The last of the repercussions
Died off real slow
The sky was still
The cold sun sank down beneath the snow
I hung by my hand
From the tree outside
I looked on
The Whole Wide World

The voices came quietly
I shut them down
Tricky young southerly wind
Came at me with it's high whistling sound
I turned around to face it
With real arrogance burning inside
And I drank in
The Whole Wide World

Lyrics submitted by ruxxell

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    General CommentIt's pretty plainly about acceptance and opening your mind to new ideas.
    loveledbythehandon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOnly a child would hang from a tree by one hand. He's outside of the house to avoid the conflict inside it, and shuts down the adult voices - think Dance Music, "so this is what the volume knob's for" - when he begins to hear them. He faces the future, its challenges and possibilities, alone, but with the hubris of youth.
    soicaton April 24, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI definitely like soicat's reading of this piece. Personally, I interpret this song as a vision of Christ on the cross. He's hanging by his hands at Golgotha, looking down on the world He has created, inhabited, and will soon be leaving. The "repercussions" dying off are the pains and imperfections of the flesh with which He has endured. As He loses consciousness, the pain of his reality dies away. Christ baptises with water, and, as His time on earth ends, He "dr[inks] in the whole wide world," the holiness of His presence withdrawing from the world to reside with the Father. The Spirit, residing within Christ at the moment in which this song takes place, baptises with fire, so it is "buring inside" of him, soon to be released.
    nerdfighteron December 11, 2017   Link

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