Well I didn't think that it would end like this
Cutting of the blood to ten
With a rope around my wrist

But I think that every one imagines why
And where it is they're gonna die
And when it happens do we fly?

And I wished I could have told my son
That I was the coward one
It's never admirable when your father can't move on

Well I never thought that you would slip inside
Your brother's unfaithful wife
While the children were down the stairs

I saw what you were doing
And I wished that I have burnt that goddamn door
Finding both of you on the floor
Realizing your brides a whore
Really takes an enormous toll
On your head

Well I didn't think that you could craft this song
Sleeping with the devil and all
And I can hear you sing along

And I wished that I could have told the Lord
To sever me at the chord
Cause the moment I left I'd never come back no more

So hope that it actually ends for me this way
Cause tomorrow is another day
And I have to decide to stay or stay

For now I'll keep my hands around this thing
And wait for an apostle to sing
You're never allowed to come in

So just sink or swim

Lyrics submitted by YourFavWeapon83, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Jimbo454

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    General CommentFirst off, thanks for all of you who have taken the time to type out these lyrics; as I understand, there are no "hard copies" of his two albums?

    I have been loving following this storyline; and I keep saying to my husband "I can't wait for the third one!!! I need to know how it ends!!!"

    That said, this particular song totally drew me in. I heard it exactly as Jhurtado . At first I also heard it as the father of these men, the two brothers, and feeling angst over not doing anything to protect our protagonist. But upon closer listening I rethought it. He's talking to his brother... even when he says "Your brother's unfaithful wife" But this, I think, suggests the distance he has from his brother at this point; he doesn't say "my wife". To me, he's removed himself, psychologically, out of the equation.

    But yes, definitely the anchor, drowning, suicide.

    Two questions, if anyone has any ideas:

    1) what does the title of this song mean???
    2) What does he mean by choose to "stay or stay"? Stay alive; stay in the relationship; stay as in do nothing (like "stay your hand")
    lisielucyon June 15, 2009   Link

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