jacob stands on snakes. and finds his life in shame. they will make their plea. trust in the disease. one last drop of pain. the fighting's all in vain. one last antidote. forgotten ties on severed ropes. hanging them from poles. someone saw the light. and brought his bow string tight. and aimed it at the heart. of my beloved



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    I feel like this song could be about "Jacob" struggling with alcoholism.

    "jacob stands on snakes. and finds his life in shame. they will make their plea. trust in the disease"

    -- people agree that alchoholism is a disease, and these "snakes" that he is standing on could be the people or friends that are "pleading" or forcing/tempting him to drink again.

    "one last drop of pain. the fighting's all in vain. one last antidote. forgotten ties on severed ropes."

    -- "jacob" could be relapsing at this point and realizing that it was a huge mistake to. and also he realizes that the fights and quarrels when drunk are very useless and have empty meaning " one last drop of pain, the fightings all in vain ,one last antidote"

    "aimed at the heart of my beloved"

    -- could be about how alchohol can destroy family, friendships, or a beloved someone.

    thats what i think ;)

    Jordan

    Joscerb55on December 10, 2009   Link
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    This is such a powerful song.. they paint an image so well with it.

    naithaon October 26, 2004   Link
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    There are some lines between "forgotten ties on severed ropes" and "hanging them from poles" It's not just a repeat of the lines before, but I still can't tell what it says. Does anyone know these lines?

    dreiston September 16, 2006   Link
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    yeah there are several lines missing. i'd be interested to know if someone can post them. nonetheless, an absolutely beautiful song.

    deathcabdriveron August 21, 2008   Link
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    one of them seems to be "jacob stands on nails" but a google search for that phrase doesn't come up with anything.

    bbqamazingon October 28, 2008   Link
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    jacob stands on snakes. and finds his life in shame. they will make their plea. trust in the disease. one last drop of pain. the fighting's all in vain. one last antidote. forgotten ties on severed ropes. jacob stands on nails. forgot the news in jail. they knew a cause was born. in a shroud of myth and glory. and grasping tight, the ropes. hanging them from poles. someone saw the light. and brought his bow string tight. and aimed it at the heart. of my beloved.

    there are definitely lines missing in the lyrics so this is what i thought they were.

    Jordan: could be alcoholism, i think it could be a lot of things though. "jacob stands on snakes" snake is like the devil, meaning any temptation a person might have.

    forgotten ties and severed ropes- probably things a person loses due to their addiction/sins/temptations whatever you want to call it.

    somehow they overcome, but then relapse hence the description of shooting an arrow through the heart of the light that was so beloved. it could be that the ropes that resembled broken relationships/things lost when you screw up in life are actually what caused him to relapse (hodling tight the ropes, hanging them from poles- means a bow and arrow made from the ropes that were severed)

    I love how the whole album just floats from one song to the next. The Appleseed Cast is amazing.

    hope this helped, tyler

    indecisionagainon March 09, 2011   Link

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