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 CommentI think this song is about the initial reaction after 9/11, and a call for calm. Especially when he says "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"
    and "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"

    To me it all seems like he is telling everyone there was a need to consider what we had been doing wrong to cause something like this (not that it can ever be justified), and not to follow knee jerck reactions.
    alframseyon August 10, 2009   Link

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