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This is how I tell him
Oh, but it's long
One Sunday Morning
Oh, one son is gone.
I can see where it's dawning
Over the sea
My father said what I had become
No one should be.
Outside I look lived in
Like bones in a shrine
How am I forgiven?
Oh I'll give it time.
In silence without warning
Holding my brow
In time he thought I'd kill him
But I didn't know how.
I said it's your God I don't believe in
No, your Bible can't be true
Knocked down by the long life
He cried out, I fear what waits for you.
I can hear those bells
Spoken and gone
I feel if I feel well
Now he knows he was wrong.
I am cold for my father
Frozen underground
Jesus I wouldn't bother
He belongs to me now.
Something sad keeps moving
So I wandered around.
I fell in love with the burden
Holding me down.
Bless my mind, I miss
Being told how to live.
What I learned without knowing
How much more I owe
Than I can give.
This is how I tell him
Oh, but it's wrong
One Sunday morning
One son is gone



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    UnregisteredJan 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    Its about someone jeff met, the husband of a freind. That persons father was a controlling christian type who had passed away and made jeff's friend feel what the song expresses.
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    UnregisteredOct 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    Why can't it mean multiple things to individual people? We are always looking for the MEANING" in things. Some just exist and we interpret them in our own ways given the individual and unique experiences we have all had. It's a song for the ages. Haunting and beautiful, deep and meaningful. That so many are trying to understand it is a reflect of YOU. That's art. We see it as a piece of our soul. Beautiful.
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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 2:49 am
    Jeff t's dad saw life through god. Jeff did not. Jeff realized after his pop died that he thought he was right. Then he realized it didn't matter. He loved his dad. We always realize these things when it's too late.

    Hopefully his pop is able to hear this pretty song on his godpod. It truly is a beautiful song...
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    He's dealing with the death of his father. He's feeling all that his father gave him, and he regrets not understanding his father better. There were unresolved issues relating to faith, as the son is struggling with what he believes.
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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    How about a gay man looking back at when he came out of the closet to his religious father, who has since passed away?

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