He put it out
It meant nothing in the world to him so
He put it out
His hunger needed some attention so
He laid it out
Swapped it all for a bowl of pork and beans
And he got put out
Left for poor
By a man of means

Esau, you sod
You gave it away
Esau, you sought it with tears
Couldn't get it back again

She put it out
He put the heat on and she got too hot so
She put it out
Gives in a little
But she's giving him a lot and she lays it out
She's showing all her prized possessions to him and
She's putting out
She's swapping everything for what he's putting in but
Her lamp goes out
She didn't notice the light was growing dim and then
He goes out
And he takes everything that she had
With him

Tamar babe
You shoulda run away
Tamar babe
You saw it coming
Did you have to stay and play
Tamar babe!
Where was your head that day
Tamar, He took your best and left
You left it too late
Too late
Too late
Too late
Too late

Ashes for your veil
Ashes for your veil
Veil of ashes
Veil of ashes
Veil of ashes

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Pearls Before Swine song meanings
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    General CommentTwo Biblical illustrations of how we (humans) will throw away the invaluable for the trivial (ie cast our pearls before swine...). The first is the story in Genesis (Genesis 25:29—34)of Esau selling his birthright (to be the patriarch to his brother Jacob) for a bowl of gruel or porridge. The second is Tamar (2 Samuel 13) who is raped by her half-brother Amnon. The subtext being that she put herself in a situation that left her compromised and could have been more aware.
    darnflooron December 02, 2009   Link

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