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One gonna heal my body another gonna heal my pain
One gonna settle me down then bring me back up again

I'm gonna put my family back together again

One gonna hold my woman another gonna hold my job
One gonna help me get up, another gonna help me stop

One gonna help me talk right, one gonna lay me down to sleep

(Humming)

One gonna hold my thoughts and another gonna hold my bones
One gonna keep me warm and another gonna keep me cold

One gonna bring religion right from a Coleman stove
One gonna help me keep em' another gonna help me tame

One gonna run me down, a hail of bullets in my wake

You're gonna keep my soul it was yours to have long ago

(Humming)

I'm gonna buckle my belt around the ceiling pipe
I'm gonna buckle my knees and one gonna lock them up tight

I'm gonna hold a pen while you drag my arm across the page

One gonna hold my memory another gonna close the door
One gonna leave me restless another wanting more

You're gonna keep my soul it was yours to have long ago

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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2014 at 7:09 am
    This song is about a man contemplating suicide. He has lost a loved one. This loved one seems to be a woman in his life. Probably a girl friend or wife. The first line of the song is one gonna heal my body another gonna heal my pain. He is weighing the pros and cons of taking his own life. If he doesn't kill himself he is going to spare his body. If he does the pain will be over. When he says you're gonna keep my soul it was your's to have long ago, he is saying no matter his decision his soul will always belong to the woman he lost. When listening to the lyrics you can really pick up the rest of his contemplation.
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    UnregisteredNov 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    I'm almost positive it's about depressed guy who need to take pills to get through everyday life. He says what each pill will do for him I.e "One gonna settle me down then bring me back up again". Though later it seems to change to him commuting suicide and he refers to the "one" as himself and then later a person remembering him. This is because he says "One gonna buckle my belt around the ceiling pipe" which eludes to him hanging himself with his belt. Then he sings "One gonna hold my memory another gonna close the door" which could mean the police would find him dead, record what happened, and then close the case or the "door". And lastly his love with have his soul.- well that's just my interpretation hope it helps
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    To me this song means what you need it to mean. It could be about:
    1. Finding those reasons to live when everything in your body is letting go. 2. The struggle of man versus self, and resisting the urge for retaliation... Against oneself or against another. 3. Finding ways to accept what has happened in the past, and learning to move forward. 4. One's recognition of life, and that it is about being selfless instead of selfish.
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    zuccinibelchenJul 13, 2008 at 11:47 am
    someone is fucking hurt, he just wants to die, but he is to weak to do this, cause his soul is bleeding &.. it hurts too fuckin' much..

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