'd like to be your cathedral
To feel all the people
Swelling inside me
I'd like to be your cathedral
To feel all the people
Maybe the time isn't right
Maybe the time isn't right
Maybe the time isn't right

She ripped it open with a plastic knife
I'd been waiting for something like that for all my life
You push your buttons, lock your doors
Your velvet screens they don't love anymore
It's the way that you see it
It's what you see

I'd like to be your cathedral
To feel all the people
Swelling inside me
I'd like to be your cathedral
To feel all the people
Maybe the time isn't right
Maybe the time isn't right

They beat her black and blue
They would have done me to
If I'd a stuck around
I'm a stranger in this town

They beat her black and blue
They would have done me to
If I'd a stuck around
I'm a stranger in this town

I'd like...
They beat her black and blue
To be your cathedral...
They would have done me to
To feel all the people...
If I'd a stuck around
Maybe the time isn't right
Maybe the time isn't right


Lyrics submitted by overthinkingit

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    My InterpretationI think the song is about like a corrupted cult leader or holy man.

    The first verse is about how someone confided in him about some crime he committed and he how he turns the man in gaining all the love of everyone without caring what happens to the man... he's becoming a cathedral that everyone worships. But maybe the time isn't right to proclaim himself as a god or prophet.

    The second verse is about a suicidal girl that he comforts. He takes advantage of her and gets her paranoid about everything and faithful only to him, gaining her love and the love of everyone again for taking in such a damaged girl. Still the time isn't right to proclaim himself as a god.

    The last verse is how he started having relations with a girl... maybe an affair.. but they got caught. They punished her while he ran away to a new town where no one knew him... and started all over again.
    overthinkingiton June 22, 2015   Link

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