Inside the heart of freezing boys
Searching for the answer in a shiny dime
Who beg for sleep and peace of mind
Why must the aging page decide

Me & John the 23rd
Have tasted these sour words and
I just can't shake this belief that it's not a
Test of devotion or something you read

From the dawn of time they taught her why
Not to ask the questions and to never cry
A plate of stars could never take the place
Of the boy who swore to catch me as I run through the rye

I know it's been quite a long time since I
Sang a hymn without guilt in my eyes
But I believe He truly wouldn't care 'cause if you
Really tried He'd save a place for you there

All the fate that one can deserve
It's enough to wonder why you punish your girls
Sure he's facing you now, and not the wall
But wasn't that better than facing nothing at all...


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John XXIII song meanings
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    General Commentthis is one her most beautiful songs... just to let you know. :)
    nikolitaon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm a huge fan of Sarah's. I think this song is so haunting, it holds on to you from beginning to end. She's one of the best singer/songwriters of our time - I think.
    jewel20on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm a huge fan of Sarah's. I think this song is so haunting, it holds on to you from beginning to end. She's one of the best singer/songwriters of our time - I think.
    jewel20on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJust one tiny correction: right after the line

    "Really tried He'd save a place for you there,"

    It goes:

    "My weary heart
    Is looking, restless
    Not for a pardon
    But just one promise."

    That's all. Thank you!
    kitti301on May 08, 2003   Link

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