Wind blown
A semi capsized in the storm
The rains of June have cleansed it
A baptism of suffrage

Take two
One man beneath a waning moon
Still birth
The abortive child of entropy
Careening for identity

Tempt him
Break him in slowly
His heart is quick to judge
But his hands are too lonely
Break him in slowly

Red dawn
Another storm opens her arms
She's whispering
"Surrender all your loyalties"
Hand over your idle hands of false idols
Let the rains embrace you

Break them in slowly
Young hearts are quick to judge
But their hands are so lonely
Break them in slowly
Break them in slowly

Lyrics submitted by jephque

Tempest Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Commentgod this song is awsome it has perfect beat lyrics and everthing. I LOVE THE BEGINNING!!!!
    maybe its about yong love

    Young hearts are quick to judge
    But their hands are so lonely
    Break them in slowly...

    i dunno that what i think
    sean2458on May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy goodness, this song is incedible. This band is as well!
    persaon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how tim kasher relate his lyrics to literature.
    masqueXofXredXdeathon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoo yay this song's in 5/4
    ethanjhaywardon April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has got to be the best song I've ever heard from them. ...In competition with "After The Movies". But I've gotta agree with Sean2458. I believe it's about young love, but the woman is older. The young man has been hurt before and she's gotta take her time with him.
    Jericho27on October 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe cougar to the cub. Haha.
    Jericho27on October 19, 2012   Link

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