when you asked me what was on my mind
and said that you could keep it to yourself
you lied
cause i've got the feeling you can't
i told you things i should have kept inside
and i know it's my fault cause i opened up the vault
but i will never think of you the same

i want to cover you with flowers of forgiveness
i want to touch you with the feather of forgiveness
i want to put you in a light that will hurt your eyes
i want to cover you with flowers of forgiveness

when you asked me what was on my mind
well i thought that i was talking to a friend of mine
but i get the feeling that you're not
something strange is gonna come your way
and i don't want to sound like a paranoid clown
but i will never think of you the same

i want to cover you with flowers of forgiveness
i want to touch you with the feather of forgiveness
i want to wash you in a river of forgiveness
i want to wrap you in the fabric of forgiveness
i want to put you in a light that will hurt your eyes (x3)
i want to cover you with flowers of forgiveness


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    General CommentOn the whole this is fairly straightforward - the first-person narrator has been betrayed (via spreading confidential information) by the someone they trusted as a friend. Taken at face value, the verses talk about the betrayal, while the chorus talk about the desire to forgive.

    The twist comes mostly in the jarring, relentless, deliberate music - full of unresolved tension - and a single line of the chorus ("I want to put you in a light that will hurt your eyes") accompanied by a chord change, that shows the anger bleeding through the otherwise "forgive and move on" sentiment the narrator is apparently struggling mightily to maintain. The closing lines about washing/wrapping/covering the betrayer in "forgiveness" sound suspiciously ominous in this context.
    zhimboon June 05, 2019   Link

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