Santa Maria choose your children
Santa Maria virgin child
all our wars over you we are fighting
and all our time faith justifying
Brother caged Babylon will fall
Sister chained and bound, beaten and bleeding
The tv's on, to me this explains it
Wearing a tie like daddy speaks it
Screaming from the minarets
Later on we'll all be dancing
Screaming from the minarets
Yes indeed i'm making faces
Rain on the ground in a space
God has grown
Alone till a man looking glass in his hand
He is holding up to you
What you see
What you see
What you see
What you see is human
Screaming from the minarets

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    General Comment-God has grown alone-
    We have isolated God from ourselves
    -till a man looking glass in his hand-
    until he became so detached so as to seem like
    a fortune teller.
    -He is holding up to you-
    he holds the looking glass up to you, the glass is
    between God and YOU, so you're looking at God
    through the looking glass
    -What you see is human-
    because God is human and humans are God,
    we are all one thing and that thing is God.
    sumkindazombieon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is too hard to figure out, but the grammer syntax, like a lot of Dave's songs, is somewhat hard to follow.

    It's basically saying that religion is to blame for all wars, that all the children lost to war cannot be justified by faith, that in the end mankind will wipe himself out if we allow the war between east and west to rage on on. There are illusions to pain and suffering ("Sister chained...bound, beaten and bleeding") and to our disconnection from that pain and our media being the father figure, rationalizing and sensationalizing all of it, all the while we are forgetting that what's really happening is the beginning of the end of all mankind.
    altbobon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song just weird's me out. I guess you could interperet this song as a plea from today's lifestyle? That's just how I interperet the song, especially with the lines:

    "The tv's on, to me this explains it
    Wearing a tie like daddy speaks it
    Screaming from the minarets"
    antifox64on November 24, 2001   Link
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    General Commenti think this songs tells about the fall of modern scoiety.... or i you will, the end of the world
    davecheesemoeon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentQuite possibly...I just honestly don't get what minarets have to do with anything? You know...those towers that are on mosques....Anyone?
    Son Gofishon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMinarets are usually used by the muezzin, who call people to prayer by chanting from the top of the tower.
    "Santa Maria choose your children, Santa Maria virgin child":
    Some are convinced religion only "works" for you if you are pure and a virgin and you devote your life to it. Possibly some children feel "Santa Maria" never accepted them so they gave up hope on religion or themselves.
    "all our wars over you we are fighting, and all our time faith justifying":
    Religion is supposed to bring peace but all we seem to do is fight over whose religion is better and the longer we believe our religion is right the more faith we have in it.
    "Brother caged Babylon will fall, Sister chained and bound, beaten and bleeding":
    I'm not sure what to think about this but maybe its simply that kids have more faith than adults do and they are willing to die for what they believe.
    "The tv's on, to me this explains it":
    These days instead of going to temple or church we saty and home and watch tv when we could be doing something productive.
    "Wearing a tie like daddy speaks it":
    We can follow our father and listen to what he has to say because to us he looks respectible, but when it comes to something we cant see... like God, our faith isnt strong enough to let us believe. Most people only believe what they can see and whats on tv.
    "God has grown, Alone till a man looking glass in his hand, He is holding up to you":
    We never put our faith into God until we are hurt and need his help.
    "What you see is human":
    I think Dave was trying to say that people try to ignore suffering so much but instead they should be praying for these people.
    Paige9213on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood analyisis, great song, one of my favs...
    Popper1777on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow....thanks for clearing that up Paige......that is what this website is for.......
    Soundboyon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNice analysis but I think it's really about the first Gulf war, I thought it long before the current one - I thought it was pretty obvious actually even for Dave.

    The continuing war between the East and West (Christianity and Islam - from the days of the Crusades) Babylon is falling - Babylon's in Iraq - about how we saw it all on TV and it seemed so removed from being real. Talking head on the TV explaining it all cleanly. Oh, and of course, that's how the Iraqis alerted the people that the bombs were coming in - sirens were in the Minarets, which is onviously ironic, because they are supposed to be used to call to prayer.

    What you saw on TV, the fantastic light show that the first gulf war was - and no bodies - was actually people being blown up. It didn't look that way on CNN, but it was. What you see is human... (looking glass - there but for the grace of God go I...)

    Maybe I'm oversimplifying it, but writing about war seems to be a common Dave theme - wehther it's colonialism from the past or the current situation in The Middle East.

    God this site IS addicting!
    wolananion June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe live version on luther college.. the beginning is HELLA trippy sounding.
    DMBgurl4141on October 28, 2004   Link

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