After all these implements and texts designed by intellects
So vexed to find evidently there's still so much that hides
And though the saints dub us divine in ancient fading lines
Their sentiment is just as hard to pluck from the vine

I'll try hard not to pretend
Allow myself no mock defense
As I step into the night

Since I don't have the time nor mind to figure out the nursery rhymes
That helped us out in making sense of our lives
The cruel, uneventful state of apathy releases me
I value them but I won't cry every time one's wiped out

I'll try hard not to give in
Batten down to fare the wind
Rid my head of this pretense
Allow myself no mock defense
As I step into the night

But Mercy's eyes are blue when she places them in front of you
Nothing holds a Roman candle to the solemn warmth you feel inside

There's no measuring of it as nothing else is love

I'll try hard not to give in
Batten down to fare the wind
Rid my head of this pretense
Allow myself no mock defense
As I step into the night

Mercy's eyes are blue when she places them in front of you
Nothing really holds a candle to the solemn warmth you feel inside you


Lyrics submitted by doobeydoobeydude, edited by smallwonderrobot, Portishead93

Saint Simon Lyrics as written by James Russell Mercer

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    General CommentI feel as if this is a song about growing up. Growing up and being hardened. When you're little you're so able to lie to yourself or have others lie to you about the harsh nature of things. I think this song is about growing up, realizing things might suck, but then developing an air of apathy to deal with things.

    The chorus: Definitely shows growing up, and the lines in the second verse about apathy and not giving in supports my last point, I think.

    I'll try hard not to pretend
    Allow myself no mock defense
    step into the night
    anna118kon May 07, 2004   Link

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