My exit, unobserved and my homesickness, absurd,
I said "Water," expecting the word would satisfy my thirst.
Talking all about the second and third,
When I haven't understood the first.

Jonah, where's that boat going--
Your ship set with eager sails?
There's a swirling storm soon blowing,
And no use, fishermen, in rowing from the consecrated whale!

Just like the clouds,they bring a darkness and a hard rain's gonna fall, I felt the crowds bring a loneliness and a hard rain's gonna fall.

She always weighed me down,
But afraid I might need her, I dragged her around.
It's best to keep close sackcloth and ash in a whitewashed town.

She wore that phony smile on her face,
I guess like a bandage on a wounded place,
While I kept the keys to every old lock just in case.

Rehearsed indifference tossed aside
Our narrow arms spread wide,
"What unseen pen etched eternal things on the hearts of humankind -
But never let them in our minds?"

Oh, the clouds they brought a darkness and a hard rain's gonna fall,
And all my laughter ends in emptiness and a hard rain's gonna fall,
My every medicine causes more illness and a hard rain's gonna fall.

But until I let you go I didn't know.
You, were never mine, you were never mine at all!

Now I spend my days in ever-increasingly complicated ways,
Convincing myself of the rightness of each word I say.

My exit, unfair if unobserved!

Ya sabur subhannallahi a'udhu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajim.
Al-hamdu lilllah. Bismillahir rahmanir rahim.



Lyrics submitted by bof, edited by Carousels, nazabene

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  • +1
    General Commentan Islamic prayer: "O Patient One, geatness belongs to God. In the name of God, I renounce Satan. All praise belongs to God. I begin in the name of God, most compassionate, most merciful."

    there you guys go. i love this song so much. it's probably my favourite on the album at the moment.
    Darth_Squirrelon October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentway to not stanza.
    thegreatcreatoron October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment" Oh Most Patient, Glory be to Thee (you), I seek refuge in you from Satan the accursed. Praise be to Allah (God). In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Compassionate/Merciful."
    Kabala33on October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe quote "what unseen pen etched eternal things on the hearts of humankind, but never let them in our minds?" is another way of phrasing the Biblical passage Ecclesiastes 3:11
    thaipeakson January 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely LOVE this song, but there's one thing about it that bothers me... a "great fish" swallowed jonah, not a whale. just saying, just saying.
    thisweatheron July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally good song. does anyone know what the last part means?
    red_chordson October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea
    i really want to know though
    chadeouson October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way he says.. "when i haven't understood the first" hahah SO GOOD.
    im so obsessed with this cd. I wanna see em' live.
    michrenbouon November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw mwY last night in Cleveland. Before they played this song Aaron mentioned that it is about his mom.
    untiedon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentaaron weiss and josh scogin are possibly the two best lyricists in music today. well, they are in my opinion, and, mine is the only one that counts for me.
    ThoughtLikeFlameson November 26, 2004   Link

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