"Blood & Wine" as written by and Dustin Michael Kensrue....
I've been with Sally and I've been with Sue
I've been with Cindy and her sister too
Now I'm tryin' to settle down
Start a family with that cute little Kim
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine tastes too thin

I've got a needle, don't be alarmed
It shoots streams of lovely things into my arm
Well, I'd sell my own mother for that sweet heroin
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine seems too thin

Sometimes the white coats they hide black hearts
We've learned to sugar coat the same black guards
Well, I turn lead into gold, I'll cure original sin
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine seems too thin

Oh, well I walked in the bank and I pulled out my gun
You should've seen those people scream and run
I used to make an honest buck, how can I go back to that again?
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine seems too thin
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine seems too thin
Oh, now that I've tasted blood, now this wine seems too thin

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"Blood & Wine" as written by Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commenti think you got the meaning wrong, lolz
    this song really isnt about someone getting closer to god as much as its about someone giving in more and more into the flesh, which is basically the opposite direction

    as far as deducing the lyrics ( which are wrong on here by the way) is musically and sonically build a progression which i believe is intentional to show the deeper levels of depravity this person is going through: they start off sleeping around, then they given into substance abuse, then it goes into a reckless regard for peoples lives, with the bank robbery at the end.

    also 'blood' is being used in a context that is evil , in that it is being taken or selfishly kinda infused into the person metaphorically through them taking it from various sources, almost like a drug, the feeling from these 'bloody actions' is justification enough for the process, and basically once you get on bigger 'high' of drugs or deeper evils, its very hard to go back to the innocense or 'wine' that you originally possessed

    this song is very similar to 'blood clots and black holes' from AitA by Thrice also, about the kind of false idol of drugs or highs ideology that lots of people especially 'victimized' americans give into
    laidbackdude108on January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the lyrics a lot, but i havnt heard this song yet. where did you find it?
    _syzygy_on August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwaterispoison.com

    its a thrice fansite, its over there in downloads
    saocoreon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou can download the entire album Please Come Home off itunes.. and the actual CD comes out in January.
    holdfasthope87on December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites from the new album, truy amazing both lyrically and musically. A bluesy folk song about how someone's life is changing as they have found God. The theme is perfect, Now that I've tasted Blood this wine is too thin, meaning once he has found God (blood - communion, last supper) sins and other pleasures from life don't mean anything to them anymore and all they want is to serve God.
    bmac12caneson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't sure at first, but I think I agree with Laidbackdude.

    I think "Blood" is referring to the actions of the flesh in this song, and "wine" being the blood of Christ and how it will be hard to overcome the temptations, even with Christ, now that you have tasted blood.

    If you are born again, you can probably relate. Christ does give you clean slate, but your mind doesn't forget all that you have done or all that you have "tasted."
    BrokenStar57on January 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim sure it can be interpreted many ways...we may never know unless we ask Dustin himself...but i actually agree with bmac12canes.
    playitloud253on February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Dustin pretending to be Johnny Cash, unfortunately, cocaine, guns, and women? and faking an accent too. what happened?
    AbstractConcept3on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJohnny Cash anyone? it sounds exactly like jackson!
    I LOVE IT!
    mali0902on February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought Johnny Cash right away. It's weird that I like it. It's mesmerizing, though.
    smileforthecameraon May 18, 2007   Link

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