Spare me your judgments and spare me your dreams
'Cause recently mine have been tearing my seams
I sit alone in this winter clarity which clouds my mind
Alone in the wind and the rain you left me
It's getting dark darling, too dark to see
And I'm on my knees, and your faith in shreds, it seems

Corrupted by the simple sniff of riches blown
I know you have felt much more love than you've shown
And I'm on my knees and the water creeps to my chest

But plant your hope with good seeds
Don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds
Rain down, rain down on me
Look over your hills and be still
The sky above us shoots to kill
Rain down, rain down on me

Oh I will hold on
I will hold on hope
Oh I will hold on
I will hold on hope
Oh I will hold on
I will hold on hope
I will hold on
I will hold on hope
I will hold on
I will hold on

I begged you to hear me, there's more than flesh and bones
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves
But take the spade from my hands and fill in the holes you've made

Plant your hope with good seeds
Don't cover yourself with thistle and weeds
Rain down, rain down on me


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Thistle & Weeds Lyrics as written by Edward James Milton Dwane Benjamin Walter David Lovett

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    General CommentDon't know if this song has anything to do with this, but there are many similarities between it and Wuthering Heights.
    'spare me your judgements and spare me your dreams
    cause recently mine have been tearing my seams'
    Heathcliff was judged very harshly by Hindley and the Lintons. His own dreams (his love for Cathy) were so powerful that they consumed him.
    'Alone in the wind and the rain you left me'
    After Cathy's death, Isabella locks Heathcliff out in the rain when he returns from visiting her grave. He spends part of the night outside.
    'it's getting dark darling, too dark to see,
    and I'm on my knees and your faith in shreds it seems'
    After Cathy marries Edgar, Heathcliff falls into what he calls an abyss (which are generally dark) and he wants nothing more then to have her back.
    'Corrupted by the simple sniff of riches blown,
    I know have felt much more love than you've shown'
    Cathy marries Edgar partially to gain welath and social stature. The only reason she chooses him over Heathcliff is because of Edgar's fortune. She loved Heathcliff, and he knew it, but she never showed it until it was too late.

    That's basically all I got for similarities. I don't think they had this book in mind when they wrote the song, but whenever I hear it now it makes me think of Wuthering Heights.
    glambert17on October 26, 2012   Link

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