The fathers torment the one son it falls on across warm deep oceans
of moments and the man he must become
A whole world away eighteen brothers holding out while the tree
of importance waits but close and safe wife and daughters hear no drums
or the voices of those he'll change
and if it feels good they must understand that the way had opened
to just a man with a faith in all good people walking gently knowing
just how wonderful it is
of the family portrait and a path unchosen both the roaring lions
of emotion he knew one day would have to come
while a whole world away his old home is reaching out
with the hands of enraptured hope but more than that they hold up
the one they want to the sun he's the only one...good for you sule.

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    General CommentIt's about a guy (Sule) who lives in America and has to decide whether to stay there with his wife and child, or go back to Africa and inherit the throne of his tribe. It's apparently a true story. Chris wrote this after coming home drunk and watching the documentary on A&E or some channel like that.
    geekusaon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is genius. I think Brian's extradorinary lyricism is shown in Good for Sule. The lyrics could not compliment the soft and powerful melody better. The meaning of the song seems to match up with the story above, a man who must return somewhere for the good of others. Each line of this song seems more poetic then the next, and concluding the song with Brian shouting 'Good for you Sule' is perfect.
    mikecon January 21, 2005   Link

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