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I'm standing in Brooklyn just waiting for something to happen
I can't help but look thinking that everyone doesn't get it
To my left is a window, where did I go
My reflection just blends in to rows of clothes
And bad ideas, ideas nonetheless, and so

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I happened to stumble upon a chapel last night
And I can't help but back up when I think of what happens inside
I've got friends locked in boxes, that's no way to live
What you're calling a sin, isn't up to them
Afterall, afterall I thought we were all your children
But I will die for my own sins, thanks a lot
We will rise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all
So up off the ground, our forefathers are nothing but dust now

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

Maybe I should learn to shut my mouth
I am over twenty-five
And I can't make a name for myself
Some nights I break down and cry
I'm lucky that my father's still alive
He's been fighting all his life
And if this is all I've ever known
then may his soul live on forever in my song

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I'll put one foot in front of the other one
I don't need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

In front of the other one
In front of the other one
Just a better place to die



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    UnregisteredJun 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    First a correction:
    To my left is a window, where did i go
    My reflection just planted two rows of coal (it is my reflection just blended into rows of coal) listen close, voice 1 - my reflection just blended, voice 2 - into rows of coal.

    Second correction: it's not "happiness stumbled upon a chapel last night", it is "i happened to stumble upon a chapel last night".

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    This is obviously taking a stab at christian religion (before you bible thumpers start to thump, note that i highlighted religion or more so religiosity that so many of you liars let your churches turn into.

    Very strait forward and quite literal:

    Afterall, afterall i thought we were all your children (christians are told that they are god's children)

    But i will die for my own sins, thanks a lot (jesus came to earth to die for our sins, here he says "thanks a lot" sarcastically saying he doesn't need redemption through christ)

    We'll rise up ourselves, thanks for nothing at all (mocking the fact that jesus rose from the grave, and promised he would raise all those who trust in him)

    So up off the ground, our forefathers are nothing but dust now (speaking here more to catholics and other secs that kneel and pray to saints, mary, and jesus... Get up off the church floor, they're dead and gone and dust).

    I'll put one foot in front of the other one
    I don't need a new love, or a new life
    Just a better place to die (this speaks to when you become "saved" jesus/god become your new love, and give you a new life in him, i.e. Born again. He's saying he doesn't need jesus and/or god to save him and give him a new love or give him a new life, he just wants the world to be a better place to die in).

    Also it's not a homosexual-specific reference to "friends locked in boxes", look at their interviews on utube, they specifically say that they don't know why they have such a "queer" following, and that their songs are general in nature and not specific to homosexuality or homophobia.

    When he says, regarding his father, "been fighting all his life", his parents were religious and against what he ended up "doing" and what he "believes", this is quite apparent across many of the songs on this lp.
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    I see the "religion" criticism - fairly obvious in "chapel" and "them" lyrics... Religion being man-made, of course. However, i believe he takes it farther in criticizing god's plan of salvation. "i will die for my own sins, thanks" denying christ's gift (god's plan) and will rise up without god's assistance.
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 2:31 am
    This could be totally off, but the second verse seems to me to be about the way religion condemns homosexuality. 'friends locked in boxes' could refer to being in the closet, and 'what you calling a sin, isn't up to them' really makes sense in this context, as well as the next line about 'i thought we were all your children. '
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 1:59 am
    I think this song has to do with the idea of religion and how he wants to believe in the idea of an afterlife, but for right now, all he can do is keep living his life the way he sees fit. Also, he seems frustrated with the blind beliefs that so many hold and contradict on a daily basis. He'd rather be true to his beliefs, even if it means, "sinning," and acknowledging it.

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