"Sharpen Up The Knives" as written by and James Mudriczki Anthony Szuminski....
Every day I sit at home and sharpen up the knives

but it's alright, it's alright.
Today is the tomorrow that I dreamed about last night,
So shine a light, shine a light, but I...
Just wanna feel what I felt before, but I
I want you to know that I need it more.

Well the blind lead the blind
Are the saints still alive since the last time?
At the end of the line
Was I cruel to be kind in a past life?
Sharpen up your knives.

Every day I chip at stone while you are on your way,
Up to the stars, up to the stars.
I don't know where I'm going to,
I don't know where you are,
But it's a start, but it's a start, and I'm...
Just gonna say what I, said before but I,
I want you to know that I need it more.

Well the blind lead the blind
Are the saints still alive since the last time?
And I don't wanna stay,
Don't wanna go away in a past life.
It's not alright

I've given up on horses hooves,
And I'm feelin more,
Than just blue ribband blues.
And his advice,
Before I dropped
Was be sincere,
Whether you mean it or not,
It's alright.






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"Sharpen Up the Knives" as written by James Mudriczki Anthony Szuminski

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    General CommentThis song is clearly about the relationship between a father who is a butcher and his son who he is training as a butcher for the family business.
    It's from the point of view at the son, who is being forced to learn the trade from home before working in the shop, hence 'Everyday I sit at home and sharpen up the knives' (an important and basic butchering technique). He doesn't want to do the job (Today is the tomorrow that I dreamed about last night) and longs for something else to come his way. His father is a bad teacher (Well the blind lead the blind) which frustrates him further. At the end of the song he is breaking down (Horses hooves - which he has 'given up on' - is a butcher term for the H-bone, which is a difficult piece of meat to cut and prepare) and his final thought before he commits suicide is to tell his father waht he really thinks (although he doesn't know if that is the way he really feels or if he thinks that is the way he feels).
    dannykavanaghon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGetting prepared for life.
    Amazing song. Espesially the ending
    jmouron January 10, 2008   Link

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