"Intervention" as written by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury, Richard R Parry, William Butler and Jeremy Gara....
The king's taken back the throne
The useless seed was sown
When they say they're cutting off the phone
Then tell 'em you're not home

No place to hide
You'll find there's a soldier on their side
You're still a soldier in your mind
But nothing's on the line

You say it's money that we need
As if we're the only mouths to feed
I know that no matter what you say
There are some debts we never pay

Working for the church while your family dies
You take what they give you
And you keep it inside
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste the fear
Lift me up and take me out of here
Don't want to fight, don't want to die
Just want to hear you cry

Who's gonna throw the very first stone
Oh, who's gonna re set the bone
Walking with your hand in a sling
Wanna hear the soldier sing

Working for the church while my family dies
You're little baby sister's gonna lose her mind
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste your fear
It's gonna lift you up and take you out of here
If the bone shot never heals
I cannot make him yield

You can't find me now
But they're gonna get their money back somehow
And when you finally disappear
We'll just say you were never here

Been working for the church while your life falls apart
They're singing hallelujah when defeating your heart
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone


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"Intervention" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General CommentThis song is about drug addiction and the battle to get clean.

    "When they say they're cutting off the phone,
    I tell them you're not home." eventually addicts will have to face struggles such as unpaid bills.

    "No place to hide,
    You were fighting as a soldier on their side,
    You're still a soldier in your mind,
    Though nothing's on the line."
    theres no where to go but down. You are a soldier in your own mind fighting to keep up the addiction. there is nothing on the line because you can not get any lower


    "You say it's money that we need,
    As if we were only mouths to feed,"

    struggling for money to further feed the addiction, forgetting about their family and any other responsibilities

    "I know no matter what you say
    There are some debts you'll never pay." the money borrowed from loved ones to pay for drugs is a debt that can never truly be paid back

    "You take what they give you
    And you keep it inside."
    you take money from loved ones but do not get help. you keep the addcition close to you.
    "Every spark of friendship and love
    Will die without a home."
    you lose everyone that ever meant anything to you because they can not tolerate the pain any longer

    "Hear the solider groan, "We'll go at it alone" "
    The voice inside will continue this cycle alone to keep up with the addciton, pushing away all family and friends, the drugs are more important.

    "Walking with your head in a sling"
    your body is there but your mind is burried deep somewhere else, the drugs overpower you

    "Working for the Church
    While my family dies,
    Your little baby sister's
    Going to lose her mind"

    The church is the cycle you are going through of getting money and paying for drugs in your mind this is normal, but on the outside your family and your sister are dying over this.

    "I can taste your fear,
    It's going to lift you up and take you out of here,
    And the bone shall never heal,
    I care not if you kneel."

    The fear is the only thing that will break this. The fear will keep you away, but you will never be the same, you can kneel and beg, but the fear is the only thing that will keep you away from this life.

    "We can't find you now,
    But they're going to get their money back somehow,
    And when you finally disappear
    We'll just say you were never here."

    no one will want to remember you when you are gone. the money they gave you isnt the problem anyomore. you have completely lost yourself, and the memories of you are too painful, its easier to pretend you were never there.

    "Been working for the church
    While your life falls apart,
    Singing hallelujah with the fear in your heart,
    Every spark of friendship and love
    Will die without a home."

    Your life is falling apart while you continue to get deeper into this cycle of drugs. You sing but every step you take you are in fear. all of your close friendships and loves have died
    goolizardon September 04, 2008   Link

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