I'm teething on answers you're saving
How ya gonna make me sleep again
While I'm dreaming you're stealing babies
When ya gonna to make me understand
Why? How should I say I'm so sorry
How should I pray to know that we're alive

Eve stands alone
By the knock on the door
By the thin in her bones
She's courageous and loving
Exhausted and cold
She's not ready to go
So the ghost on the phone
Helps her safely to her dream

You're leaving pieces of family
How ya gonna help them understand
While I'm screaming you're stealing babies
Why you want to knock us down again
Why? How should I say I'm so sorry
How should we pray and make us feel alive

Eve stands alone
By the knock on the door
By the thin in her bones
She's courageous and loving
Exhausted and cold
She's not ready to go
So the ghost on the phone
Helps her safely to her dream

It must be our egos
It must be my lack
Of faith that it might not come back

It must be our egos
It must be my lack
Of faith that it might not come back

I've been waiting again
I've waited again
I've been waiting again
I've waited


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    This is a very powerful song about the death of young children. Raine is mad at God for allowing infants to die. He says God is stealing babies, and he argues that they're not even old enough to apologize for their sins or even to know that thier alive, they die before they're ever even alive. Eve is just an example of one young person dying.

    egoat711on December 12, 2001   Link
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    amazing song

    UncertaintyBHCon May 25, 2002   Link
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    This band is so amazing, i've been listening ot them for 2yrs now...

    Leodadominicoon May 28, 2002   Link
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    I saw OLP in concert just before their one man army cd came out and raine told the audience what the song was about before he sang it. He said it was about a real sick mother f$%^&*, a televangelist and by being a televangelist he was getting in our kids minds and in essence stealing babies be filling their heads with all the bible bullshit- intolerance, predjudice, homophobia, things like that.

    the_intermindon June 04, 2002   Link
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    thats nuts. either way its a very deep song, pretty intellectual, one of olp's bests [alon with naveed] in my opinion.

    Action and Actionon July 24, 2002   Link
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    amazing song...my fav OLP song. Oh and btw their new CD sucks my ass

    TakingBackGlory24on August 14, 2002   Link
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    This is probably the most incredible OLP song to date. I had a hard time dealing with the weird jazz breakdown at first, but now I've come to love every single part of this amazing song.

    Oh yeah, if you think Gravity sucks, then you're crazy. Isn't a band allowed to change and evolve over time? Musicians are just like anybody else and they get really tired of just doing the same thing over and over again. Give OLP props for going out on a limb and taking the chance of working with a new producer and streamlining their sound a little bit. They've worked hard for a long time and deserve the success they are finally getting.

    cdconnon August 27, 2002   Link
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    Has anyone ever heard of the legend of eve and lilith? the story (written well after either testament, and no I'm not a christian but I'm fascinated by the stories) goes like this. Lilith was adam's original wife, formed out of mud and clay at the same time as him. But she was his equal in many ways and adam didn't like it. I'm not exactly sure what happens next, but she gets banished from eden and becomes a demon. Then god decides to make a more subservient companion out of adam's rib: eve. Lilith keep stealing eve's babies though, and raising them as her own, and they become demons. I'm not exactly sure where all this leads, but it's interesting to know a possible background.

    anomalous3on September 27, 2002   Link
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    Lilith is the woman who gives little boys "wet dreams".. in all seriousness. She has sometimes been said to be the devil. Adam didn't like that she was equal so God banished her from the garden and such.. I didn't know anyone else knew of that story. Oh well.

    atarisemokidon March 13, 2003   Link
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    GAH! I love this song! One of my favorite drummers in the world Elvin Jones! Truley one of the best Jazz drummers ever to live :D OLP has such taste ^o^

    I always thought of this song as just saying someone was stealing their innocence away.

    hirotheavitaron March 28, 2003   Link

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