Should you hurt yourself or simply sleep?
I shall collect myself after I weep,
And garb myself in ocean blue,
With no method of goodbye to you,
Should the marsh render a crane to cry,
And the sea suspend her gulls to fly,
I’ll lend myself unto their wings,
And hear the voice of Jesus sing,
No wish for he whose whimsy does soar,
No wish to sleep forever more,
No eye shadow as thick as paint,
No pigment pleads unto the faint

Forgiveness like a blanket of snow whispers like the wind does blow,
Beckoning unto the deep, offering unto the meek,
And there you lay in Jesus’ hands, resting there beside the lamb,
There will not be a circular piece to drive into a square shaped keep,
No hands to hold within my own,
No second soul inside our home,
We’ll walk beside the crystal sea,
Myself for my love, and my love for me

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    General CommentJosh said this on the Showbread forum:

    i wrote it for my wife years before i met her... i overheard a conversation between a married couple, they were suggesting which friends they might like to "hook up" with in the event that one of them died, the girl recommended which of her friends would be good for the guy and vice versa.

    Basically, he's just saying that his wife will be irreplaceable. No matter what, she will always be his soulmate, the one person that's perfect for him.
    djewellon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentheres the intro chords for anybody who plays guitar.
    2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    3 2 0 0 - - - -
    2 2 4 6 7 9 7 6
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    - - - - - - - -
    - - - - - - - -
    jagwire 77on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry, it scrunched the dashes together..
    jagwire 77on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a man's wife who died (suicide? murder?). Her husband is tortured by her death, but ultimately realizes that there was nothing he could have done, and that his wife is now up there with the lamb, and there will be no more suffering for her. After finally finding this peace, he realizes that he will still have to live without her, and he’s still in the same spot without her.
    alicia32792on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalthough i don't believe completely what this band talks about, i love this song.
    it reminds me of children's innocence and also the peace that we rarely come across in life. ...and what may be in the next life. beautiful.
    the good guyon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentp.s. i didn't think a banjo could sound so melodic and island-ish. very talented.
    the good guyon November 21, 2007   Link

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