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So glad to see you well
Overcome and completely silent now
With heaven's help
You cast your demons out
And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you off your cloud
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

Recall the deeds as if
They're all someone else's
Atrocious stories
Now you stand reborn before us all
So glad to see you well

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you to the ground
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

With your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down
Your halo slipping down [repeated]

Your halo slipping down to choke you now



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    RotleezFeb 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    I think this is about when you see someone you used to know that used to be a terrible person and did terrible things to people and they try and make you believe they're doing great maybe because they "found Jesus" and their life is great now they turned it around and are "one of god's angels", when he says "so glad to see you well," I think he's being sarcastic, "With heaven's help you cast your demons out," I think means that the person changed with the help of religion or God, when he says, "And not to pull your halo down, Around your neck and tug you off your cloud, But I'm more than just a little curious, How you're planning to go about, Making your amends to the dead," I think he means...not for nothin (or hate to burst your bubble), but what about all the people you hurt (or killed) in the past or the dead meaning people you will never see again (dead to you)? you really think you are forgiven just like that? its that easy? all the pain you caused is just forgiven now because you found "God". "Recall the deeds as if, They're all someone else's, Atrocious stories, Now you stand reborn before us all, So glad to see you well," is talking about how you act as if your past never happened, it was all someone else doing all those bad things to everyone, and finally "Your halo slipping down to choke you now," Eventually you'll choke on the very thing that is holding you up right now
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    anklorDec 8, 2010 at 5:10 am
    He is talking about someone that has recently recovered from a drug addiction; with them recovering they get very self-righteous, and he wants to know how they are going to go about correcting the life's that the person has wronged during their addiction to a drug or something of that nature. the halo represents the action of trying to correct your wronging and the halo being pulled into a noose meaning that you are no better than before when you were on the drug and you are pulling yourself back into your same mistake.
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    notyouJun 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    he's wondering, now that your so godly. How will you make your amends to the dead without CHOCKING? 1st amends means -to correct,improve,change or revise to improve ones conduct. I stole from my grandparents that I loved. I know too most that doesn't make sense. They've past, if I choose I can pray or go to their graves say "I'm sorry". Estimate how much I stole, and do something with the $. Buy them flowers, donate to something they liked, maybe fishing or camping for kids(examples). Then change my behavior, not steal. And sometimes thats hard to swallow. I think there are people are there that THINK their fucking high and mighty, but I do smile when I think of them getting humbled...
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    Phantomhawk7Mar 8, 2010 at 5:42 am
    If you have ever been to AA or NA, then you have seen countless people just like the song is describing. The fact that the album is named "Thirteenth Step" only serves to confirm that Maynard means this. (since AA and NA are based on 12-step programs) Also his use of the word "amends" makes me think that. (Step 9) I love this somg, as I think these programs work for many people, but they work on a "cult" level.

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