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 starts out sounding like it's about a girl, but by the end you see it's about America...each verse takes that a little further. Remember The Rising was strong on September 11 themes, and even though some are not directly referencing that day, this is track one to the record, so it's safe to say it's gonna set the framework for the rest.

    In the first he's implying that something made him realize what he/we take for granted.

    In the second he's talking about danger at home or in the country and the impulse to strike back.

    The third verse is a direct warning about waging war.

    GREAT hooks in this song, too.
    z4ckm0rrison July 15, 2007   Link

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