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Dear wind of Mississippi can you call him by name
I have followed his wings on a sunny day

I like to believe he's the chosen one
I like to believe he's the fallen one
Dead but rising

I raise the fist with power and fate
And wishing that his claws will grab on to my hand

I like to believe he's the chosen one
I like to believe he's the fallen one
Dead but rising

I have been to the end of waters
I have been to the end of earth
I've been over mountains and riding the storms
Dear son your words have reached me
And for that I can carry on
I'll guide you in spirit
Today I'll be home

I like to believe he's the fallen one
I like to believe he's the chosen one
The rebirth of man heals a bleeding heart
The eagle of kings wears my fathers soul

Dead but rising



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    "The lyrics are about the first time I was travelling through the US, to visit Graceland and Elvis's grave, and Tupelo, Mississippi, which was Elvis' birthplace. My father had passed, and he was a huge Elvis fan. He had always wanted to visit Graceland with my mother, but had unfortunately never made it. I had rented a car and was driving towards Tupelo when the navigation just went out. This was the first time I had driven in the US, so I wasn't comfortable. Then I noticed an eagle that had been following the car for a while. I said, What is it with that eagle? Is my father trying to tell me something?' I got emotional about it and I decided to follow the eagle. It went one way then the other, and the next thing I knew I was in Tupelo, Mississippi, and the eagle just took off. That was some strong shit. And that's
    what Dead But Rising is all about - it's about me, today, trying to reach out for that eagle."

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