Oh hail Mary, full of death
Sing me a bitter song
As dark as the day is long
And as black as your eyes are wild
While the hail from the blackened cloud is raking the firmament
Destroying our argument
About the temperature and the time
Wild and unbroken

We lay like a wounded lamb, facing a billygoat
Bowed down in our heavy coats
Under the force and the threat of his eyes
And we march in our rows and rows
Under a burning hand
Past the scars of the wounded land
Into a country of thorns and spines
Wild and unbroken

Oh, God save the chamberlain
Oh, God save his appointed successor
But God saved his hardest face for you and all your kind
That's what's troubling me

Hail Mary, sick and proud
And holding aloft the light
That would burn through a heaving night
And then leave us upon the rocks
And the child who is nearly born
Waits just to do you harm
Like the shock of a broken arm
Or a love that would burn you blind
Wild and unbroken

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    General Commenta small correction:

    And then leave us upon the rocks

    im pretty sure is:

    And then lead us upon the rocks

    refering to wreakers who used to lure trade ships into rocks with false lights so they could plunder the cargo.
    unit1on May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe how fantastic this song is. Thank you for posting the lyrics.
    mpaoneon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm assuming that this is about a soldier, who doesn't beleive in the war he's in.
    ohkkkayon August 28, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about how humanity has used religion over time, the last lines I believe refers to future generations and the ways in which they could abuse it too.
    TroilusBlueon March 10, 2011   Link

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