When I worked down at the liquor store
Guy with a shotgun came raging through the place
Muscled his way behind the counter
I shot him in the face

This morning I went down to the Catholic Church
'Cause something just came over me
Forty-five minutes in the pews
Praying the rosary
When the last days come
We shall see visions
More vivid than sunsets
Brighter than stars
We will recognize each other
And see ourselves for the first time
The way we really are

Decorative grating on my window
Gets a little rustier every year
I don't know how the metal gets rusty
When it never rains here

A year or so ago I worked at a liquor store
And a guy came in
Tried to kill me so I shot him in the face
I would do it again
I would do it again
When the last days come
We shall see visions
More vivid than sunsets
Brighter than stars
We will recognize each other
And see ourselves for the first time
The way we really are


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    My InterpretationMay I differ?

    Joel Chapter 2, verse 28 "And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions"

    Acts, 2:17 "In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams"

    I think he was on meth while working there and had a paranoid hallucination (something quite common when on meth.. you see people trying to kill you, to invade and shit). The I-lyric might have shot nothing or even an innocent person. He is thunderstruck by it, by such a strength this hallucination had that it had him shooting in despair.
    And then (with the ironic subtle bible-referenced humour from the songwriter) he absurdly sees it as a sign from God (taking reference from the verses cited above) and it make him fear the lord again and the end of the days that is why he goes to the church and prays and prays.
    He is then connected to the faith again and starts to pray at his window (yep, this is a thing) constantly, maybe everyday. Humidity is the only thing in the world that can cause rust and as we know he does not live in a humid place so it must come from the breath of his murmurs due to the constant praying at the window. (he does not know that but you, reader, do).

    I know it's an odd interpretation and might be wrong but it is just how I saw the song since the first time I listened.
    vinníciuson April 12, 2016   Link

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