"You Won't Know" as written by and Jesse Lacey....
Hey hey hey! Mr. Hangman
Go get your rope

Your daughters weren't careful,
I fear that I am a slippery slope
Now even if I lay my head down at night
After a day I got perfectly right

She won't know
She won't know
She won't know

So pray, little Kay, love's God on a good day.
And you can't blame your mother,
She's trying not to see you as her worst mistake
And I wish that I could tell you right now, that I love you
But it looks like I won't be around
So you won't know

You won't know
You won't know
You won't know

So believe in me,
Believe that you think I'll let you down
Well I won't
They can fire everything they've got
And when you think I'm sunk
I will float on and on
I have burned the bush that covered my light
And now I'm scared I won't burn that bright

But you won't know
You won't know
You won't know

You're never going to feel as full as you felt
So let's go outside and we'll play William Tell
Take your time drawing your bead
I'll stand as still as you need
'Cause you're so good at talking smack,
You heart attack
But you're the apple of my eye anyway

My smiling face, it's on your plate, it's on a silver plate

So they say,
They say in heaven
There's no husbands and wives
On the day that I show up
They'll be completely out
Of their forgiveness supplies
And I cant use the telephone
To tell you that I'm dead and gone
So you won't know

You won't know
You won't know
You won't know

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"You Won't Know" as written by Jesse Lacey

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    My InterpretationI don't know if anyone said it already but this song could very well be about a mother getting an abortion.
    The words alternate from the perspective of the infant to the perspective of the mother.

    Think about it,
    Mr. Hangman = abortion doctor
    daughters weren't careful = pregnant
    shes trying not to say you were her worst mistake = the mother not wanting to carry through with the abortion but having to.
    William Tell shot an apple off of his child's head with a bow, the phrase "drawing your bead" is used to refer to the action of pulling the string of a bow back and aiming at a target. The child is saying that he will hold still and not resist because he trusts her, through it all his mother is still the "apple of his eye".
    The child constantly proclaims his love for his mother, how she'll never know how much he loves her. Leading up to the end where the child's head has been removed and placed on a silver plate(when a child is aborted the pieces removed are set on a silver-colored metal tray) and is seeing his mother for the first time, and he is smiling.

    After this there is a shift to the mother's perspective. She is thinking to herself after the operation that she will never be forgiven. And that on the day she dies she will be condemned, she won't be able to call her child to let him know that she is dead. She is coming to terms with the fact that she won't ever see her baby. In this life or the next.
    OfTheMediaon December 07, 2010   Link

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