Once I thought I knew
Everything I needed to know about you
Your sweet whisper, your tender touch
But I didn't really know that much
The joke's on me, but it's gonna be okay
If I can just get through this lonesome day

Hell's brewin', dark sun's on the rise
This storm'll blow through by and by
House is on fire, viper's in the grass
A little revenge and this too shall pass
This too shall pass, I'm gonna pray
Right now, all I got's this lonesome day

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright

Better ask questions before you shoot
Deceit and betrayal's bitter fruit
It's hard to swallow, come time to pay
That taste on your tongue don't easily slip away

Let kingdom come, I'm gonna find my way
Through this lonesome day

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Lonesome day


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    General CommentThis song is from The Rising, but may not necessarily apply to Sept. 11th. There are some things that might be construed that way, and could be applied appropriately.

    "House is on fire, vipers in the grass"

    Excellent link to that, but not the only interpretation. Could well be a reference to, as stated, a bitter break-up.

    "A little revenge and this too shall pass"

    The overwhelming desire for vengeance on behalf of Americans, and in particular, New York area people, could easily refer to this. That said, in a bitter breakup, how often do you want some sort of revenge or payback to befall your scorned lover?

    "Better ask questions before you shoot
    Deceit and betrayal's bitter fruit
    It's hard to swallow, come time to pay
    That taste on your tongue don't easily slip away"

    Great reference to our quest for revenge following that which allowed Bush's push into Iraq. Especially for those who blindly followed and still do follow Bush and his enablers, there is bitter truth in these words, especially for those who believe in a God.

    As to a relationship, it could be his advice both to himself and to his love lost.

    The repeated affirmation of "It's alright" is him letting it go and knowing that he'll be the better for it. It's advice we could all use.
    ncc74656mon April 06, 2007   Link

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