The smallest part of me is an echoing cavern
Waiting to be filled with the light of your lantern
Kerosene careens from your grip onto the floor
And you’re looking to the place you think I might have torn
my bag it holds a camera sniffing salts and rakes
A brownish hand recorder to put the sounds to tape
To play back for you later on inauguration day
And you will teach them slowly how to pronounce your name
Sweet sweet Magdalene
Build your time machine
I’m sturdy like the Soo line
But I’m one dead Nazarene
Come invade my prison
Come up to my cell
Oh, what the hell
We’ll stay a spell tonight babe
And I’ll make love to you
The whole night through
You warned you would find bleeding
A crease in my long back
This is long before you knew me
I was a slave to hearts attack
You need it like a train track needs its pins and spikes
And the town below the damn falls needs its gutter and it’s dice
Sweet sweet Magdalene
Build your time machine
I’m sturdy like the sewer lines
But I’m one dead Nazarene
Come invade my prison
Come up to my cell
Oh, What the hell we’ll stay a spell tonight babe
I’ll make love to you
The whole night through
The whole night through
The whole night through
The whole night through


Lyrics submitted by anemicamour, edited by samduren

Sweet, Sweet Magdalene song meanings
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    My InterpretationYou got some of the words wrong.

    it's supposed to be "play it back for you on inauguration day" not pay...

    the other major mistake is that it is definitely NOT "sewer line" That doesn't make sense.
    It is "Soo Line" which is a train that used to be in Eau Claire, WI where Justin grew up. (It's where I grew up too, trust me on this one.) Sturdy as a train makes more sense.

    for a history of this particular engine please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    Lastly, I'm fairly sure it is "Dam" like the structure not Damn like the vulgarity. and I think the last word is "dyke" like a levee not dice as you have it.

    JDFanon November 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe first line it's "Ready" not "waiting".
    nickblaison December 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, second line.
    nickblaison December 01, 2009   Link

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